La Plebe - ¬°Hasta la Muerte! (Cover Artwork)

La Plebe

La Plebe: ¬°Hasta la Muerte!¬°Hasta la Muerte! (2007)
Red Scare

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We haven't even hit August yet and 2007 is already my favorite year of new punk rock in ages. I've been turned on to so many amazing bands in the past seven months and San Francisco's La Plebe belongs at the top of that list. When I sat down to write a review for La Plebe's breakthrough LP, ¬¡Hasta la Muerte!, my goal was to let you know that this is my favorite punk record put out so far this year, and if you're thinking that maybe I haven't heard this record or that record you're probably wrong. La Plebe delivers a unique style of lightning-fast, super socially conscious bi-lingual punk rock. The band's name translated into English is "The Common Person" and that's exactly who they play for. The band's Red Scare debut acts as a unifying voice for not only the common man in the U.S. and Mexico, but all over the world.

Recorded at Motor Studios with producer Bill Gould (founding member of Faith No More, Brujeria), ¬¡Hasta la Muerte! is 30 minutes of pure energy. The song "Pinches Fronteras" sings of America's arrogance towards those trying to find a better life across the border; "Plebe Por Vida" serves as an anthem for the band shouting "We have each other, we're stronger than those who control," and "Cerdos Al Marchar" is a tale of a rally turned riot: "They've come prepared with rags to protect their faces, for justice they rose together as brothers."

However, not every song deals with such serious topics. La Plebe covers R&B legend Louis Jordan's 1947 classic "Run Joe," a tale of brothers Moe and Joe being busted by the police. Moe is arrested and it's up to Joe to get away from the cops and get his brother out of jail.

Being someone that doesn't speak Spanish I have to thank the band for putting the translations in the insert with the lyrics. The message of this record is strong, and including the translations insures that that message is not lost by any of the audience. This record is out; go buy it, give it a couple of listens, and then tell your friends about how awesome it is. You'll thank me, I promise.

Let's go Plebe!

Spanish translation:

Ni hemos alcanzado a Agosto y 2007 ya es mi a√Īo favorito del punk rock nuevo en muchos anos. Me han introducido a tantas bandas asombrosas en los siete meses pasados y la banda, La Plebe, de San Francisco est√¡ en primer lugar de mi lista. Cuando comenc√© a escribir mi rese√Īa del primer √¡lbum de La Plebe, ¬¡Hasta la Muerte! mi meta era informarles a ustedes que √©ste es mi r√©cord favorito de este a√Īo hasta enotonces y si usted est√¡ pensando que, alomejor no he o√≠do este r√©cord o este otro record usted esta probablemente incorrecto. La Plebe entrega un estilo √ļnico de punk rock cu√¡l es tan rapido como relampago, muy consciente del mundo social y biling√ľe. El nombre de la banda traduce en ingl√©s como, "The Common Person" y √©so es exactamente la audiencia para quien tocan. ¬¡La banda's Red Scare debut actua como una voz unificando la plebe, no solamente en los Estados Unidos y M√©xico, pero la plebe por todo el mundo!

Grabando en Motor Studios con el productor Bill Gould, (miembro fundador de Faith No More, Brujeria), ¬¡Hasta la Muerte! es treinta minutos de energ√≠a pura. La canci√≥n, "Pinches Fronteras," canta de la arrogancia de Am√©rica hacia gente que intenta encontrar una vida mejor a trav√©s de la frontera. "Plebe Por Vida," es un grito, "!Tenemos unos a otros, M√¡s fuertes que los que nos controlan!" que sive como un himno para la banda y "Cerdos Al Marchar" es el cuento de una marcha que se convierte en un alboroto; "La anticiparon can sus panos amarrados, por la justicia se pararon como hermanos."

Como quiera, no todas las canciones se tratan de asuntos ta serios; La Plebe tiene una versi√≥n de la canci√≥n de 1947, "Run Joe," por Louis Jordan. La canci√≥n es un cuento de hermanos, Moe y Joe, que los cogen la polic√≠a. Arrestas a Moe enotonces √©l debe de confiar en Joe para que se escape de la polic√≠a y enotonces rescatarlo de la c√¡rcel.

Siendo una persona que no habla espa√Īol, debo agradecerle a la banda por traducir las l√≠ricas incluidas dentro de su √¡lbum. El mensaje de este r√©cord es fuerte, y porque han incluido las traducciones, La Plebe asegura que el mensaje no es perdido por sus audiencias. Este r√©cord est√¡ disponible, comprenlo, escuchenlo varias veces, y entonces diganles a sus amigos que tan impresionante es. Ustedes me lo agradecer√¡n, se los prometo.

¬¡Vamos La Plebe!


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wallofyouth (September 10, 2007)

anybody remember union 13?

SonnySix (September 9, 2007)

Thanks to the staff member that cleaned up the review.

Propers to Red Scare for putting out 3 amazing records in July. Who knew that one drunk asshole could be so productive? Jokes!

telegraphrocks (September 8, 2007)

Oh jeez. Yeah, he was a bit of a liability that night but has since been forgiven. As long as he doesn't give up drinking forever because he had one bad night."

I'm still hungover right now. :)

The_Incline (September 8, 2007)

Red Scare really has some great bands

MikeStupid (September 7, 2007)

This is definitely one of my favorites so far this year.These guys are fuckin' awesome.

RedScare (September 7, 2007)

"Oh yeah, Toby? How about that kind motherfucker from Ronny's selling merch for Cobra Skulls, drinking way too much, and throwing up the entire next day?
I thought he was damn cool (wink, wink)."

Oh jeez. Yeah, he was a bit of a liability that night but has since been forgiven. As long as he doesn't give up drinking forever because he had one bad night.

telegraphrocks (September 7, 2007)

Oh yeah, Toby? How about that kind motherfucker from Ronny's selling merch for Cobra Skulls, drinking way too much, and throwing up the entire next day?
I thought he was damn cool (wink, wink).

RedScare (September 7, 2007)

Thanks for the kind review, SonnySix! I'm really proud of these guys, and everyone that's ever met 'em will tell you what great people they are. I've never met a nicer, more sincere group of guys.

feeeding5000 (September 7, 2007)

Okay, so I figure I'm allowed one mock-racist comment per day, so:
"They sound a lot like Los Crudos."

Alright, I'm done. (Oh, and, no, they sound nothing like Los Crudos)

telegraphrocks (September 7, 2007)

This album's pretty damn good. I got it expecting it to sound like Voodoo Glow Skulls or some shit, but it's better than that.

Red Scare is turning out to be one fine label.

Cobra Skulls- Sitting Army = album of the year (so far)

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