Medellin, Balbino / Gitan De Paname
Album: Gitan De Paname   Collection:World
Artist:Medellin, Balbino   Added:Apr 2006
Label:Universal Music (France)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-04-30 Pull Date: 2006-07-02 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 2 May 21 May 14 May 7
Airplays: 1 1 4 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 08, 2015: Clean Copper Radio COP TALK
Les Reines
4. May 20, 2006: New World DIsorder
A Chi Li Pu
2. Dec 07, 2015: Clean Copper Radio COP TALK
5. May 10, 2006: the evil twins
A Chi Li Pu
3. Jul 01, 2006: New World Disorder
A Chi Li Pu
6. May 10, 2006: Foreplay and Sex Wax
A Chi Li Pu

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-04-02
Medellin, Balbino – Gitan de Paname (Universal Fr.)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 4/2/06
If the Pogues were French and Spanish rather then Irish - and a BIT less boozy - they might have sounded like this. The first album by a young French man with Catalan roots, an associate of Sergent Garcia who also crosses the France/Spain cultural divide. Claims flamenco, rumba, punk, and urban influences – I’d say punk ala Clash and flamenco are most obvious. Great raw vocals, songs of a wild youth. The first 4 cuts and track 12 are the most “worldy”.
No known FCCs. The only cuts I don’t LOVE are 3, 8 and 11 (cause they’re slow!), but I guess I love 7 and 12 the most.
1. **4:03 Spanish guitar and rock and roll, sung in French. Lots of energy, nice flamenco-ish break in middle.
2. **3:10 a few seconds of guitar flourishes and “oles”, then a high energy gallop, sung in Spanish. Some great violin and percussion.
3. 3:56 slow and moody waltz, very French café lament with accordion and angst.
4. **3:55 hand percussion ala Flamenco, but with accordion and both French and Spanish lyrics. Definite rumba groove in places. Midtempo and complex, less punky.
5. **3:59 Fittingly for title, VERY punky. Like Stiff Little Fingers in French, with a hint of acoustic guitar and sax…
6. **3:09 high energy rock with electric guitar and standup bass, sung in French. Definite rockabilly feel/guitar break.
7. ***3:21 very high energy, in Spanish. Interesting beat, with more than a hint of Ska. Fun, wheee!
8. *3:47 another slow French café waltz lament with accordion but this one has loud bits. GNARLY but short guitar solo.
9. **3:04 uptempo punk rockabilly in French, with wild guitars.
10. *3:35 uptempo and punky, but more acoustic and with accordion.
11. 3:55 VERY slow lament in Spanish, with acoustic guitar and accordion. Almost a slow tango feel, very emotional.
12. ***3:22 rumba! Spanish lyrics, uptempo, total booty wiggler.

Track Listing
1. Gitan De Paname   7. A Chi Li Pu
2. Barcelona   8. Croiser La Haine
3. Pigalle Ou Tes Yeux   9. Mon Daron
4. Les Reines   10. Les Bras D'ma Reume
5. Hooligan   11. Herencia
6. Quand J'avais 15 Ans   12. Luna