Groupe Rock 'n' Roll US formé en 1988 à Nashville (Tennessee). Los Straitjackets est composé de Eddie Angel, L.J. "Jimmy" Lester, Danny Amis et E. Scott Esbeck.

Mixing the familiar sounds of Dick Dale, Duane Eddy, and the Ventures, Los Straitjackets create their own version of energetic surf guitar twang complete with Mexican wrestling masks. Los Straitjackets began in the summer of 1988. Eddie Angel (guitar), L.J. "Jimmy" Lester (drums), and Danny Amis (guitar) formed an instrumental trio called the Straitjackets, which played local Nashville shows throughout the summer. After a six-year hiatus, the Straitjackets reunited, added E. Scott Esbeck on bass, and changed their name to Los Straitjackets. In November 1994, the band signed with Upstart Records. They released their first single, "Gatecrasher" b/w "Lonely Apache," on Sympathy for the Record Industry in February 1995. In March 1995, the band's first album, The Utterly Fantastic and Totally Unbelievable Sound of los Straitjackets, was released on Upstart. That summer the band went on its first major U.S. tour. In June 1996, the band released its second album, !Viva!; The Velvet Touch of los Straitjackets followed in 1999 and Damas y Caballeros! surfaced two years later. The mysterious musos decided to move on to holiday music the next year, and tackled several Christmas favorites on the fun 'Tis the Season for los Straitjackets! Supersonic Guitars in 3-D arrived in 2003, followed by a collection of outtakes, live tracks, and rarities called Vivos y los Raros in 2004. Twist Part dropped in 2006, followed by the all-star Rock en Español, Vol. 1 in 2007. In 2009, Los Straitjackets returned with The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets -- a back-to-basics album that nixed guest Vocalsists and horns in favor of the Straitjackets core rocking guitar sound. The quartet expanded to a quintet in 2010 when Los Straitjackets added a third guitarist, Greg Townson. 2012's Jet Set, which marked the return of Amis to the band after recovering from a difficult illness, was recorded at the Pow Wow Fun Room Studios in Los Angeles, produced by Janne Haavisto, and featured guest spots from the Basic Cable Horns (best-known for their work on the Conan television show) and Finnish actress and musician Irina Bjorklund. The album also featured a new drummer, Chris Sprague, who took over from Jason Smay. In 2013, los Straightjackets shared billing with the Fleshtones and Southern Culture on the Skids for an album of horror-themed retro-rock, Mondo Zombie Boogaloo. Los Straitjackets renewed their commitment to "instrumental music with Vocalss" on the 2014 release Sings The Great Instrumental Hits, with Deke Dickerson (fittingly a man more celebrated as a guitarist than a singer) warbling little-heard lyrics to popular instrumental tunes, including "Pipeline," "Walk Don't Run," and "Honky Tonk."

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Talents : Eddie Angel : Guitar - L.J. "Jimmy" Lester : Drums - Danny Amis : Guitar - E. Scott Esbeck : Bass

Style musical : Surf Revival, Garage Rock

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1996 CD UPSTART 5 (US) A Marshmallow World / Sleigh Ride / Outta Gear
1996 SP SPINOUT 45-015 (US)

Big Sandy con Los Straitjackets - La Plaga / Que Mala

2008 SP YEP ROC ? (US) Smells Like Teen Spirit
05/2017 SP Sleazy SR120 (S)

Los StraitjacketsBig Sandy, El Vez ‎– ...To The Rescue - Big Sandy To The Rescue / El Vez To The Rescue

Albums

03/1995 CD UPSTART 718015 (US) THE UTTERLY FANTASTIC AND TOTALLY UNBELIEVABLE SOUND OF LOS STRAITJACKETS - Fury! / G-Man / Straightjacket / Jetty Motel / Car-Hop / Caveman / Tailspin / University Blvd. / Gatecrusher / Itchy Chicken / Della Street / Calhoun Surf / Rampage / Lynxtail
06/1996 CD UPSTART 718031 (US) !VIVA! LOS STRAITJACKETS - Cavalcade / The Casbah / Wrong Planet / Lonely Apache / Outta Gear / Pacifica / Espionage / Swamp Fire / Lawnmower / Lurking In The Shadows / Brans And Eggs / Venturing Out / Trunami! / Nightmare In Monte Cristo
08/1999 CD YEP ROC 2013 (US) THE VELVET TOUCH OF... LOS STRAITJACKETS - Kawanga! / Rockula / Close To Champaign / Hornet's Nest / My Heart Will Go On / Tempest / Tijuana Boots / Sing, Sing, Sing / Tabouli / Sterno / State Fair / All That Giltters
2001 CD LOVECAT MUSIC 3669 (US) ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOUND - Furious / Road Rage / Candy Rock / Kaboom! / California Fun / Switchblade Stroll / Cactus Walk / Arizona Sunset / Country Squier [electric] / Country Squier [acoustic] / Golden Nugget / Heavy Bag / Cropdustin' / Cantina [electric] / Cantina [acoustic] / Sombrero / Onion Dip / Pot Liquor / Man From S.W.A.M.P / Dipsy Doodle / Take The 405 / Fuzzy Nova
02/2001 CD YEP ROC 2025 (US) DAMAS Y CABALLEROS! - Introduction Of Los Straitjackets / Outta Gear / State Fair / Casbah / Calhoun Surf / Itchy Chicken / Last Date / Kawanga! / I'm Branded / My Heart Will Go On [Love Theme From Titanic] / Squad Car / Rockula / Tempest / Lynxtail / Tailspin / Pacifica / Driving Guitars / Sing Sing Sing / Sleepwalk / Rawhide
09/2001 CD YEP ROC 2028 (US) SING ALONG WITH LOS STRAITJACKETS - Black Is Black / Chica Alborotada aka Tallahassee Lassie / Treat Her Right / I Ain't The One / Down The Line / Rey Criollo aka King Creole / California Sun / I'll Go Down Swinging / La Suegra aka Mother In Law / Bumble Bee / Shake That Rat / The End Of The World / A Huevo
10/2002 CD YEP ROC 2041 (US) 'TIS THE SEASON FOR LOS STRAITJACKETS! - Here Comes Santa Claus / A Marshmallow World / Feliz Navidad / Jingle Bell Rock / Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Frosty The Snowman / Christmas In Las Vegas / Let It Snow / Sleigh Ride / Christmas Weekend / The Little Drummer Boy / The Christmas Song
09/2003 CD YEP ROC 2047 (US) SUPERSONIC GUITARS IN 3-D - Squid / Dipinto Twist / Time Bomb / Can You Dig It? / San Diego Shutdown / Isn't Love Grand? / Giggle Water / Midnight In Salerno / Beach Bag / Jungleaya / Galaxy Drive / Tarantula / Dreamland
03/2004 CD ANIMAL 3703 (?) LOS VIVOS Y LOS RAROS - Kawanga! / Rockula / Itchy Chicken / Pacificia / State Fair / Tailspin / Out Of Limits / Bim Bam Baby / Jack The Ripper / La Novia / I Thought It Over / Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt
11/2004 CD YEP ROC 28 (US) PLAY FAVORITES  - Out Of Limits / Our Favorite Martian / Moon River / Bim Bam Baby / A Town Without Pity / Jack The Ripper / La Novia De Mi Major Amigo (Girl Of My Best Friend) / The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt / I Thought It Over / Telstar / King Of The Surf / Perfidia / Bad Reputation / Theme From Magnificent Seven / Last Date
2005 CD LOVECAT MUSIC 3685 (US) ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOUND - VOL. 2 - Piledriver! / Boa Constrictor / I Want Cake / Lookey Here / Just A Little Trip / Juke Joint Compound / Funky Twine / Blues Face / Susie X / Hindenburg / Gallstones / Apple Orchard / Hey Joey / Hooligan / Sloppy Joe / Honolulu Vice / Out Of The Shadows / Creepy, Pt. 1 / Creepy, Pt. 2 / Tennessee Cannonball / Off Broadway / Brazil Nuts / Miller Park / Color My Hair / At The Seashore / Drum Solo #1 / Drum Solo #2
10/2006 CD YEP ROC 2119 (US) TWIST PARTY!!! - Twist Party / Twistin' Gorilla / Hypno-Twist / Twistin' Out In Space / Kitty Kat / Footstomp! / Twist & Grind / Isn't Love Grand / On Tap / Do The Daddy-O / Domino Twist / The Mad Scientwist / Prelude To A Twist / Twistin' In The Rain / All Back To Drac's / Peppermint Twist
04/2007 CD YEP ROC 2135 (US) ROCK EN ESPANOL - VOL. 1 - Los Straitjackets with Big Sandy featuring Cesar Rosas & Little Willie G.- De Dia Y De Noche [All Day And All Of The Night] / Dejenme Llorar / Ana [Anna (Non Dimenticar)] / El Microscopico Bikini [Dizzy Mizz Lizzie] / Dame Una Seña [Gimme Little Sign] / La Hiedra Venenosa [Poison Ivy] / Calor [Slow Down mix] / Hey Lupe [Hang On Sloopy] / Lagrimas Salitarias [Lonely Teardrops] / Popotitos [Bony Maronie] / Magia Blanca [Devil Woman] / Loco Te Patina el Coco [Wild Thing] / Tu Te Vas (You'll Lose A Good Thing)
04/2009 CD YEP ROC YEP-2165 (US) THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF LOS STRAIJACKETS - Cal-Speed / Challenger 64 / Blowout! / Fortune Cookie / Minority Report / Teen Beast / Catalina / Sasquatch / Nocturnal Twist / Tubby / The Wild Mouse / Mercury / Kaptain Krunch
11/2009 CD YEP ROC YEP-2813 (US) YULETIDE BEAT - (I) Deck The Halls / We Three Kings / Que Verdes Son / Joy To The World / Close To Christmas (The First Noel) / Silent Night Rock / Jingle Bells / O Come All Ye Faithful / Groovy Old Saint Nick / Soul'd Lang Syne
08/2012 CD YEP ROC YEP 2268 (US)

Jet Set - Crime Scene / Yeah Yeah Yeah / New Siberia / Aerostar / Brooklyn Slide / Jet Set / Low Tide / Walking Down 3rd Street / Bobsleddin' / Wrong Way Inn / Space Mosquito / Sardinian Holiday / Mr. Pink / Pop Rocks & Coke / Für Sophia

10/2014 CD YEP ROC YEP 2407  (US) Deke Dickerson Sings the Great Instrumental Hits! - Deke Dickerson / Los Straitjackets - Fury / Honky Tonk / Magic Star / Theme from a Summer Place / Perfidia / Apache / Miserlou / Kawanga / Wild Weekend / You Can Count On Me / Walk, Don't Run / Popcorn / Sleepwalk / Pipeline

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