“Guadalupe Plata of Spain makes a pass at bayou blues, effortlessly combining hypnotic percussion, possessed guitars, and devilish bass for a fine tribute to old-school bluesmen, conjured with deep and abiding respect”.
Guadalupe Plata take their name from the Virgin patron of their town, Úbeda in Jaén, Andalucía.
The virgin in the town’s church of the Misericordia is surrounded by what appears to be an aura of silver, as depicted on the cover of their LP, Guadalupe Plata (their third record, preceded by Guadalupe Plata, self released as a vinyl Lp in 2011, and Guadalupe Plata, a 12” EP from 2009).
Their performance is a beguiling and bewitching thing. The band rarely rehearses because they live in three different cities and because, at a rhythm of 100 gigs a year, gigs which may extend to various hours, much of the composition takes place before an audience. All sorts of audience. To play every weekend two or three times in a country like Spain you will often be playing in brothels or working men’s clubs. There is a wealth of documentary evidence of these concerts on the web. They explain the performance in flamenco terms of “duende” or “hechizo”. In the English speaking context it is probably best just to shake your hips and go where they take you. In any case though their public tends to be young and drawn to wild music there are often, lately, men and women of 30, 40 or 50 years who will compare the experience to performances that marked them in their youth… they speak of Beefheart , Canned Heat, The Fall or Pata Negra….. dark stuff.
The album was recorded in three days at Ryan Anderson’s studio in Austin with the help of Walter Daniels (The Oblivians, The Revelators) on harmonica, and mixed by Mike Mariconda (Devil Dogs, Raunch Hands) in Málaga.
HI-RES PROMO PICTURES
NEW LP “Guadalupe Plata” (2013, Everlasting/Popstock!)
-. Full album streaming: http://guadalupeplata.bandcamp.com/album/guadalupe-plata-4
-. Official video “Milana”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK3mztXqTSc
-. Official video “Esclavo”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
-. Video “Funeral”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoNvmqpqhe8
-. Video “Rata”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmLFyU3nVOY
-. Full TV concert: http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/los-conciertos-de-radio-3/conciertos-
-. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gpblues
-. Twitter: https://twitter.com/guadalupeplata
-. Tumblr: http://guadalupeplata.tumblr.com/
-. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/guadalupeplatablues
-. Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/guadalupeplata
-. Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/guadalupeplata
-. Bandsintown: http://www.bandsintown.com/guadalupeplata
LP “Guadalupe Plata”(2011, Folc Records/Sociedad Fonográfica Subterránea)
-. Free download : http://guadalupeplata.bandcamp.com/album/guadalupe-plata-2011
-. Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
-. Videoclip “Serpiente Negra”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbaCYmu0Xuo
-. Videoclip “Lorena” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es9YeUqtB1M
-. Videoclip “Pollo Podrio” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNlw_u-4_JE
Written By: Guadalupe Plata
En este cementerio
Hace tanta calor
Que hasta los muertos
Sacan los huesos al sol
Nena nena nena nena
Sacame a bailar
Que tengo los huesos tiesos
Ya no lo puedo aguantar
'GUADALUPE PLATA'-. 10" Vinyl and Cd. Sociedad Fonografica Subterranea. Recorded at Boomtrack Studio, 2009.
'GUADALUPE PLATA'-. LP Vinyl and Cd. FOLC RECORDS & Sociedad Fonografica Subterranea. Recorded at Paco Loco Studio, Maxi from The Hollers Studio and Producciones Peligrosas Studio. Mastered by Mike Mariconda.