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Motosierra

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Motosierra
"Buzo Nuevo"/"La Marcos"

Spaghetty Town Records
7" 45-RPM single in picture sleeve

Is the "Moto" part of Motosierra's name a tribute to Motorhead? Maybe, or maybe not, but for sure Motosierra has, like Motorhead did, a real penchant for speedy, balls-to-the-wall rock 'n' roll. And a knack for doing it well, too. With the vocals here being in Spanish you might at first listen think the band hails from Miami, New York City or East Los Angeles; the punk rock foursome is in fact from Uruguay. That South American nation is noted for its quality beef and the beefy rock of "Buzo Nuevo" is top-notch too, a real meaty treat featuring impressive guitar work from Juanmitz Bertols who plays concise mini-solos throughout the song while the rhythm section lays down a chunky beat for vocalist Marcos Motosierra to sing over. It's easy to discern by Motosierra's impassioned vocals that he's not happy about something, but if you run a quick translation on the lyrics you'll find that in true punk rock form Motosierra is singing about how an underdeveloped country (presumably Uruguay) is suffering despite false signs of prosperity like a glut of Chinese cars on the streets. The cool thing of course is that non-Spanish speakers don't need to know any of this; the song rocks hard and so will the listener. The B-side "La Marcos" also has nods to hard rock but it is a little punk-ier, sounding kind of like a mash-up of the Ramones and NOFX. Good fun here that'll leave fans hungry for more; in the meantime this one will stand up to repeat play. Get it here

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