Friday, 10 June 2016
Tijuana No! - Spanish Bombs
Recently I saw a great Clash cover version posted in The Punk Wars Veterans Association Facebook group (thanks Neal McAlindon) and as I'd not heard it before I thought it'd make a good blog update.
Tijuana No! are a ska/punk/rock band from Tijuana BC, Mexico who's influences include The Clash, Dead Kennedys, Sex Pistols and Black Flag. They formed in 1989 and were originally called Radio Chantaje (Blackmail Radio) but changed their name to No. As there was another band called No, they changed again to No De Tijuana before settling upon the shortened Tijuana No!
Their lyrics highlight social and political concerns, both domestically and abroad. They've been largely inactive since 2002, tragedy struck them in 2004 when their singer Luis Guerena suffered a fatal heart attack, though they're still occasionally playing live.
Taken from their 1994 album Transgresores De La Ley, this is Spanish Bombs.....