Supersonic Guitars in 3-D

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All Music Guide - John Duffy
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. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Duffy
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2003
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • UPC: 634457204720
  • Catalog Number: 2047
  • Sales rank: 86,765

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Squid (1:48)
  2. 2 Dipinto Twist (1:53)
  3. 3 Time Bomb (2:35)
  4. 4 Can You Dig It? (3:38)
  5. 5 San Diego Shutdown (2:22)
  6. 6 Isn't Love Grand? (2:16)
  7. 7 Giggle Water (2:18)
  8. 8 Midnight in Salerno (2:56)
  9. 9 Beach Bag (2:47)
  10. 10 Jungleaya (2:10)
  11. 11 Galaxy Drive (2:11)
  12. 12 Tarantula (2:39)
  13. 13 Dreamland (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Los 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
D.J. Bonebrake Vibes
Stax Vocals
Anja Dixon Vocals
Technical Credits
Joni Mitchell Composer
Jim DeMain Mastering
Mark Neill Producer
Mary Gunn Graphic Design, Art Direction
Peter DuCharme Engineer
Doctor Alderete Cover Illustration
Kevin Curry Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I wanted to like this CD but........

    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.

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