Still on my quest to learn and study the history of Latin pop music, I am back at Los Brincos with their second album which was released in 1966. The album was originally released under the name of Los Brincos, but as the album was reissued in various editions; it is also known as Los Brincos II. In Columbia, it was released as Los Brincos A Go-Go.
To record this album, the band traveled to Milan, Italy in order to have access to better equipment. The end product sounds a lot more produced and less garage sounding. It proved good for the band, their image, and their sound. This album featured more Spanish-language songs than English.
The album started with a song called, “Mejor” and my mouth dropped when I knew the song. In 1981, Menudo would go on to record the same song on their album, Quiero Ser. I enjoyed what I start to think is the original because I could not find this song on any other artist except Menudo and a band called Los Doltons, which was released in the late sixties.
Quality, Los Brincos II is superior to the first. I don’t think the music is much better or worse, either. It’s all relevant to the era of the sixties. The music here is a little softer and didn’t has as much pep as the first album but overall, it’s really not bad. I am still gonna keep them because I actually find this classic rock sound appealing.