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The Winners - Checkered Flagdotdot
artworkYeah... talk abut exploito garbagio... there's nothing here worth crossing the street for. Studio session crapola, especially the vocals, but the instros as well are mostly just mung.
Picks: Checkered Flag

Track by Track Review


Checkered Flag dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Engines race o introduce "Checkered Flag," which is a barely disguised rip off of "Hey Bo Diddley" with really dirty fuzz bass and trashy guitars. This completely unique track is quite something.

Stick Shiftin dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Stick Shiftin" is Lonnie Mack's "Wham" with sax and guitar in a duel for lead. Loud and trashy, but not particularly endearing.

Lockdown dotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Lockdown" is just a riff rocker with sax accompaniment. Nobody would write this for a band, but as a studio concoction, it's pretty spirited. Still, it's way too jammy to make the grade.

Lock-up dot
Rock (Instrumental)

Slow drama delivers a trashy version of Ray Charles' "Busted." Nothing here to write home about.

Cops And Robbers dotdot
Surf Hot Rod (Instrumental)

"Cops And Robbers" relies on a circular riff and a bluesy-rock structure. It's interesting at times, though it would have been much more effective without the car sounds and about 5 years earlier played in the Northwest by one of the jazz based combos. Very repetitious.