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3.21 | 25 ratings | 3 reviews | 20% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ya está bien (5:59)
2. Capitán trueno (3:52)
3. Ser urbano (3:19)
4. Días de escuela (6:37)
5. Todos los días (2:35)
6. Quiero irme: la huida (10:58)
7. Rocinante (5:38)
8. La isla del amor (3:56)
9. El emigrante (2:53)

Total Time 45:47

Line-up / Musicians

- José Luis Jiménez / vocals, bass
- Julio Castejón / guitars, vocals
- Enrique Cajide / drums
- Lele Laina / guitars, vocals

Releases information

Chapa Discos HS-35001

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ASFALTO Asfalto ratings distribution

(25 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(24%)
Good, but non-essential (44%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

ASFALTO Asfalto reviews

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Review by apps79
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3 stars Among the popular Rock bands from Spain, Asfalto from Madrid emerged from the group Tickets in early-70's, but it wasn't until the mid-70's when the group had a stable core on Jose Luis Jimenez (vocals, bass), Julio Castejon (guitar, vocals), Enrique Cajide (drums) and Lele Laina (guitar, vocals).In 1976 the band performed a tribute album to The Beatles, entitled ''Homenaje a Los Beatles'', and the next year they were signed by Zafiro.In 1978 Asfalto made their self-titled debut on Zafiro's sub-label Chapa Discos.

The debut of Asfalto was a full-blown Hard Rock album with slight prog inspirations, featuring dual guitar leads, expressive Spanish vocals and definitely among the more deep bass works to find in the genre.Most of the tracks are short and catchy with some impressive guitar parts and good solos, while even the vocal melodies sound pleasant.A Hard Rock sound with a nice balance between stronger and lighter moments is here and there supported by a proggier style.''Capitan trueno'' is a beautiful Symphonic/Spanish Rock with a beautiful flute melody repeating among its rockier parts.The short ''Todos los dias'', despite performed with a classic rock instrumentation, bursts a light symphonic flavor due to the great guitars and interesting vocals.Even the long ''Quiero irme: la huida'' has its moments with acoustic guitars, impressive electric guitar workouts and more space for instrumental madness.

This is still a typical Hard Rock album from Spain, but the music is sometimes too good to simply pass this one by.Recommended, especially if you like Spanish Prog-related Rock music.

Latest members reviews

3 stars This is the first album of the Spanish band Asfalto (apart from an album of covers from the beatles they released before), the genre of it I would say its art-rock very oriented to hard rock. And is it good? Yes, pretty good. In fact, the sonority of the album tends basically to classic rock ba ... (read more)

Report this review (#2693612) | Posted by koresea | Friday, February 18, 2022 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This is the first "real" album from Asfalto, since Homenaje a The Beatles was a thing they got paid for and that wasn't credited to them in the first edition (those were carbon copies of Beatles hits, they got paid to do that). The band had been rejected by labels for two years. They were working ... (read more)

Report this review (#2657504) | Posted by Juan K | Saturday, January 1, 2022 | Review Permanlink

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