Los Straitjackets / Supersonic Guitars in 3-D
Album: Supersonic Guitars in 3-D   Collection:General
Artist:Los Straitjackets   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Yep Roc Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-12-08 Pull Date: 2004-02-09
Week Ending: Feb 1 Jan 25 Jan 18 Jan 11 Jan 4 Dec 21 Dec 14
Airplays: 1 1 3 2 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 11, 2024: down in the basement
San Diego Shutdown
4. Dec 11, 2005: Sunny Side Up
2. Aug 03, 2006: Stirling's Approximation
Giggle Water
5. Nov 08, 2005: Foreplay and Sex Wax
Can You Dig It
3. Apr 12, 2006: Foreplay and Sex Wax
Giggle Water
6. Jun 23, 2005: Julia's ringtones
Can You Dig It

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-11-22
Instrumental surf rock tunes, with a heavily early 60’s retro feel. It’s fun and bouncy, and might make a hip soundbed. The only problem is the complete lack of diversity, with almost all the tracks sounding exactly the same. The starred tracks are just the ones with the most distinct sounds. Formulaic all the way through, but it’s a good sound while it lasts.
Note: To whoever stole the 3-D glasses out of the booklet before I got to it, you suck.

Best tracks: 4, 7, 10, 12, 13.

1. Dirty guitar/bass line. A bit bluesy, up tempo.
2. Sounds like the Twist, makes you feel like you’re at a 50’s drive-in.
3. A bit of whispered vocals in this one. Heavy, plodding riff.
*4. Mid-tempo, with some horns. Good tune. Extended intro bit between 4 and 5, 50 seconds or so, with some echo-y guitar.
5. Dirty, surfer sounding. Very “Wipe Out”.
6. Mersey-beat sound, like “Please Please Me” Beatles.
*7. Neat groove, cool flute line. Good track.
8. Like a dark, twisted team from the Lone Ranger. Echo.
9. A little dippy.
*10. Some neat vibes and messed up sax. Mid-tempo.
11. Up tempo, a bit frantic.
*12. Some incomprehensible vocals and laughing. Theremin gives it a slightly creepy sound. Coolest track on the album.
*13. Slow, acoustic guitar. Nice, mellow feel, like the last dance at a prom in Oahu circa 1962.


Track Listing
1. Squid   7. Giggle Water
2. Dip Into Twist   8. Midnight in Salerno
3. Time Bomb   9. Beach Bag
4. Can You Dig It   10. Jungleaya
5. San Diego Shutdown   11. Galaxy Drive
6. Isn't Love Grand   12. Tarantula
  13. Dreamland