Mexican psych-rock reissue offers four new tracks.
Bodo Molitor was a German-born Mexican musician whose 1969 release Hits Internacionales combined fuzzy guitars, shrill farfisa and throaty vocals into a fun, irresistible stew. The cover versions here betray the influences: The Beatles' "She's a Woman" and "You Can't Do That", The Doors' "Hello I Love You", Nina Simone's "Real Real" and Wilson Pickett's "In The Midnight Hour" rub shoulders with original compositions like the propulsive "You Don't Know" -- great bass line there, guys -- the acoustic strummer "Laziness" and the straight-up rocker "Try Minnie Try".
Inevitably, the original tracks don't quite measure up to songs that have settled into the status of rock classics, but the album is a worthwhile spin nonetheless. For aficianados of classic rock who fear they may have exhausted the known sources of material, the always-dependable Shadoks Music label has unearthed one more nugget to enjoy, with bonus tracks to boot. With 16 songs in total, there's something here for just about everyone.