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July 3rd, 2019


The Blazers - Bangalore

The Blazers were a Californian surf rock band who only ever released two singles. I doubt that they ever got to see Bangalore or hear its music. Listening to Bangalore (1963) there's certainly little to suggest that they did, other than a hint of Miserlou-style exoticism. Even that sounds secondhand though. Yes this rough musical sketch is still pretty neat, despite its lo-fi muddiness. The flipside, Sound of Mecca was even more appropriative, but this is the better track with its frenetic energy, unexpected turns, and surprising sax break.

The Blazers - Bangalore