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Old 11-19-2010, 07:53 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Coming back to the work. There's still a lot of music to show. Considering all the genres, we only have seen the "tip of the iceberg".


* Mecano (Spain, 1981-1992). One of the most influential 80's pop bands in the Spanish-language music, with a huge success in many Latin American countries, and also in France and Italy. Hoy no me puedo levantar ("I Can't Get Up Today", 1981) is about a hangover after one of those early-80's lively weekends in Madrid. Aire ("Air", 1984) is metaphorical and subjective, but it probably describes some kind of ecstasy experience.



Some other of their hits are (click): Maquillaje ("Make-up", 1982), Hijo de la Luna ("Son of the Moon", 1986), Cruz de navajas ("Cross of Knives", 1986) and La fuerza del destino ("The Force of Destiny", 1988). Mujer contra mujer ("Woman Against Woman", 1988) talks about a lesbian love, Naturaleza muerta ("Still Life", 1991) is translated below and Una rosa es una rosa ("A Rose is a Rose", 1991) is a love song sounding like a rumba.




* Now, two songs from Amaral's last album (Gato negro, Dragón rojo, 2008):



And here, playing Escapar (the Spanish version of Slipping Away) together with Moby. Live (2006):




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Old 11-20-2010, 03:54 AM   #82 (permalink)
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* A must-listen group: Presuntos Implicados (since 1984). This is a unique case in the Spanish-speaking music, and at the same time one of its most important acts of all time. These guys have a very special ability to combine pop music with influences from funk, soul, blues, Latin American (including Brazilian) music, jazz, ballads and Mediterranean folk, in a way that no other Spanish-language band has ever done. The result of their original "formula" is a delightful music, which has succeeded in both sides of the Atlantic. Soledad Giménez (a sweet and beautiful voice) was the band's leading vocalist until 2006 (then she went solo). I absolutely recommend their entire discography. You won't find any other act with all these particular features in the Hispanic pop music. The following are just a few examples:

Alma de blues ("Soul of Blues") is an homage to Billie Holiday. Cómo hemos cambiado ("How We Have Changed!") is about nostalgia for a lost old friendship.



Mi pequeño tesoro ("My Little Treasure") is dedicated to a baby son. La flor de la mañana ("The Morning Flower") is a love song.



La flor de la mañana
is exceptionally beautiful. It's very difficult to translate (and obviously, translation doesn't sound the same), but...


♫ "Eran sólo dos extraños...........They were just two strangers
concediéndose deseos.............granting each other's wishes
como dos enamorados.....................like two lovers
que vaciaron sus manos.............who emptied their hands
de desengaños y miedos.............of disappointments and fears
y de afecto las llenaron.............and they fill them with affection.
Calmaron con fresas su hambre,...............They eased their hunger with strawberries,
con vino su sed.........their thirst with wine
y el frío con su calor.............and the cold with their warmth.
(..)
Y pensaron los dos:..............And they both thought:
¿Qué habrá tras tu mirada,..........What is there behind your gaze,
que tanto oculta y tanto da?..........that hides and shows so many things?
(...)
La flor de la mañana hoy.............Today you sowed the morning flower
sembraste en mi ventana..........................at my window
fingiendo que fingías.............pretending to be pretending
que me amabas..........you were in love with me.
(...)
" ♫

Fingiendo que fingías que me amabas
(Pretending to be pretending you were in love with me)


Awesome

Also (click): Sed de amor ("Thirst for Love"), La noche ("The Night"), Palabras de amor ("Words of Love"), Me das el mar ("You Give Me the Sea") and Esperaré ("I Will Wait"). Todas las flores ("All the Flowers") is another love song. Gente ("People") talks about both love and human brotherhood.


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Old 11-23-2010, 10:10 PM   #83 (permalink)
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I've always been a fan of Silvio Rodríguez's early stuff, mainly just 1970s, specifically Al Final de Este Viaje, Días y Flores, y Mujeres. Pretty folksy stuff with absolutely amazing lyrics, pretty much poetry set to music.

One of his classics from Al Final, Ojala:
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:39 PM   #84 (permalink)
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wow! how weird to find silvio rodriguez here. his lyirics are beautiful.

well I love music in spanish specially music from my country so I could be ages posting band names and songs, but today I'll just share with you two songs, by this man who has filled my life the last 3 years with the most beautiful music.

YouTube - Anochecer - Lisandro Aristimuño y Kevin Johansen


YouTube - Lisandro Aristimuño "Cerrar los ojos" En vivo 2


(sorry I haven't figured out yet how to make the whole video thing appear haha)
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:28 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Can't do it! Although I had a Juanes album for a while..good stuff.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:43 AM   #86 (permalink)
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well I love music in spanish specially music from my country so I could be ages posting band names and songs
Great! I need help to complete all the music information in this thread. For the moment I've talked about some big names (Tequila, Los Rodríguez, Héroes del Silencio, Radio Futura, Vetusta Morla, etc.), but there's still a lot of work to do. At least we have to show the main artists, albums, genres and songs (and sometimes, if I have enough time for it, I also use to translate a few lines from certain important songs into English).

For instance, I think I should add more info about all those great Argies from the 70's (Pescado Rabioso, Pappo, etc.). Also, Calamaro, Soda Stereo, Babasónicos, Bersuit Vergarabat, Fito Paez... and that's only to mention a few... whew! Too much work for a single person. Will you help me?

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today I'll just share with you two songs, by this man who has filled my life the last 3 years with the most beautiful music.

YouTube - Anochecer - Lisandro Aristimuño y Kevin Johansen


YouTube - Lisandro Aristimuño "Cerrar los ojos" En vivo 2


(sorry I haven't figured out yet how to make the whole video thing appear haha)
Look, this way (without the &):





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Old 12-01-2010, 09:51 AM   #87 (permalink)
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thanks!!! that was helpful!! sure I'll help, I must admit I'm more into under sort of bands though, but I do love Pescado Rabioso, Spinetta, Soda! so it sounds great!
I was thinking about Manu Chao

btw, where in Spain are you? the other day a friend of mine showed me this song and I just loved it



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Not a huge fan of this guy. "Mexican Institute of Sound" You can look it up on youtube (again I would embed if I could) , look up a song called "Cumbia" (really dig the samples he uses).

Pretty fun Latin flavored dance music. That particular song really does not have lyrics, but he does have songs that use the "spanish language".

Pura Vida Vatos!
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:49 PM   #89 (permalink)
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Where in Spain are you? the other day a friend of mine showed me this song and I just loved it

Soy madrileño. I'm from Madrid, like Marwan. Yes, there is an interesting generation of young singers-songwriters born in the city, like Ismael Serrano and Javier Álvarez:

Russian Red (I mentioned her at this another thread) is from Madrid too, although she sings in English.


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Not a huge fan of this guy. "Mexican Institute of Sound" You can look it up on youtube (again I would embed if I could) , look up a song called "Cumbia" (really dig the samples he uses).

Pretty fun Latin flavored dance music. That particular song really does not have lyrics, but he does have songs that use the "spanish language".

Pura Vida Vatos!
Yep, the M.I.S. (pseudonym of Camilo Lara) is quite known. I like El Micrófono ("The Microphone") and Alocatel:



Another well-known Mexican act with a similar style (at least in some songs): Plastilina Mosh.



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how nice Madrid!!! I've got a couple of friends from that city, one from Barcelona and a very very good friend from Sevilla. spanish people are really cool!

Papá cuentame otra vez, god that's such a sad song. Ismael Serrano is a great song writer! I really like this song

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