Friday, May 26, 2017

Foot Street: Maldita Vecindad and "Fut Callejero (Pura Diversión)"

Our random tune for today is brought to you by Maldita Vecindad y los Hijos del Quinto Patio, a Mexican rock band. Often known simply as Maldita, or Maldita Vecindad (the Damned Neighborhood), they one of the most influential bands in Mexico and are known as pioneers of rock en español. They have a sound that draws upon many influences, including ska, rock, and traditional Cuban styles such as bolero and son, and is also drawn from their urban and working class origins. You can find this song, Fut Callejero (Pura Diversión), on the compilation album Nacional Card 2010 and on the 2011 compilation Rock Mundial.