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ARTIST
TITLE
Etcétera
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
MRSSS 533LP MRSSS 533LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/7/2015

In 1970, after four fantastic singles under the name New Juggler Sound, the Peruvian band formed by Saúl Cornejo (guitar), David Levene (lead guitar), Ernesto Samamé (bass), Carlos Salom (organ), and Manuel Cornejo (drums) changed their name to Laghonia and recorded their debut LP Glue for the Mag label. It was an album influenced by the British rock of the era, to which they added fiery guitars full of fuzz and wah-wah, the omnipresent and hypnotic Hammond organ sound, and Latin American percussion and rhythms. A perfect mix of the British beat melodies of the mid-'60s, Jimi Hendrix's intense rock, Cream's heavy blues, and Santana's Latin rock. Laghonia returned to the studio in 1971 to record their second LP for Mag. Packaged in a clearly psychedelic gatefold sleeve designed by the band's drummer, Manuel Cornejo, Etcétera shares all the elements of the first LP, though on this occasion, the compositions, while keeping their immediacy and featuring strong melodies and choruses, have a more complex structure, ranging from psychedelia to progressive rock through superb, dark King Crimson-esque passages and shining moments of pastoral folk. Sure to be cherished by lovers of Latin American rock, pop, and psychedelia as practiced by such other similar classic bands as Traffic Sound, We All Together, Black Sugar, and Telegraph Avenue. This reissue is presented in a replica of the original gatefold sleeve.