Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Twin Tones - Salon Chihuahua
|Splendid tracks from a splendid band. Drama, emotional flow, and excellent writing. Simply wonderful.|
Picks: Viendo El Desierto Desde El Ferrocarril, El Dorado (2Da Parte), Salon Chihuahua, Cotton Eyed, La Frontera Es Una Mujer En Llamas, Arnold's Wild Ride
Track by Track Review
Viendo El Desierto Desde El Ferrocarril
Cowboy Surf (Instrumental)
"Seeing The Desert From The Railroad" rolls along gently, with rich tremolo and surf styles, augmented with accordion and a fanciful bridge. Lovely guitar lines and desert imagery. Then, fuzz guitar and a heavy backtrack emerges to bring you into biker fuzz land, before returning to sparkling guitar. The many changes make "Viendo El Desierto Desde El Ferrocarril" very engaging and sophisticated.
This is a redux of "El Dorado" with surf reverb and haunted wolf howls. Delicate and sad, dramatic and groovy, with double picked lines and gunshots. "El Dorado (2Da Parte)" is a grand track, especially when consumed on an open highway with the wind in your face.
This is a shuffle version of "Salon Chihuahua," a happy and light hearted song from the Nacion Apache album. It has a more or less standard rock format with farm animals in attendance. Quite fun.
"Cotton Eyed" is a gently moving song with a soothing sound and slightly sad melody. This relaxed afternoon rain pleaser is very cool. The country lap steel song is just plain nice.
La Frontera Es Una Mujer En Llamas
"The Border Is A Woman In Flames" is a sad number with a Southwest desert sound. The accordion adds emotion to this tale of immigration. Quite lovely.
This acoustic guitar number has a sad and rich sound, with distant drums and subtle bass. "Arnold's Wild Ride" is a very lovely track.