The record from Alacrán is in the vein of trio with psichedelic touches.
As an interesting point, they included instruments such as harpsichord
and other keyboards that reminds of the excellent first work of the
italian band Il Balletto di Bronzo named "Sirio 2222". The sad news is that
it only lasts less than 30 minutes. It was recorded in Celada Studios,
Madrid, 1969. Other references are that Oscar Lasprilla and Fernando
Arbex have belonged to Los Brincos. After
Lasprilla left, the band splited and they made a new group named
Barrabás, devoted to latin-funky-rock music, being rather popular then.
I guess that their music was more commercial.
(Giorgio F. Murillo T.)
Alacrán was born from the musical interests of
Fernando Arbex that began writing music
for a trio outfit. For that, contacted with the other members that
eventually formed Alacran. From their only record they extracted the
single "Sticky" that, without promotion, had a remarkable success.
The first song difers from the rest. It has a beautiful beginning, similar to Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" with bongos and bass, then
introducing guitar, leading to a pop rock, with guitar solos and a voice
with hoarse similar to that of Teddy Bautista, being a elaborated and catchy song, not boring.
The rest were diferent, more symphonic rock, melodic blues, pointing
towards Barrabás. Some songs remind
to those made later, with high guitars, doubled, supported by
percussion, doubled voices, and hammond sometimes. The last song
is slow one, with athmospheres: a great theme. It is a good record. It
is enjoyable and worthy, but a bit short. It's a pity that they splitted! (?)
They seem (I haven't heard them) to play in a blues - rock,
progressive-psychedelic style with latin touches. They edited a
self-produced single for the Alacrán label that was distributed by
Zafiro in 1971. The song "Sticky" from their single whas the opening
tune for a TV program, but I don't we know what. Their bassist was
Iñaki Egaña, from "Los Buenos" and "Los
Bravos", and then in Barrabás.
In 1974 he released a solo LP named "Karma" under the name of
Iñaki and then was a member of
Imán. (Diego Herrera)
Alacrán self-produced their only work. It was recorded in the Celada
studios and distributed by Zafiro.