Agila (album)

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Agila
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Studio album by
Released23 February 1996
Recorded1995, Estudios BOX
GenreHard rock
Length43:22
LabelDRO
ProducerIñaki "Uoho" Antón
Extremoduro chronology
Pedrá
(1995)
Agila
(1996)
Iros Todos a Tomar por Culo
(1997)

Agila (Spanish dialect Castúo[1] for "Liven up")[2] is the sixth studio album by Spanish hard rock band Extremoduro. Recorded in 1995, produced by Iñaki "Uoho" Antón and released on 23 February 1996.[3]

It's often considered as their breakthrough album. Published in 1996, a year after its preceding album, Pedrá, it featured instruments that hadn't appeared before on any of Extremoduro's albums, it includes some of the most famous songs by the band: "So payaso", "Buscando una luna", "Prometeo", "Sucede" and "El día de la bestia", which was included on the movie of the same name soundtrack.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Buscando una luna"Roberto Iniesta4:13
2."Prometeo"Roberto Iniesta3:29
3."Sucede"Roberto Iniesta3:09
4."So payaso"Roberto Iniesta4:43
5."El día de la bestia"Roberto Iniesta4:46
6."Tomás"Roberto Iniesta1:29
7."¡Qué sonrisa tan rara!"Roberto Iniesta3:18
8."Cabezabajo"Roberto Iniesta3:42
9."Ábreme el pecho y registra"Roberto Iniesta3:32
10."Todos me dicen"Roberto Iniesta4:13
11."Correcaminos, estate al loro"Roberto Iniesta / Ramone2:34
12."La carrera"Roberto Iniesta / Zosi Pascual2:18
13."Me estoy quitando"Roberto González / Pedro Ramírez/ José Manuel Ramírez / Jesús Ortiz2:12
2011 edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."Sucede (Nueva Mezcla 2004)"Roberto Iniesta3:05

Personnel[edit]

Extremoduro
  • Roberto "Robe" Iniesta – vocals; acoustic and electric guitars; keyboards on #10
  • Iñaki "Milindris" Setién – guitars except on #04, 09, 12, 13
  • Ramón "Mon" Sogas – bass except on #04, 07, 09, 13
  • Alberto "Capi" Gil – drums except on #04, 05, 09, 13
Additional personnel
  • Iñaki "Uoho" Antón – guitars except on 06, 07, 09, 10, 13; bass on #04, 07, 09; keyboards on #01, 05, 10; piano on #04; hammond organ on #11; percussion on #02, 03, 08, 11, 14
  • Fito Cabrales – Spanish guitar on #06; 13; cajón on #13
  • Albert Pla – vocals on #07
  • José Sañudo – saxophone on #01, 02, 03, 06, 08, 10, 14; flute on #13
  • Sergio (Ratanera) – drums on #04, 09
  • Pepegu (Ratanera) – bass on #04, 09
  • Isaac (Ratanera) – guitars on #04, 09
  • Sime – trombone on #04
  • "Reverendo" – hammond organ on #06
  • Josu Monje – programming on #05; drums on #05
  • Elena – chorus on #05

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Spanish Album Charts[4] 13

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[5] 2× Platinum 200,000^[5]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Reception[edit]

Rolling Stone magazine referred to it as a masterpiece of the Spanish rock.[6] In 2007 it was ranked by American magazine Al Borde as the 227th best rock en español album of all time,[7] being a relative low position because at the time of the album's release the band was still unknown to Latin America.[8] In 2012 was ranked as the 12th best album of the Spanish rock according to Rolling Stone.[9] Agila reached 300,000 copies sold.[9]

The track "So payaso" was ranked as the 103rd best song of the rock en español ever by the magazine Al borde,[10] in addition to winning the award for best music video of the Spanish Music Awards in 1997.[11] Likewise, it was included as DLC in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Agila': el disco con el que Extremoduro subió a los altares del rock". Libertad Digital (in Spanish). 23 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Billboard". 17 June 1996.
  3. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Agila-Extremoduro/dp/B000059QJX/ref=pd_sim_m_3
  4. ^ Sánchez, J.M. (7 June 2011). "Extremoduro, el valor de lo esencial" (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Biografía de Extremoduro" (in Spanish). Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2013-12-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "250 albums del Rock Iberoamericano" (in Spanish).
  8. ^ Menéndez Flores, Javier (23 May 2013). Extremoduro. De profundis. La historia autorizada. Grijalbo Ilustrados (in Spanish). p. 210. ISBN 9788425350337.
  9. ^ a b "Los 50 Mejores Discos Del Rock Espanol" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Las 500 del Rock Iberoamericano: 50 Años Para No Olvidar (200-101)" (in Spanish).
  11. ^ "Premios de la musica 1997" (in Spanish).
  12. ^ http://majornelson.com/2007/12/20/guitar-hero-iii-tracks-one-free-12-20-07/

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