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The Red Elvises - I Wanna See You Bellydancedotdotdot
artworkThe Red Elvises hit with another fine album of their unusual Russian surf-rockabilly-ska-kitchen sink blend. This time out, we only get two instros, but both are great, one surf, one soft and islandic. The band is Zhenya - guitars, Avi - drums, Igor - guitar, and Oleg - bass. This is a band to see.
Picks: El Nino, After The Carnival

Track by Track Review


El Nino dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a mighty spirited "Miserlou" influenced number, with ample Russian rhythm and surf melody. The double picked lead is quite tasty, and the playful nature of the song is very infectious. It's a long track, but the blend of twin leads, Russian rhythms, surf, and pure fun keep the interest up throughout. Melodic and magnetic.

After The Carnival dotdotdot
(Instrumental)

This is one smooth tune, gentle and romantic without being MOR or wimpy. It sports a simple but effective melody line, and a smooth tone. This slow tune flows with an island feel, a sense of swaying skirts and soft breezes. The recording is quite clean.