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Los demenciales chicos acelerados

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2019 repress; now on red & blue colored vinyl. Los demenciales chicos acelerados is Basque punk band Eskorbuto's fourth studio album, originally released by Discos Suicidas in 1987. It was their most ambitious project, a double LP rock opera in the vein of Quadrophenia by their beloved legends The Who. Los demenciales chicos acelerados tells the story of an unscrupulous young man who wishes to achieve power at all costs and steps over everyone and everything for political ends, only to be betrayed by everyone around him. Hence lines such as "crowds are a nuisance," "I'll come unscathed out of the attacks planned by my image consultant," or "shouting in front of the scum." This political satire also accounts for the controversial Nazi pictures on the front and back covers -- Eskorbuto were equating the unprincipled politician of their rock opera with the Nazis and Francisco Franco. In 1988 band members Jesús "Iosu" Expósito and Juan María "Juanma" Suárez narrated the album's concept and story on a Radio Euskadi show, the Basque Country's public broadcaster, making clear the conceptual attack on any kind of dictatorial political regime. The album stirred controversy, particularly due to its original packaging, with its photos of Nazis, an image of the Spanish flag, and the words "Of national interest." Although Los demenciales chicos acelerados came out on Discos Suicidas, in typical Eskorbuto fashion the band stole a copy of the master and sold it to Producciones Twins, which also released it a few months later with a different cover. The album contains new versions of a few tracks such as "Ratas rabiosas" and "Enterrado vivo" plus the studio version of "Más allá del cementerio." For the recording, the band enlisted keyboardist Aitor Amezaga, who would also appear on their next album, Las Mas Macabras de las Vidas (GBR 011LP). This is the first facsimile vinyl reissue of one of the most piercing albums in Spain's rock history, by a band whose significance has crossed all kinds of borders. Housed in a gatefold sleeve.