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Planetary Pebbles, Vol. 2: Exitos A Go Go- Teenbeat South of the Border

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Few music fans are aware that there was an enormous amount of Latin American rock bands in the 1960's who perfected the American surf and garage rock sound. The well known Pebbles series has unearthed an album's worth of obscure goodies entitled Exitos A Go Go: Teenbeat South of the Border, which contains a range of other musical genres as well (beat, psychedelia, acid rock, etc.) from such places as Chile, Uruguay, and Peru, to name a few. Some highlights include the surf-rocker "Mi Pequeno Libro Rojo" (by the band Los In), the 60's rock of "El Fanatico" (by La Tropa Loca), and the Shadows-like instrumental "El Ovni" (by Los Hitters). Also, a plodding cover of the theme from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly can be found here, entitled "El Bueno, El Mayo, & El Feo" (by Los Ramancieros). Highly recommended, and a godsend for collectors of 60's obscurities, since many of these records were either never issued in the U.S. or long out-of-print.

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