Los Yetis

Los Yetis

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The brilliant debut LP by Los Yetis, the most popular rock & roll/beat/garage band in 1960s Colombia.

Unavailable on vinyl since its 1966 release, the album is packed with thrilling covers (Beatles, Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, Los Brincos, Little Anthony & The Imperials…) sung in Spanish and the band's own garage beat nugget 'Ya no te aguanto más'.

Although many people would only think of tropical genres when discussing Colombian music or Discos Fuentes, there is much more to it than that. In the mid-60s, following the massive success of Los Teen Tops, Los Apson or Los Rockin' Devils in the Latin world, Los Yetis were signed to Discos Fuentes as part of the bunch of new bands included on their "14 impactos juveniles" compilation, as an attempt to reach a new audience very much interested in the rock & roll sounds imported from the States. A great promotional effort resulted in a huge success for the release and Los Yetis were soon invited to record their own debut album, this self-titled LP reissued here for the first time.

As the opening track of the album starts to play, we can only imagine the Colombian youth dancing with excitement to this new rock & roll music as hard as they would dance to their local rhythms. No wonder that Los Yetis' take on the Little Anthony & The Imperials hit 'Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop' is at least as effective on the dancefloor as the original.

Most of the album is devoted to thrilling cover versions (Beatles, Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, Los Brincos…), but as we approach the last grooves of the record, the wild guitars and raw vocals of 'Ya no te aguanto más' set the party on fire! That irresistible garage beat track is not only the standout song but also the only original by Los Yetis on the entire album. However, another local band, Los Ampex, has to be credited for playing the instruments on these recordings, as brothers Juancho and Iván Darío López and Juan Nicolás Estela, the original members, were rather a vocal trio than a skilled band.

TRACK LISTING

Side 1
1. SHIMMY SHIMMY KO KO BOP
2. COMO EL CORAZÓN ME LATE
3. SILUETAS
4. EL JUEGO DEL AMOR
5. QUIERO HABLARTE
6. HELP

Side 2
1. LA BAMBA
2. CAMINANDO CON MI ÁNGEL
3. TÚ ME DIJISTE ADIÓS
4. POR QUÉ TE VAS
5. LA PÓCIMA DEL AMOR
6. YA NO TE AGUANTO MÁS

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