Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Royaltones - Flamingo Express c/w Tacos
|This is a great single. The Royaltones had many minor hits, most unlike "Flamingo Express" in texture and rhythm. This is a highly infectious pre-surf single.|
Picks: Flamingo Express, Tacos
Track by Track Review
Pre Surf (Instrumental)
This is their best tune IMHO! It is highly rhythmic, like a train rolling down the tracks. It is sax led, and absolutely infectious. It was likely the inspiration for "The Sentinal" by the Sentinals. It is one of the must-have pre surf tracks.
Mariachi Rock (Instrumental)
A great mariachi flavored number with plenty of Champs feel and real flair. Unlike some of their work, "Tacos" sport inspired sax work, solid guitar, and Latin sound of east LA.