Los Flecos, from Madrid, was a band originally formed for counteracting "Los Brincos". They all were recognized musicians coming from other famous bands. José Barranco (singer) came from "Los Estudiantes", and Julián Sacristán (guitar and main composer) was the ancient leader of "Los Flaps". They both touched with Pablo Argote (bass), who recently leaved "Los Sonor". Julián insisted on his friend Juan Francisco Seva (rythm guitar), finally becoming a quintet. Los Flecos secretly tested their music in "La Voz de Madrid" radio auditorium (Hilarión Eslava St.- Madrid). They recorded their first EP ( "Estás Lejos / Distinta / No se lo Digas / Vales Poco Para Mí" (Vergara records, 1965), and in October 1965 they did their first act at dissapeared Hotel "Luz Palacio" (Paseo de la Castellana St.- Madrid). Designer Pedro Rodríguez weared them.By the way, the acted in the Spanish film "Vestida de novia" (Dir. Ana Mariscal, 90´), along with Massiel and Juan Luís Galiardo.
Los Top-Son again. Now with their own song: "Si vuelvo a jugar" (If I play again), from their 3d EP launchen in the Christmas of 1964. Please, note the organ played by Miguel Ángel Herrans, recently banded, being five members from now on.
Si vuelvo a jugar
Las Hermanas Benítez again. Now performing "This boots are made for walking", the famous 1966 hit by Nancy Sinatra.
Enjoy this exercise of soul.
Taken from Del Rock al Twist
From early 1960 till today, Mike (Miguel) Ríos, is one of the most Spanish Rock Star. I have nothing to say here, since he is well recognized by all people. As to me, I do not like Miguel style and voice. But History is the reading of the past, and the past is there, waiting to be read, but not changed. You have here a cover of "Bristol Stomp", by the Americans Doo-Wooppers The Dovells (1961).
Taken from eltocadiscos
In 1960, Carlos Guitart (bass and electric bass) returned to Madrid after completing his military service with the idea of starting a band. He convinces his friend Joe, Jose Luis Gonzalez (piano and organ) to accompany you on this adventure. Through a radio program known Jose Antonio Otero (guitar) and a singer named Manuel Escobar. This is the first training with the Los Sonor begins to act, making versions of Everly Brothers, Dion and the Belmonts and, in general, hits of du-dua vocal style. The quartet has no battery and copes with hired musicians and friends from other bands.
Partially taken from La Fonoteca
Alejandro Pro (guitar), Antonio Pro (rythm guitar, voices), Miguel Ángel Vega (bass, voices), and Iñaki Ayestarán (drums) were the first rock band in Euskadi: "Los Ágaros". Playing since 1962 in Tennis and Jockey Clubs, their launch become in 1964.
This song is a cover of "Do you really love me too (Fool´s Errand)", by Billy Fury (1963), and was also covered by "Los Pekes" (1965), and Karina (1964) in Spanish. In English, Shakin Stevens did a decent cover.
Los Hippyloyas was a fictitious band composed by Conchita Velasco, Alfredo Landa, Tony Leblanc, and Manolo Gómez Bur. appeared in the Spanish movie “Una vez al año ser hippy no hace daño” (1969. Dir: Javier Aguirre). Parody, grotesque, critic, and pathetic were the dominants. Los Hippyloyas Ep was edited by Discos Belter.
By the way, there was another Spanish band named "Los jayaloyas", playing in these days. And, in a brief transaction of letter, "Los Hippyloyas" became "Los Jilipollas" (The jerks)
Los Picapiedras, later renamed "Los Vips", from Chile, was a famous band, in the middle of the Chilean Beatlemania. They become famous while they were playing live at Radio Santiago. What a moments, when bands played in such way!
Enjoy this cover!
Jackie y Los Ciclones, from Argentina, again. Jorge "Jackie" Álvarez, previously in "los Jets", sings in Spanish with his band American hits. Although they were not strictly a garage band, but a rock band, this post pay attention to a song "Speedy Gonzalez".
Enjoy this very good cover!
Kamembert at modrevival
I would like have had a Master like the one who wrote this words. He talk about "Cuddly-pop", "bubblegum-punk", and "swinging ’60s cinematic confections", among others labels. Since I have not yet read a book, or fanzine, explaining the simmilitudes and differences among all labels, I can not talk about it. But they did not read it as well!
Anyway, this is a good song. Enjoy!
The second cover of "Ethel y Los Drakers" is a cover of "River Deep - Mountain High".
"River Deep – Mountain High" is a 1966 single by Ike & Tina Turner. Considered by producer Phil Spector to be his best work, the single was successful in Europe, peaking at #3 in the United Kingdom, though it flopped on its original release in the United States. Spector claimed to be pleased with the response from the critics and his peers, but he then withdrew from the music industry for two years, beginning his personal decline.After Eric Burdon covered the song in 1968, it was re-released a year later, and has since become one of Tina Turner's signature songs.
Adolfo Diaz (vocals, guitar), Pepillo Medina (bass, vocals) and José Andrés Albertos (drums), after several years of playing together in different bands, are Airbag, a group born in Estepona in 1998.
Partially taken from La fonoteca
In 2010 they launched the LP "16 versiones y rarezas para norbert & cali", including the instrumental I upload.