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Célula (7” EP)


Célula (7” EP)

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Very limited to 450 copies. It includes 4 postcards, one signed by the band.

Jesús Chamón (drums), José Luis Muñoz (bass and vocals), Gustavo González Ros (guitar) and José Luis Valderrama (keyboard and vocals) were friends from Madrid and shared their passion for music in the mid-sixties.

Their first band was called Punto de Fuga and later it was renamed as Célula. They played in clubs making cover versions of Chicago, Santana, Deep Purple or Uriah Heep. One of the gigs was in 1972 in M&M, one of the most popular discos in Madrid. That was a very special night for them because in the audience was the curator of Teatro Español. He was searching for a band to play in the first Spanish opera rock, ‘Marta la Piadosa’. He was so impressed that hired Célula for the project.

The premiere of the show, with some of the best spanish actors of that time and with the band playing live, was held the 29th of June of 1973 in Toledo. After making a successful tour across Spain, the next and final step was the stage of Teatro Español, from the 5th of December of 1973 until the summer of 1974.

The reviews were excellent and Célula even appeared in the national TV (Estudio Abierto). As happened to hundreds of bands, the military service destroyed the dreams of these youngsters. At least, they recorded the 16 songs of ‘Marta la Piadosa’ in Estudios Kirios and we can enjoy them after almost half a century.

Progressive and hard rock meet in this great unreleased record. 

Disc 1