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The Red Elvises - Your Favorite Banddotdotdot
artworkThe Red Elvises have moved away from instros on their last few releases, but this live set includes two, each opening one of the discs. At 76 minutes, I wonder why two discs were used. The recordings are from the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on March 26, 1999.
Picks: El Nino, Love Pipe

Track by Track Review


El Nino dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Opening the show is this 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.

Love Pipe dotdotdotdot
Siberian Surf (Instrumental)

Big tom-tom driven number with really cool guitar lines. There's a bit of "The Munsters" in the mix, and a taste of the rockabilly. The folk dance beat is totally infectious. Wow!