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LOS PEYOTES: "El Feo" Video Emerges Blinking From The Cave | Throwback Thursday

Los Peyotes is the band that revitalised '60s South American garage punk.  Their first single, "El Humo Te Hace Mal", remains Dirty Water's best-selling contemporary 7".

These 5 Peruvian-Argentinian boys sleep all day and go out all night doing what they do best: garage punk caveman rock and roll. At long last, from deep in the vaults at Dirty Water HQ, comes the brilliant video for their song "El Feo" ("The Ugly") from their second LP on Dirty Water "Garaje o Muerte".

Los Peyotes was founded in 1996 and never looked back. Their music is created with vintage instruments and valve amps that, alongside their aesthetic a-go-go, causes a hallucinogenic cocktail well known to fans all over the world. 

Fuzz, tremolo, vibrato and a farfisa organ is a given. Live, their performances are the best pure gratuitous savagery, true to '60s troglodytic predecessors.  Their appearance at the legendary Funtastic Dracula Carnival in Spain at the Ku Disco venue in 2010 was the inspiration for this video.

Directed and produced by Emergency Films. 3D modelling and animation: Enric Rodriguez. Special thanks to Belinda Vono, Carmen, Nathalie and Pub L'anouer.


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The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit 'Dirty Water' which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.

Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, Country Teasers, Black Lips, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers, The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original '60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.

Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) r&b labels in the world.


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