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Velvet Touch of los Straitjackets
     

The Velvet Touch of los Straitjackets

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by Los Straitjackets
 
Los Straitjackets' third album, The Velvet Touch of los Straitjackets, contains more witty, knowing guitar instrumentals that appropriate the best of surf, jangly pop, rockabilly, and spaghetti Western soundtracks with aplomb. Driving surf numbers like "Tempest" and "Hornet's Nest" are mixed with sweeter sounds like "Close to

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Los Straitjackets' third album, The Velvet Touch of los Straitjackets, contains more witty, knowing guitar instrumentals that appropriate the best of surf, jangly pop, rockabilly, and spaghetti Western soundtracks with aplomb. Driving surf numbers like "Tempest" and "Hornet's Nest" are mixed with sweeter sounds like "Close to Champaign" and a cover of "My Heart Will Go On" that places the song closer to the Pacific shoreline than Atlantic icebergs. Klezmer and Mexican elements flavor songs like "Tabouli" and "Tijuana Boots," and while the group's inherent cleverness and kitsch occasionally veer into self-parody, Velvet Touch is another solid effort from an always entertaining band.

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Release Date:
09/07/1999
Label:
Yep Roc Records
UPC:
0634457201323
catalogNumber:
2013

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The Velvet Touch of los Straitjackets 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the most hysterically funny and musically gifted band in the world
Anonymous More than 1 year ago