HISTORY OF THE GROUP BY EDU "LUKA" (1999). TRANSLATION BY VANESSA LOSADA
Victor Velasco , a boy with interesting things in his head found an old and tired Panasonic multitrack.. Then came Michael B.Errazu which already knew what rock was, so they both talked to Eduard Torres which didn't even know the Re minor from the first position on the guitar.
In those days the streets where Velvet Underground and the bars had a special flavour. Music was something that could not be deformed, ¡t was something structured, with only one meaning . We heard the songs like they wanted to be heard, the damned guitar could only be heard in the guitar solo , the voice was not modulated and the drums were just like they had to.
The three boys from the same streets met every day in Michaels loft to play songs from the Velvet Underground. Time after, music made Michael and Victor meet Daniel "Zanu" in the Doctor Music Festival, a drummer, which was looking forward to playing in the group. We were now walking near the Velvet , Patti Smith, David Bowie and soon we ended up playing in a free local in the tube. The lack of amplifiers, microphones and drums wasn't enough to stop us playing.
liked playing 25 minutes anything, which had three chords. Then
we thought of playing in bars 5O minutes songs with one chord
and see the reaction of the people. What would happen? Would
they dance? Laugh maybe? or leave the bar annoyed? Well, it would
have been interesting, but we never did it. We always thought
that our music was very close to performances, theatre, and cinema
Little by little the name of the group knocked on our door. At the beginning it was a bit difficult to assume, it was not a common name for a group, it is the name of a character in the novel "Naked Lunch " from William. S . Borroughs. With this name we did our first concert in a bar called "El Grial".Alvaro played the bass for us and it was a very exciting and addicting experience, something similar to a drug, I suppose.
PJ Harvey and Tom Waits soon erupted energicaly in our group , though Charles Bukowski, William Blake, Cortazar, Kerouack, Henry Miller, Borroughs where still there.
knowing Alvaro was leaving the group we tried to find new bassist
and a woman appeared: Melina Grinberg.
changed when we left the locals from Hangar 19. We moved to an
enormous place called Rhythm and Beat. This local was great,
it was opened all night and it has a big bar where they give
a few concerts with the new formation (Maria the singer, Mane
Arija the bassist, and David the violinist) Maria goes and Vanessa
Losada comes in, with a lot of energy. The variety of tastes
and people made this new rosa pantopon stronger, more than any
other formations. At last four of us are now settled and making
a great effort. Daniel "Zanu" (drummer) , Manuel "mane"
bassist), Vanessa"Vane" (voice) and Eduard "Luka"
Music and songs are strong and what matters to us is the concept
and it's environment. We have fortunately discovered that we
can sacrifice the sound of an ancestral guitar for a handmade
plate (which we make) and a 5x4 rhythm with a distorsionated
voice, singing songs about drunken women or about the effects
of a drug. Something like this, which does not seem new, turns
out to be a very vanguardistic form of music.
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