Jesus christ, I wonder what these guys were into musically! It sure is punk, but it sounds like no other band who were around at the same time, or later. Wild and fuzzy guitar all over the place, which could’ve been annoying, but thankfully the songs are short enough. The 2 tracks on the a-side goes into each other, and I didn’t want to split them up as it would probably sound a bit strange. My favourite is La pluma electrica, and the uno, dos, tres, cuatro with the echo is a perfect way to start a song.
I’m not 100% sure, but I think this was the first Spanish punk band, and after them came (basicly) nothing for a few years (depending on your definition of punk of course). Seems like most Spanish bands released their first records in 1982, and that a surprisingly lot of the bands prefered 12 inches of hard black vinyl.
Shit-fi have an article on the early Spanish scene that is really interesting, and a must read. The band also apperaed in Almodovar’s first movie Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón that I haven’t seen yet, but reading about it gives me an urge to see it right away.
The members of the band moved on in different directions after the band broke up, but it seems like they all do pretty good these days as musicians, artists and actors.
And finally, take a closer look at the labels as they’re a fine piece of pop art. One of the smartest labels I’ve seen. And yes, it’s totally impossible to read the lyrics on the back of the sleeve.