The Fireballs

The Original Norman Petty Masters

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25 cuts from their heyday as instrumental rockers, 1959-1964, mostly drawn from rare singles (with some LP cuts thrown in). The Fireballs' Tex-Mex was tasteful and idiosyncratic, but over the course of 25 cuts, the homogeneity of the material becomes tiresome. Includes all three of their early hits ("Torquay," "Quite a Party," "Bulldog"), although it doesn't have any of their material with Jimmy Gilmer, or their '68 comeback hit, "Bottle of Wine."

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