Los Brincos


Vinyl-only release. Vinilísssimo reissues on vinyl for the first time the 1964 debut LP by Los Brincos, the Spanish answer to The Beatles. Los Brincos were Spain's first truly pop band and their songs, image and attitude represented a needed breath of fresh air in a stale music scene and a country under a dictatorship. Includes their hits "Flamenco" and "Dance The Pulga." Almost 50 years after their appearance, it's difficult to explain the huge break that Los Brincos represented. There'd been young bands in Spain since the late '50s, but they were limited by the lack of good instruments, scarce information and the lack of liberty under Franco's regime. Usually, these bands played cover songs of foreign hits and only released 4-song EPs. Suddenly, Los Brincos took it to another level: they wrote their own songs, and introduced themselves with an amazing debut LP supported by two EPs and two singles (until then a rare format in Spain). Novola, the recently created pop subsidiary of Zafiro, funded the adventure. Everything seemed rather impressive, from the looks -- Spanish capes, shoes with bells -- to the claim that they were going to cause "Brincosis," with its corresponding dance. However, they had genuine rock credentials: they had been members of Los Estudiantes and the very strong Los Pekenikes; both Juan and Junior had also recorded as solo artists. The Brincos' debut, released in late 1964, has the stamp of producer Maryní Callejo, whose text on the back cover shows a noticeable skepticism with regards to the "yé-yé" movement, even though she was key in giving shape to such confluence of talent. There are as many ballads as vibrant tracks; both extremes emphasize the band's vocal skills. Certain details prove that, beyond Liverpool, the band assimilated Mediterranean and Spanish-American melodic models as well. "Flamenco" made them stars. The song revealed the swagger that would become an essential part of their image. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Features the original artwork, plus an insert with liner notes in Spanish and English, and a reproduction of the original 45 and EP sleeves.