Holla amigos! What time it is? Summertime’s here and It’s right time for another ”Instrummentón En La Cuadra” comp. It’s so cool I wish it was made by me but the truth is it was made by my dear Spanish friend Jose from fabulous Tommentonenlacuadra blogspot. You surely know that he’s a big fan and connoisseur of 60’s garage rock, mod, beat and psych but he also digs real cool instrumental stuff. This is one of the most interesting instro collections I’ve heard recently, as it gathers various genres in one place and it’s function like a soundtrack for some lost 60’s flick. Here you got Sci-fi, Exotica, Psych, R&B, Lounge, Surf, Garage & Soundtrack instumental tunes mostly by some less known artists and groups. I’ve put some of my favorites below, so check it out! Hey hombre, olé dig!!!
If the 20-song compilation of interstellar glam rock Timeless wasn’t enough for sci-fi rock collectors, there’s hope yet. Nearly 35 years after Zolar X formed, they swooped in to return with their second album, X Marks the Spot. While their ability to keep the Martian man costume party going this long is astounding, what’s more intriguing is that nothing has changed since their ’80s album, Zap! You’re Zolarized. They sound (and look, according to the album cover) completely identical to the way they did with the original incarnation of the band. Songwriting is still top-notch and they are as vicarious as they were in their multicolored pixie-wigged heyday. Even the production quality sounds identical. Fans will be pleased as punch that the grown-up version of the band is still singing about laser beams, humanoids, and meteors, and ultimately has stayed true to the original vision of the group. Most importantly, they haven’t lost their ability to craft huge hooks and melodic harmonies, especially on the spacecraft-themed “Retro Rockets” and “Saucers on Sunset.” Even after all these years, they rock as hard they did in the ’70s. It’s almost as if they haven’t aged at all. Perhaps they really are aliens.
GLAM SLAM FROM OUTER SPACE
“I Am On A 4 Point 9 Miles, Mass Over 6.000 Megatones And Speed Of 17 Hundred And 50 Miles Per A Second… And Destination EARTH!