LP | 1966 | EU | Reissue (Munster)
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Release:1966 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
The brilliant debut LP by Los Yetis, the most popular rock & roll/beat/garage band in1960s Colombia. Unavailable on vinyl since its 1966 release, the album is packed withthrilling covers (Beatles, Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, Los Brincos, LittleAnthony & The Imperials.) sung in Spanish and the band's own garage beat nugget 'Yano te aguanto más'. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.Although many people would only think of tropical genres when discussing Colombianmusic or Discos Fuentes, there is much more to it than that. In the mid-60s, followingthe massive success of Los Teen Tops, Los Apson or Los Rockin' Devils in the Latinworld, Los Yetis were signed to Discos Fuentes as part of the bunch of new bandsincluded on their "14 impactos juveniles" compilation, as an attempt to reach a newaudience very much interested in the rock & roll sounds imported from the States. Agreat promotional effort resulted in a huge success for the release and Los Yetis weresoon invited to record their own debut album, this self-titled LP reissued here for thefirst time. As the opening track of the album starts to play, we can only imagine theColombian youth dancing with excitement to this new rock & roll music as hard asthey would dance to their local rhythms. No wonder that Los Yetis' take on the LittleAnthony & The Imperials hit 'Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop' is at least as effective onthe dancefloor as the original. Most of the album is devoted to thrilling cover versions(Beatles, Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, Los Brincos.), but as we approach thelast grooves of the record, the wild guitars and raw vocals of a no te aguanto más' setthe party on fire! That irresistible garage beat track is not only the standout song butalso the only original by Los Yetis on the entire album. However, another local band,Los Ampex, has to be credited for playing the instruments on these recordings, asbrothers Juancho and Iván Darío López and Juan Nicolás Estela, the original members,were rather a vocal trio than a skilled band.