Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Royaltones - El Toro c/w Lonely World
|Both sides of this 1964 Royaltones single are pretty darn cool. |
Picks: El Toro, Lonely World
Track by Track Review
Spaghetti western rhythms and a fast paced rolling beat accompany a sax line that sounds like it might reflect an afternoon at the bull fight, with a shallow nod to "High Noon" and the Hollywood Persuaders.
This is a slow number with haunted keys and clarinet carrying the melody. It's very pretty and a bit moody, and the rhythm guitar and keys are really the thing that makes it work. The chorus is period poppy, but unnecessary.