Friday, March 18, 2011

The Day After The Sabbath 39: Bandera Inmortal [Spain pt.1]

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TDATS 39 is a collection of music from Spain. [EDIT since this was made, a second Spanish volume is now here: see Vol 123]

After the Spanish Civil War, during the fifty-year dictatorship of Franco, everything pertaining to regional culture was banned. Languages, literature, and music were burned and berated. Musicians before 1975 suffered many difficulties as a result. The kind of material I generally look for was especially rare in the early 70's, just at the time when most of the world was enjoying it's peaks.

Firstly I must thank Mara at mar-abunta.blogspot.com for some excellent recommendations that have really helped this volume. It starts with Tapiman who, along with The Storm, Lone Star and Leño, were among the more professional sounding bands to draw influence from big, brash hard rock names like Zeppelin and Purple. Lone Star's track is taken from a period TV appearance so apologies for the sound but the enthusiastic performance makes up for it. Agamenon and Cerebrum offer great slabs of growling psych while Union Pacific, Tarántula, Lisker and Ñu offer driving hard prog. Ciclón and Época are both rare examples of unfortunately short-lived bands that counted Sabbath as influences and only had a few single releases. Evolution were a band established in the 60's who cottoned on to the progressions at the turn of the decade and began recording some reverential covers like this King Crimson track. Eduardo Bort offers an unusual mix of spacey folk with bouts of Hendrix-style guitar and is only now gathering respect as one of Spain's most unique acts. The comp ends on a departure from the heaviness with Triana, renowned as the country's premiere exponent of the 'flamenco prog' sound.

01. Tapiman - No Control (1971)
02. Agamenon - Todos Rien De Mi (1975)
03. Union Pacific - A Tu Marcha (1978)
04. Época - No Estoy Bien (1971)
05. Tarántula - Es Demasiado (1978)
06. The Storm - Experiencia sin Organo (1974)
07. Cerebrum - Time's Door (1970)
08. Eduardo Bort - Thoughts 'Pensamientos' [2 Parte] (1974)
09. Lisker - Kalean Festa (1979)
10. Ñu - Que Nadie Escape de la Evolución (1976)
11. Lone Star - Adelante [TV performance] (1974)
12. Evolution - 21st Century Schizoid Man [King Crimson cover] (1970)
13. Leño - Sodoma y Chabola (1979)
14. Ciclón - Mr. Mague (1978)
15. Triana - En El Lago (1975)


Música feliz!
Rich

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks to you Rich, this is simply a fab comp.

    I´ll post up in marab as a gift from you, but i´ll do the next Monday, you deserve the exclusive. Cheers dear!

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  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxKBudcSPQM

    Another short-lived band worth mentioning. Skorpis.

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  3. thanks Anonymous, I will check it out, always appreciate the recommendations, I will use on further comps if it passes muster! And thanks for posting on your blog Mara!

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  4. I forgot to name Rockcelona aswell. Their only album "La Bruja" is awesome.

    Cheers Rich!

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  5. Hello I believe that to this list he lacks names as Cucharada led by ManoloTena,Asfalto, Topo, bands of music of neighborhood that also formed the Spanish scene of the 70, 80, inclusive of bands Coz, with mas xexi muñequita put on heel a greeting colleague.

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  6. Thanks Rich.. i appreciate your comments also the heavy songs that you share in youtube :)

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  7. Thanks so much for your work. Just love your comps -- became an addict!

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  8. Thanks for the GREAT samplers... I'm getting 'em all!! But, a question: why didn't you included any recent Spanish band? There are plenty, and some ones quite good: RIP KC, Mermaid... and specially Plomo:
    http://www.myspace.com/plomoleadrockers

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  9. Hi "Anonymous", as you can probably tell my blog is dedicated to 60/70s bands, though I do sometimes throw in contemporary covers of old bands if they sound suitable. I had a cursory look while I was putting together this particular comp and did not find any, so thanks for your recommendations, I will check them out!

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  10. Extraordinario tu blog, y que decirte de este disco, que recuerdos me tragiste, claro que hay muchos discos mas que valen la pena resaltar pero no entran todos en un disco.Gracias y saludos.

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  11. Your blog is outstanding....thanks so much for the hard work you put into this..... great archaeology skills too!

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  12. Search la Banda trapera del rio. wild protopunk with some progresive tunes. They are played at the same time with the Sex pistols, and the new generation of punk call them the spanish pistols because it attitude, but musically they were so influenced by prog rock. I think you will love it

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