Los Saicos 69 / Erwin Flores, El Mercenario / Un Poquito De Pena

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    PREORDER 2020 10 09
    7INCH - MUNSTER


    International : Economic, Standard, Express

    France : Franco de port à partir de 125€HT

    TRACKLIST

    Side A

    1. El Mercenario

    Side B

    1. Un Poquito de Pena

     


    DESCRIPTION

    This reissue brings back to life this lost single of Los Saicos discography for the first time, just as it was originally released in 1969.


    Back in 1969 the original members of Los Saicos, Erwin Flores and César “Papi” Castrillón, revived the iconic Peruvian band —protopunk pioneers— with the addition of new musicians and a renovated repertoire.

    After signing with the local label DINSA, a new single including the songs ‘El Mercenario’ and ‘Un Poquito de Pena’ was released that same year, although the company finally chose to use the name of the band's singer, Erwin A. Flores, instead of Los Saicos.

    This reissue brings back to life this lost single of Los Saicos discography for the first time, just as it was originally released in 1969.


    Back in 1969, Los Saicos’ fans could witness how a promising return of the iconic Peruvian group was forged from the ashes of the original line-up. The original members, Erwin Flores and César "Papi" Castrillón, were accompanied by the guitarist Alex "El Diablo" Rodríguez, from Los Dream's, and by Jorge Blondet on drums, initiating a series of thorough rehearsals around a renovated repertoire.

    At the end of that same year and on the occasion of the Pacific Fair, the renewed Los Saicos played its first gig while the head of the DINSA label, Alberto Maraví, would announce the band signing to his record company.

    A few months later, a single would be released including the songs ‘El Mercenario’ and ‘Un Poquito de Pena’. For some reason, DINSA finally chose to use the name of the band's singer, Erwin Alberto, instead of releasing the single under the name of Los Saicos.

    The harsh lyrics of ‘El Mercenario’ stopped the radio support and, therefore, had an impact on the sales of the single that vanished from distribution almost immediately.

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