Booka & the Flaming Geckos

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Booka & the Flaming Geckos

Baghdad Texas (Loudhouse Records)

A deposed Middle East dictator's plane crashes on the Mexican border, but he escapes to Texas. So goes the one-line synopsis of the indie film Baghdad Texas, which delivers pure Tex-Mex-Eastern delight. Booka Michel wrote and arranged the soundtrack of mainly atmospheric instrumentals ("Carmen's Dance"), with a few vocals for panache ("Pistol Packin' Papa").

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