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The Royaltones - Flamingo Express c/w Tacosdotdotdotdotdot
artworkThis 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


Flamingo Express dotdotdotdotdot
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.

Tacos dotdotdotdot
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.