Various: Punk Sudoamericano 1981-1990 cassette

Various: Punk Sudoamericano 1981-1990 cassette


Tags: · 80s · compilations · recommended · reissues · south america
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Just what the title says! Another in this excellent series of internationally-focused mix tapes. Professionally duplicated and sure to expand your want list.

Our take: As I’ve mentioned, this series of top-notch international compilations collects obscure tracks that you’ve most likely never heard, and it does so with excellent sound quality and thoughtful curation. If you’re a fan of the old BCT Tapes or compilations like Killed by Hardcore this is going to be your kind of thing. While I’ve heard a few of the bands on this compilation of 80s South American punk (Los Violadores, who are a personal favorite, as well as G3, Los Invasores, Leuzemia and a couple of others) there’s still so much here that wasn’t on my radar, which is all the more impressive because the quality here is astounding. While the Greek compilation that I also wrote about this week gave us a loose narrative of the transition from punk to hardcore, this cassette (with a couple of exceptions) sticks largely to one style, but it’s a style that I can’t get enough of. I don’t know if there’s a name for it aside from just “punk,” but these South American bands seem to be more influenced by British punk than bands from other parts of the globe. In particular, it seems like they might have been listening to lots of Rezillos, Stiff Little Fingers, and maybe even Asta Kask as most every track here has a fast, bouncy, and pogo-able rhythm and an instantly catchy vocal hook or two. If you’re looking for d-beat you’ll be bummed, but those of us whose tastes lean a little more toward the ’77 set will flip out at the degree of quality here. If you don’t find yourself looking up at least half of these bands on YouTube or Soulseek after listening to this tape I have doubts about whether you’re a true punk lifer.