Aunque La Tierra Tiemble Debemos De Cantar (Roka LP-7316) 1973? Puerto Rico *

 

Exceptional underground plugged-in rock/psych record from a band whose garage enthusiasm and high-energy presentation comes across like a Puerto Rican version of Wilson McKinley. Filled through and through with a glorious combination of electric rhythm and lead guitars, all with that psychy homemade attitude that you hear in the best private presses. Check out the fast-paced action on spirited upbeat tracks like ‘Como Estas, Pecador?’ (with scratchy wah-wah rhythm), ‘Gracias Papa’ and ‘Con Cristo Voy’ (which extends out to almost nine minutes, with one lively electric guitar solo after another). A few Latin rock vibes as you might expect, sometimes with a touch of Santana as on the conga-driven ‘Dios Es Espiritu’. ‘Cristo Te Ama’ chugs along to a catchy boogie/blues groove. ‘Padre Nuestro’ and ‘Ven A Jesus’ are good slow solemn pieces, the latter apparently patterned after ‘House Of The Rising Sun’. Every track is a strong one! Two vocalists taking turns on lead and harmony, one male and one female. Besides the two guitars, the only other instruments are electric bass, drums and percussion. No keyboards. All in Spanish, but with all the exclamations of “hallelujah”, “Cristo”, etc., there’s never any doubt where they’re coming from. Striking colorful cover art as well of a splitting crack in the earth (inspired by Psalm 46). Essential!   (Ken Scott – Archivist 5th Edition)

This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Jesus El Nazareno Mi Dios1:57
1-2Como Estas Picador1:34
1-3Dios Es Espiritu3:09
1-4Ven A Jesus3:20
1-5Con Cristo Voy8:21
2-1Dios Es Nuestro Amparo (Sa2:23
2-2Cristo Te Ama A Ta2:51
2-3Padre Nuestro4:02
2-4La Carona De La Vida2:09
2-5Solo Dios3:42
2-6Gracias Papa1:46

 

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