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Mads

1969 En Concierto

LIONCD7667
Release Notes
  • Limited to only 200x copies!
  • Glossy 20-page bi-lingual booklet with band history and photos.
  • Recorded at The Rolling Stones’ studio, London, October 1970

The first (and so far only) live recording of a Peruvian rock band from the 1960’s, and therefore of incredible importance to lovers of rock from that exciting scene! Those of you who already have our previous Mads/Molesto release might remember the story of the Mads: early television performances in Peru; the chance sea-side encounter with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards that got the Mads the chance to go to England; Stones’ manager Marshall Chess giving the Mads recording time in the Rolling Stones’ studio and at Jagger’s Stargroves castle. They played the Marquee, the Lyceum, the Roundhouse. They jammed with Steve Winwood and Brian Davison (The Nice). They played with Jeff Beck and Carmine Appice. Molesto’s guitar player, Alex Ventura, worked in a clothing boutique alongside Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor. But before all the craziness in London, the Mads gave a farewell concert for their fans in Peru, on 18 December 1969, at the Auditorio del Colegio Santa Ursula. The recordings on this disc come from that show. One quick listen makes clear that the Mads demonstrated a lot of Jimi Hendrix Experience influence at this stage of their brief career. Still, it’s clear straight away why the Stones were impressed, why Dennis Hopper told them during the intermission of this very concert how great they were (he wanted to hook them up with Phil Spector), and why they are legends of Pervian rock. Heavy, hard, and loud. Two bonus tracks come from their sessions at the Stones’ studio in London, and are in the same hard-edged vein. Like all Lion/Repsychled titles, this is available exclusively worldwide from Lion Productions and our friends.