Los Fabulosos Cadillacs / La Luz Del Ritmo
Album: La Luz Del Ritmo   Collection:World
Artist:Los Fabulosos Cadillacs   Added:Mar 2009
Label:Nacional Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-03-15 Pull Date: 2009-05-17 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: May 17 May 10 May 3 Apr 26 Apr 19 Apr 12 Apr 5 Mar 29
Airplays: 2 3 3 3 3 2 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 02, 2013: Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC on Laobr Day)
4. Feb 09, 2013: New World Disorder
Padre Nuestro
2. Aug 25, 2013: New World Disorder
El Genio Del Dub
5. Mar 29, 2010: Happy Hour
El Genio Del Dub
3. Jul 28, 2013: New World Disorder
El Genio Del Dub
6. Dec 19, 2009: Best Disorders of 2009
Wake Up And Make Love With Me

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-03-13
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – La Luz del Ritmo
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/12/09
Latin/Reggae/Funk/Punk/Dub from Argentina. They’ve been cool as hell for one helluva long time – and this is, I think, their best release since Vacos Vacios. The lead singer is distinctive and terrific, the bass and drums/percussion are hot, the horns are superb… Top stuff!
No FCCs I could spot. It’s all great, but I think 2, 7, 8 and 12 are best.
1. 4:05 ***very upbeat Latin Percussion intro, horn fanfare – Carnival vibe all the way. Uptempo swingy groove, celebratory.
2. 3:50 ****midtempo scratching and horns – funky and cool.
3. 3:54 **single squeep, then 5 seconds silence, then midtempo funky Latin Reggae with cowbells and a touch of punk.
4. 4:34 ***downtempo, swingy cumbia – totally sweet. Capello’s distinctive vocals really shine.
5. 3:42 *acoustic guitar and uptempo pop groove, sweet.. Maybe they’re channeling the Monkees?
6. 4:23 **how sweet! Downtempo, soulful cha cha…
7. 2:58 ****garage rock guitars with whammy bars, then foot-stomping cumbia with a bit of 60’s rock feel – a fine cover of the Clash classic.
8. 4:36 ****terrific bass-heavy dub skank with a lot of Latin percussion. Remake of one of their earlier hits, if you’re familiar with the Cadillacs canon…
9. 4:16 ** pretty midtempo lover’s rock skank, soulful vocals and interesting bass work. Changes into something a bit cinematic at the end.
10. 2:11 **uptempo surf whammy-bar, rock en espanol.
11. 5:07 **downtempo swingy skank with soulful sax – light and simple and nice. Goes all dubby midway through, with harmonica solo…
12. 5:34 ****uptempo funk cover of the Ian Dury classic mostly en Espanol. A bit of Hip Hop and a touch of dub, as well. Ends with electronic squeebbles.
13. 5:11 *marching snare and dings, solo vocals. Clearly a mournful vibe, but still with a nice sway. Gets BIG horns halfway along – “Nuevo Orleans funeral pop version” is a good description.

Track Listing
1. La Luz Del Ritmo   7. Should I Stay Or Should I Go
2. Malbicho   8. El Genio Del Dub
3. Flores   9. Basta De Llamarme Asi
4. Padre Nuestro   10. El Fin Del Amor
5. Nosotros Egoistas   11. Muy, Muy Temprano
6. Hoy   12. Wake Up And Make Love With Me
  13. Condenaditos