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Reconquista!: The Latin Rock Invasion
     

Reconquista!: The Latin Rock Invasion

 
American pop has been a strong influence on Latin artists for decades, but with the rise of the "rock en espanol" movement in the 1980s, numerous artists from all over Latin America as well as the U.S. and Spain started offering an impressively wide variety of hard-edged, guitar-powered rock with Spanish lyrics. "Rock en espanol" is every bit as diverse as

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American pop has been a strong influence on Latin artists for decades, but with the rise of the "rock en espanol" movement in the 1980s, numerous artists from all over Latin America as well as the U.S. and Spain started offering an impressively wide variety of hard-edged, guitar-powered rock with Spanish lyrics. "Rock en espanol" is every bit as diverse as English-language rock, and has given us everything from Pat Benatar-loving hard rockers and Clash-inspired punks to Ministry-ish industrial noisemakers. Reconquista spotlights some of the leaders of the movement, including Argentina's Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and Mexico's Maldita Vecinidad Y Los Hijos del Quinto Patio, both of whom incorporate reggae, ska and rap; and the U2-influenced Mexican band Caifanes. While Cuca goes for a Van Halen-ish gloss on "El Son de Dolor" and Negu Gorriak combines salsa and dissonant "alternative" rock on "Ipurbegia," Dividios draws on everything from blues-rock and reggae to Middle Eastern music. For those who haven't yet explored "rock en espanol," this anything-but-predictable CD can be a splendid introduction.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/1997
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227257521
catalogNumber:
72575

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Performance Credits

Mano Negra   Track Performer
Caifanes   Track Performer
Fobia   Track Performer
Maldita Vecindad   Track Performer
Fabulosos Cadillacs   Track Performer
Cuca   Track Performer
Divididos   Track Performer
Seguridad Social   Track Performer
Negu Gorriak   Track Performer
Santa Sabina   Track Performer
Tijuana No!   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Gary Peterson   Liner Notes
Ruben Guevara   Producer
Don Snowden   Compilation Assistant
Sergio Arau   Compilation Assistant
Emilio Morales   Compilation Assistant
Enrique Blanc   Liner Notes,Annotation
Octavio Hernández-Diaz   Liner Notes,Annotation
Enrique Lopetegui   Compilation Assistant

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