Friday, 10 May 2019

LA POLLA RECORDS
























"ni descanso, ni paz"
Year:  2019
Label:  Maldito
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  20
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk Rock















La Polla Records is an original punk band from Agurain, an small village from Basque Country (Spain). Active from 1979 to 2003 and since 2019, it is considered one of the greatest references of punk rock in spanish and one of the most important in the history of rock in Spain and South America. Shortly after, in 1984 they released a more complete album of nineteen songs called "Salve". In their lyrics they make strong criticisms against: religion, nationalism, fascism, capitalism, militarism, consumerism and related to atheism, internationalism, social issues, politics, alienation, and other factors of society, something that would characterize their entire career. During the 2002 tour, Fernando Murua died on September 3, because of a heart attack. LPR canceled all their concerts and tours. After the loss of Fernando, they recruited the drummer Tripi and released their last album, as its title indicates: "The last one of the Polla", putting an end to twenty-four years of career in 2003. In 2019 the band come back and recorded a new full lengh album.
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"el último de La Polla"
Year:  2003
Label:  Maldito
Format:  CD
 
Tracks:  18
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock



 






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"bocas"
Year:  2001
Label:  Maldito
Format:  CD
Tracks:  16
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk  Rock





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"toda la puta vida igual"
Year:  1999
Label:  Maldito
Format:  CD
Tracks:  21
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk Rock








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"carne para la picadora"
Year:  1996
Label:  Oihuka
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk Rock










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"bajo presion" 
Year:  1994
Label:  Oihuka
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock
















Big effort to get an  smart and clean, soft and clear, more powerful musical arrangements, taking the guitars much more than before. High quality sound and excellent producion. The battery is also more present. The sound curtain becomes a fundamental protagonist, even over the letters. The beginning, with "Monopoly" is representative of it, with the fast pace that some galloping guitars give him. The title of the song comes to mind because of the high-level goings-on to which it refers. A similar complaint is made in "The eye sees you", which also powerful sound, is responsible for criticizing the omnipresent presence of video cameras that control us. Surprise how, ten years after its debut, La Polla Records are able to continue making records of such intensity. This disc was the last one sent under the name of "La Polla Records", because in 1991 a judicial procedure had begun against the band, on the part of an ex-sound technician. Finally, the court ruling went against the band, and it was forbidden to continue using that name, due to the term "Records", which in English is used for record companies. Therefore, from the following works the group was simply called "La Polla".
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"hoy es el futuro" 
Year:  1993
Label:  Oihuka
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock 









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"black"
Year:  1992
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Rock







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"los jubilados"
Year:  1990
Label:  Oihuka
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  11
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  acoustic
Style:        Folk















understood, underrated and forgot. Actually this was not a serious and official album, but just some kind of "divertimento" with jokes, parodies and a lot of irony. It seems that the original idea was to publish it as an album of a b-side project called "Los Jubilados", with the five original members plus several musicians as collaborations to record many different instruments such as: banjo, flute, trumpet, sax, violin, keyboards, piano, electronic drums and other exotic sounds and effects. Even vocals was not just Evaristo (singer) but also the rest of the band plus a female voice "in off". La Polla Records declared in an interview that the goal of this album was just "to celebrate" the recent fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union collapse. It was did just in some months and recorded in june 1990. Finally the record label "Oihuka" decided to issued as an official album on CD and LP format, plus an original and interessant booklet full of comix by popular spanish artist "Carlos Azagra". None of these songs will be played neither on live concerts, nor in another album. The result was frankly bad and both, audience and medias, didn't like it at all. Disappointment and complete commercial failure then, in 1990. But with the pass of the years it seems the album has been more accepted.
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"ellos dicen mierda nosotros amén"
Year:  1989
Label:  Oihuka
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk














Written, recorded and mixed during 1989, but finally issued one year later, in 1990,  through record label "Oihuka". Well known producer Jean Pochas did this work on the "Elkar" studio next to artwork did by visual artist Manolo Gil . The cover, realized by Manolo Gil on idea of the own group, keeps an undeniable similarity with the one of "Beggars Banquet" (Decca, 1968) of The Rolling Stones of 1968. On this occasion the production of the album seems to have a guitar sound perhaps more powerful than other times. At times they even seem like arrangements of a heavy metal or hard rock band. A lot of strong guitars, with a slower tempo and longer songs than ever.
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"donde se habla"
Year:  1988
Label:  Oihuka
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  16
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk















It is considered their only one album with a mono-theme, given that all songs have titles referring to the animal world. In an interview with Evaristo in May 2010, he affirmed that the name of the album and its concept are inspired by the book "the name of the rose", by Umberto Eco. The song "The ostrich", according to an urban myth, is a song dedicated to the group Eskorbuto, due to an incident in which the group stole a guitar in a 1985 recital, where they had played together. According to this legend, Eskorbuto would have dedicated to them the song "cuidado", which came out on their album "anti todo" de 1986. What is certain that song "el aveztruz" is actually a cover of the song "first time" of the british punk band The Boys. At date this was their best album related to its high quality sound and good production, which was charged Mariño Goñi.
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"no somos nada"
Year:  1986
Label:  Oihuka
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  21
Time:  39 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:      Punk















In 1986 the group decided to make their third album totally according to "do it yourself" ethics. So the band founded their own label "Txata records" and edited, produced, recorded and mixed "no somos nada" theyselves in "Du Manoir" studios. The result was not satisfactory and it was delayed due to a series of inconveniences that occurred during the rest of the year, hence this LP went through three different phases and ended up being edited in 1987 through record label "Oihuka". The artist Santi Orue was charged to design the artwork (cover, back and booklet), with also the collaborations of: Carlos (RiP), Natxo (Cicatriz) and Xose Aviles (Dixebra). Strongly political lyrics with some kind of fast punk, direct, simple and very short twenty one songs. Despite then, they were not good musicians and this poor quality sound, "no somos nada" become in one of the best, but the best, La Polla Records album.
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"revolucion"
Year:  1985
Label:  Soñua
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  19
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk








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"salve"
Year:  1984
Label:  Soñua
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  23
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk








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"y ahora que?" 
Year:  1982
Label:  Soñua
Format:  EP
Tracks: 4
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk








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Fernando Murua (Fernandito) drummer of the band from 1979 to 2002.




















Evaristo Paramos, vocalist of the band since 1979.

























































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