El Fin De La Década


Legendary Spanish rock band Burning arrived at the recording sessions for their second LP full of self-confidence. After the relative critical, but not sales-wise, success of their first album, Madrid, they'd been chosen to write the main theme song for a movie in which they ended up appearing. "¿Qué Hace Una Chica Como Tú En Un Sitio Como Este?" (trans. "What's a girl like you doing in a place like this?"), they asked, without realizing they had written one of the fundamental songs in the history of Spanish rock. The single sold well and the band got some coverage in the rock press of the time. Atypical, hard to classify and right at the point of balance between dangerous and likeable, the members of Burning showed that they had what it took to be rock stars, and they only needed a further step in the studio to prove it. Leaving behind their city and the social circle they had created, they travelled to Barcelona for the recording with a handful of great songs in their hands. Enrique Tudela, an impeccable guitarist and main producer at the Belter label, had the difficult task of taming these beasts, who were now trying to learn how to cope with their new toxic addictions. The sessions were chaotic and took place mainly at night to avoid escapades to the local bars, but they were very productive. The result was an album that features dirty, provocative classic rock, as visually embodied by the risqué cover art featuring their main tools: pocketknives and needles, records and pills, porn magazines and a typewriter, all laid out on a table. This LP was possibly their most successful, but eventually their founding member left the band as heroin use and arguments increased. Nothing would be the same after El Fin De La Década, but these nine tracks permanently ensured the band a hallowed spot within Spanish music history. On 180 gram vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with liner notes.