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In the tradition of Duane Eddy, Television, and Angelo Badalamenti, Pell Mell are the latest entrants in the King of Twang sweepstakes. Unadorned Fender tones supported by cocktail-lounge organ are the driving force of the band's moody, minor-key instrumentals. Guitarist David Spalding relies primarily on low-register single-note lines, which are refreshingly sparse and as simple as a roadside diner menu. Sullen and somber, these aren't good-times-in-the-fast-lane tunes, but an ideal soundtrack for a slow cross-country cruise when your only companions are a Thermos of lukewarm coffee and a carton of Lucky Strikes.  -CG

Guitar Player Review of Interstate - Jun
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