Los Prisioneros was maybe one of the most important and seminal chilean rock punk pop bands in Latinamerica. Formed as a musical project with noted influence of some 70s-80s musical underground sound trends from Europe and USA (New Wave, Punk, Ska, Reggae, Rockabilly, Dark, etc.), came to live as a band in San Miguel, Santiago in 1983. Known first as Los Pseudopillos
from 1980 till 1982. And between 1982 and 1983 as Los Vinchukas
. As Los Prisioneros
active between 1983–1991, 2001–2006.
Other paralel projects of the trio were Los Apestosos
and Gus Gusano y sus Necrofílicos Hemofílicos
- Jorge González: bass, lead vocals (1982 – 2006).
- Claudio Narea: guitar, backing vocals (1982 – 1989 / 2001 – 2003).
- Miguel Tapia: drums, backing vocals (1982 – 2006).