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Los Straitjackets - At The Drive-Indotdotdot
artworkTwo fine tracks from the masked marauders. "My Heart Will Go On" has been out before, but this is the first release of the "Magnificent Seven" in studio from, and it sounds so good!
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Track by Track Review


My Heart Will Go On dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This shimmering track brings grins to the live audiences. It's very pretty with its vibratory throb. Someone had to do the Titanic theme... might as well be Los Straitjackets. Very pretty, and quite a distance from their usual pumped deliveries. The big reverby tom toms are very cool.

Magnificent Seven dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Finally, after so many years playing this great film score live, they commit it to tape in the studio. Elmer Bernstein's theme was used for a series of Marlboro ads during the sixties, with a logo character called the Marlboro Man, who looked like a serious version of the Granny Goose cowboy. Los Straitjackets have captured the silliness of the ad and the richness of the film score, while also preserving their signature crunch. A very cool track.