Algo Salvaje: Untamed 60s Beat and Garage Nuggets from Spain Vol. 3

MR 400LP MR 400LP

2023 repress. Algo Salvaje ("Something Wild"), now reaching its third volume, celebrates the darkest, neglected and rebellious side of Spanish beat. Internationally labelled as nuggets (after the original compilation of the same name concocted by Jac Holzman and Lenny Kaye in 1972 for the Elektra label), the more common garage rock label has been used to place and describe one of the most fertile chapters of rock n' roll history during its most creative years. An underground story which has luckily become known, with participants from all around the globe which included anonymous musicians, independent record labels with impossible names and ridiculously limited pressings, often not more than a few hundred copies. The tracks chosen for the occasion, a selection filtered strictly by their musical value, adhere to the rules of the classic nugget genre while demonstrating the permeability of garage sound and its inevitable evolution at the turn of the decade (1967-1974) through mixes that embraced psychedelia, soul and even prog rock. Epic and pretty wild. Just the kind of material that this record label usually handles. Many of the 28 tracks are reissued for the first time, including extremely hard-to-find records. This double-LP, gatefold sleeve package includes extensive notes by genre-expert Vicente Fabuel featuring all the original record sleeves and artist photos. Features Los Gatos, Los Joviales, Los Geminis, Los Gatos Negros, Los Tiburones, Los Bohemios, Els 4 Gats, Los Pirombodas, Los Watts, Los Flecos, Locomocion, Es Amics, Els Xocs, Los Pasos, Los Diana, Los Pajaros Locos, Los Nivram, Los Brujos, Los Shakers, Los Yunios's, Los Zooms, Atardecer, Los Protones, Los Yetis, Los No, Bertas, Los Faros, and Los Watusi.