Thursday, January 15, 2009

Los Straitjackets: Smells Like Teen Spirit [Single]

Los Straitjackets
Smells Like Teen Spirit [Single]
Yep Roc Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
You can never look down on the uniqueness that is the Los Straitjackets. Over the last ten years the band has created their own version of surf guitar that includes wearing Mexican wrestling masks. When you listen to their albums the band always brings a solid scorching so it is no surprise that they covered Smells Like Teen Spirit. It is a pretty straight forward instrumental version but still has the Straitjackets trademark twang which makes it a must for fans and a novelty for Nirvana lovers. Side Note: Los Straitjackets new album is tentatively set to release in April.

Band With Similar Fire: The Sonics

Official Los Straitjackets Website
Los Straitjackets MySpace

-Reviewed by Robyn Gatsby