Sorry about the quality of these 45’s – judging from their condition, the owner probably locked themselves in their room and really grinded these suckers down. But I guess that’s what teenage angst and rock-n-roll is all about.
The history of rocanrol Mexicano is pretty extensive, something that is carried over and still lasts to this day. It’s apparent that some of the best rock/garage bands of the 60’s era hailed from border towns like Tijuana (Los Rockin Devil’s, Tijuana 5, Los Hermanos Carrion ect). I suspect they had easier access to what was happening north of the border. And most these acts do justice to cover songs and bands they were influenced by.
I’m not going to delve too much into that, these songs are what they are – cover songs. What I wanted to mention, and what is worth noting, was that most these groups ended up being part of the onda grupera in the early 70’s – a mixture of cumbia, norteño, rock and ranchera. Groups like Los Freddy’s and Los Yonics are great examples of this. Bands that left their rock roots and blended it with a more northern/traditional type of sound. But the whole tradition of covering an American song, how the band is set up, and instrumentation is very similar in the norteño style to this day (sans the accordian). Enjoy!