On the back of Lone Star I decided I should have a poke around some Mexican music and opted to look for some Psych-rock, which led me to La Revolucion de Emiliano Zapata who put out a couple of rock albums in the early 70s before, apparently, wandering down more sedate paths.
I opted for their second LP, Hoy, that is a film soundtrack (La verdadera vocación de Magdalena) – my choice was made because my search for “Mexican psych music” brought me to this site where their second album was described as…
Their second lp with long tracks, lethal fuzz and some female vocals
… which was enough to tempt me in.
It’s a decent enough rock album, with some seventies soul thrown in by those “female vocals” – not great… maybe because I was hoping for something a little beyond the expected and this is mostly pretty typical 70s rock – with only occasional hints in instrumentation or arrangement to suggest that it could have been better.
Here’s an excerpt from the film with the band performing in it.
The whole film can be seen on YouTube… although sadly my Spanish isn’t up to it.
Here’s another clip with the band playing Otra Vez (Again) – the album version has a male vocal… but for the film the star Angelica Maria took the vocal