Los Jockers - Nueva Sociedad LP
Los Jockers - Nueva Sociedad LP (Musica & Entretenimiento/Spain)
Listening Notes: An outstanding Chilean tribute to garagey golden oldies circa 1967, The Kinks! The Yadbirds! The Count 5!, albums that transition any hip wedding cocktail hour into where the party really gets started, and records that will inevitably have someone asking what record is this at your mod/garage dance party.
Mood: Fuzzbox fun turned up to 11
Reissue, originally released in 1967. The band was composed of singer Alan Ferreira, guitarists Sergio del Río and Mario Pregnant, bassist Gustavo Serrano, and drummer Peter Buksdorf are the essential lineup of Los Jockers, which recorded a few singles and released the LPs En La Onda De Los Jockers and Nueva Sociedad, both in 1967. A third album, Los Jockers Y Una Buena Pichanga, already registered changes in the line-up, with the future Aguaturbia member Carlos Corales (guitar) and Willy Cavada (drums) and the former bass player of the almost unnoticed Gaffas, Jimmy Cerda. On the same level as Los Mockers, Los Blue's Men, or Los Saicos are Los Jockers: a band that alternates, for the first time in this album, songs in Spanish and English. It was released in '67 after Los Jockers entered the Guinness Book of Records for having played for 54 hours without stopping. Such a feat took place at the record fair at Paseo Ahumada, grabbing the front pages of the newspapers, colleagues, and even soccer players greeted them and even President Eduardo Frei Montalva invited them to La Moneda. In other words, it was an achievement worthy of national heroes. Los Jockers were also one of the first bands to present a wild and rock aesthetic, in fact, their live performance generated several controversies with the Chilean establishment, such was the scandal they caused, that once a group of hooded outraged people surprised them at night in La Serena and burst into their room to shave their heads. On other occasions, while they were playing on top of a truck next to the Coppelia in Providencia, cadets from the Military School assaulted them. Valuing the rebellious and naive spirit of a song like "Nueva Sociedad" (New Society), which is actually the Kinks' "Party Line" with a new lyric that originally spoke of the "Nueva Suciedad" (new dirt), a "daring" that was not tolerated by the label. Garage rock electricity underlies songs like "La Verdad", "La Corbata De Mi Abuelo", and "Yo Te Quiero". From the original IRT masters.