Welcome the Espangland's Gypspy Pistoleros. Don't know the meaning of 'esganland:' look it up on their web site. If you think you're listening to the soundtrack from a Robert Rodriguez or Quentin Tarantino motion picture or a styled sleaze/flamenco rock soundtrack from a film like 'Desperado' or even 'From Duck Till Dawn,' you may be absolutely right. My Spanish is a little rusty, but my rock and roll is not! This is first class sleaze/glam/melodic hard rock or whatever you may want to call it. The Pisoleros mix traditional influences into a loving version of blazing rock.
Originally released in 2007 on Evil Boy (a young English label) as 'Wild, Beautiful, Damned,' The Gypspies have been picked up by France's Bad Reputation. The album has been given a new name (Para Siempre) and two new tracks have been added. It took me some time to secure this work, but it was worth the time. This is great rock 'n' roll with simply outstanding ethnic nuances.
Every track is amazing, thanks to some Spanish guitar work and other national influences. The Pistoleros blend earth-shaking rock with enthusiastic vocals, a tight rhythym section, and ripping guitar work (in between some fantastic and traditional Iberian melodies). They mix their music with English and Spanish vocals which only add to their mystic. I love this recording. Very recommended!
- Craig Hartranft
Suffice to say the Gypsy Pistoleros bring us great rock with wondrous ethnic influences from their Iberian roots. Great stuff and a nuff said.
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