Los Fabulosos Calaveras

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All Music Guide - Victor Valdivia
Arguably the most focused, self-assured record of their career, Fabulosos Calavera shows the Cadillacs incorporating the hardest, heaviest guitar rock they've ever played into their usual mélange of ska, reggae, Caribbean, and Latin rhythms. The band draws its sound from all over the place salsa legend Ruben Blades appears on one track, but the songwriting is superbly honed -- there seem to be no fat or extraneous parts in any of the album's 13 tracks. "Surfer Calavera" mixes thrash, funk, reggae, and harmony vocals into the album's most infectious track, while "El Carnicero de Giles/Sueno" goes from jazzy beatnik poetry to pounding speed metal. "Howen" even flirts with...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Victor Valdivia
Arguably the most focused, self-assured record of their career, Fabulosos Calavera shows the Cadillacs incorporating the hardest, heaviest guitar rock they've ever played into their usual mélange of ska, reggae, Caribbean, and Latin rhythms. The band draws its sound from all over the place salsa legend Ruben Blades appears on one track, but the songwriting is superbly honed -- there seem to be no fat or extraneous parts in any of the album's 13 tracks. "Surfer Calavera" mixes thrash, funk, reggae, and harmony vocals into the album's most infectious track, while "El Carnicero de Giles/Sueno" goes from jazzy beatnik poetry to pounding speed metal. "Howen" even flirts with Western and Mariachi music Rather than being distracting, however, such stylistic shifts enhance the energy and highlight the emotional contrasts of the music. Its seeming dark edges are leavened with a warm, wry humor that appears everywhere including the album's cover art, which is black and features multiple skulls and keletons, but seems downright cheerful rather than foreboding. Fabulosos Calavera demonstrates that it is possible to have fun and give listeners plenty to chew on motionally. 12 years into their career, they made their most successful record yet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/1997
  • Label: Rca Intl
  • UPC: 743215080145
  • Catalog Number: 50801

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 El Muerto (4:07)
  2. 2 Surfer Calavera (4:36)
  3. 3 El Carnicero de Giles/Sueño (3:41)
  4. 4 Sabato (4:41)
  5. 5 Howen (2:31)
  6. 6 A Amigo J.V. (5:07)
  7. 7 Hoy Llore Cancion (4:01)
  8. 8 Calaveras Y Diablitos (4:24)
  9. 9 Il Pajarito (3:18)
  10. 10 Nino Diamante (6:00)
  11. 11 Piazzolla (4:21)
  12. 12 Amnesia (2:28)
  13. 13 A.D.R.B. (En Busca Eterna) (6:03)
  14. 14 Surfer Calavera (3:56)
  15. 15 Howen (2:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Rubén Blades Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals
Americo Bellotto Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Dave Shiffman Mezcla
KC Porter Percussion, Piano, Accordion, Coros
Fernando Ricciardi Drums, Timbales, cowbell, Bateria, Cencerro
Sergio Rotman Flute, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Transverse Flute, Baritonos
Mario Siperman Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Analogue Synthesizer, Sintetizador
Gerardo Toto Rotblat Percussion, Djembe, Cajon, cowbell, Cencerro, Cuerno
Fernando Albareda Trombone
Flavio Oscar Cianciarulo Bass, Strings, Double Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar, Bajo Sexto, Fretless Banjo
Gabriel Fernandez Capello Percussion, Piano, Accordion, Vocals
Anibal Rigozzi Background Vocals, Coros
Dany Lozano Trumpet
Midnerely Acevedo Background Vocals, Coro
Technical Credits
John Karpowich Engineer, Engineering
Dave Shiffman Engineer
KC Porter Engineering
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
Oswald "Wiz" Bowe Engineer
Fernando Ricciardi Composer
Thomas Cookman Executive Producer
Gerardo Toto Rotblat Accessories
Alvaro Villagra Engineer, Engineering
Walter Chacon Engineer
Flavio Oscar Cianciarulo Composer, Illustrations
Gabriel Fernandez Capello Illustrations
Ariel Di Lisio Graphic Design
Alex Dixon Engineer
Anibal Rigozzi Executive Producer
Larissa Aguado Graphic Design
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Fabulosos Calaveras

    This remaster version has a good sound and is a great album but I prefer the original from 1997, the artwork in this one is very poor and it doesn't have the lyrics.

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