Now in their 29th year as rock 'n' roll crusaders for all that's way, way cool about early '60s Britannia pop, Merseybeat and Shadows-styled instrumentals, The Rapiers—"the best '60s band since the '60s"—are truly worth flying 5,000 miles to see, hear and dig.
My resistance is low for Los Paramors lead guitarist Marcelo Panzoni's delicate take on Colin Pryce-Jones's arrangement of Amazing Grace from Guitar Heaven. Using a Tascam Guitar Trainer MP-GT1, Marcelo digitally tunes out Colin's lead then adds his own dreamy echo and guitar.
In other Rapiers tribute, I'll remind you that Marcelo's combo regaled us in November with their finely polished (suave, if you like) version of Robbesque.
Dig this Argentinian combo called Los Paramors performing Rapier Neil Ainsby's so very suave Robbesque instrumental, recorded for You're Never Alone With The Rapiers, last night in a Buenos Aires pub called La Dama De Bollini.
Si, senor! Wish I'd been there to imbibe, for the originators have never, to my knowledge, played Neil's handiwork live.