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In 1995, the now legendary record shop Wild Mind held a charity concert at the Tutankhanum club in Oslo. The concert was going to help them to continue selling records to friends and acquaintances. But it didn’t turn out like that, and soon Wild Mind was unfortunately closed. Los Plantronics played live for the first time at that concert. 

This is now 22 years ago, and for the first time Los Plantronics songs will be collected on a «best of» album. No less than 100 (!) musicians have played with the band since that night at Tutankhanum, and many of them are heard in the thirty songs on «The Worst Is Yet To Come - Best of 1995 - 2017». 

Mariachi Death Surf. Mull a bit over that genre description and then play Los Plantronics’ compilation album. There might not be many that operate within that genre, but you’ll have to search long for a more concise description of a band’s music. 

Los Plantronics is a party in many ways, on both musical and esthetic terms. They have perfected their surf and mariachi rock since their inception in 1995, and no one in this country can claim they’re doing it better. Visually, it’s hard to avoid noticing their custom-made outfits, their stylish suits and, not least, their mexican wrestling masks. 

On the cover, which was designed by the artist Johnny Stingray, we see a depiction of how the band are burying their previous albums. It’s all done with a humoristic undertone, of course, and it suggests that we will get more music from Los Plantronics in the upcoming years. 

In addition to the vinyl album, a Los Plantronics photo-book is also issued. The photographer Stian Evensen has followed Los Plantronics during many years, and he’s gathered the best photos in a book titled «MARIACHI! Hecho en Noruega!». 


A1 Black Mariachi    
A2 Bobby Peru    
A3 Red Hot    
A4 Cin-a-delico    
A5 Golden Dawn Surf Patrol    
A6 Black Cactus Stampede    
A7 So You Say You Lost Your Babe  

B1 From Mecca To Mescalito    
B2 Plantrosaurus    
B3 Let's Go Boo-ga-loo!    
B4 Lonely Weekends    
B5 Surfin' The Prairie    
B6 Stumblin' Guitars    
B7 Let's Lynch The Landlord 

C1 Zapatista Surfista    
C2 Devil With The Blue Dress    
C3 Hang 'Em High (Alt. Version)    
C4 Los Diablos    
C5 Bertha Lou    
C6 Cpt. Atletico    
C7 Montezuma's Revenge    

D1 Once Upon A Time In Norugea    
D2 John Wayne (Drunk Again)    
D3 Casbah    
D4 I Wanna Be Your Driver    
D5 Tijuana Mary Y Juana    
D6 El Hombre    
D7 Mary Lou    
D8 The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

LOS PLANTRONICS LP The Worst Is Yet To Come (Best Of 1995-2017)

€27.90 Regular Price
€19.90Sale Price
  • Label: Jansen Plateproduksjon ‎– JANSEN092LP

    Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation 

    Country: Norway

    Released: 27 Oct 2017

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