Doctor Explosión sing both in english and spanish. Probably the best live spanish band in their style since the early 90's. They have some pretty cool albums, some of them recorded at Toe Rag. Their leader Jorge has this cool studio: http://www.circoperrotti.com/home.html
From the 80's, Los Negativos were the faves among the Garage-psych-mod crowd, with a classic debut album from 1986, 'Piknik Caleidoscópico', one of the highest rated ever 60's styled spanish albums.
From the 60's, my faves are Los Cheyenes, Barcelona's own Pretty Things, early Kinks and dutch Outsiders all in one. Wilder than the (otherwise excellent) Los Salvajes. In a more Beat mood, some stuff by Madrid's Los Brincos is also top class. Los Cheyenes and Los Brincos have been covered in past issues of 'Ugly Things'.
Here's Los Cheyenes:
I've been told the new Wau y los Arrrghs album is awesome, but I haven't heard it yet. And add Los Fumestones to the list, too!
"Jymn , There may be an element of truth to that , in that , yes , the other two were availabe in America , but , only as imports , of course. It does'nt make sense to say "Future" is available everywhere but North America…"
"I've read a few comments on the infamous Steve Hoffman forum, talking more about the music than the quality of the release. One review was from someone who bought it in LA. So it seems that it is released. What confuses me John, is that the Ace…"
"Jymn , I'm pretty much certain it has'nt come out , yet. The first two were'nt released simultaneously , and they're probably giving the public some time , first , to get caught up with them. Of the total of TWO stores in Chicago…"
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