Muy Divertido!

Muy Divertido!

by Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos PostizosMarc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos


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As the reverence for pre-Revolution Cuban music has taken on the air of swollen sanctimony, Marc Ribot and his band of "fake Cubans" provide one sharp stickpin. MUY DIVERTIDO, Ribot's second album, hones an outsider's take on Cuban roots music to an irresistibly ironic point, backed up by muscular playing and hipster production worthy of beer commercials and movie soundtracks. Occasional sideman to Elvis Costello and Tom Waits, improv wiz Ribot has lately devoted himself to the genius of blind tresero Arsenio Rodriguez -- simply the baddest guitarist Latin music has produced, ever. Instead of trying to measure up to the master, Ribot plays fast and loose with a couple of Rodriguez's classic compositions, firing off surf-guitar leads and laconic, badly accented Spanish, and nestles them alongside some Postizos originals. The freewheeling results re-imagine a kind of Cuban-style garage rock, complete with stinging blues asides and organ swells (thanks to new Postizo Anthony Coleman). But the rhythms, by percussionists A. J. and Robert J. Rodriguez (no relation) are the real deal. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but Ribot's whip-smart innovation is what really does the old "Ciego Maravilloso" (the Blind Miracle, as Rodriguez was known) something proud.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2000
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678329326
catalogNumber: 83293
Rank: 63895

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Marc Ribot   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Nieve   Organ
Anthony Coleman   Keyboards
Riley Osborne   Organ
E.J. Rodriguez   Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Marcus Rojas   Tuba
Andy Taub   Keyboards
Eszter Balint   Vocals,Background Vocals
Robert Rodriguez   Percussion,Drums,Timbales,Timpani
Brad Jones   Bass,12-string Guitar

Technical Credits

Marc Ribot   Art Direction
J.D. Foster   Producer
Andy Taub   Engineer
Lynn Kowalewski   Art Direction

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