After Avándaro: the black hole of mexican rock
The lost groups  

Setting aside the covers in Spanish and singing covers in English, groups like the Dug Dug's and the Tijuana Five began to appear with masterful interpretations, identical to the English groups and original foreigners. If you closed your eyes, it seemed that the Beatles, Doors, Kinks, Lovin' Spoonful or any other group in fashion were onstage.

As a result, the new groups, in addition to their faithful English-language covers, began to write music and lyrics in English as well as in Spanish. And the national inspiration began to unravel and proliferate the groups. Next, we present an incomplete list of the groups that came and went quickly and some that survived.

How many do you remember? What songs does you know by these groups?

Javier Batiz (with the TJ's, the Famous Finks, Soul Force, y Su Onda, with Baby Batiz), 39.4, Los Spiders, Stone Facade (Fachada de Piedra), La Revolución de Emiliano Zapata, La Vida, La Quinta Visión, Frankie, Alfredo y Paris, La Solemnidad, Los Papos, La Verdad, La Vida, Black Truth, Cochera de Servicio, Blue Jeans, Praxis (Las Cucarachas), Toncho Pilatos y Calle Hidalgo from Guadalajara. Los Dug Dug's from Durango, La División del Norte from Reynosa, Luz y Fuerza, El Amor from Monterrey, Como Viejos Amigos, Rosario, La Verdad Desnuda, Antorcha, Los Dos, Cosa Nostra, Bandido, La Tribu from Monterrey, Pipa de la Paz, Kaleidoscope; Renaissance, Love Syndicate, Lucrecia and Wingman from the son of former president Díaz Ordaz, Los Clicks, Poly y Cia, El Klan, Peace and Love de Tijuana, Love Army, Pájaro Alberto (former Tijuana Five and former Love Army), Al Universo, Ciruela, Nuevo México, Hardy Phlox (Checkmates), Grave Yards, Hangar Ambulante, El Epílogo, Náhuatl, Enigma, Reforma Agraria, Decena Trágica, Shakes Hair Co, Resurrección, Bloody rock, Tijuana Five El Ritual (the all times best group), Los Locos, Mr Loco (the last two come from los Locos del Ritmo), Heavy Sound, Máquina del Sonido, Iguana, Soul Masters, Grupo Oz, Last Soul Division, Huevo Blues, Macho, Quixote, Pop Music Team, Super Mamma, Three Souls in my Mind, Nuevo Testamento, Tequila,Tinta Blanca, David y Goliath, La Comuna, Ataud Blindado,Tarro de Mostaza, Bufalo, Buffalo (with double f) Beans, Lucifer, Mayita Campos, Medusa, Evolucion, Symbolo, Decibel, Caja de Pandora, Freedom, Freeway, Chijuas, Coco y Vara, La Planta de Uva, La Ley de Herodes, Los Frailes, Polvo, Talco, La Banda del Ganso, La Semilla del Amor, Etcétera, La Inducción, Ernan Roch, El Final, Zig Zag, Lucifer, Los Monjes, Parada Suprimida, Norma Valdez, Queso Sagrado, Árbol, La Cruz, Fongus, Las Abejas from Cuernavaca, Miguel Angel Alonso y Winged Horse, Yesternight, Raúl Hitler and many others. There are other groups that Federico Arana mentions and he assures they were excellent and that they recorded for the family or the friends, the groups were: Freeway, Simón, La Segunda Generation de Lupillo, Cristóbal, Baker Brothers and Tijuana High.


39.4

 



Alfredo Díaz Borja (Renaissance, Love Syndicate and Lucrecia)

 



Al Universo


El Amor


Antorcha


Apocalipsis


Arbol


Ataúd Blindado


Bandido


Baby Bátiz


Javier Bátiz


Beans


Caja de Pandora


Mayita Campos


Chac Mool


Los Chijuas


Ciruela


Como Viejos Amigos


La Comuna


Cosa Nostra


Las Cucarachas


Decibel


División del Norte


Los Dos


Dug Dug´s


Enigma


El Epílogo


Evolución


Five Fingers


Frankie, Alfredo y Paris


Freedom 


Free Minds


Freeway

Grave Yards


El Hangar Ambulante


Checkmates-Hardy Phlox


Huevo Blues


La Inducción


Iguana


El Klan


Last Soul Division


Love Army


Lucifer