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Preparing for the e-Types summer party I’ve been ploughing through compilations of Mexican psych and garage, and it’s become my new fixation after Brazil. There are no bands from Brazil on this mix, but a few from other South American countries. Las Chic’s is definitely Mexico’s premier 60s girlgroup, but I’d much like to hear Las Pink Panthers who are in the cover image. Sadly I don’t know of any recordings by them. Neither of the Chic’s albums, Alto somos las Chic’s or Sola, Triste y Sin Amor, seem available anywhere online, but a few tracks are to found on the always reliable Garage Latino blog. Apart from the well-known Mexican groups Kaleidoscope, La Revolucion De Emiliano Zapata, Rabbits & Carrots and Los Dug Dug’s, I’ve found some really inspired cover versions and a few amazing originals. The standout of the entire mix is Los Nivram’s amazingly moody “Sombras” (covered a few years ago by The Ugly Beats). And not far off is La Maquina Del Sonido with a heavy psych sound. Now it’s time to go back to those compilations for a second cull!

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Los Monstruos – Hey Monstruo
Los Monjes – Mi Mami Dijo
Los Shains – Vamos
Rabbits & Carrots – Express Yourself
Las Chic’s – Samba Lulu
Apocalipsis – Pruebalo
Kaleidoscope – Hang Out
Dynamita – Toma Tu Tiempo
La Kabala – El caminante solitario
Flying Karpets – Winter Song
The Beatniks – Outside Chance
Los Fugitivos – Marcando el paso
Los Nivram – Sombras
Los Belmonts – Brinquen
The Loving Darks – Complicado
The Pets – Hello I Love You
La Maquina Del Sonido – No Quiero Ya Volver
Las Animas – El Tipo Loco
Los Strwck – Go Go 70
Aguaturbia – I Wonder Who
La Revolucion De Emiliano Zapata – Petra Y Sus Camaradas
Los Dug Dug’s – Let’s Make It Now
Los Shakes – Aprietame Mas

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June 6, 2013

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