Simply stated, Los Crudos was a great political hardcore band from Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood that dominated the hardcore scene in the early 1990’s. All four members were Latino and (thus) the vast majority of their ultra-political lyrics were sung in Spanish. They subscribed to punk rock’s DIY ethic and even stared their own label (Lengua Armada Discos). They ranted and raved (in Spanish of course) about cultural and socio-economic hardships that we all face.
The music was fast, loud, and aggressive straight-ahead hardcore punk. During their six year existence, the band toured extensively throughout the US, as well as Central and South America, Europe, and Japan.
In 2004, Los Crudos’ singer Martin Sorrondeguy released a documentary film entitled Beyond The Screams: A U.S. Latino Hardcore Punk Documentary, which focused on the Latino punk scene. Sorrondeguy is currently playing the hardcore band Limp Wrist.
MP3 | Los Crudos – Crudo Soy Discography
MP3 | Los Crudos – Desde Afuera Discography
MP3 | Los Crudos – Se Ven En Tu Cara Discography
MP3 | Los Crudos – That’s Right We’re That Spic Band Discography