The Spanish Progressive Rock Encyclopedia

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 Storm, The 

 From:

    Sevilla  

 Musicians: (original line-up and changes between parenthesis)


Luis Genil (keys and vocals), Ángel Ruiz (guitar and vocals), Diego Ruiz (drums and vocals), and José Torres (bas and vocals).


 Discography:



The Storm
(1974)


El Día de la Tormenta
(1980)

Singles:


I've Gotta Tell You Mama / It's Allright
(1974)

I don't Know / Un Señor Llamado Fernández de Córdoba
(1974)

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The Storm was a sevillian hard-progressive-rock band, with strong influencies of Deep Purple and that classical Hammond sound. They recorded two LPs, the first one "The Storm" in 1974, originally published by Basf, is the one that deserves the attention because the second one, "El día de la Tormenta", recorded some years later, lacked all the qualities of the former. In "The Storm" one can find instrumental themes like "Un señor llamado Fernández de Córdoba" (dedicated to their manager), "Crazy machine" and "Experiencia sin órgano", really amazing. It makes hard to believe that in those years a spanish band could sound that way (overwhelming). The voices were good, similar to the british hard bands (Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, etc) using the Hammond as a key instrumento in their sound. "I am busy" or "Woman mine" for example, were a blast. Their only drawback was that their english were rather weak (those times in Spain… you know). That record is a very appreciated collector's item today. (Orlando Iglesias)


Luis Genil passed away in March, 2004. After that the band rejoined with a female singer to perform live shows.


Review of the record "The Storm"

Review of the record "El Día de la Tormenta" (in spanish)