Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Las Grecas - Gipsy Rock (1974)

I've had this Catalan rumba stuff on heavy rotation here thanks to the Captain Entropy blog (via the always quality Holy Warbles). My favorite song on the compilation there was credited to an "unknown artist," who, after a bit of investigating, I discovered was none other than these ladies right here, Las Grecas. This, I believe, is their first album, from 1974. It's a bit lighter on the flamenco in places than some of the tunes on the Acid Rumba compilation, but it's got plenty of fuzzy (bordering on Sabbathy) guitars! Based on the video below, it looks like if you lived in Catalonia in the mid-1970s, rather than glam and and disco, this is what you were into: