Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Knock - Offs or Not?
los_bomboras | San Antonio, TX United States | 04/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While reading all these delightful reviews, one thing comes to my mind, does it really matter if there knock-offs? The way I figure is if the music sounds great then the cd is great. The more I listen to this album, the more attached I become to it. So instead of crying about how much this cd is a knock-off, listen to the music and enjoy it as a Satan's Pilgrims album that deserves all the praise towards their music. As far as i'm concerned, they could all be knock-offs but Satan's Pilgrims made them sound just as good or even better."
Drive-In Fist Fight
los_bomboras | 08/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This review comes up a long, long way from the moronic dismissal of this album being "knock-offs" or anything remotely similar. Satan's Pilgrims demonstrates how to display a complete and utter passion for horror film icons, pulp sensibilities, and drive-in culture. What you have here is a soundtrack for every cool motif to be found in cult film, as well as creating a homage to movie monsters in general, who transcend celluloid, and climb the Empire State Building or stalk the Black Lagoon. Satan's Pilgrims dig it, and you should too."
A Few Words of Clarification
John E. Koontz | Lafayette, CO USA | 03/03/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is disk by Satan's Pilgrims (aka Los Pelegrinos Negros), a Washington state [instrumental] surf band. As far as I know (not all that far, right?) it's not knocking off or over anything, except in the incestuous way that all Rock & Roll borrows from itself and other sounds. This one isn't reviewed by Phil Dirt (for once) elsewhere on the Web, but several of their other disks are. The songs on this disk are all claimed by SP as their own compositions, except Tranquilizer, credited to Bob Summers. This isn't their best disk, which would easily be Around the World with ..., and there are some annoying dub over intros with "monster/horror movie sounds," as part of a generally over-eager attempt (I assume) at a Halloween theme party record. But if you like SP's stuff, you'll like this, too. It's got the same heavily reverbed chunky sound. Ghoulash is ghoul (damned liner notes - now I'm doing it) and Vampiro is a good "train" song. Ran-Goon and Ragtop are a little different, but, like any good surf band, these guys find promising material everywhere."