Las Ketchup

Las Ketchup

by Las KetchupLas Ketchup

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Overview

Whence the Spanish genius for the international novelty hit? Perhaps it's some holdover from their days of colonial dominion, but it seems that every couple of years you can count on some Iberian groove taking on the global hit parade, from "Bamboleo" to "Macarena" to "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)." The latter comes from Córdoba's flamenco pop sensations Las Ketchup, who winningly transliterate the chorus to "Rapper's Delight" into the nonsensical "Aserejé ja/ De je de jebe/ Tu de jebere/ Sebiunouva majabi..." etc, repeated ad infinitum over a bounding rumba beat. The girls -- Pilar, Lucia, and Lola -- are daughters of flamenco guitarist Tomate, but their debut still has that irresistibly cheesy, slapped-together feel of the international novelty hit, even if tracks such as the jazzy flamenco groove "Sevillanas Pink" are perfectly serious. Credit the four versions of "Aserejé" -- the Spanish original, a lightweight Spanglish rendition, the unplugged flamenco version, and even a karaoke track! Maybe that inspired "Krapuleo," which means exactly what you'd think it does, but takes on tacky guys instead of tacky record producers. Gypsy pop has a long and glorious history in Spain, and with their canny update -- ragamuffin chants, electronica beats, psychedelic guitar -- Las Ketchup offer their own zesty take on the tradition.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/2002
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998698024
catalogNumber: 86980
Rank: 57534

Tracks

  1. The Ketchup Song (Hey Hah) (Spanglish Version)
  2. Kusha Las Payas
  3. Un De Vez En Cuando
  4. Lanzame Los Trastos, Baby
  5. Sevillanas Pink
  6. The Ketchup Song (Aserejé) (Hippy)
  7. Krapuleo
  8. Me Persigue Un Chulo
  9. Tengo Un Novio Tantriko
  10. The Ketchup Song (Aserejé) (Karaoke)
  11. The Ketchup Song (Aserejé) (Spanish Version)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ketchup   Primary Artist
Tino Di Geraldo   Drums
Antonio Ramos   Bass
Pedro Sierra   Flamenco Guitar
Jose Luis Gil   Keyboards
Ludovico Vagnone   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Lola   Vocals,Background Vocals
Luis "Lin" Cortés   Background Vocals,Flamenco Guitar
Carlos Vera   Keyboards
Manuel "Queco" Ruiz   Background Vocals,Flamenco Guitar

Technical Credits

Manny Benito   Producer,Adaptation,Vocal Producer
Jose Luis Gil   Programming
Jesus Alcaniz   Engineer
Antonio Algarrada   Engineer,Vocal Production Assistance
Carlos Vera   Programming
Manuel "Queco" Ruiz   Director,Producer

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