Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Los Relampagos - Dos cruces c/w Hay Quien Dice de Jaendotdotdotdot
artworkTwo fine tracks from 1965, original and spunky.
Picks: Dos Cruces, Hay Quien Dice de Jaen

Track by Track Review


Dos Cruces dotdotdot
Flamenco Based Surfish Soft Rock (Instrumental)

"Dos Cruces" opens with the "Walk Don't Run" rhythm, but then graduates to a very Shadows style, with the requisite deep whammy. The airy slushy keyboards are a strange contrast. The melody is mature and wistful, but also supports some surfability.

Hay Quien Dice de Jaen dotdotdotdot
Flamenco Based Surfish Soft Rock (Instrumental)

A bit of the Spanish cowboy, shouts and warm guitar tone, and an infectious rhythm. "Hay Quien Dice de Jaen" may be the coolest track here, just begging for a modern surf cover.