View Single Post
Old 07-25-2011, 08:55 AM   #124 (permalink)
Music Addict
Zaqarbal's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Spain
Posts: 823

Now, as I promised, Andalusian rock. How did underground meet flamenco? Let's see: Late 60's and early 70's, two American military bases in Andalusia (southern Spain): Rota (Navy) and Morón (mind the accent in the 2nd o; Air Force). It happened that the servicemen there had a good musical taste. So, through them, vinyl records containing the latest psychedelic and progressive music of the moment reached the Andalusian scene (especially the city of Seville) and influenced several local groups. As a result, unusual (and often fascinating) mixtures came up. Like these by band Smash (1968-1973):

Other significant Andalusian-rock bands:

* Triana (1974-1983): En el lago ("At the Lake", 1974) and Quiero contarte ("I Want to Tell You", 1979).

Una historia ("A Story") and Abre la puerta ("Open the Door"):

* Medina Azahara (since 1979): Paseando por la mezquita ("Walking in the Mosque", 1980) and La esquina del aire ("The Corner of the Air").

"Lullabies for adults / crossed by the years / carry the flower of disappointment / tattooed in their gloomy melodies."

Last edited by Zaqarbal; 07-25-2011 at 10:35 AM. Reason: minor correction.
Zaqarbal is offline   Reply With Quote