Feb 6, 2018

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Today’s artists are is a Chilean musical band, formed in 1987 in the city of Concepción, and one of the most influential Spanish-American bands from the nineties. With a dozen official albums and several participations in collective albums and compilations, the band is a faithful representative of Chilean rock, which integrates both rockabilly and jazz, as well as the traditional music of their country, through cueca. ......N'Joy

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In 1982, three guys from Concepción, Álvaro Henríquez, Roberto Titae Lindl, and "Pancho" Molina started a band called Los Dick Stones, whose set list was based on songs by Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and Gene Vincent. They quickly became very popular in universities, bars, and peñas around the southern city of Concepción. Given their ambition, to achieve success in the Chilean mainstream, they decided to move to the capital city of Santiago and changed their name to Los Tres. In 1988, Ángel Parra joined the band, and even though Los Tres is Spanish for "the three", they decided to keep the name.

In 1991, with the alternative Alerce music label, Los Tres recorded their first album, Los Tres. Despite being only a moderately successful album with songs that mixed Rock, Jazz, and Blues, Los Tres nevertheless became an important album in the early nineties. The single Un Amor Violento, and its low-budget music video became very popular in Chile. The lyrics in some songs of this album (like in La Primera Vez and Flores Secas) talk strongly about their opposition to the Pinochet coup and the human rights abuses during the military regime.

The second album of the band was called Se Remata el Siglo. In 1993, now signed with the Sony music label, the band achieved a much better quality LP. This album showed more rock elements, in the singles No sabes que desperdicio tengo en el alma and El Aval, but without straying too far from their blues influences in songs like Soñe que estabas justo sobre mi and the BB King's cover The Thrill is Gone. La Espada & la Pared (1995) was the third album of the band. This album was very popular and the most important of their career. Singles like Dejate Caer and La Espada & La Pared were popular in all of Latin America, thanks to the diffusion on MTV Latino and became a Gold record in 46 days. One of the popular songs in La Espada & La Pared was the remake of Buddy Richard's cover 1960 rock tune Tu Cariño se me Va, where Buddy himself did some back-up vocals.

The popularity achieved by La Espada y La Pared, was an important motivation for the MTV network, who invited Los Tres to perform an Unplugged session in Miami. This was recorded on 14 September 1995, with the participation of the Chilean musicians and friends of the band Toño Restucci and Cuti Aste. The performance was just a few months after the death of Roberto Parra, an important Chilean folk musician and an inspiration for Álvaro and the band in general. Therefore, the guys decided to dedicate the Unplugged to el tío Roberto memories, and played two cuecas choras, El Arrepentido and La Vida que yo He Pasado, and the popular foxtrot ¿Quién es la que viene allí? "composed" by him but actually a mock of the American popular song Yes Sir, That's My Baby (song) music by Walter Donaldson and original lyrics by Gus Kahn and sung by Lee Morse in 1925. This was that the first time a Chilean band recorded an Unplugged with MTV. Unplugged, released in 1996, was such a success in Chile and Latin America. The LP became 4-platinum album in Chile in just three months and the band promoted the LP with unplugged concerts in the Teatro California in Santiago, with guests musicians like Toño Restucci, Pepe Fuentes, Rabanito, Cuti Aste, and Javiera Parra, Ángel's sister.

The following years, Los Tres began a short folk-based era. They performed in February 1996 as a guest band in the Viña del Mar international music festival. The show began with Álvaro imitating the characteristic voice of Antonio Vodanovic, the festival's MC. They played a lot of cuecas by Roberto Parra and received the Gaviota de Plata, an award that is reserved only for the festival's music contest, but the crowd insisted strongly until the band received it. The band began a new traditional event during the 1996 Chilean national independence holiday, on 18 September, by founding a Fonda called Yein Fonda (a pun on Jane Fonda) in the park Plaza Ñunoa in Santiago, where they performed during several days folk music with friends. The records of this event were released in an LP called La Yein Fonda later that year. During the following years they organized more Fondas, but with time these became more commercial and not as popular as Yein Fonda.

In 1998 the band recorded Peineta, an album with cuecas choras and jazz huachaca, featuring Lalo Parra, brother of Roberto. After the great success of Los Tres with La Espada & La Pared and Unplugged, the following studio album with new material came only in 1998. Fome (named after a Chilean word that means boring) didn't achieve the popularity of their preceding albums. The lyrics this time were more poetic and with the exception of La Torre de Babel and Restaurant, not so easy to understand.

During these years Parra and Lindl started a parallel jazz project called Ángel Parra Trío, with the jazz drummer Moncho Pérez and Molina started the Jazz band Los Titulares. Both bands started having great popularity into the Chilean Jazz movement, and this summed up to create internal problems in Los Tres because of the directions that Álvaro wanted for the band. Their last studio album was released in 1999. La Sangre en el Cuerpo, and didn't enjoy great success in Chile. Even though the album is very different from when the band began, great songs like Feria Verdadera, La Sangre en el Cuerpo and the instrumental El Rey del Mariscal showed Álvaro and the band in a great musical moment that, unfortunately, the Chilean mainstream didn't appreciate.

Personal differences, the poor sales of the latest LPs, and the increasing interest in the personal projects of individual members culminated with the band announcing their separation in 2000. They performed several goodbye concerts in Santiago, Concepción, and other Chilean cities. One of these concerts, in Teatro Providencia, the 27 May 2000, was recorded and later that year released as the live album Freno de Mano.
Aftermath (up to February 2007). Two years after the breakup of the band (2002), a DVD, Vermouth & Noche, was released. It included part of the history of the band, some original videoclips and live performances.

Álvaro started in 2001 a band called Los Petinellis which released an album in 2002 and dissolved in 2004. Later, he started a solo career. Ángel Parra Trío has recorded in total eight albums.  Los Titulares have released three LPs: Los Titulares (album) in 1999 – El perseguidor in 2001 and Bipolar in 2005.

In 2006 three of the band's four members announced a reunion and a new album. Álvaro Henríquez, Ángel Parra, and Roberto Lindl are working on the recording of the twelve new songs for the album, due out around August 2006. In February 2007 the band played at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival, Chile. Playing to a crowd of 15,000 attendees at the most important Latin American music festival, the band received multiple standing ovations and were awarded the Antorcha de Plata (Silver Torch), the Antorcha de Oro (Golden Torch), and ultimately the Gaviota de Plata (the Silver Seagull), the festival's highest honor.

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Los Tres had settled definitively in Santiago, the Chilean capital, in 1987. A year later, they were joined by the virtuoso guitarist Ángel Parra, through his sister Javiera, at that moment, partner of Álvaro Henríquez, setting up the conformation final of the band as a quartet. The group had gained some footing in the Chilean capital, in a somewhat decayed rock environment after the emergence of pop groups with synthesizers in the late 80s. The group recorded the songs of their first album, and published it in 1991 under the independent seal of Alerce.

The album opens with "Somos Tontos, No Pesados", which has become the declaration of principles of the band, with a complex sonority but supported by a reiterative and decisive phrase. During the concerts, the group used to add to the instrumental improvisation of the song, extracts of the fashionable dance songs, to look with irony at the rest of the music scene. On the other hand, «A Violent Love» is considered by many fans as the best song ever recorded by the group, with the characteristic sonority of a bolero and certain rock chords to complement the fusion. Los Tres was chosen as the twentieth best Chilean album of all time, according to the Rolling Stones magazine, in April 2008. In this way, this album shares an important place in the musical history of Chile, in conjunction with others of their albums

Los Tres - Los Tres     (flac  251mb)

01 Somos Tontos, No Pesados 4:23
02 El Haz Sensor 2:32
03 Sudapara 2:58
04 Flores Secas 5:31
05 Pájaros De Fuego 4:35
06 La Primera Vez 3:46
07 En Jamaica 3:20
08 Un Amor Violento 4:36
09 Amores Incompletos 5:50
10 He Barrido El Sol 3:45

Los Tres - Los Tres (ogg   98mb)

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Se Remata el Siglo is the second studio album by Chilean rock band Los Tres, released in 1993. This album features a more powerful, strong rock sound than its predecessor, incorporating hard rock and grunge elements. At a time when the music of Chile is reborn from the difficult days of the military dictatorship, in which there was little cultural movement. The youth of the time felt identified by the heartfelt and intricate lyrics of Álvaro Henríquez, and the jazz virtuosity of Ángel Parra's guitar and Roberto Lindl's double bass. Apart from that, the main singles of the album (Let yourself fall, "The sword & the wall", "Tea leaves", "Tírate") were able to overcome, in many occasions, the age barriers, and they served to bring the music of the band to the different sectors of the Chile of the 90's.

Contributed to this last collaboration with the singer Buddy Richard in the rock version for his classic "Tu cariño se me va", which climbed to the highest positions in the local rankings. Thus began the work of recognition of the cultural roots that the group would undertake in later projects such as La Yein Fonda and Peineta. Without going any further, the band performed in their concerts hits from Buddy Richard himself, in addition to Los Angeles Negros and Los Diablos Azules, among others. In April 2008, the Chilean edition of Rolling Stone magazine placed this album in the tenth place among the 50 best Chilean albums of all time.

 Los Tres - Se Remata El Siglo   (flac  268mb)

01 No Sabes Qué Desperdicio Tengo En El Alma 4:32
02 Se Remata El Siglo I 2:22
03 Se Remata El Siglo II 3:00
04 Soñé Que Estabas Justo Sobre Mí 3:59
05 Follaje En El Invernadero 3:52
06 El Aval 3:06
07 Gato Por Liebre 3:58
08 Piratas 5:03
09 Feliz De Perder 3:33
10 El Sueño De La Hora Más Oscura 3:06

Los Tres - Se Remata El Siglo (ogg  94mb)

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Los Tres (the three) are inexplicably a quartet. But that's not all that's unusual about this band. Their Latin pop mixes in blues licks ("Hojas De Te"), rockabilly (the title track) and even a little soul ("Moizefala") for an adventurous, if somewhat over-ambitious mix. At a time when the music of Chile is reborn from the difficult days of the military dictatorship, in which there was little cultural movement. The youth of the time felt identified by the heartfelt and intricate lyrics of Álvaro Henríquez, and the jazz virtuosity of Ángel Parra's guitar and Roberto Lindl's double bass. Apart from that, the main singles of the album (Déjate Caer, "La Espada Y La Pared", "Hojas De Te", "Tírate") were able to overcome, in many occasions, the age barriers, and they served to bring the music of the band to the different sectors of the Chile of the 90. Los Tres win the listener over with sheer chutzpah. A unique effort from a band that deserves to realize the crossover dream.

Los Tres - La Espada & La Pared   (flac  307mb)

01 Déjate Caer 3:23
02 Hojas De Te 3:34
03 La Espada Y La Pared 5:02
04 Dos En Uno 5:52
05 Tírate 3:16
06 Te Desheredo 4:48
07 Partir De Cero 4:16
08 Moizefala 4:35
09 V & V 2:55
10 Me Rompió El Corazón 4:34
11 La Espada 0:36
12 Tu Cariño Se Me Va 2:48
13 All Tomorrow's Parties 4:55

Los Tres - La Espada & La Pared (ogg  112mb)

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Fome is the fourth album by the Chilean band Los Tres in 1997. Considered by many critics - and by Álvaro Henríquez himself - as his best studio material, Fome is undoubtedly the most diverse of the group's albums from Concepción, in the that a lot of musical styles are explored, in what the group has called "a kind of Chilean music casserole, where diversity is given by the amount of existing music." The cover of the disc contains a photograph that corresponds to an advertisement of the encyclopedia by fascículos Monitor, of Salvat, of the decade of 1960. The name of the album corresponds to chilenismo «fome», which means boring or dull.

Los Tres - Fome   (flac  312mb)

01 Claus 1:40
02 Bolsa De Mareo 3:35
03 Toco Fondo 2:55
04 Olor A Gas 3:42
05 De Hacerse Se Va A Hacer 2:43
06 Antes 3:42
07 Fealdad 2:47
08 Jarabe Para La Tos 3:36
09 Libreta 4:47
10 Me Arrendé 3:28
11 Silencio 2:15
12 La Torre De Babel 3:30
13 Pancho 4:55
14 Restorán 3:55
15 Largo 2:20

Los Tres - Fome (ogg   111mb )

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