Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Maldita Vecindad, Los Hijos del Quinto Patio|
El Circo Y Los Hijos Del Quinto Patio
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Overshadowed by their Mexican rock brethren and hugely popular Los Caifanes in Mexico in the early '90s, Maldita Vecindad nonetheless carved out a niche as the best south-of-the-border rock-punk-ska outfit. This CD helped ... more »
Overshadowed by their Mexican rock brethren and hugely popular Los Caifanes in Mexico in the early '90s, Maldita Vecindad nonetheless carved out a niche as the best south-of-the-border rock-punk-ska outfit. This CD helped put them on the map in 1991 and opened doors for subsequent U.S. tours. From the frenzied ska fever on "Pachuco" to the casual salsa-samba hints in "Kumbala," Maldita play a wide range of worldbeat rhythms. Instantly catchy is the melodic "Tono," with hard, snapping beats and tense bass lines producing cool dance-rock rhythms. But the band also displayed its taste for humor on the offbeat "Pata de Perro" rocker and infused the horn-driven "Un Poco de Sangre" with just a smidgen of soul. --Ramiro Burr
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It's the best Maldita Vecindad CD out of the 4.
Thomas Douthat | 12/01/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Maldita Vecindad's "EL CIRCO" is a mixture of many styles of music. It's pretty cool. I say it's the best of all four CDs, including the last one. A faster version of "EL CIRCO" is "EN VIVO:GIRA PATA DE PERRO" Which is cool too, because it's the live version of the songs. In other words the songs of this CD are MALDITA VECINDAD's BEST."
Refreshing Mexican Rock
Thomas Douthat | 03/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bueno, unlike all the rest of you all I am not going to give 5 stars to a CD that is mearly very good, and this CD is. Maldita, has a quick funk/ska/punk/latin sound that complaments the real feeling of Ciudad de Mexico's modern rock scene....... that I was fortunate enough to get to know last year. This band is important to Mexican rock,as that it has not sold out as so many Mexican rock groups do. The best song on the album (in my opinion) is Pachuco (if you need to wake up a party put this song on). The whole CD is tight, and in my top 10 in Spanish."