Los Nikis ‎– El Imperio Contraataca

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3 Cipreses ‎– 1C-136
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Vinyl, 7", Single
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Grabado en los estudios Doublewtronics en Septiembre y Octubre de 1985
Edita y distribuye: D.R.O.
Direct Metal Mastering

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A - Handwritten): 1C - 136 - A - 1N3 - DM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B - Handwritten): 1C - 136 - B - 1N3 - DM
  • Rights Society: S.G.A.E.
  • Depósito Legal: M-34970-85

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xavillamazares

xavillamazares

April 12, 2011
The first nation-broad hit by 'The Ramones of Algete', in february of 1986 this funny song reached number 1 of the spanish top40 (Los 40 Principales). It was surprising, because Los Nikis were a hobby band: they didn't want to became professional musicians and make a long career; they rarely played live and, after this big hit, they went on with this idea, and just published a couple of records (3 LPs in 13 years).

This single was released in autumn of 1985, in advance of their first LP, published in 1986. The title of the song is an spanish translation of 'The Emperor strikes back', from the Star Wars saga. Lyrics talk about an hypothetical renaissance of the ancient spanish power ('the sun never goes down in spanish empire', as told in Modern Age), and all the american symbols are replaced by spanish topics (eg. McDonalds vs. spanish tortilla).

There was a big controversy about this song, because some people found it conservative and nationalist, although this group had never talked about politics. Anyway, it became an enormous success and nearly everybody in his 30s-40s can still sing you all the song, jumping at the same time.