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Los Prisioneros

Los Prisioneros ("the prisoners") were a Chilean rock band formed in San Miguel, Santiago, Chile in 1983. They are considered one of the most important Chilean bands, and arguably the strongest musical influences that Chile has made to Latin American music. In addition, they are considered by Latin American media and musicians pioneers of Rock en español (Rock in Spanish) and the band with strongest socio. political impact in Chile. Their roots date back to March 1979, when their core members entered high school. From their beginnings in 1983 at the Festival de la Canción del Colegio ...read more

Los Prisioneros ("the prisoners") were a Chilean rock band formed in San Miguel, Santiago, Chile in 1983. They are considered one of the most important Chilean bands, and arguably the strongest musical influences that Chile has made to Latin American music. In addition, they are considered by Latin American media and musicians pioneers of Rock en español (Rock in Spanish) and the band with strongest socio. political impact in Chile. Their roots date back to March 1979, when their core members entered high school. From their beginnings in 1983 at the Festival de la Canción del Colegio Miguel León Prado (Miguel Leon Prado High School Song festival) to their first limited release album in Chile under the record label Fusión Producciones, they struggled to make themselves known until they were able to sign with EMI Records in 1985, re-releasing their first album on LP record and cassette. From that point on, they reached mainstream success in Chile, then internationally.

Los Prisioneros created a simple Punk sound with a mix of Nueva ola, Techno, Synthpop, and Reggae. Musically, Los Prisioneros marked the beginning of a new musical era in Chile, leaving behind the 1960s folk-inspired music of Víctor Jara and Violeta Parra, and starting the new era of Nuevo Pop Chileno (New Chilean Pop). They made themselves known for having controversial songs that criticized socio-economic structures, education, economic policies, as well as societal attitudes of Chile and Latin America. Their songs were used by Chilean young people to protest the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Because of this, Chilean mainstream media banned the group's music between 1985 to 1990, but their music continued to spread in Chile, aided in part by word of mouth and by shared homemade cassette copies. Many of Los Prisoneros' compositions are among the most important and musically influential songs of Latin America, and Rock en español, particularly the songs "We Are Sudamerican Rockers" and "Tren al Sur", and especially "El Baile De Los Que Sobran..

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LPs
Manzana
2004

2.5
1 Votes
Los Prisioneros
2003

2
1 Votes
Corazones
1990

4
2 Votes
La Cultura de la Basura
1987

4
1 Votes
Pateando Piedras
1986

4.3
2 Votes
La Voz de los '80
1984

4.1
4 Votes
Compilations
Ni por la Razon, ni por la Fuerza
1996

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