Wednesday, July 11, 2018

People With Polyester Faces

Rubén Blades and Willie Colón : Plastico

At one time the best selling salsa album in history, selling more than three million copies, Siembra is the work of Panamanian songwriter Ruben Blades and Nuyorican musician Willie Colon. Together they made the thinking man's salsa music. The tempos should make you dance. The lyrics may stop you dead in your tracks.

The first song, Plastico, begins with a devastating disco groove before abruptly breaking off into a salsa groove. Blades sings of plastic girls and boys who think only of money and warn their children not to play with strange colored children. 

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