A Peruvian Punk Playlist

Shane Greene’s new book Punk and Revolution: Seven More Interpretations of Peruvian Reality is about the rise of an underground arts and music scene during Peru’s period of massive political violence between the Maoist Shining Path and a repressive state apparatus. Here is his playlist of many of the songs mentioned, or analyzed in depth in the book.

While not a definitive list, this is an excellent sampling of “rock subterráneo” music from 1980s Lima, Peru.  With a couple of vinyl exceptions, most of the music circulated in “demo” cassette format, and the songs selected represent a variety of musical sounds inspired by punk, post-punk, and hardcore genres that arose in the late 1970s and evolved into the present.

Band: Anti
Song:  ¿A quien quieres engañar?

Band: Autopsia
Song:  Mayoría equivocada

Band: Ataque Frontal
Song:  Ya no formo parte de esto

Band: Delirios Krónikos
Song: Bingo

Band: Curriculum Mortis
Song:  Decapitando curas

Band:  El Cuervo Sucio
Song: Hacía las cárceles

Band: Erecto Maldonado
Song: Venga a vivir a Ayacucho

Band: Eutanasia
Song:  Ratas callejeras

Band:  Éxodo
Song: Rock en Lima la Podrida

Band:  G3
Song: Antisocial

Band:  Guerrilla Urbana
Song:  Eres una pose

Band: KAOS
Song: Ayacucho – centro de opresión

Band: Kaos General
Song:  Botas militares

Band: Leusemia
Song: Astalculo

Band:  María T-ta y el Empujón Brutal
Song: La Desbarrancada

Band:  Narcosis
Song:  Destruir

Band: Q.E.P.D. Carreño
Song: Mi vida agoniza

Band: Salón Dadá
Song:  Gente insaciable

Band: Sociedad de Mierda
Song:  Púdrete pituco

Band:  Voz Propia
Song:  Hacía las cárceles

Band: Zcuela Crrada
Song: La esquina es la misma

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  1. Awesome set-list, just one disgusting thing. The “Hacia las cárceles” song is writen, recorded and performed by Voz Propia. I know the band is quoted in the video display, but it’s kind of annoying and a bad-taste not include the clip of the original band specially when there are many videos of the song in You Tube (copy and paste this text in youtube.com “voz propia hacia las carceles” or check this link: https://youtu.be/qHoGuLlXHSY, or this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxDFmdGY15M, or this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWtAUtFZcSE, or this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joXeUaAWsU4, or many others there). Greetings!


    1. hi Gabo, Thanks for the comment. Actually, Voz Propia’s original of “Hacia las cárceles” is also in the playlist (2nd to last). And the fact that El Cuervo’s is a cover version is pretty clear from the video itself or from the description at the youtube link of the video.


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