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The Planet Rockers - 26 Classic Tracksdotdotdot
artworkLead guitar extraordinaire Eddie Angel has a side project band that is much more rockabilly than Los Straitjackets. They are mostly a vocal act, but do a considerable number of top notch instros, some of which they share with Los Straitjackets' live set. This CD collects a goboon of their tracks, including 5 solid instro rockers.
Picks: Rampage, Thunder, Outta Gear, Pink Dominos, Run Chicken Run

Track by Track Review

Rampage dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Cool vibrato laden bison bop with ample twang. The melody line is minimal, like "Moon Dawg" or "Raw Hide," but the bridge and break are totally cool.

Thunder dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Sounds like the Bobby Fuller number, rhythmic and thundering, but not melodic. Powerful delivery and energetic as well.

Outta Gear dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Rockabilly instromania, B-side ecstasy and shredding glissandoes, coupled with dissonant destructo collisions. A real raver!

Pink Dominos dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Chiyo and the Crescents ancient obscuro rechanneled into a more rockabilly version than Los Straitjackets do. Cool performance there, Eddie!

Run Chicken Run dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Hens teeth to you all! Raw live energetic barnyard tom foolery!