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Los Nachos - Flavour Countrydotdotdot
artworkBrits often seem to have a heavy Shadows influence, and it's here too, though these lads give the surf a really good run. There are some interesting originals and imaginative covers. This is a cool cassette demo from several years ago. Los Nachos no longer exist.
Picks: Mi Casa es su Casa, Ambush In Terror Gulch, Who Flys The Flying Saucers?, Red Eye, Let's Go Shrimpin', The Devil Thumbs A Ride, The Man From S.Y.S.M., Taco Wagon

Track by Track Review


Mi Casa es su Casa dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This relies on thick textures and grumbling thunder. "Mi Casa es su Casa" ("my house is your house") is quite powerful and did I mention thick? Not exactly melodic, but definitely entertaining.

Ambush In Terror Gulch dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A cowboy beat and a friendly chord progression with a borrowed bridge from "Tequila," coupled with a chorus and a catchy riff make "Ambush In Terror Gulch" very enjoyable.

Who Flys The Flying Saucers? dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A treated low frequency voice opens this riff rocker. It is inspired by Link Wray and sports a heavy grind. The reverbed damped bridge is very nice.

Red Eye dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Mean and laced with heavy whammy, "Red Eye" thunders and plunders mercilessly. relentless thunder from the rhythm section is fronted by intense guitar twang and thrash. Very tuff.

Let's Go Shrimpin' dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dick Dale' "Let's Go Trippin'" becomes "Let's Go Shrimpin'" when played slower and with big twang. The deliberate pace gives it a new direction, less playful and heavier. Quite a nice arrangement.

The Devil Thumbs A Ride dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Double picked thunder and mayhem inspired by Pink Floyd's "Lucifer Sam." Pretty heavy and thick, "The Devil Thumbs A Ride" is relentless in a progression kinda way.

The Man From S.Y.S.M. dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A bit of spy and a touch of twang filtered through a thick cheese cloth of heavy thunder. It's not very melodic, but it's catchy and powerful. Cool track.

Taco Wagon dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dick Dale' "Taco Wagon" gets a chunky treatment, with sparkling guitar up top and grumpy thunder below. Quite different in feel from the original.