Monday, June 7, 2010

Spiteri "s/t"

 (Vampi Soul) Venezuela became VenaSOULa when these siblings were putting Santana to shame during their brief early-70s existence. This album contains all three kinds of gems: instrumental, English language, and  native tongue (they were based in England, thus the preponderance of English and a flute-tastic Traffic cover -- and they were there semi-legally, thus the you never heard of them because they couldn't play clubs or sell discs over the counter). Stellar vintage Latin psyche soul rock that you've never heard is a commodity more valuable than anything else that could possibly be smuggled up from South America. Plus, this CD is worth the price for the pictures of Jorge Spiteri's mustache and flowing hair alone. If John Oates was an angel this is how he'd look.

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