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Old 04-02-2017, 10:28 AM   #131 (permalink)
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^ HaHa. Thanks Zaqarbal ! " Dirty blues with a sinister edge" sounded too good to resist, so I listened to Guadalupe Plata even though they weren't my first music of the day.

All the tracks are great, and your description is pretty accurate. I particularly liked Ratas and Milana, with the crazy singer. On that track, I thought that around 1:35 was simultaneously the best bit of the music and the worst bit of the video, but that's just my opinión. What do you think? The standout track for me though is Filo de Navaja, with that cool base tying down the wild guitar. I'll certainly be putting some GP into my music files - thanks
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:03 PM   #132 (permalink)
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^ HaHa. Thanks Zaqarbal ! " Dirty blues with a sinister edge" sounded too good to resist, so I listened to Guadalupe Plata even though they weren't my first music of the day.

All the tracks are great, and your description is pretty accurate. I particularly liked Ratas and Milana, with the crazy singer. On that track, I thought that around 1:35 was simultaneously the best bit of the music and the worst bit of the video, but that's just my opinión. What do you think? The standout track for me though is Filo de Navaja, with that cool base tying down the wild guitar. I'll certainly be putting some GP into my music files - thanks
Actually I just copied that description from El Intercambio's post itself. Anyway, it's fascinating to see how three Andalusians play that style of music with such a passion. In fact, Milana videoclip humorously alludes to that. The presenter, with a strong Andalusian accent, introduces Guadalupe Plata as an American band.

The good Spanish musicians use to have a great ability to import, assimilate and mix all kind of genres, and to adapt them to Spanish language. For instance, in the 80's certain bands made a kind of new hispanization (splendid, by the way) of American classic rock-&-roll and rockabilly:

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The thing is that it sounded amazingly natural to the Spanish-speaking audience. And it's not easy at all to achieve that result. It has a lot of merit. Due to words' length, it's very difficult to make a good rock or pop song in Spanish (at least much more difficult than doing it in English). However, if the artist in question is really talented, everything is possible.
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:55 PM   #133 (permalink)
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The presenter, with a strong Andalusian accent, introduces Guadalupe Plata as an American band.
^ Aha! I missed that little detail!

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For instance, in the 80's certain bands made a kind of new hispanization (splendid, by the way) of American classic rock-&-roll and rockabilly....
The thing is that it sounded amazingly natural to the Spanish-speaking audience. And it's not easy at all to achieve that result. It has a lot of merit. Due to words' length, it's very difficult to make a good rock or pop song in Spanish (at least much more difficult than doing it in English). However, if the artist in question is really talented, everything is possible.
^ "Hispanization" is a new word to me and I found your comments about word length and lyrics especially interesting. I might go back and examine some of your parallel texts, where you have the Spanish and English side by side.

Your examples of classic rock were interesting, and presumably show the successful assimilation of a style. But because of your mention of word length, I was expecting posts that showed how actual songs, actual lyrics are translated. I suppose that is a specific and seperate issue. Whatever the case, it seems a good moment to post something from Los Freddy's, who made some interesting covers of Beatle songs:-

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From a brief listen, they seem to dance around the original lyrics, sticking to the original meaning when they can, substituting something else when they can't. Well, that's a technique John Lennon himself would approve of I'm sure! At the legendary first meeting of John and Paul, when JL was playing at a school fete, Paul mentions how John was singing songs he only half knew the lyrics of. When he didn't know the words, he just put in lyrics of his own. Not so different from Los Freddy's I suspect.

I think Los Freddy's have done a good job, and it would be interesting to see, line for line, how they did it.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:35 PM   #134 (permalink)
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I recommend Rawayana. It is a Venezuelan band with reggae, ska and alternative rock style
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:56 PM   #135 (permalink)
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Rosalía is a spanish singer based in Barcelona, produced by El Guincho, her sound is a mix of pop and flamenco. Her eyegasmic video clips were produced by also Barcelona based agency CANADA.



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Old 01-18-2019, 08:19 AM   #136 (permalink)
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My new favourite spanish singer is Lola Indigo. I adore her power. She is becoming one of the most influencial and powerful singers right now.
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