MÉDANOS DE SINGAPUR was a cursed band. It was the band with the highest authority and the best prospects in the music scene of Bilbao of the early 80’s. They rubbed shoulders with Eskorbuto, Zarama and Vulpes. And in spite of it all Medanos never released a record under its name, remains an unknown band for most of the 80’s punk rock and new wave fanatics. This is the reason why this album sees the light 32 years after the band disbanded, released by record label “GBR / Guns of Brixton Records” in “The Missing Tapes” series of punk archaeology
Bilbao in the early 80’s was a torrent of talent featuring suicidal bands that felt R&R in a very intense and peculiar way. MÉDANOS DE SINGAPUR formed in the first days of 1982 and had an ephemeral but intense trajectory. A spark of genius that unluckily not many were able to witness that vanished without uproar in the then cold and dirty streets of Bilbao.
ESCUPE AL ESTUPA [Spit On the Narc] is a compilation of all the available material by
Medanos. The starting point was basically cassette tapes, live recordings done with a Walkman or captured with a few microphones at the band’s rehearsal spot. Ultimately, the band’s two official demo tapes produced for the local radio stations and the only available track recorded in a semi-professional studio. It is too bad that the two songs recorded in 1983 for a Madrid indie label with the prospect of a 7” that was never released have disappeared forever without trace or explanation. Nevertheless, the thorough and systematic laboratory work at the studio has allowed recovering a clearly defined and captivating sound for this collection of songs.
The edition also features a 16-page magazine going through the story of the band including the comic “Escupe al Estupa " originally published in the renowned comic magazine “El Vibora” and penned by embryonic band “Nika y los Estricnínos”.
ESCUPE AL ESTUPA is without a doubt a work for the lovers of the rock sounds of the eighties but it is also a record that should be carefully listened to by anybody with unquiet ears that would like to know what was going on in Bilbao in those disorderly years.
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A1 Camúflate A2 Escupe Al Estupa A3 Las Pistolas De Rekaldeberri A4 Todas Las Chicas A5 Todo Está Bajo Control A6 La Farmacia B1 Camúflate B2 La Farmacia B3 Mi Mama B4 Todas Las Chicas B5 De Qué Vas? B6 Escupe Al Estupa VIDEO