Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Acapulco Riders Band - MySpace
|Acapulco Riders Band are an intriguing band. They mix surf and spaghetti western with other elements. Their songs are well written and performed. Sure would like see a CD, or at least locate high quality recordings (aiff).|
Picks: Monzan, Bronceador y Vinilos, Espuelas, Bonanza, Bonanza
Track by Track Review
"Monzan" is a slightly moody song with a spaghetti western melody. Its western appeal is matched by its surf tone. Delicate double picking and a desert beat. Quite nice.
This is more of a riff rocker - a romp with splash. While it's not particularly melodic, its occasional glissandos are endearing.
Stereo muted guitars provide a spaghetti surf bed augmented with shallow whammy chords and a fine desert melody. "Espuelas" has a solid melody and visual sound. It's slightly moody - maybe even sad.
A richly textured rhythm and thick bass drive an original surf instro with cool modern chords and slightly dark melody. "Bonanza" is thick in the way Ralph and the Garage Surfers / Unknowns used to make surf instros. It's not the TV theme.
At seven minutes, this live performance of "Bonanza " goes on for longer than the song really supports, but the performance is rock solid.