El Temperamental Sonido de Los Granadians
Los Granadians
May 9, 2005

Track list
  1. Reggae Clam Clam
  2. Yo No Miento
  3. Todo Lo Que Quiero Eres Tu
  4. Teddy Dos Dedos Garcia
  5. No Puedo Vivir Sin Tu Amor
  6. What It Takes To Version
  7. Avistamiento Ovni Desde El Albayzin
  8. Granaina
  9. Debes Entenderlo
  10. La Primera Vez
  11. Terror Suspenso Reggay Sideral
  12. Unknown Bonus Tracks
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 5
Based in Spain, the Granadians present "their much-awaited Long Play Record". Eleven songs (ten of which appear on record for the first time) drawn from their expansive live repertoire of recent years, and recorded in their studio known only as 'El Laboratorio del Reggae' (the Reggae Laboratory). With the success garnered by previous releases such as the EP 'Feliz Navidad con Los Granadians' (Merry Christmas with The Granadians), this young band enjoys both critical and public acclaim. No less popular is their work as backing musicians and producers for the latest hits from Liquidator Music, with such legendary artists from the sixties as Derrick Morgan and Dave Barker. The British music enthusiast press has christened their sound 'crunchy, jerky, esoteric!'.
'El Temperamental Sonido de Los Granadians' demonstrates the band's love of classic and fashionable riddims like Rocksteady and early Reggae. 'We love Jamaican music from the sixties, especially Rocksteady and Reggae, but we donıt define ourselves as interpreters of Jamaican music. Back in the day, tons of reggae tracks were recorded in England by English artists... as well as in other parts of the world, like Mexico, Argentina and Spain... and there were some pretty interesting Rocksteady and Reggae tracks being produced out there. We consider ourselves closer in spirit to these Hispanic and English bands that adapted such riddims than to the original Jamaican artists. And we are also very interested in Rock and Roll culture, (especially from the sixties) and its relationship with other things like Sci-Fi movies and, well, anything that exudes original Rock and Roll attitude. Rocksteady and Reggae provide the format for expressing our ideas only because theyıre our favorite riddims from that era'.
The eleven songs (sung in Spanish) sound like they ware dug up from the vaults of Trojan! Raw sixties stuff with an undeniable dance groove in mono! Influences here are early Upsetters sounds and Treasure Isle productions. The combination of these sounds and the Spanish vocals create a mood of melancholia. Opposite to their stalwarts 'Peeping Toms' this band's sound is more raw than sweet, it's heavier and more 'to the bone'.