Founded by Jordi Batiste (bass, flute), Enric Herrera (organ), Lluís "Luigi" Cabanach (guitar), and Santiago "Jackie" García Cortés (drums) as Sisa's backing band, "Máquina!" is maybe the very first underground rock group to have recorded in Franco’s Spain, their first single dating back to early 1969.

Their first LP in 1970 had striking artwork depicting a clock coming out from a croissant, meaning that it was time to wake-up in Spain: The album was called "Why? Máquina!" and it was clearly so rebellious under a dictatorship that fellow group "Tapiman" (founded by ex-Máquina drummer J. Mª Vilaseca, "Tapi", and Barcelona crosstown rivals/friends) answered them with a track called "Don’t Ask Why". The five-piece group developed a high-energy Hammond-driven psych/prog rock with two lead guitarists, with many extraordinary musical moments given the context of those years.

Two years later, the band recorded with a different line-up (both guitarists having left, and including Carles Benavent on bass). It was a live album with a much different bluesier sound complete with a brass section (and almost all new material) reminiscent of Chicago Transit Authority.

Màquina! Line-ups:

- Summer 1969-Winter 1969: Luigi (guitar) / Jordi Batiste (bass, vocals) / Enric Herrera (keyboards) / Santiago "Jacky" García (drums)
- Winter 1969-May 1970: same, change Jacky for "Tapi" (drums)
- May 70: same, Luigi plays also bass, and adding J. Maria Paris (guitar)
- May-August 1970: Luigi / Paris / Herrera / Tapi.
- October 1970-January 1971: Luigi / Paris / Tapi.
- January-February 1971: Luigi / Paris / Tapi / Alvaro Is (organ)
- March-Summer 1971: Herrera (keyboards) / Emili Baleriola (guitar) / Carles Benavent (bass) / Salvador Font (drums) / Carlos Avallone (trombone) / Ricardo Solís (trumpet)
- Fall 1971-Early 1972: Herrera/Baleriola/Benavent/Font/ Juan Mena (sax) / Ramon Mora (trumpet) / Peter Rohr (sax) / Arta (voices)
- May 1972-October 1972: Herrera / Baleriola / Benavent / Font / Jordi Batiste (vocals) / Hubert Grillberger (trumpet) / Peter Rohr (sax)
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Máquina Discography Tracks


Máquina Why? (Album) Diábolo, Movieplay Spain 1970 Sell This Version
Máquina!* En Directo (Album) Diábolo Spain 1972 Sell This Version
L-1013 Máquina!* Funciona...(LP, Album, Ltd) Apolo Records L-1013 Spain 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Máquina!* Lands Of Perfection / Let's Get Smashed (Single) Diábolo, Diábolo Spain 1969 Sell This Version
SN20307, SN-20.307 Máquina!* Earth's Daughter (Hija De La Tierra)(7", Single) Diábolo, Diábolo SN20307, SN-20.307 Spain 1969 Sell This Version
SN-20.409 Maquina!* I Believe / Thank You(7", Single) Diábolo SN-20.409 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
Máquina Why? (Single) Diábolo, Diábolo Spain 1971 Sell This Version
14.954-A Máquina!* Sun Bring The Summer / Burning Butts(7") Ariola 14.954-A Spain 1971 Sell This Version
G-10.015 Máquina!* Take It Easy / King Kong Rides Again(7") Diábolo G-10.015 Spain 1972 Sell This Version


LPS015 Máquina!* ...Funciona!(2xLP, Comp, Ltd) Wah Wah Records LPS015 Spain 2004 Sell This Version
910897-01 Máquina Lets Get Smashed(CD, Comp) PICAP 910897-01 Spain 2010 Sell This Version

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