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ARTIST
TITLE
Espasmodicos
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
BEAT 040LP BEAT 040LP
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RELEASE DATE
7/9/2013

Espasmódicos were formed in the Malasaña council, Madrid, in the first days of 1981. J. Siemens (guitar), Kike Kruel (voice), and CSG71 (bass) were the first line-up, completed when Carlos Torero joined them as a drummer. Influenced by the first punk/hardcore bands coming out but also with some hard-rock elements, they quickly composed their first tracks. In 1982, the mighty DRO label released their first 7" called Recomendado para molestar a su vecino, featuring three songs that are one of the seminal steps into Spanish punk in this country. Karlox from Polansky y el Ardor guested on the saxophone, which was considered very unique amongst the bands in the first punk wave. When the 7" was released, the band started to become well-known and they performed on some Spanish TV shows to promote their work. Carlos Torero decided to leave the band and Carlos de Yebra, a studio-session drummer joined. In 1983 the band recorded their last songs: first they recorded the mighty tracks that went onto the great compilation Punk, qué punk? released by DRO. These songs were "Tía, vete a cagar" and a cover version of the Sex Pistols song, "Belsen Was a Gas," something that launched the band into a weird status as the lyrics pointed to Nazism, something that the band were never really into. The second studio session for that year (and the last ever for the band) was to record their single Espasmódicos -- five songs together with great artwork by J. Siemens and Kike Kruel. Beat Generation is more than proud to release this LP together with a replica of the original artwork. On 180 gram vinyl.