Monday, January 14, 2008

La politica

I thought that y'all would love to see this: Porno Para Ricardo, featuring Los Aldeanos!
Exclusive for thir site, Porno Para Ricardo, and the Black Sheep of Exile!

Porno Para Ricardo enlisted the Aldeanos for this new release of la Política, a song that it's already a rebellious classic and that gives title to their album “A mi no me gusta la política, pero yo le gusto a ella compañero”.

The video clip was directed by Rodrigo J. Orizondo and its cinematography is te work of Javier Labrador. The new video shows the band and Aldeanos in an unprecedented collaboration, where the rebels of the Cuban punk rock host the most authentic representatives of the Habanero hip hop in the legendary studios of La Paja Records, also known as "Gorki's bedroom" to produce the video while they jam full blast, in spite of El Comandante, el Delegado, The General, El Comité and the cultural police.

The concert
As they did this past December 8th, Porno Para Ricardo keeps on defying the regime with flash performances, clandestine newsletters, and speaking in code so the news get to their local fans and fans from abroad who always visit them in the island, as the photographers and videographers who sent us the uncut material straight from the concert site. The old and abandoned Cine Avenida worn it old colors back, and brought its punk attitude to the forefront with the lads of Porno Para RIcardo. The flash concert was all a success, and Gorki told us that it had all the elements of the B movies of a Saturday night in Havana: foul language, violence (against the dictatorship) loud rock music, and nudity, since the members of the band stripped off their clothing. The golden note was given by Ciro and Ebert who played completely in the buff, at the end of the show to the the joy of their female fans. A friend of mine complained to me that Gorki was standing there wearing only a pair of jeans, so I told him to be more generous to his groupies!

Thanks to our friend Alessia for risking it all and for taking all the photos and the video y'all liked so much. Like her, there are many other people who risk everything and our best thank you goes to them, in the name of the band for all the help, which mean a lot to them....

We will be posting very soon the interview given by Gorki to Mickey Garrote, from agenda Cuba. Y'all will be able to obtain first hand information from the very frontman of the band, and you will also learn about his plans, opinions, and yes, his hopes. Also, we announce that we will be posting information about Porno Para Ricardo's lead guitarist and what he has in the works. Ciro's solo project, La Babosa del Mar Azul (the blue seas slug) is very promising!

Should you want to help the band please write to

At this moment we need guitar strings for both Gorki and Ciro, and also for the five-string bass played by Ebert. Do not forget to send drumsticks for Renay, the poor guy cannot keep on playing with shaved off broomsticks and guava tree twigs!
They also need memory flash drivers (2 GB or 4 GB) for them to send us the material for the new albums, new videos, and many photos of the band they have for y'all. Should one of you plan to go to Cuba or know of someone going to Cuba let us know so you can carry some of this stuff for them. Many thanks to y'all, rock'n'roll!