There were few national groups in the second half of the eighties that were as big and as successful as AEROLINEAS FEDERALES. Their choruses are extremely catchy, their carefee attitude and youthful melodies got a huge public hooked on them, and made their five studio albums sell thousands of copies. Songs like “No Me Beses En Los Labios”, “Soy Una Punk”, “Solo Quiero Divertirme”, “Alegra La Cara”, “No Sé Ligar”, “Hop Hop”, or their fun versions of “Summer Nights” from the movie “Grease” and “Video Killed The Radio Star” by THE BUGGLES, respectively re-titled “Vacaciones” and “Mi Vida No Tiene Mando A Distancia”, now form a part of the history of Spanish pop and have clearly been influential to bands like VACACIONES, L-KAN, JUNIPER MOON and LOS FRESONES REBELDES.
This compilation of songs goes beyond a complete documenting of a band; it’s an album for fans, because it captures the punk-pop spirit that AEROLÍNEAS FEDERALES flaunted throughout their career in all its freshness and immediacy. With two well-differentiated periods, “Hasta El Final Y Más Allá…” has some of the group’s first recordings, as well as an 8-song demo that should have been part of their sixth album and that never got released.
This is, definitively, an imperative album, full of timeless, unquestionable hits. The album works as a document that reflects the essence and evolution of a key group in the history of Spanish pop, and as the perfect collection of solid, danceable, adolescent and savagely fun songs. As they were, and as they are, AEROLINEAS FEDERALES.
Tracklist: No Todo Es Lo Que Parece / No Me Robes El Corazón / El Atracador / ¡Oh Qué Calor! / Locas Por Ti [Motorbike Beat] / Quiero Jamón / Todo Va A Cambiar / No Tengo Dinero / Ahora Soy Feliz / Vete Al Carajo / Sólo Quiero Divertirme / Trou De Memoire / Yo No Tengo Amigos / Soy Fea / Soy Una Punk / No Sé Ligar / No Me Beses En Los Labios / La Isla / El Aeroplano / Aerolíneas Federales
Elefant Records LOST-001