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Lobos Negros - Deseperado Y Salvaje Wipe Out!dotdotdot
artworkDeseperado Y Salvaje Wipe Out! is a compilation of tracks from Lobos Negros culled from 1988 through 2002. Sometimes with drummer, sometimes with machine, always unique and interesting.
Picks: Wipe Out, Polvo en la Garganta, Bloody Mary Comanche, Carretera Asesina, Surf Beat, A 116 Km de Talavera, Escapada, El Diablo en la el Ojo del Hurracan, Psychosotano, Encuentro con la Patrulla Costera, La Fuerza Del Ritmo

Track by Track Review

Wipe Out dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Surfaris' "Wipe Out" has fallen out of grace among surfbands, perhaps rightly so. On the other hand, with a little imagination, it's not so derivative. This very garagy take dates from 2003, garagy in arrangement, not quality. Chanted calls of "wipe out" add a dementia to the take.

Polvo en la Garganta dotdotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

"Polvo en la Garganta" is one rockin' rompin' rockabilly instro! Not melodic, but richly textured and infectiously rhythmic. Loaded with energy and simply fun!

Bloody Mary Comanche dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Centurions' glorious "Comanche" is completely reinvented with exotic bongos and and a sultry percussive sound, augmented with calls of "Comanche" as it the song originated among some lost jungle tribe. Very cool!

Carretera Asesina dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Largely derived from "Wipe Out," this is nonetheless an original sounding piece with a wholly unique arrangement. Moody and gloomy without being slow. For some reason, the drum machine actually adds to the track.

Surf Beat dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big drama emanates from the drum machine, as if Death Ride '69 was in the robot. Dick Dale's "Surf Beat" seems well suited for this robot-surf arrangement. Intriguing!

A 116 Km de Talavera dotdotdot
Psychobilly (Instrumental)

This manic thrasher features a rockin' beat and hard driving guitar grind. Thick and dark, and quite rhythmic.

Escapada dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Surf thrash with manic glissandos and a psychobilly beat. "Escapada" is a fast and furious romp through the turf on the way to the surf.

El Diablo en la el Ojo del Hurracan dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Aside from the "Wipe Out" break, "El Diablo en la el Ojo del Hurracan" is a dynamic and attractive song with a gutsy edge and a grin. Pumpin' and jumpin' surf 'n' roll!

Psychosotano dotdotdotdot
Surfabilly (Instrumental)

"Psychosotano" crosses the gap between rockabilly and surf with a rhythmic gallop and ominous guitar. Entirely fun!

Encuentro con la Patrulla Costera dotdotdotdot
Surfabilly (Instrumental)

This is an exotic and tribal track with a fine melody and great machine percussion. If robot drums were born of the jungle, they'd sound like these. Moody and spatial, and a bit forbidding.

La Fuerza Del Ritmo dotdotdot
Surfabilly (Instrumental)

"La Fuerza Del Ritmo" is a rockin' instro with flying fingers and rhythms galore. Very fun! It sounds like it's from vinyl, with a couple of pops and clicks. The only real downer here is the dreadful stereo mix - guitar left, bass right.