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Los Prisioneros

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San Miguel, Santiago, Chile (1982 – 1992, 2001 – 2006)

Los Prisioneros was a Chilean rock band formed in San Miguel, Santiago, Chile in 1982 by Jorge González (bass & vocals), Claudio Narea (guitar) and Miguel Tapia (drums). They began as a local band during the early 1980s, playing small shows in their neighborhood and high school. After selling a limited press number of their first album in Chile under the independent Fusión producciones label, they signed to EMI in 1985, re-releasing the same album on an LP record and Cassette. From that point on they reached mainstream success in Chile, then Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Eventually in the early 90’s their albums were re-released completely in remastered Compact Disc form, this is when Chile was no longer run by a military regime which oppressed their music in the late 1980s. Throughout the 1990s their music spread out, reaching all of South and Central America as well as some parts of the U.S., Canada and Europe.

The band started when Jorge González and Miguel Tapia decided to start their own band while being high school students. They were inexperienced but enthusiastic, after many practices and writing songs, they asked Claudio Narea if he would like to join them, and impressed by the music they were making, he accepted. Towards the early 80’s they went through some name changes and before settling on “Los Prisioneros” they had the name “Los Vinchukas” as their original name. In 1983, they had played a number of local shows and that’s when they met Carlos Fonseca, their future manager. Through him, they managed to score a record deal with Fusión Producciones.

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  • Eban-

    Olvídate de aparecer en las FMs si no sales en la revista Billboard ,no nos quieren en las radio ,no nos tocan en las discotecs. Qué tiene de malo “La voz de los ‘80’”, ¿o la tenemos que grabar en inglés? . (10)

    16 Feb 2:39pm Reply
  • CochechoRS

    Como mierda no esta La Cultura de la Basura entre los mas escuchados? ah ah? (3)

    2 Feb 6:31pm Reply
  • rockvedette

    Como mierda no esta La Cultura de la Basura entre los mas escuchados? ah ah? (2)

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • thevictorfail

    <3

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • nadialesa

    Son lo máximo!

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Ivansxm

    Como mierda no esta La Cultura de la Basura entre los mas escuchados? ah ah?

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Sevillar

    buta ojala cambiaran los artistas similares xD

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Franscissorhand

    Si eres artista y los indios no te entienden, Si tu vanguardia aquí no se vende, Si quieres ser occidental de segunda mano POR QUÉ NO TE VASS

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • anakin616

    Olvídate de aparecer en las FMs si no sales en la revista Billboard ,no nos quieren en las radio ,no nos tocan en las discotecs. Qué tiene de malo “La voz de los ‘80’”, ¿o la tenemos que grabar en inglés? . (9)

    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Wekscha

    Симпатичные. Есть хорошие песни.

    27 May 2014 Reply
  • strangeinocence

    casi 5 años viviendo en los estados jodidos y la latinidad en este país me llega al pincho. we are sudamerican rocker ctm !

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • EatingKatesBush

    mas como, tren al gay ajajajajaja

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Tatsu_

    Olvídate de aparecer en las FMs si no sales en la revista Billboard ,no nos quieren en las radio ,no nos tocan en las discotecs. Qué tiene de malo “La voz de los ‘80’”, ¿o la tenemos que grabar en inglés? . (8)

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • anakin616

    The Prisioners!

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • FuckerDance

    y donde estan los momios? CLASICA FRASE

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MARGELIO60

    UNO DE LOS MEJORES DE CHILE VALE ÑA PENA ESCUCHAR SU MUSICA UNA Y OTRA VEZ

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Tatsu_

    Jorge en Valpo: http://www.last.fm/event/3626627+Jorge+Gonz%C3%A1lez+en+Valpara%C3%ADso+-+Teatro+Municipal

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DavidAlejo97

    We are Sudamerican Rockers!!!

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • muymechuda

    mi colegio y los buenos tiempos del rock en español .

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • carecorneta

    los prisioneros orgullo nacional

    17 May 2013 Reply
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