LOS ALBAS - A Little Bit Hurt




LOS ALBAS - 'A Little Bit Hurt' / 'Quien Sera' (Vergara 45.300-A) 1968

Here's another interesting 45 from Spain. I don't know anything about them at all, so if you do remember to let me know.

It appears that 'Quien Sera' was the top side. Written by P.Beltran Ruiz, it's sounds like a straight forward pop song with a soul vibe. Unfortunately, it lacks a hook or a guitar break to make it interesting for me. Make no mistake though, it is a well produced record and it's perfectly played and sung in Spanish. But to my ears, it's just average.

The B-side 'A Little Bit Hurt' is far superior. It's a mod flavoured soul/beat mover with a chunky backbeat and strident bass. There is no organ fills or guitar break. Anyone of those would have made this song killer. This track has English vocals.
By the way 'A Little Bit Hurt' is a cover version. The original was by English band Julian Covey and the Machine. That version can be found on compilation LP Mod Meeting volume 4. I've never heard it so can't offer a comparison.

Comments

  1. the two versions are equally good and a bit different
    the original got a nice hammond vibe
    the cover is much groovier with the bongo beat

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  2. Los Albas was a comercial group with many records but only two songs of their repertoire are fine, this and Bugulu, another winner, if you are intered is listening, ask for it

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