Spain has a rich history of punk that seems to go largely unappreciated except by those in the know. While the Spainards got a later start (’79-’80) than most other countries when it came to punk, they more than made up for it in the quality of the bands. ESKORBUTO, (las)VULPES and ESPASMODICOS represent a small portion of the bands(and styles) from Spain that put out great records in the early 80’s. These bands, along with MANY others (Kangrena, MG-15, Toreros after ole, Ultimo resorte, TDK, Anti/Dogmatikks to name a few) were the foundation of Spanish punk and deserve your attention.
From the Spanish special numero uno post, March 15 2006
The second part of this series begins in 1983 and finds the bands of Spain starting to have a more diverse, worldwide hardcore influence. Where as the first wave mentioned above were influenced by the early American and U.K. “1977” style punk scene, these bands seem to have listened to the more hardcore side of things from the early 80’s. The title of this post, “Spain A.D.” refers to the these featured bands AFTER DISCHARGE and is wholly evident in there sound and politics.
(Also, stay tuned for special numero tres- “the thrash years” featuring P.B.N.S.DK., GRB and HHH)