El Nervio del Volcan

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All Music Guide - Richard Foss
The last album released before Caifanes changed their name to Los Jaguares is a triumph of progressive pop-metal entwined with Latin ideas. Though the group is often compared to U2 the two have never sounded less similar; the band developed a harder style here that comes close to early Metallica territory at times. Though Saul Hernandez is a near match for Bono in his histrionic style and socially conscious lyrics, he adopts a low croon for many of these songs. The group's Mexican character is displayed through the Spanish lyrics, sinuous guitar lines, and lively percussion that is far more complex than most bands from North of the border. El Nervio del Volcan was a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard Foss
The last album released before Caifanes changed their name to Los Jaguares is a triumph of progressive pop-metal entwined with Latin ideas. Though the group is often compared to U2 the two have never sounded less similar; the band developed a harder style here that comes close to early Metallica territory at times. Though Saul Hernandez is a near match for Bono in his histrionic style and socially conscious lyrics, he adopts a low croon for many of these songs. The group's Mexican character is displayed through the Spanish lyrics, sinuous guitar lines, and lively percussion that is far more complex than most bands from North of the border. El Nervio del Volcan was a deservingly popular album and won over many American fans, some of whom spoke little or no Spanish but could tell a great band when they heard one.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/1994
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • UPC: 743212141122
  • Catalog Number: 09230
  • Sales rank: 112,736

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Afuera (4:48)
  2. 2 Miedo (3:39)
  3. 3 Aqui No Es Asi (4:54)
  4. 4 Ayer Me Dijo Un Ave (3:31)
  5. 5 Hasta Que Dejes de Respirar (4:08)
  6. 6 Avientame (4:34)
  7. 7 El Animal (3:05)
  8. 8 Quisiera Ser Alcohol (5:11)
  9. 9 Pero Nunca Me Cai (4:14)
  10. 10 El Año del Dragon (3:48)
  11. 11 La Llorona (5:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Caifanes Primary Artist
Jerry Goodman Violin, Electric Violin
Stuart Hamm Bass
Graham Nash Harmonica
Lenny Castro Percussion, Conga, Shaker
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Cecilia Toussaint Vocals, Background Vocals
Alfonso Andre Percussion, Drums
Alejandro Marcovich Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Electric Guitar, Guiro, Cencerro, Cabasa, Tarola
Federico Fong Bass
Saul Hernández Vocals, Guitarron
Yann Zaragoza Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Stuart Hamm Contributor
Caifanes Director
Greg Ladanyi Producer, Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Jeffrey Shannon Contributor
Brett Swain Contributor
Richard Landers Engineer, Contributor
Alfonso Andre Programming
Roger Gorman Graphic Design
Federico Fong Contributor
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