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Mexico City, The Federal District, Mexico | Established. Jan 01, 1996 | MAJOR

Mexico City, The Federal District, Mexico | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 1996
Band Latin Rock


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"CHILANGO magazine"

Irreverent, yet not without an acute sense of humour is Mama Pulpa´s debut CD, a band whose name pays homage to 60´s classic cartoon Squiddly Diddly´s typical expression (Ay, Mama Pulpa) in it´s Mexican translation.

The lyrics catch anyone off guard, as one learns at the beginning about a bloke who wages with himself about how long he can go without bathing; "skatting on" you hear the downright funny story about a "closet felon", who's obviously fed up with being a model citizen but cannot bring himself to commit any of the crimes he daydreams about.

"Lo de Mamá Pulpa siempre ha sido el desmadre sin cortapisas, y así es el disco debut de esta banda, tributo al pulpo Manotas. Este cuarteto de guaguarones inicia hostilidades con los versos "llevaba una semana intentando averiguar cuántos días aguantaba sin tenerme que bañar", y de ahí, con mucho ska de por medio, hasta: "Voy a cambiar las señales de los cruces principales, envenenaré comida en banquetes de Provida".

- Alonso Arreola

"SWITCH magazine"

First a 10 year career. TV came after.

"Skeptics who don´t believe in bandmembers who became public figures after writing and hosting a popular, internationally viewed TV show, must be put aside, because this material is really good. The Mexican quartet came through with an excellent production."

10 años de trayectoria. La TV llegó después.

"A los escépticos que desconfían de sus integrantes por ser figuras públicas gracias a la televisión, habrá que dejarlos de lado, porque la verdad, el material es bueno.
Este cuarteto mexicano realizó una excelente producción y su música se oye muy bien" - Gabriel Guajardo

"BLUE CONCEPT magazine"

"Mamá Pulpa es de verdad es una propuesta diferente a lo que hay en el mercado. Sus canciones hablan de la vida cotidiana, con destellos irónicos que remontan a la adolescencia"

"Recarga musical para aquellos adolescentes frescos y prendidos, que heredaron el buen gusto musical de sus abuelos" - Lorena Jiménez

"PUBLICO newspaper"

"Guitarras con sonido poderoso y unas melodías bastante frescas (...) rock con reggae punk, y un agudo sentido humor en la lírica" - Ruben Rodríguez


El Mundo Es Muy Dificil
2005. Sony BMG Mexico.

2010. Fonografica Discorama.

2015. Casete.



Mama Pulpa formed in the summer of 1996.

It´s members met at a pizza parlor where a pizza-eating contest was being held, the first prize being an electric guitar. Apparently none of them won, but they´ve been inseparable since.

As any band starting out, they began playing in small time venues, slowly developing a faithful following of fans, who slowly (and faithfully) stopped following them. Their songs were not liked, and gigs dried up.

The band decided to abandon the project, playing a farewell show in the hippie town of Tepoztlan, a small population 35 miles south of Mexico City, where UFO sightings are commonplace.

While driving there, right when they were passing an unpopulated spot, the car in which they were travelling stopped, for no apparent reason. As the four bandmembers checked the car to find the cause of the breakdown, an intense white light shined from above, knocking them unconscious. They report being teletransported into a spaceship, where they were met by extraterrestrial beings, who shared their civilization’s musical knowledge with them, before returning them to the dark, isolated highway.

When they finally reached Tepoztlan, they went onstage and, as if by magic, played songs they had never played before.

“It was as if we had actually written those songs, and rehearsed them for years” stated the group in an interview for the local newspaper, El Sol de Tepoztlan (The Tepoztlan Sun).

The show had an unprecedented success and, coincidentally, among the audience was an important Sony-BMG A&R executive.

He immediately took the band into a recording studio; the result from this paranormal experience is Mama Pulpa’s phonographic debut, El Mundo es muy Dificil (The World is so Hard).

Worthy of mention is the fact that it took four years to complete the album; they asses that during that time, the band kept contact with the alien visitors, and it was they who supervised every detail of the recording process: “It was difficult to understand them at first, as they do not speak our language. Around the same time they would send tons of corrections, but fortunately Hans Mues and I managed to capture the essence of what they were aiming for” said lead singer Alfredo in an article for The National Enquirer.

The album enjoyed excellent reviews, which led to a succesful, nationwide tour. Some think such achievements are also due to the alien abduction.