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Los Straitjackets - Pacificadotdotdotdotdot
artworkA fine single on Eddie Angel's own label. Always a great band live and on disc, these guys deliver the goods again.
Picks: Pacifica, Kawanga

Track by Track Review


Pacifica dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a stunningly beautiful coastal song, with shear imagery and almost Polynesian twang. The track gives immediate warmth of the sun and a sense of a slight breeze on the face. Stunningly fluid track.

Kawanga dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A sorta Tour de Surf. In their impeccable way, Los Straitjackets use numerous bits of surf history - the "Wipe Out" drum break, touches of "Fun Fun Fun" and more under trier usual twang. When others have done this, particularly the "Wipe Out" bit, it's been lees than effective, even annoying. but here, it's humorous and intriguing. Maybe it's the energy and grins they employ that makes the difference. Hillbilly surf, speedy with maximum drum action and a quirky little melody line. Great track.