The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets

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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
It's back to basics as everyone's favorite Mexican wrestling mask-wearing, Chuck Taylor-clad, surf and garage instrumental rock band ditches the guest vocals in English and Spanish, occasional horns save for the honking sax on one track, and '60s dance moves to concentrate on what it does best. The baker's dozen songs zip by in a half hour, and while there is little that any Los Straitjackets fan hasn't heard before, the quartet chugs through its paces with requisite retro energy, conjuring up the ghosts of the Ventures, Dick Dale, Link Wray, and -- name your favorite '60s twangy instrumental combo here -- along with writing new wordless classics for its set list. The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
It's back to basics as everyone's favorite Mexican wrestling mask-wearing, Chuck Taylor-clad, surf and garage instrumental rock band ditches the guest vocals in English and Spanish, occasional horns save for the honking sax on one track, and '60s dance moves to concentrate on what it does best. The baker's dozen songs zip by in a half hour, and while there is little that any Los Straitjackets fan hasn't heard before, the quartet chugs through its paces with requisite retro energy, conjuring up the ghosts of the Ventures, Dick Dale, Link Wray, and -- name your favorite '60s twangy instrumental combo here -- along with writing new wordless classics for its set list. The sound is somewhat rawer and slightly more punk-influenced, especially noticeable on the "Lust for Life" riff powering "Teen Beast." At nearly four minutes, that is the disc's longest track by a wide margin, as most get to the finish line in under three and a handful even make it before the two-minute buzzer. "Sasquatch" injects some patented Who chords before taking off on a boogie train, and "Nocturnal Twist" is more of the same hip-swiveling clean guitar rock the band has trafficked in since its 1995 debut. The thick reverb on "Mercury" could be the shady soundtrack to an old late-'50s black-and-white noir gumshoe flick. A few fuzz lines muss up the finger-snapping vibe on "Blowout!," not to be outdone by "Minority Report"'s guitar that seems like it was recorded underwater, a clever change-of-pace effect that isn't overdone. For the most part, though, these songs would fit just fine on many of the foursome's previous releases, but that doesn't make this any less eye-opening for newbies first getting on board Los Straitjackets' grimy surfboard. Older enthusiastic followers will enjoy the fresh tunes, typically classy delivery, and genre-bending licks, yet moderate fans won't find enough revelatory here to make this release stand out in Los Straitjackets' catalog of similarly rocking fare.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/28/2009
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • UPC: 634457216525
  • Catalog Number: 2165
  • Sales rank: 95,138

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cal-Speed (2:43)
  2. 2 Challenger 64 (2:32)
  3. 3 Blowout! (2:11)
  4. 4 Fortune Cookie (2:29)
  5. 5 Minority Report (2:15)
  6. 6 Teen Beast (3:43)
  7. 7 Catalina (2:24)
  8. 8 Sasquatch (2:06)
  9. 9 Nocturnal Twist (2:22)
  10. 10 Tubby (1:39)
  11. 11 The Wild Mouse (1:44)
  12. 12 Mercury (2:27)
  13. 13 Kaptain Krunch (1:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Los Straitjackets Primary Artist
Danny Amis Guitar
Peter Curry Bass, Guitar
Eddie Angel Guitar
Jake Guralnick Fuzz Bass
Jason Smay Drums
Technical Credits
James Bailey Publicity
Danny Amis Composer
Peter Curry Producer, Engineer
Eddie Angel Composer
Jake Guralnick Producer, Management
Jeff Mellin Illustrations
Michael Triplett Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lo Straighjackets are back in classic form.

    Whether or not you are familiar with Los Straightjackets, I can't imagine anyone NOT loving their music. If you ae a fan of The Ventures, and other classic Rock Instrumental groups, Los Straightjackets are for you. This CD returns them to their classic sound after a few amazing CD's with guest vocalists and a slight but rewarding detour into Latin pop music of the 1960's.
    This disc returns them to the realm of instrumental rock with renewed energy and even great musicianship -if tha's possible. The graphics of this CD are not to be missed. Includes Los Straightjackets Trading Cards.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Fun, but predictable

    Another fun surf-rock type album from Los Straitjackets, just fine, but nothing to write home about. I just needed to comment that I think the dudes in the band may have been having a flashback from their Nintendo days (if they ever had any) when they wrote "Nocturnal Twist." While many youngsters might not remember this, once upon a time, long ago in the far off land of the 1980s, there was a Nintendo game called MappyLand, and I'm pretty sure that "Nocturnal Twist" is just a Dick Dale version of the music that plays during one of the levels of MappyLand. If any of you remember the game: I mean the level where Mappy had to get through the ghosts and churches with a balloon and flashlight. It's probably been at least 10 years since I played that game, but listening to track 9 on this album completely brought it all back to mind. Not really important, but hey, the more you know.

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