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by El Patapsco

Instrumental, Surf, Western, Punk, Rockabilly Our influences range from surf music, to rockabilly, lounge, jazz, alt country, old r&b/blues, new wave, punk, from Link Wray, Detroit Cobras, Shortstack, Morricone, Calexico, Sadies, Pell Mell, Cramps, etc.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Long Range Desert Group
2:40 $0.99
2. Battery in My Side Yard
2:24 $0.99
3. The Rattler
2:27 $0.99
4. The Revenge of Wooly Doug
2:19 $0.99
5. Check the Record
2:23 $0.99
6. Bulletproof Bully
2:30 $0.99
7. Caravan
2:26 $0.99
8. Yamanote Line
3:18 $0.99
9. Gerry From Pikesville
1:59 $0.99
10. Jolly Rancher
1:44 $0.99
11. A Shot in the Dark
2:30 $0.99
12. Western Grip
2:26 $0.99
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Album Notes
El Patapsco play instrumental music influenced by surf, spaghetti westerns, rockabilly, and sixties garage. These 12 songs were recorded by Tanuj Kundi in Elkridge, MD in 2005.

Sound-wise, we are probably close to Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Man or Astroman, or Pell Mell, but not really.

This was our first release.

Here's a review of our CD from Reverb Central:

Contact us at elpatapsco@gmail.com.

Here's a recent review of one our shows from 4/1/06 at Otto's Shrunken Head in NYC (pasted in from Yahoo's NESMA group):

"Next up was a band up from Baltimore, just for our viewing pleasure and it was aural pleasure too. El Patapsco is a unique 5 piece ensemble. What I noticed was 3 unusual choices in instruments:lovely Becky on a Roland Organ, Marc on a hollow body Gibson, and Mike on a hollow body Rickenbacker. There wasn't much reverb from the guitars, the organ provided the reverb instead. This trio was backed up by the rock solid rhythm section of Ted on bass and Mark on drums. This was my first time hearing El Patapsco, but I believe almost the entire set was originals, with one vocal, She's About A Mover (Sir Douglas Quintet), sung by Ted (bass). A nice surprise and the crowd really enjoyed it. Many of the songs such as The Rattler, Huevos Sowebos had a spaghetti twang with an emphasized on good interplay between the guitars and organ. Yamanote Line had slower poppy sound, almost like a love song. Wish I had a web site to give you, maybe next time."



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George Raley

Stimulates visuals
Echoes surf and background music from old detective shows. it took me back to Jan and Dean and old black and white shows. Enjoyed it very much even if I'm Marc's Dad. I found the CD in his brother's apartment, listened to it then ordered it. I keep it in the car for cruisiung listening.

M. L. Downey

A hat trick of tunes riding the surf vein
I’ve always been a sucker for instrumental music, particularly surf music, and a hat trick of tunes on “L.R.D.G” by El Patapsco ride the surf vein nicely. “Gerry from Pikesville” is the quintessential thrashing surf tune with “Long Range Desert Group” and “Western Grip” not far behind. What gives these tunes – and most of the others -- an interesting underpinning is the bewitching organ that switches between impelling the tunes and dancing around the melodies. An example is the power chords in “Check the Record” are given a mysterious sheen with the keyboards. Additionally, there’s a couple of interesting covers including “A Shot in the Dark” by Henry Mancini from the first Pink Panther movie. (Note: I’ve had this CD for months, but never got around to writing a review, so with the disc pulled for re-production, everything may not still apply to the new version, but hopefully the tunes will survive)