VINYL-PALOOZA #11: Ya No Hay Beatles! A Mexican '60s Garage Rock Fiesta

Closing out this month-long trip thru record-land, I present one final goodie - a various-artists 1960s mucho loco trip thru my Mexican garage-rock discoveries. I found some of these in the little mom 'n' pop store-front Latino music discotecas (music shops) that dot the working class neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Some of these records were still in the shrink-wrap, apparently bouncing around unwanted since the '60s. I bought most of these in the '90s, so I doubt there are too many left by now, but one never knows, does one? The usual sources (thrift shops, record stores) provided the rest.

These albums aren't always solid gold - there are boring ballads, or songs sung in English that make these groups sound like just another bar band. But the right combination of teenage hormones, unusual Latin influences, covers and originals can result in wild, fun, Nuggets-worthy trash-sterpieces.

So here's an hour's worth of garage, rockabilly, crazy screaming vocals, cool surf instros, and (this being a MusicForManiacs comp, after all) a few weird novelties. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Ya No Hay Beatles! A
MusicForManiacs Collection

Los Locos Del Ritmo - Hey Joe

Hermanos Carrion - Todo A Su Tiempo (Turn Turn Turn)

Los Apson - Ya No Hay Beatles [I think the title of this original tune translates to something like "We Ain't No Beatles"]

Los Aragon - Tema do Los Monkees

Los Teen Tops - La Plaga (Good Golly Miss Molly)

Los Rockin Devils - Hey Lupe (Hang On Sloopy) [I have a great cassette by these guys/gal, but I can't be bothered with pulling out my boom box; in any case, Amazon has some highly-recommended CDs by 'em]

Los Rebeldos del Rock - Oh Mi Nina

Los Rebeldos del Rock - La Hiedra Venenosa (Poison Ivy)

Los Locos Del Ritmo - Si Ti Tengo A Ti

Los Apson - Viaje Submarino (20,000 Leagues)

Los Belmonts - Amarrado (Glad All Over)

Hermanos Carrion - Memphis

Los Locos Del Ritmo - El Fantasma

Los Locos Del Ritmo - Chica Alborotada

Los Apson - Twist Hawaiano

Los Hooligans - Despeinada

Los Hitters - Hanky Panky

Los Locos Del Ritmo - Pan con Mantequilla (Bread and Butter) [Oh, how the retarded vox on this make me laff!]

Los Crazy Boys - Corina Corina

Los Locos Del Ritmo - El Mongol

Los Apson - Senor Apache (Mister Custer)

Hermanos Carrion - Suzy-Q [throws in a bit of "Land of 1000 Dance" as well]

Los Aragon - Paren esa Musica [don't quit listening before you get to this absolutely hysterical number; "stop the music!!"]

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