Latin MTV
Posted by: Jack ()
Date: August 22, 2000 06:43AM


Hi Tinger,

Well, I don't know if there is an MTV Spain, maybe that's what you got. The one I've watched is MTV Latino, which is the one they have here in Mexico, and is the one they show in Argentina, Colombia, etc....I don't really see it anymore because I know have a pirated signal (arg!) of the American DirecTV and I unsubscribed to the service that has Latin MTV.

But to answer your question - no, to my knowledge, they have never played Rafa Martin or La Fase. They're unknowns, at least in Mexico. Kind of like if you ask someone in the US about Brett Walker, I guess. However, if a version of MTV Spain exists, then maybe Rafa Martin does get some airplay....after all, his new single "Cuando Llegue A Volar" cracked the Top 40 over there. But you won't hear him on MTV Latino.

The most popular Spanish-language bands that get played on MTV Latino have a different kind of rock style, like Maldita Vecindad which is kind of a fusion with folk elements. However, Heroes del Silencio is very well-known here, so it's not strange to hear that they were on. Heroes lead singer Enrique Bunbury was here a short while ago doing some high profile promoting for his new solo disc (his interviews came out n the papers and all).....I think the Heroes broke up. They have song very good songs and some other stuff which is weird. Coda actually has some fame here....people who know their rock are familiar with them, and they apparently had a fairly good run, so I'm sure they were played at some point although I never caught their videos.

A band that is wildly popular, maybe the most popular Mexican rock band, is ManĂ¡.....which does have varying degrees of AOR in their stuff, sometimes total AOR. They do get played on MTV Latino. Miguel Mateos is also known by everybody, but not as hip as Mana anymore....considered more of an 80s rocker.

These bands all have good stuff to contribute, but for my money, you can't beat Rafa Martin with a stick.

Cheers,
Jack.



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SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
Elyte 110 Tinki Winki 08/19/2000 10:20PM
RE: Elyte 82 Nicky 08/20/2000 04:39AM
LA FASE were better. 89Catman08/20/2000 08:19AM
RE: LA FASE were better what about SEVEN LTD?. 74 Nicky 08/20/2000 08:36AM
Don't forget RAFA MARTIN... 79Catman08/20/2000 09:32PM
RE: Don't forget RAFA MARTIN... 85 Nicky 08/20/2000 11:07PM
Rafa rules!!!! 85Jack08/21/2000 05:06AM
Hey Jack..... 90 Tinger 08/22/2000 01:46AM
Latin MTV89Jack08/22/2000 06:43AM
More Info... 83 Tinger 08/22/2000 10:46AM
RE: Rafa rules!!!! 93 vinny 08/22/2000 05:22AM
Shameless plugging! 75Jack08/22/2000 06:50AM
don't think so jack 88 Pablo 08/23/2000 02:36PM
RE: don't think so jack 82 vinny 08/26/2000 07:19AM
RE: Elyte 85 jose beaskoa 08/21/2000 09:47AM


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