Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Very Special Request - Los Destellos

One of my favorites from the Chicha scene and also one of the trailblazers of the genre itself. All of this is owed to Enrique Delgado, the band's director and founder. His vision and his unique guitar style molded the Peruvian cumbias that we all love today. Here is all of my Los Destellos I could scrounge up from my hard drives.

Your welcome.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Misfits - Legacy of Brutality (1985)

Oh Legacy, you're right there in my childhood memories with first broken bones, first loves, first fucks, first star wars figures for christmas. You definitely deserve a post on this blog to represent the "eL Stinkeyes Collection." Instead of talking about music history, I'll opt for all the comedy The Misfits/Glenn Danzig has provided for me throughout the years.

One time a friend and I brainstormed all night drinking and smoking about replacing the word "dancing" with "Danzig", i.e. "Danzig with the Stars", "Dirty Danzig", "You Should be Danzig", "Danzig on the Ceiling", etc. Another time we tried to come up with a cover band but our schtick would be a gay Misfits, i.e. "Some Kinda Hate Crime", "Mommy, Can I Come Out?", "I turned into Ricky Martin", "Anal Remains", etc. Also, since half the time you can't understand what Danzig says anyway, we replaced all those unintelligible syllables with "yo"s. It works with The Misfits, Samhain, Danzig, and pretty much anything where he's on the mic. After awhile it became the funniest thing ever. Thank you Glenn.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Ennio Morricone - Il Clan dei Siciliani - OST (1969)

Right from the first "BOING!" you automatically know this is going to be a classic Morricone soundtrack. A gorgeous theme through and through sets the mood only to vanish and reappear over and over again till its finale. This is the maestro in his prime doing what the stuff thats made of legend. The film is pretty rad in itself. What gets me with these old euro movies and soundtracks is that there is always slight variations with certain song versions in the movie verses the actual LP. Does anybody know why this is? Did Morricone record a version for the film and a separate version for the LP?