Sacbé

Sacbé were a Mexican Latin-jazz/rock band that released two albums on Discos Arte in 1977 and 1978, followed by a third title on Discovery in 1982. A further round of discs appeared on Trend and Ariola during the late 1980s. Members: Eugenio Toussaint, Enrique Toussaint, Fernando Toussaint, Alejandro Campos Discography: Sacbé (1977) Selva Tucanera (1978) […]

Praxis

Praxis were a Mexican symphonic-rock band that released the album La Eternidad de lo Efimero on Discos Rosenbach in 1987. Members: Bernardo Anaya (bass), Héctor Hernández (guitar), Héctor Rosas (percussion), Ricardo Moreno (keyboards) Discography: La Eternidad de lo Efimero (1987)

Pegauro

Pegauro were a Mexican Latin-psych band that released the album Vol.1 on self-press Catcus in 1982. Members: Alfonso Miranda G. (Bass Guitar, Vocals), Javier Jaurregui L. (Drums, Vocals, Keyboards), Pedro Ferraez L. (Guitar, Synth, Effects), Jose Luis Lara G. (Guitar, Lead Vocals) Discography: Vol.1 (1982)

0.720 Aleacion

0.720 Aleacion were a Mexican symphonic-folk band that self-released an eponymous album in 1986, followed by the sophomoric Leyenda on EMI in 1989. Members: Job Hernandez (bass), Carlos Castro (drums), Abraham Vinas (flute), Carlos Torres (violin), Eduardo Zamarripa (guitar) Discography: 0.720 Aleación (1986) Leyenda (1989)

Nuevo México

Nuevo México were a Mexican symphonic/hard-rock band that released two albums on Orfeon between 1975 and 1979. Members: Carlos Mata (guitar), Miguel Suárez (drums, 1971-73), Armando Suárez (bass, 1971-73), Jorge Reyes (flute), Raúl Noriega (bass, 1973-?), Francisco López (drums, 1973-?) Discography: Hecho en Casa (1975) Grupo Nuevo Mexico Vol II ‎(1979)

Nobilis Factum

Nobilis Factum were a Mexican symphonic-rock band that released a self-titled album on Pentagrama in 1982. Members: Enrique Balderas (piano, synthesizer, vocals), Miguel Caldera (drums, percussion, synthesizer), Jesús Padilla (guitar, synthesizer), Guillermo Nava (vocals, bass, synthesizer) Discography: Nobilis Factum [aka Mutante] (1982)

Nirgal Vallis

Nirgal Vallis were a Mexican symphonic-rock band that released a split album with electronic musician Arturo Meza on the latter’s Gente de México label in 1984. A decade later, the band’s side was reissued by Musea with 24 minutes of additional material. Members: José Luis Fernández Ledesma Q. (piano, synthesizer, sequencer, jarana, recorder, kalimba, 12-string […]

Lucifer

Lucifer were a Mexican jazz-rock big band that released a self-titled album on RCA Victor in 1975. Members: Guillermo Espinosa (trumpet, flugel horn, french horn, mellophone), Ramón Flores (trumpet, flugel horn, mellophone), Rodolfo Popo Sánchez (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute, piccolo), Miguel Peña (electric guitar, 12-string guitar, Spanish guitar, Mexican vihuela), Homero Patrón (keyboards, organ, […]

Mendez Trio

Mendez Trio were a Mexican Latin-jazz/funk combo that released a self-titled album on Discos NCL in 1976. Members: Memo Méndez Guiú (piano, Clavinet, synthesizer, glockenspiel), Oscar Rountree Mendez (electric bass), Nando Estevané Mendez (marimba, drums, glockenspiel) Discography: Mendez Trio (1976)

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope were a Mexico-based garage-psych band from the Dominican Republic that released a self-titled album on Orfeon in 1969. Members: Frank Tirado (vocals, bass), Rafi Cruz (drums), Orlando “Orly” Vázquez (bass, vocals, guitar, 1967-68), Pedrín García (guitar, 1967-68), Julio Arturo Fernández (organ, 1967-68), Pol Tirado (vocals, 1968-70), Héctor Gutiérrez (guitar, 1968-70), Jorge René González (organ, […]

Iconoclasta

Iconoclasta were a Mexican symphonic-rock band that released three albums on Discos Rosenbach between 1983 and 1987, followed by another trio of albums at decade’s end on Phoenix Records. Members: Nohemi D’Rubin (Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer), Ricardo Moreno (Guitar, Synthesizer), Ricardo Ortegón (Guitar), Rosa Moreno (Piano, Synthesizer, Organ), Victor Baldovinos (Drums, Percussion) Discography: Iconoclasta (1983) […]

The High Fidelity Orchestra

The High Fidelity Orchestra were a Mexican jazz-rock band that issued a self-titled album on Magog Records in 1983, followed by a four-song EP on the label in 1984. Members: Jesús González Martín (bass, guitar, marimba, piano, percussion, synthesizer, vocals), René Romero (guitar), Gilberto González Martín (bass, synthesizer), Raymundo Barajas (drums, marimba, percussion) Discography: The […]

Gerardo Batiz

Gerardo Batiz is a Mexican multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader who released one album with Grupo Isla in 1981, followed by three solo albums on Pentagrama between 1982 and 1987. Discography: Arlequin (1982) Azul Con Leche (1986) Bugambilia (1987)

Flüght

Flüght were a Mexican symphonic-rock band that released an eponymous album on self-press Macro Stereo in 1982, followed by a second album on Producciones Exilio in 1989. Members: Sergio de Labra (piano, synthesizer), Víctor Ruiz (guitar), Armando González (electric bass) Discography: Flüght (1982) Saraba (1989)

Dug Dug’s

Dug Dug’s were a Mexican garage-psych band that issued a string of shortplayers on RCA Victor during the late 1960s. Between 1971 and 1973, a harder rocking iteration of the band released two albums on RCA, followed by a second pair of albums on the label’s Camden imprint in 1975. Members: Jorge de la Torre […]

Banda Elástica

Banda Elástica were a Mexican avant-jazz/rock band that released four albums on Discos Tiradero between 1986 and 1997, followed by three further albums on Luna Negra into the 21st century. Members: Guillermo Portillo Hoffman (flute, saxophone), José Navarro (marimba, percussion), Guillermo González Phillips (guitar), Sósimo Hernández (bass), Luis Miguel Costero (drums), David Barret (saxophone), Juan […]

39.4

39.4 were a Mexican brass-rock band that released a self-titled album on CBS in 1972. Members: Guillermo Brizio Domínguez Willow (lead guitar), Enrique Sánchez Ruíz (vocals), Jorge A. Salles (bass), Jaime Arturo Hernández (saxophone), Carlos Híjar Medina (trumpet, trombone), Octavio García Hernández (trumpet, flute), José Luis Zúñiga Lazcarro (drums), Ariel Castellanos Villanueva (keyboards) Discography: 39.4 […]