As I recently returned from Mexico, this seemed like an appropriate destination for a musical geography.
“Quiero Ver” – Café Tacuba
Super strange video from one of the few Mexican bands I know without having to do actual research. This makes me very poorly cultured, I’ll admit.
“La Vida No Es Igual” – Jaguares
Even with my limited Spanish, I think I basically followed this song. Regardless, the music’s good and the video is fairly entertaining.
“Mexico City” – Canasta
I’ve made no secret of my admiration for this band, and I dig this song a lot. But the video freaks me out a little bit. What’s with the feathery mask thing? It’s the stuff of nightmares.
“Banditos” – the Refreshments
Nothing like a good border-crossing caper song.
“El Diablo” – Los Tucanes de Tijuana
This song isn’t really my style, but it seems ridiculous to do a musical list about Mexico without including a narcocorrido, a folk song about the drug trade.