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Espasmodicos

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From the punk wave that reached the Iberian peninsula in the beginning of the 80’s, Espasmódicos were, without a doubt, one of the crucial names to understand the phenomenon in Spain. It is true that the influences of the genre’s icons, especially the Pistols, are hard to conceal, but it’s also hard to hide the fact that unlike most of their peers, this Madrid-based group knew how to give to their tunes a distinctive touch, based on a powerful, anphetamine charged sound and on a bomb-proof attitude that gave credibility to messages overdosed with fucked-upness.

Sadly, or maybe luckily, keeping in mind the (insignificant) evolution of the few punk bands that managed to survive beyond 1984, Espasmoódicos’ career (Kike Cruel - vocals, Jose Siemens - guitar, Cesar - bajo, and Carlos Torero - drums) is limited to a couple of years and a meager discographic legacy.

The band started in late 1980 and started playing live in 1982, the year they also recorded the Recomendado para molestar a su vecino (“Recommended to Bother Your Neighbor”) EP for the Spanish independant label Dro, which includes “Ni eficiencia ni progreso”, “Están deseando que te pongas a temblar” and “Enciendes tu motor”, a true classic for the Hispanic punk, marked by the prescence of a saxophone, a real “frivolité” for the close minded scene of the time and which actually shows the openess of the band.

In 1983 two tracks, “1943” and “Tía vete a cagar” (an explicit… love song?), were included in the almost legendary Spanish compilation “Punk Qué Punk?”, and were precisely among the very few outstanding things in a historic record, mostly characterized by the scarce virtues of the bands featured.

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  • celticpride33

    De lo mejor del punk ibérico, por no decir el mejor grupo.Temazos a cien millas por hora.

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Kakadelavaka

    que buenos, por fin algo que puedo escuchar gratis y vale la pena jajajajajajjajaja

    9 May 2010 Reply
  • morteadelo

    jajajajajajajajajaaa......... Nos Vemos en el Cementerio

    30 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Nastycolombia

    lo maximo essso espasmodicos!!!!

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
  • tangaranho

    Muy interesante...recuerda a muchas bandas españolas de los 80. Y bueno, a Dead Kennedys y tantas otras de onda similar en su tiempo.

    24 Mar 2008 Reply
  • jsiemens

    Estoy intentando que quede un documento de la historia del grupo en estos nuevos medios de comunicación, introduciendo información de la pagina oficial http://www.jsiemens.com/espasmodicos

    7 Dec 2007 Reply
  • noosfera

    WAW!!! Cantidad de canciones grátis y brutal video!! Bravo por quien lo haya hecho!

    27 Nov 2007 Reply

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