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Surfing Times

Jansen Plateproduksjon 048 – LP – Released: May 2015
Design: Johnny Stingray

Tracks:

01. Moon Dawg
02. From Mecca to Mescalito
03. Red Hot
04. Golden Dawn Surf Patrol
05. Shortnin Bread pt.I
06. T for Terror
07. Shawnee
08. Zapatista Surfista
09. Mary Lou
10. El Jeffe
11. So You Say You Lost Your Baby
12. Montezumas Revenge
13. Shortnin Bread pt.II

Det er “vill” musikk. Og fryktelig morsom. I sin iver etter å være en leken parodi på surfgitar, meksikansk mariachi og killer rock’n’roll så skaper Los Plantronics en musikkform som er gal nok til å bare være deres egen. Terningkast 5.
BLUES NEWS (NO)

Mariachi Surf-Rock from Norway. …tremendously good fun and supremely executed. Rates the album 7/10.
UNCUT MAGAZINE (UK)

Bandidos på surfebrett. …Surfgitaren er ledestjernen….men resultatet er ragnarock a la Sierra Madre. Terningkast 5.
DAGBLADET (NO)

Zombie-surf meets Tex-Mex. …recorded by Ennio Morricone-obsessed punk surfers. For fans of: Dick Dale, Los Lobos, Flat Duo Jets. Rates the album 8/10.
GUITARIST MAGAZINE (UK)

Where Link Wray, Ennio Morricone and Dick Dale do battle. Gives the album 3 stars.
Q MAGAZINE (UK)

Sjeldne skjorter. Litt som Quentin Tarantinos gamle filmer….ypperlig festmusikk for deg med en velholdt samling sjeldne hawaii-skjorter…
DAGENS NÆRINGSLIV (NO)

Get the record here: www.jansenplateproduksjon.no

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Organic Voodoo Soup

Jansen Plateproduksjon 008 – LP – Released: March 2011
Kong Tiki Records 018 – CD – Released: March 2011

Tracks:

01. (Intro) Voodoo Soup (mp3)
02. Cin-a-Delic (mp3)
03. Devil With a Blue Dress (mp3)
04. Mr. Stiff H&R
05. Horn Interlude
06. Let’s Boo-Ga-Loo! (mp3)
07. Lonely Weekends
08. Black Cactus Stampede (mp3)
09. Cpt. Atletico
10. Artificial Energy
11. Bollywood Orphant
12. Hieronymus Bosch
13. I Wanna Be Your Driver
14. Stax Delirium
15. The Battle of Crete

 

Ønskekonsert for rock’n’roll-zombier. ALBUM: La oss si at du drar på fisketur I sumpene rundt utløpet av Mississippi og får noe tungt på kroken. Du haler inn og hei, ingen fisk, ingen alligator, ingen kobraslange, men et eldgammelt platealbum, seigt og slimete på utsida, men inni ligger vel bevart en bunke singler anno 1950-1970, innspilt på for lengst glemte plateselskaper med obskure instrumentalgrupper og mystiske vokalister, soundtracks fra drive in-filmer og horrorrperler, noir-dramaer og surfegrøssere. Disse låtene er som hentet ut av en slik sunken skatt, variasjoner over soul-selskapet Stax’s storhetstid, virtuose gitar-eskapader, vindpisket blåserbacking. Landskapet spenner fra ørken-strøkene i Texas til Hieronymus Bosch’s dødsvisjoner. Og midt i det hele: To fortreffelige cover-låter, “Devil With A Blue Dress On” (Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels) og “Lonely Weekends” (Charlie Rich). Musikalsk voodoo for viderekomne. (5 out of 6)
Fredrik Wanderup, Dagbladet

Take Fifty Foot Combo and Laika & The Cosmonauts, then add horns, percussion and even flutes, and you’ll get some idea of the sound the songs here. There are a few vocals, including “Devil With A Blue Dress”, but surprisingly, it fits right in with the other songs (which are mostly instrumentals). I wouldn’t classify them as a surf band, although some of the guitar riffs definitely sound surf influenced. You can’t call ‘em any of these either – spy, lounge, soul, go-go, garage rock, R&B, rockabilly, exotica or spaghetti western, because they encompass all of these genres”.
Double Crown Records, USA

Get the record here: www.tigernet.no

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iRancho Notorious!

Mariachi Productions 005 – CD – Released: May 2007

Tracks:

01. Good Times (mp3)
02. Bobby Peru (mp3)
03. Trunk Music
04. Satan Jones
05. Jerome Green
06. The Ballad of Lucas Doolin
07. Sick, Sober and Sorry
08. Buzz Meeks (mp3)
09. Lima India 2 Bravo
10. You’re Gonna Miss Me
11. Big Truck
12. I Can Tell
13. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (instr.)
14. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (mp3)

Norges eneste mexlotation-band. “Los Plantronics fortsetter å lage uimotståelig musikk for de av oss som er hektet opp på B-filmer, surfgitar à la Dick Dale, rødglødende twang à la Duane Eddy, bandittreplikker og rå latter fra spagettiwesterner, pompøs garasjemusikk, skjærende meksikanske trompeter og sumpdype orgelsoloer” (5 out of 6)
Fredrik Wanderup, Dagbladet

Hot Burriot #4 .”Dette låter så befriende rått og inspirerende at det burde lanseres som et seriøst alternativ til lykkepiller” (5 out of 6)
Per Kristian Hansen, Østlendingen

FRIVILLIG TWANG .”..og jeg vil bli svært, svært overrasket om ikke Los Plantronics i nær fremtid dukker opp i en Tarantino-film, på et glorete podium i en forlatt, falleferdig bar i Baja California.” Vaya con carne! (5 out of 6)
Joacim Lund, Aftenposten

«Rancho Notorious» bør bli stående som et av høydepunktene når musikkåret 2007 oppsummeres” (8 out of 10)
Ole-Tommy Pedersen , Studentavisa

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La Orchestra Diabolica!

Mariachi Productions 004 – CD – Released: October 2003

Tracks:

01. Once Upon A Time In Noruega
02. Sidewinder
03. Surf & A .45
04. Casbah
05. Bertha Lou
06. Surfin’ The Prairie (mp3)
07. Wrestling Midgets
08. Tijuana Mary Y Juana (mp3)
09. Dia De Los Muertos
10. Crazy Horses (mp3)
11. Psycho Bitch From Oz
12. Lonesome Traveller (mp3)
13. Evil Tiki
14. Shake N Stomp
15. Plantrosaurus
16. Spaceõsaurus
17. Black Mariachi

“As they say – mean, moody and magnificent. Don’t be without it!” (4 out of 5) New Gandy Dancer, U.K

“Creative, adventurous, and in some cases downright dangerous!” (4 out of 5) Reverb Central, U.S.

”Knallhard gitarrock med meksikansk krydder” (5 out of 6) Dagbladet, Fredrik Wanderup

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Columbian Necktie – Mexican Rumble

Mariachi Productions 003 – CD and limited gatefold vinyl edition – Released: 2001

Tracks:

01. Hang ‘Em High (mp3)
02. Jungle Train
03. Shape of Things to Come (mp3)
04. Let’s Lynch the Landlord (mp3)
05. Beatnick Bandolero (Is Coming to Town)
06. Jack the Sex Tripper
07. Mustang
08. I Need You
09. Goldfinger
10. El Hombre
11. John Wayne – Drunk Again? (mp3)
12. Ring of Fire
13. Flick-Knife (Killed the Chicken)
14. Signor Link

“Savage death-surf instrumentals and revved-up spaghetti madness. Imagine the power-surf sound of Bomboras, a hint of Reverend Horton Heat, a touch of western twaang and you’re getting there!”
Raucous Records

Mariachi Deat Surf

Mariachi Death Surf

Mariachi Productions 002 – CD – Released: 1999

Tracks:

01. Stumblin’ Guitars (mp3)
02. Rasta Pasta (mp3)
03. For a Few Dollars More (mp3)
04. Birddogging (mp3)
05. Per Engseth aka. The Rallycross Champion
06. Spanish Puta
07. Voodoo Astronaut
08. Have Love, Will Travel
09. Glam-A-Billy Wipe Out
10. Satan Stole My Surfboard
11. Purple Creepers
12. Malibu SS

“Opener Stumblin’ Guitars could be The Ventures of long ago when they thrilled and Los P’s do a raging For A Few Dollars More among the shockwave, rocking originals”.
New Gandy Dancer, Davy – Issue no. 60

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The Latino Car-Club Soundtrack (1998)

One Million Dollar records 026 – 12″ vinyl – Released: 1998

Tracks:

01. King of the City
02. Havana Rosalita
03. Willem Dafoe
04. Hypno-psycho
05. Los Diablos
06. Crybabe
07. A Bullet for the General

“Rock-and-Roleros! Instrumental rock’n’roll, tight, short and enjoyable” (4 out of 6)
Aftenposten, Aften

EPs and singles:

SHORTNING BREAD (2015)

7 “ single, Jansen Plateproduksjon 044

Featuring: Shortning Bread – Navajo – Lima India 2 Bravo. Total playing time 6:57

En «Global Surf-Orchestra-A-Go-Go»-opplevelse, som inneholder ville gitarer som gir deg hakeslepp, eksotisk orgel, susende strykere, kriminelle bandido-blåsere, eksplosiv sax, utemmede jungeltrommer, brennheit perkusjon, snodige melodier, og framfor alt: – berusende øyeblikk hvor rå lidenskap og personlighet møter en rødglødende produksjon!

TACO TUNES – Los Ramonez Medley (2011)

(very limited!)

Featuring: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Durango – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker. Total playing time 6:13

“This may be just one track, but what a track! part Ramones fuzz, part loud surf trash, and all energy! Yee-haw! On the throbbing side, Los Plantronics medley a bunch of classics with youthful exuberance and jaws harp. This is entirely cool, with fire in its bones and reverb in its amps. Throbbing tremolo and big rumble! Way too cool!”
Reverbcentral.com (5 Stars)

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Calavera Dance Party (2003)

7 “ single – Sneakers Records 016

“Contiene 3 canciones:…
El disco finaliza con una introducción galactico-tenebrosa, que da paso a Intoxica otro temazo instrumental. Menos arrollador en cuanto a fuerza que el primero, pero igual o mejor en cuanto a sonido.”

iPunkrock

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Tijuana Mary y Juana (2003)

CD single – Mariachi Productins 005

“These Norwegians are pretty cool. They say they went for a Andre Williams vibe.. It’s kinda like that but mixed with a whole lotta surf and a little Perez Prado”.
Savage Magazine – Thomas

Cinematic Gangsters

Cinematic Gangsters

Mariachi Productions 001 – 7″ vinyl – Released: 1999

-A handgrenade of a Soundtrack

Tracks:

01. Raging Bull
02. Coupe DeVille
03. Sonic Go Go Girl
04. Switchblade & Sideburns
05. Cactus My Ass!

“A bunch of crazy Norwegians lookin’ like 50’s Tijuana hoodlums (see “A Touch of Evil”) and promoting garagey, Rumble Rock’n’Roll. Fancy gatefold packaging and postcards encase this great 5-song disc.”
Tiki News – Issue no. 15

Compilations

Sannhet på boks – A tribute to Raga Rockers.
Various Artists Box including several records, artwork, homage and lots more (2015)
including Los Plantronics’ version of the Raga Rockers song “Intro”.
Sounds of the Suburbs – Vive le Rock.
Various Artists CD (2015)
including Los Plantronics’ “Shortning Bread”.
Ringnesfestivalen 2012.
Various Artists LP (2012)
Limited gatefold vinyl compilation (only 250 copies) including several Los Plantronics live tracks.
10 years of Wild Savage Rock’n’Roll – HULTSFREED HAYRIDE.
Various Artists CD (2012)
Bear Family Records. Feat. the epic spaghetti track: “Bobby Peru”.Also featuring: The Dragtones, The Barbwires, Omar Romero, Fatboy etc.etc.
61fRJBSuwEL._SS500_GYPSY HOTEL – Volum 1. Various Artists.
“Bourbon Soaked Snake Charmin’ Rock’N’Roll Cabaret” (2011)

Gypsy Hotel Records.Featuring the Los Plantronics track “Bobby Peru”.
Ox-Compilation #77, CD comp. Germany (2008)
Los Plantronics performs “Buzz Meeks”.
Tribute to Roky Erickson (2007)
Los Plantronics performs “You’re Gonna Miss Me”.
gutter-aidGutter Aid, CD comp. (2006)
Los Plantronics performs The Good, The Bad & The Ugly + “C.I.A.” (alt.vers)
tribute-backstreetTribute to Backstreet Girls (2006)
Big Dipper Rec.
Los Plantronics performs “Gypo”
leaving-homeTribute to the Ramones (2005)
Los Plantronics performs the opening track The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (!)
jokke-tribute“Alt for meg og mine venner” Jokke tribute (2005)
Los Plantronics performs ”C.I.A.”
spaguetti-chilliSpaguetti & Chili western, CD Comp. Mexico (2005)
Isotonic Rec.
Includes “Surfin’ The Prairie”
Ringnes Festivalen (2004)
Limited gatefold vinyl compilation
Includes 3 Los Plantronics live tracks
locos-instrumentalsLocos Instrumentales (2003)
CD Comp. – Mexico (Isotonic Rec.)
Includes “Signor Link”
heavy-surfHeavy Surf, CD comp. (2003)
Reptile Records – U.S.A.
Includes “Satan Stole My Surfboard”
lpSamfundet I Trondheim (2002)
Promo CD
Includes ”Signor Link”
By : Larm, Tromsø (2001)
CD comp.
Includes ”Stumblin’ Guitars”
spaghetti2Spaghetti Vol.2 ”The Sound of Revenge” (1999)
Germany – CD and vinyl
(One Million Dollar Rec. 042) – Includes “Cactus My Ass!”
spaghetti1Spaghetti Vol.1 “Duck you sucker” (1998)
Germany – CD and vinyl
(One Million Dollar Rec. 012) – A tribute to spaghetti westerns – Includes ”Los Diablos”