Manu Chao – Clandestino


Manu Chao is a French-Spanish singer who began his musical career in Paris, busking and playing with groups such as Hot Pants and Los Carayos. With friends and his brother Antoine Chao, he founded the band Mano Negra in 1987, achieving considerable success, particularly in Europe. He became a solo artist after its breakup in 1995, and since then tours regularly with his live band. Clandestino is his first full-length solo album, released in 1998. The album contains many soundbites throughout, two of which are bits of a speech by Subcomandante Marcos and, like Chao’s subsequent albums, was mostly recorded by the musician himself in various locations around the world, using a small laptop—which is referred to in the liner notes as Estudio Clandestino. The French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named this album the 67th greatest French rock album (out of 100). The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

2 x LP
Label: Because Music
Cat. # BEC5161605

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