Los Pankys - The Complete Recordings Lp

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[ENG]The complete recordings of Los Panky's, originally released in 1966.During their short-lived career, Mexico City's Los Panky's produced an outstanding collection of rock & roll and beat music which made them pioneers of the "Hanky Panky" sound and one of Mexico's favourite bands.After decades of obscurity, their amazing legacy is now finally available on vinyl again.Released in collaboration with Burger Records.In 1962, Bill Haley & His Comets played live on Mexican television show Orfeón A Go-Go, in turn crediting them as the first American rock and roll band to accomplish this, and bringing he Twist' to Mexico. Though by then Bill Haley's popularity in the US had declined dramatically, his television appearance made him a national hero and rock icon in Mexico, and even brought about an exclusive Mexican record deal with Discos Orfeón, one of the biggest labels at the time. Rock and roll was alive and well in Mexico City and though first wave groups like Los Teen Tops, Los Rebeldes delRock and Los Apson enjoyed success and popularity, Bill Haley's performance helped usher in a second wave of new teen garage rock bands in the country. In the audience that night were many teens who were inspired to start their own bands, one of which would get their start as The Black Diamonds.The Black Diamonds were comprised by Raúl San Martín, César Hernández, Julio Saldívar, Silverio Pérez and Marcel Ruano, and they probably ranged from ages 15-18, but no one really knows for sure. Like most teen bands of any era, they rehearsed day in and out on the most basic shitty and borrowed equipment, in a tiny bedroom, with the ultimate goal of playing a gig or house party with friends. The band took influence from first wave Mexican rock heroes Los Teen Tops and Los Rebeldes del Rock, and of course Americans like Elvis and honorary Mexican Bill Haley.By 1965, The Black Diamonds got their break and were signed to Discos Orféon. The band changed their name to Las Animas, and sometime in 1966 they wen...