Sunday, May 29, 2011

Los Saicos - Los Saicos (1964-1966 peru garage rock - compilation of Repsychedelic records digipack edition - FLAC)

[ South America and Latin Series # 01 ]

Even though they listened to the best-known British Invasion bands, Peru's great Saicos came up with a wild garage/surf sound that was unlike anything else recorded in Latin America at the time.

The band released all but one single through the small DisPerú label, thereby unleashing "Saicomania" and leading the way for dozens of bands throughout Peru.

They became legends, and many myths were created due to their short existence and mysterious disappearance.

Saicos were also probably the only garage band anywhere to have been the most successful pop act in their country, as they were in 1965.

Their anthem 'Demolición' was one of the biggest radio hits of the year in Peru–and simply put, it is one of the most insane '60s punk songs of all time; if you've never heard it before, it will stop you in your tracks and implant its amazing refrain in your brain for days to come.

And while there is no doubting that 'Demolicion' is the star of the show, that is not to say that the rest of the material is lacking.

All told, Saicos recorded and released enough material for six singles, all of which are included here, along with unreleased, alternate mixes of two songs.

Cool fuzz-rockers and brooding ballads all delivered with gravel-throated authority, making their CD debut almost 40 years after the band broke up in a lovely package packed with photos.

As our friends at NYC's Other Music said: "Cool collection of Peruvian garage rock, circa 1964 to 1966.

Raw snotty and raucous, many consider Saicos to be the first punk rock band ever! Fans of MC5, Monks and the Sonics will want to check this out!!" This is more than a pretty good record; this is something special (Lion productions).

Los Saicos:
01.Come On
04.Lonely Star
05.Camisa de Fuerza
07.Te Amo
08.Fugitivo de Alcatraz
10.El Entierro de los Gatos
11.Besando a Otra
13.Camisa de Fuerza (sin reverberacion y prueba de sonido)
14.Cementerio (sin reverberacion)

Los Saicos:
*Rolando Carpio (guitar)
*Erwin Flores (vocals, rhythm guitar)
*Pancho Guevara (drums)
*César Castrillón (bass)

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