Sunday, 18 January 2009

Bandido - Azucar Moreno

The sisters Antonia and Encarnación Salazar formed Azucar Moreno (meaning 'brown sugar') in 1982. They signed with EMI Spain and recorded two albums, to moderate success in their home country. In 1988 they signed with CBS-Epic and relaunched their music with a bolder production style and matching sexier image.

In 1990 they represented Spain in that year's Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Zagreb with this song, 'Bandido'. The start of their performance was marred by sound problems. Due to a tape technician not starting the pre-recorded backing track in time both the singers, their band and the live orchestra missed their cues. The song then started all over. Despite all this, 'Bandido' finished fifth. I bought the single as soon as I could. In those days, Eurovision songs - even the non-winning ones - still appeared in record shops around the corner...

My collection: 7" single no. 1234
Found: Melody Maker, Den Haag, May 19, 1990
Cost: 6,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Bandido' / 'Bandido (Instrumental)'
Download: here

1 comment:

  1. hey both links on rapidshare and bandongo are erased, could you please repost it? and if you have anymore azucar Moreno remixes (Mamma Mia, Esclava De Tu Piel, etc) could you please post...their remixes are so hard to find nowadays..thanks a lot!

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