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Los Saicos created a raw, wild and visceral sound, the southern hemisphere equivalent of garage coming out of the US, and their anthem 'Demolición' is one of the most delirious 60s punk songs of all time. Out of print in single format for more than a decade, here it is again!.
Here you can hear direct links to both The Stooges and The Cramps as well as many other fascinating bands.
When Erwin Flores, leader of Los Saicos, was asked about whether at the time they were aware of the groups coming out in England and the United States, this is what he replied: "We knew the Beatles, they were our idols. We first heard the Rolling Stones after recording 'Demolition,' as well as Bob Dylan and others. The primitive nature of our songs is something that came spontaneously out of my head. The band had no problem assimilating it and including it in the arrangements. We thought we were bad boys and that must have had some impact on our music."
Primitive to the point of being essential, Los Saicos are an important milestone. Who could have imagined that there would be a band in Peru that would make The Sonics look like Simon and Garfunkel?. Very likely there is more music out there, somewhere, that might lead us to reconsider this assertion, but until then enjoy this Saicotherapy short course."
TRACKS: 1 Lonely Star 2 Demolición