There must have been something in the water in Peru in the sixties. No other explanation. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's start with Los Shains, a band that really seemed to like surf music and covers, and they had a knack for renaming some of them. It wasn't a case of a song title being lost in the translation, some of the changed titles make no sense at all. How does the Revels' "Church Key" become "The Bathroom of the Bird"? Is the gargling supposed be like "Surfin' Bird"? What the fuck? Even if the online translation doohickeys are off, there's no way they're that off. The real treat though is "The Monster" ("El Mounstro") which uses the Marketts' "Out of Limits" intro and then goes into the Novas' "The Crusher". I'm getting to the like these guys. Then I started liking the voice. It reminded me of the singer for Los Saicos. Total gravel. Guess what? Los Saicos, also Peruvian, also mid-sixties. Oh shit, here we go...
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Los Shain's - El Baño del Pajaro mp3 at Internet Archive
The Revels - Church Key (streaming) at YouTube
The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird mp3 at Review Stalker
Los Shain's - El Mounstro mp3 at Internet Archive
The Marketts - Out of Limits (streaming) at YouTube
The Novas- The Crusher (streaming) at YouTube