Dom. Nov 28th, 2021
    Rosendo mercado la tortuga

    Now pro nobis

    Knowing the rocker from Carabanchel, always so far from the spotlight and the nonsense, it is more than likely that he will keep his word and, unlike all those who say they are leaving but end up coming back, his has been a definitive farewell.

    Nobody in their right mind wants a world without Rosendo on the stage, but the truth is that he has earned his right to retirement through road and blanket, pickaxe and shovel, with an impeccable professionalism. Nothing to object to him, therefore.

    Rosendo was never a guy who sold hundreds of thousands of records, but he was a reliable artist to deliver compact albums like Fuera de lugar (1986), his second work as a soloist. With classics like ‘El ganador’, ‘Cara a cara’, ‘Obstáculo impertinente’ or the almost punk forcefulness of ‘Navegando’, a moment that, like ‘Agradecido’, is still key in his live shows.

    The decade of the nineties presented uncertainties for everyone, but Rosendo came in with a more refined but equally forceful sound in ‘Borrachuzos’, ‘Mala vida’, ‘Salud y buenos alimentos’ and, above all, that protesting declaration of principles – the umpteenth one – that is ‘Deja que les diga que no’.

    Rosendo – andar por casa (la tortuga – 1994)

    «Canciones para normales y mero dementes» was released in 2001. It is an album that, in spite of the hardening of the sound, maintains the good level of sales achieved with the live album. «Canciones para normales y mero dementes» opens a new stage that will be endorsed with their next album: «Veo, veo…. Mamoneo» 2002, also a gold record, largely thanks to the single «Masculino singular». In 2005 «Lo malo es… ni darse cuenta» was released, which could be considered as part of a trilogy, together with the two previous ones.

    Delirium

    They made their debut in 1978 as opening act for Asfalto. They were hired by Vicente Romero, who was starting up Chapa Discos and published the collective album «Viva el rollo, Vol II. Rock del Manzanares», which included two songs by the band: «Este Madrid» and «Aprendiendo a escuchar».

    In 1981 they recorded the album «En directo» in the Carolina hall. In spite of not having an optimal sound, the record had good sales. Among the songs included is one of Rosendo’s best known, «Maneras de vivir», which had only been previously recorded in studio for a single advance album. Luz Casal (backing vocals) and Teddy Bautista (keyboards) participated in the album.

    «Canciones para normales y mero dementes» was released in 2001. It is an album that, in spite of the hardening of the sound, maintained the good level of sales achieved with the live album. «Canciones para normales y mero dementes» opened a new stage that was endorsed with their next album: «Veo, veo…. Mamoneo» (2002), also a gold record, largely thanks to the single «Masculino singular». In 2005 «Lo malo es… ni darse cuenta» was released, which could be considered as part of a trilogy, [by whom?] together with the two previous ones.

    What a specimen of spring

    Rosendo continued to be talked about in the 90’s with his unmistakable style but improving in the composition of the lyrics, which became harsher, cruder and more difficult to interpret. La tortuga, Deja que les diga que no and Canciones paranormales y merodementes are a good example of this. At the end of the 90’s Rosendo produced Siempre hay una historia… en directo, one of his most emotive works in the national panorama: to make and record a concert in the prison of the Carabanchel neighborhood. This live concert counted with the collaboration of Luz Casal and during the event shouts of «No estamos todos, faltan los presos» can be heard, in homage to the political prisoners who passed through the prison.

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