- Spanish rock
Spainhas produced a great variety of rock and roll, but the most distinctive style may be flamenco-rock. Flamenco-rock is a fusion of flamenco, the folk musicof the Spanish Gypsies, with progressive rock. Some of the most well-known examples of this scene from its 1970s heyday are the bands Smash, Crack, Gotic ("Escenes", 1977), Iman Califato Independiente("Iman Califato Independiente"), Iceberg (" Coses Nostres"), Mezquita and Triana.
There have also been a number of acts who have incorporated the
Celtic musical heritage of that region into Celtic rocksung in Spanish.
Spain's largest and oldest rock music scene is in
Barcelona(and in the nearby areas of Catalonia)Fact|date=August 2008, closely followed by Madrid. There are also large rock scenes in the large cities of the Basque Country such as Bilbaoand San Sebastián, and in Valencia, but bands and venues exist throughout the country.
New groups were born, adopting a punk style and composing songs about concrete concepts. More modern groups like
Marea, La Fuga, Mägo de Oz, Extremoduro, Reincidentes, Los Rodríguez, the classic band Héroes del Silencio, and other mixed styles with ska ( Ska-P) are the most popular. Other worldwide famous Spanish rock bands are Hombres Gand Illegales which had their greatest period in the eighties. Bands like Radio Futuraintroduced the concept of latin rockin Spain and, by association, in Europe.
Lately, there has been a rise in more pop oriented bands from all over Spain such as
La Oreja de Van Goghwho hail from San Sebastian in Northern Spain, or Amaralfrom Saragossa, among others, have incorporated several different genres into their pop-rock musical structure.
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