Wonderful wonderful wonderful – and way more than just the western-themed album you'd imagine from the title! The set features Hugo Montenegro at his finest – working in a swinging mod mix of 60s styles that includes weird chorus vocals, fuzzy guitar licks, and some tripped-out arrangements that show Hugo really pushing his style in the years before finally moving onto the moog. The instrumentation is great – often weirdly watery and echoey in ways you wouldn't expect – and recorded with a sound that takes all the littler bits and recasts them in an entirely different light! Plus, the vocals of the chorus are tremendous too – more Beach Boys than you'd expect, and featuring some great whistle/
singing from Muzzy Marcellino that makes the album sound as much like a sunshine pop record as it does a soundtrack one! Titles include "The Fox", "Valley Of The Dolls", "Hang Em High", "Wish I Knew", "Bitter Love", "My Love", "For Love Of Ivy", and "Theme For Three".
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has masking tape on the seams, a small rip on the spine, and WGN Library letters on the back.)