Here is my first collection from Peru. [Editor's note: there have now been five Latin rock volumes: 118 (Chicano Rock) 84 (Brazil), 89 (Mexico), 104 (Peru) and 43 (general South America)]. I was initially planning to make only one, but I have found so much good stuff that this is part 1 of at least two volumes. Similarly to when I made the Brazilian Vol84, I was bowled over by the talent and enthusiasm of the bands that this South American country produced. Also like Brazil, and some of the other countries I have covered, these musicians had a hard time to work under hardline government rule.
|Mag and "El Virrey" logos|
The title of this volume is taken from a Los Destellos track. "Onsta la Yerbita" means "Were's The Green Leaf", although i'm not entirely sure what kind of leaf this refers too...
01. Introduccion (1972)
from album 'Concierto en Rock'
02. Los Texao - Stone (1970)
03. New Juggler Sound - Glue (1968)
Single and album ‘Glue’ (as Laghonia)
04. We All Together - Follow Me If You Can (1974)
From album ‘Volumen II’
05. Smog - Wiched Man (1971)
06. El Alamo - Malos Pensamientos (1971)
From album ‘Malos Pensamientos’
07. Los Nuevos Shain's - Wicked World (1969)
08. Pax - Pig Pen Boogie (1970)
Album ‘May God and Your Will Land You and Your Soul Miles Away’
09. Los Destellos - Onsta la Yerbita (1971)
From album ‘Constelacion’
10. Los Saicos - Fugitivo de Alcatraz (1965)
11. The Mad's - Fly Away (1971)
from archival release ‘Molesto’
|Gerardo Manuel Rojas|
The acts appearing on it are Los Ringers, Cacique, Litta Diaz, La Maquina del Tiempo, Los Belkings, El Polen, Cacique, Gerardo Manuel y el Humo, El Ayllu, El Trebol and Elisa Diaz. The story goes that The Ringers were an L.A. band that temporarily relocated while on tour, recording the LP 'Before & After' in Peru on the El Virrey label. So far I have been unable to find any pictures of the 'Concierto en Rock' LP, let me know if you can help out!
|Smog - Wiched Man 45|
|Pax (l-r) Pico (gtr), Miguel Flores (dr),|
Jaime "Pacho" Orue Moreno (vox),
Marc Aguillar (bass)
|Pax LP 1970|
They were at one time the most popular band in Peru and in 2011 the late guitarist’s son made a band documentary called Saicomania. In 2006 the remaining members started some reunion shows, reportedly the first time they had played since 1966, and the last one played was 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
|The Mad's - Molesto LP|
Thanks for listening!