Los Destellos

“Guajira Sicodelica” by Los Destellos is a fine example of the mesmerizing effect of electric guitars in Peruvian cumbia. The ‘sicodelica’ may refer to the bluesy licks (including the signature line from “Out of Limits”) and discordant tuning.

I can take or leave the A-side, “La Ardillita”. They have dozens of singles and albums. I’m not sure which LP of theirs, if any, these songs appear on. Both sides written by Enrique Delgado, guitarist and leader of the group, and the label was Odeon.

Supersonido has a good quick overview of their career, and some more info and music is available at Murky Recess..

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