the black hole of mexican rock
| From the black hole
to the "fonky" hole
| And later
it followed the time of the "fonkys" holes, in the
places Siempre lo mismo, El Herradero, Salón Chicago,
Petunias, etc., where Paco Gruexxo and Three Souls in my Mind,
was the winners.
They were dirty places, where the violence was always latent,
either for the same parishioners or for the authority, the cops,
the policemen. They didn't gather the minimum conditions of security,
hygiene and acoustics to harbor desirous people of listening
Some of those that managed those local, had strange relationships
with the authorities, to be able to thrive to the youths' that
only wanted to listen mexican rock, made by mexican youths.
|The biggest hole
was probably the "islands" of Ciudad Universitaria
(located in the central garden), where they were carried out
concerts where the drug circulated in great quantities. It was
impressive the cloud of smoke, but the worts was the young with
the smeared face of chemicals.
Parménides García Saldaña
| The name
of fonkys holes , it was invented by Parménides García
Saldaña, author of several books that described the panorama
of the "wave". among the books we have La ruta de la
onda (The route of the wave), Pasto verde (Green Grass) and Rey
Criollo (The King Creole). Another writers like José Agustín
with books like La tumba (The tomb) y De perfil (Of profile),
Gustavo Sainz with Gazapo (Blunder) and a good quantity of writers,
they presented a panorama of what was then the youth of that.
For fortune the writers could develop and to express that that
daily the youths of some parts of our country lived.
| And they
were not only writers, but poets, film directors, actors of theater,
cinema and television directors; dancers, plastic artists, mimes
and musicians that came being developed from the decade of the
sixty. They also suffered persecutions, as the prohibition of
the play Hair in Acapulco, the confiscation on the part of the
Secretary of Government of the recordings of Pop Music Team,
the thief of tapes of The Epilogue on the part of CBS and not
few censorships to the cultural goods that took place. A good
the above-mentioned recount, we have it in the book La Contracultura
(The counterculture), written by José Agustín.
| Many groups
resisted in those places, but the bad treatments, the low salaries,
the payment lack, the "agandalle" and the assault made
desist to many that were musicians but non masochists.
| The public
was in general terms of low revenues and the insults and those
mentioned of mother, they were average currency between the musicians
and the public. The Three Souls in my Mind knew how to exploit
that new state of things and so far it follows it making, and
what is worse, people feel happy with those mentioned to her
| For those
times a nationalist rhetoric of Luis Echeverría government
existed and speeches on the Third World faced to the big metropolises.
The politics of repression against the youths and the mexican
rock, gave cause to foreign music's of bad quality massive entrance,
with the consequent exit of foreign currencies and the not production
of national rock of export, neither of local consumption. That
is to say, he made us more dependent of the metropolises than
so much they were attacked.