Supersonic Guitars in 3-D

Supersonic Guitars in 3-D

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by Los Straitjackets
     
 
Following a Christmas album and a standards-laden outing (with some impressively diverse guest vocalists), los Straitjackets return to their hallmark surf-punk instrumental core with Supersonic Guitars in 3-D. Producer Mark Neill coaxes a bit more grit and

Overview

Following a Christmas album and a standards-laden outing (with some impressively diverse guest vocalists), los Straitjackets return to their hallmark surf-punk instrumental core with Supersonic Guitars in 3-D. Producer Mark Neill coaxes a bit more grit and grime out of the quartet for these sessions, and the band's feet are firmly planted once again in their accustomed roles. Even if the themes and riffs are all but played-out 1960s rock and roll cliches, the band never sounds stiff or bored with themselves. Still, for all the swagger and swing, the funky, 30-second-long, tremolo-laced tag at the end of "Can You Dig It?" is by far the most interesting thing happening here. This group has experimented with interesting rhythms in the past, and it's an avenue that deserves further exploration. Bitchin' idea to include 3-D cover art with glasses inside, though.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2003
Label:
Yep Roc Records
UPC:
0634457204720
catalogNumber:
2047

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Straitjackets   Primary Artist
Jimmy Lester   Drums,Group Member
Mitch Manker & His Brass Section   Trumpet
Billy Zoom   Flute,Saxophone
Danny Amis   Guitar,Group Member
Peter Curry   Bass,Guitar,Group Member
Eddie Angel   Bass,Guitar,Group Member
Don Bonebrake   Vibes
Stax   Vocals
Anja Dixon   Vocals

Technical Credits

Mark Neill   Producer
Mary Gunn   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Peter DuCharme   Engineer
Doctor Alderete   Cover Illustration
Kevin Curry   Composer

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Supersonic Guitars in 3-D 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my personal opinion, I thought that this latest effort from "Americas Favorite Instrumental Group" sounded uninspired and unfinished. Did you ever see the movie "The Rutles"? That is the vibe I get from this CD. I'll explain, "The Rutles" were a comedy spoof of "The Beatles". As such, the music from the movie were silly knock offs of classic Beatles songs. Which is fine for a spoof, in fact they were very clever. This is the vibe I got from "Supersonic Guitars in 3-D". One could easily listen to each track and say things like, "this is their Man or Astroman song, this is their Sandy Nelson song, this is their homage to the British Invasion song" etc... Like my headline says, I truly wanted to like this CD but I just cannot recommend it. Phil Dirt from Harmony Central Raves about it, I wonder if he really listened to it? The best track is the last track. It is titled "Dreamland" It is kind of a sad tune though. Overall this CD sounds like a band on the outs. It is definately not their best CD.