Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Los Venturas - Besame Mucho
|This is a splendid ep from a great band. The sounds are exuberant and exhilarating. You cannot listen and avoid the grin!|
Picks: Besame Mucho, Theme From P.O.R.N., RAI Uno, Met De Vespa
Track by Track Review
Consuelo Velasquez' classic "Besame Mucho" is completely reinvented. While you recognize it, the arrangement is fresh and very fun. Surf, go-go, ska, and European holiday feeling abound. This is superb!
Spies surf for the cause in "Theme From P.O.R.N.." This is a haunting and lovely piece full of surf and lush ambiance. Its aural qualities are perfect for its melody.
Moody spooky bass, Shaft guitar, a circular riff that's mysterious, and a great neat combine wonderfully. If you think you'd like The Mutants softened, "RAI Uno" will knock your socks off. Very cool!
"Met De Vespa" has a "Holiday Inn Spain" feel to it, but is much more surfy and reverby. It's a wonderful track with a happy melody and sparkling good vibes.