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(original line-up and changes between
Pepe Bordallo (bass, acoustic guitar and vocals), Lorenzo Cuasante (keybopards and vocals), Fernando Llorca (drums, percussion and
trumpet) and Rubén Péz (electric and acoustic guitars) + Alfonso Correia (percussion and recorder).
Ollos de Marzal
Opinions and other informations:
They were a trio first: guitar, bass and drums. They recorded a demo
sounding like a hard rock band, but those recordins had and original
and exotic touch, but they lacked harmony and the metrics was a bit
chaotic, very bizarre for rock musicians, but a touch of originality for
their music. I worked hard with them arranging that sketch of music with
my keyboards. 2 months of rehearshal were an exciting experience of
working on a project where anything seemed to be possible.
At that time there were no support at all for bands like that in a place
like Vigo. The label Ruada thought that they played modern celtic music.
Not too far from reality since that was one of the sensitivities in the
band. So they tried to make something with them but it didn't worked.
Too much complexity. But Ruada released the record, that received
more good reviews than sales. After the summer of 1980 the band
dissolved due to money problems. (Lorenzo González)
Was in 1980 when I went to one of those concerts that Lorenzo
mentions. It was very long due to the enthusiasm showed by the
audience. Rubén Pez was great on guitar. Outeiro moved comfortably
among jazz-rock sounds, being a galician kind of
Iceberg or Pegasus. It was a pity so they lasted only one LP. In their
record, cover like Romatic Warrior de Return To Forever or Arc en Ciel
by Iceberg could be found. It is a true gem
for collectors. It would be great news to see it released again on CD.
No one should miss this great contribution to spanish jazz-rock.