The examples of rock bands that, since their beginnings, increase their quality everyday are not too many. Even less in a place like Canary Islands. But the truth is that there is at least one: FUCKIN’ FAMILY FACES.

To understand the reason we must step back in time some years ago, until 1992. Pablo Rodríguez (guitars and voice), Pepe Tapia (guitars and voice), Antonio Negrón (bass) and Carmelo Sánchez (drums) began to rehearsal without notions of music studies. This technical knowledges handicap is supplied with lots of hope and hard work, as well as with a total admiration to their music heroes (Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Bob Marley, Beatles or Stones).

Since that beginnings, the philosophy of the band has been based on the mix of styles, respecting everyone but not fearing none, it doesn’t matter if it’s rock, reggae, metal, hip-hop, pop, country, folk, punk, etc.

In 1993 they recorded their first demo-tape: “All Together Now”, featuring some of the first “classics” of the band, like “Mamma” or “The Wild Nun”. It hadn’t a great repercution but it’s a good first step. They began to get a good reputation as a live band and at the end of that year they recorded their second demo “Fuckin’ Again”, right before Pepe left the band. Now as a trio, their made first concert in the jail.

With the addition of the new drummer, Carlos Mesa, in August 1994, the band finally found its own sound but they wait until the next year to put it on a demo. “The World’s Fucked Up” was recorded in Bigfoot Studios, with the Bigfoot Bros as producers alongside with the band and it has more classics like “Kill Me” or “All The Assholes In The World”. That same year they played in the 1er Festival De Rock Alternativo De Canarias and the next year in Winston Verano Rock ‘96.

1997 is a very important year in the life of FUCKIN’ FAMILY FACES: they got the first place in the provincial phase of the IMAGINAROCK ‘97 contest, they played in the 1er Festival Tenerife Pop Rock ‘97 leaving an excellent impression but, above all of this, they published their first EP, “Yellow Karma Superfreaks With A Pink Joint”. This EP contains some of their most famous songs re-recorded with a best sound and some new songs, and they got very good critics, not only in their zone but in all the country (Rock Sound Magazine gave them a score of 3 over 5, not bad at all).

Meanwhile the band didn’t stop getting new music influences (they are not a “close-ears-band”), they are like a vampire, sucking all the good blood and spitting what they don’t need.

During the next year, their concerts in El Medano (in the Festival De Verano TFE’98 with Juan Perro, Las Ratas or Species) and in La Laguna (in the Campus Rock, with Undrop, Navajita Plateá and Primate) make them increase their big popularity among the canarian public and they appeared in the “Tenerife Suena” and “Archipiélago Sonoro” compilations.

In 1999, apart of being the support band of Def Con Dos in the Plaza De Toros de Santa Cruz, they traveled to other islands like El Hierro or Lanzarote, where they left an unforgetable memory.

The release of “Polako” was followed by a long silence, but in the beginning of 2011, they reunited to play some shows in Canary Islands. Let’s hope that means they’re preparing something good.

Edited by evilmrsod on 15 Jun 2011, 20:04

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