For a while, I couldn't decide whether I liked this so much just because it
was so different from everything I've been getting in the mail to listen to,
or because it was actually good. I've finally decided that, while novelty
is interesting, it certainly doesn't merit listening to a disc 20 or 30
times. I've listened to this CD at least that many times and I still love
The entire thing is sung in Spanish, and while the music is reminiscent of
some of the cheesy Mexican rock that gets blasted out of low-riding cars
along Southern California roads late at night, it's recorded better and
exhibits much more range, style and technique than is usually featured on
top 40 south-of-the-border stations.
The songs here are passionate and sad, with some truly beautiful slide
guitar work and some tasteful organ/synth backup that just works perfectly
with the whole setup, while the percussion and horn sections throughout are
just incredible. I don't know why I'm not hearing anything about this band,
hopefully they'll get the recognition they deserve soon.
by Holly Day