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Los Saicos

Los Saicos were a Peruvian garage rock band that has come to be considered one of the most original and influential Latin American bands of the 1960's. They released six singles (but no album) between 1965 and 1966, all songs being originals by band members Erwin Flores and Rolando Carpio.

The band was formed in Lince, Lima in 1964 by four amateur musicians just out of high school. Contrary to some myths, they were not aware of American garage rock or of the wilder British bands; yet, even though they listened mostly to the best-known British Invasion bands (The Beatles, The Rol ...read more

Los Saicos were a Peruvian garage rock band that has come to be considered one of the most original and influential Latin American bands of the 1960's. They released six singles (but no album) between 1965 and 1966, all songs being originals by band members Erwin Flores and Rolando Carpio.

The band was formed in Lince, Lima in 1964 by four amateur musicians just out of high school. Contrary to some myths, they were not aware of American garage rock or of the wilder British bands; yet, even though they listened mostly to the best-known British Invasion bands (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals), they came up with a wild garage/surf sound that is unlike anything else recorded in Latin America at the time, and perhaps only paralleled by bands like The Sonics and MC5 in North America. « hide

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