Chiquita Y Chatarra: The Ladies Of Spanish Garage Rock

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Recently our guest blogger Carlos Reyes wrote about the rise of all-women rock groups such as Argentina's Las Kellies and Costa Rica's Las Robertas.

On this week's show we'll be talking about Chiquita y Chatarra (Tiny And Trashy), a band made up of bass player/guitarist Amelia Díaz Duarte and singer and drummer Patricia Àlvarez Alonso from Oviedo, Spain.

Listen: Chiquita Y Chatarra, 'Naked On The Beach'

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Naked On The Beach

  • Artist: Chiquita Y Chatarra
  • From: Animal de Amor

This album is available at Disco Humeantes where you can name your own price.

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Their new album, out last from Discos Humeantes, is called Animal De Amor (Love Animal). Filled with short, dirty, blurting songs, they play a fantastic blend of garage rock, menacing surf psychedelia, '60s girl groups and punk. They're just the latest in a long line of fantastic Spanish garage rock bands we've been drooling over here at Alt.Latino.

Impossibly deep vocals and eccentric lyrics give them a kitschy femme fatale air. Listening to the song "Naked On The Beach," you can almost picture a John Waters film, two ladies with scarves wrapped around their hair and cat-eye sunglasses driving to a nudist beach in their convertible.

This is also a good opportunity to tell you guys about Discos Humeantes, one of our favorite independent labels. Based in Asturias, Spain, it specializes in vinyl releases and is a go-to source for great Spanish garage rock.


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Chiquita Y Chatarra: Salvaje Rock Español

Hace poco Carlos Reyes escribió en nuestro blog acerca de que cada vez son mas las bandas de mujeres en el rock latino. Entre nuestras favoritas están Las Kellies de Argentina y Las Robertas de Costa Rica.

Esta semana en el programa hablaremos un poco sobre Chiquita y Chatarra: Amelia Díaz Duarte en guitarra y bajo, y Patricia Álvarez Alonso como baterista y vocalista. La banda nace en Oviedo, España.

Su nuevo álbum llamado Animal De Amor esta repleto de canciones cortas, agresivas y divertidas. Tocan una fantástica mezcla de garaje y surfer rock, psicodélica amenazante, los grupos de los 60's, y la música punk. Son parte de una moda de fantásticas bandas españolas de garaje rock por las cuales nos hemos estado volviendo locos aquí en Alt.Latino

Sus vocalizaciones imposiblemente graves y letras excéntricas les dan un aire a femme fatale pero a la vez muy kitsch. Escuchando la canción "Naked On The Beach" ("Desnudo En La Playa") uno casi se imagina un filme de John Waters, dos mujeres con pañuelos envolviéndoles el cabello y anteojos de sol, manejando hacia una playa nudista en un convertible.

Esta es una buena oportunidad para contarles sobre Discos Humeantes, uno de nuestras disqueras independientes favoritas. Basada en Asturias, España, se especializa en discos en vinilo y es una buena fuente para el garaje rock español.



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