Voodoo Glow Skulls - Baile de Los Locos (Cover Artwork)

Voodoo Glow Skulls

Baile de Los Locos (1997)


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Goddammit I love the Voodoo Glow Skulls. Why? Because I like unique bands. I like crazy motherfucking bands. And well VGS is nothing but a unique crazy motherfucking band.

VGS released this LP in 1997 and while it's far from their best, it's guaranteed they're craziest. To my knowledge, the VGS sound has not been adapted by any other band out there. Sure there's bands with horns that play ska/punk or Latino ska/punk! But not one of them sound exactly like VGS and most of them can't match the energy produced at one of their shows.

I don't know about you but I have to watch what I listen to when I drive. I don't like old people. I don't like cab drivers. Veterans are remarkably slow and I hate kids who have a " system " in their cars blasting Ludicris, rattling their windows. Somehow all these people get together and get in front of me when I'm in a rush. What's playing in my car stereo determines whether or not I'm going to be a sane, courteous law abidding citizen. I can't and refuse to listen to VGS in my car.

Baile de Los Locos starts with the craziest horn section your delicate ears have ever heard. VGS have somehow changed their sound to where the horns play like guitars throughout the whole song, instead of in intrervals. For most the songs are fast paced but some slow down to their version of mellow ska and rocksteady that still sounds crazy and fast paced. For even more ear candy check out VGS's Who Is This Is.