1.21.2009

Los Cheyenes: Sus Singles y EPs en RCA (ESP,1965/67)

Spain, unlike some other countries in continental Europe, was not a hotbed of garage rock in the '60s, but there were a few Spanish bands.


From recorded evidence, the best of these were Los Cheyenes, a Barcelona group who wrote most of their riff-heavy material. They often sounded like an extremely raw variation of the early Kinks, with Merseybeat harmony and folk-rock influences as well. Unlike garage bands from most other non-English-speaking countries, Los Cheyenes sang in their native tongue, and although it may make their stuff less approachable for some collectors, most of their EPs and singles were pretty strong. Not even that successful in their own country, Los Cheyenes were pressured to commercialize their sound by their label, and broke up in 1967.

Review - by germt -

Hoy toca hacer patria y te mando las 16 únicas canciones que grabaron Los Cheyenes, grupo barcelonés 1965-67 que no tuvo mucha suerte con los hit y que sin embargo para mi es la mejor banda de garage española de los 60. De las 16 canciones hay 2 prescindibles "Valgame la Macarena" y " Borrachera"(intento copia de Borracho de Los Brincos) ambas impuesta por su discográfica RCA que buscaba un éxito como fuera. Las restantes 14 canciones son una pasada de buenas, todas composiciones propias(merito) excepto una versión de la canción de los Kinks "Come On Now" (Ven ahora) magnífica.

RCA 66/67

...served by germt...

8 comments:

Roadrunner said...

Dejo comentario?...buen post interesante banda española,hay algunas canciones muy interesante,especial para el que quiera conocer bandas de habla hispana..

Anonymous said...

Really fantastic spanish combo. Thankx.

Anonymous said...

Interesting (not as my comment...). Thanx !

Outerpsych

aldo said...

In reply to what's at the beginning of the decription/review, I think that perhaps you have to dig a little bit deeper but Spain had LOTS of great 60s bands...now,the term "garage" or others can be limiting.
Those interested in more cool 60s Spanish sounds try to find the wonderful series VIÑEDOS I'm sure it's out there in blogland somewhere. The latter volumes deal with late 60s early 70s stuff but there's plenty of Beat, Garage R&B in the first 3-4 volls.

scott said...

Enjoyed this immensely!Thanks!!
Muy bueno.

djboracho said...

yes!!!! muchias gracias!!!!!

The Bomber said...

enjoy guys...

Cogotillo said...

Miticos!!! de Barcelona

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