Sunday, August 27, 2006

Los Saicos-Wild Teen Punk From Peru 1965

today music from peru

one day i was hanging out in the garagepunk room @slsk
and some guy recommended this awesome band

they play raw garage rock with almost anarchistic lyrics
about blowing up trainstations and such

they got lots or airplay on the radio
and on tv,sadly no video material is available(not even on youtube)

This contains everything this band recorded between 1964 and 1967
wich all were in spanish something that was rare in that time.

their music remained obscure until munster records(spain) released this cd

review:(taken from
500 copy limited run brought to you by Spain's Munster records affiliate Electro Harmonix is this Peruvian (South America) band's entire (6 Dis-Peru/Virrey 7"'s 1964-67) output on a nice little 10" (I have seen some German CD and 12" EP pressings).
I first knew about this record reading Lux Interior call it the most garage punk band ever.
And yes, this is arguably a tabula rasa for raw Latin American rock'n'roll, one of South America's bands closest to those Born Bad comps, or Germany's favorite G.I.'s, Monks [DEU], keeping the distances in mind that is.
Hard to imagine what this would sound like to someone raised in the U.S/U.K rock traditions, but the thing is that this is not a novelty/kitsh sort of act, they sounded dangerous, their no-fi is just hilarious and it is plainly a little masterwork lost in time.
Songs about blowing up train stations, cat funerals, girls called Ana and maroon straitjackets certainly make for a spirited delivery, and that's what you get.
Certainly not too many things like that going on around here at the time.. or ever since. Like Paul Hurtado de Mendoza writes in the liner notes: "¿Rock Latino?... ¿qué Rock Latino, huevones?" I just found out Rolando Carpio (lead guitar, composer) died on January 24, 2005. R.I.P.

and a detailed history here

go get it!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

some of the best music ive heard. the first track kicks major ass as do the rest. thanks for this one.

1:31 AM  
Blogger Pesya said...

how do i download?! i get to a page and have no clue how to find the download link! it's asking me to sign up for uploading! but i need downloading! help!

10:10 AM  
Blogger Dirk said...

under the page is a counter.......


fill in the code

and click download the file

12:28 PM  
Blogger Pesya said...


9:28 PM  
Anonymous carlos said...

wow, rawest punk ever, amazing that this is from 64

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

!LOS SAICOS! imagine seeing that on some local punks studded jacket. anyways its one of the best unknowned bands out there to date. REALLY imagine all the bands that have ever played on the surface of the earth and no one even knows their name. like a simple next door garage band could be playing the best music out there for someone but will never be heard, EVER.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Brayan Buckt said...

hi mi brothers, im brayan from peru. i can give you some dates. they started as a rock n' roll group call the comets of lince. then erwin, pancho, cesar and rolando(rip).
they never had a lp, all the song are from 45 rpm. pancho, erwin and papi(cesar castrillon) still play, but not together, with diferent musicianas, and still playind saico's songs. we hope that they came together as saicos again.
THE FIRST PUNK BAND OF THE WORLD ITS FROM PERU!!!!!!!!!!1(surfing bird its not to punk xD)

4:43 AM  

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