Gypsy Pistoleros are a thrill-a-minute collection of melodic eye-patch swagger that smells of exotic spices and forbidden concubines. The Gypsy Pistoleros sound like Hanoi Rocks, if Hanoi Rocks were sultans and snakecharmers- Sleazegrinder - Classic Rock Magazine

 "This, actually, is as good as sleaze ever got in the last decade. Gypsy Pistoleros were, and still are, a breath of fresh air. You will never hear another band like this. They are the greatest flamenco sleaze glam band ever. And that’s just a fact. If you don’t believe me, listen to this."  Paul Thorley Maximum volume music

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Whats all the fuss about?  REVIEW: GYPSY PISTOLEROS – THE MESCALITO VAMPIRES (2021)

BY ANDY THORLEY - DECEMBER 23, 2021

It seems odd to be writing this a few days before Christmas, with the Gypsy Pistoleros in the race for Christmas Number One. Someone came up to me at work the other day and said “here, you’ll like these, they’ve got a cover of “Livin’ La Vida Loca” out.

I explained to them, with as much patience as I could muster that they’ve been knocking about for not a million miles off two decades, and they were – as their best of record helpfully pointed out – “The Greatest Flamenco Sleaze Glam band ever!”

It struck me, as I re-listened to “The Mescalito Vampires” last night (after I realised I hadn’t reviewed the thing at the time) that there might be people who think this is some sort of gimmick. When nothing, in actuality, could be further from the truth.

Gypsy Lee Pistolero (I feel cheated that all his emails to me over the years been signed as “Lee” but whatever) and the band of renegades (its changed again with this release too) have long been different. Of course they are. Not many other bands mix flamenco and sleaze, after all, but I remember seeing them open for bands back in the day and they were just the same then. Its in the blood of the good Gypsy, that’s for sure.

However, we should make one thing totally clear here. The songs that Gypsy Pistoleros make are brilliant. If you aren’t singing the chorus for “Lost In A Town Called Nowhere” by the second go around, then check your pulse. That Kris Jones is tooting a Latin Trumpet line is almost incidental. Except it isn’t, because that is as integral as the guitar of Mark Westwood to the mix. Which is what I mean about it not being a gimmick. It’s almost inked into them.

So yes, there’s a flamenco guitar to “Viva La Revolution, Viva Zapata” and it sounds like it is the soundtrack to some film in an Indie Cinema set on the Mexican border, but its also a slice of rock n roll that is as original as it is fresh.

Arguably the best window into the twisted world is “Mescalito Vampires (Welcome To The Hotel De La Muerta)” part “Hotel California” (with a bit of GnR) but wholly Gypsy Pistoleros. However, best of all its work is “Soho Daze, Just Another Friday Night”, in fact, lets just get this said. If you love Dog’s D’Amour then get on this before the others, because this is the best thing Tyla never wrote.

All of these sound like they should be mini-novels, “Roses, Gallows And The Wild Preachers Daughter” is no exception, and it lives up to its epic title, while “The Foresaken” is another built around some brilliant acoustic guitar. It is surprising actually, how many of these lurk with a menace, before a laser guided attack – if Urban Voodoo Machine were an army anyway.

“My Name’s Django” is another does the death row ballad thing as well as anyone does, while “Cisco Kid” is built around a bass line from Gaz Le Bass and as the line “another day, another gunfight” is delivered, you can’t help but idly wonder how many of these GLP has.

“Wild Is The Wind” (and I’ll be honest, I was hoping for a Bon Jovi cover) would be the envy of many an Americana band – and if ever you wanted to discuss the skill of this band, then its right here, as it is on the light, airy harmonies of “Alone Again Or”. One tinged with real tenderness and regret.

As if to underline everything I’ve said about the band, the glorious “Sangre On The Roses” pops up before the end. A short story of its own, it is probably the best thing this record has to offer – and you might not expect eight and a half minute tracks, but don’t ever think you’ve got this band pegged.

In many ways, “Gonna Die With A Gun In My Hand” seems like the one that plays while the credits are rolling, you can imagine it as a kind of High Noon remake, with the boys riding into the sunset after the gunfight in the street.

We all know, though, that no one can take them down, you’ll never outwit them, and Gypsy Pistoleros are merely hiding in the Mescalito until next time.

Rating 8.5/10


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

GYPSY PISTOLEROS have released the  highly anticipated already critically acclaimed album 'The Mescalito Vampires' Is this Latin Rocks Appeite for Destruction?

  Gypsy Pistoleros unleash the highly anticipated and already critically acclaimed new album 'The Mescalito Vampires' on Heavy Rocka Recordings 14th August!! Is this Latin Rocks 'Appettite for Destruction'? Released on CD, special limited edition Double 10" coloured Vinyl & Digital.

The swashbuckling renegade flamenco rock rumba punk 'n' roll pioneers  release the album they always promised to make, this album sees Gypsy Pistoleros fully embracing their fiery flamenco/rumba passion & crossover punk rock 'n' roll leanings!

A telephone rings. A long, bony hand reaches forward and lifts the receiver. “Hello,” drawls a tequila-soaked voice. “Hi, is that Gypsy Lee?” comes back that on the other end of the line. “Yep,” comes the rattle from deep inside an undead throat. “This is Robert Rodriquez. I have a vacancy for a house band at my bar. It’s called La Tetilla del Diablo. The only catch is you gotta be able to play from dusk ‘til dawn…” The line goes dead, ‘cos Gypsy Lee has already packed his guitar, his corpse paint and, of course, his sombrero… UBER ROCK

Gypsy Pistoleros may be best described as being the ideal house band for the fictitious Titty Twister bar of Rodriguez’s From Dusk Til Dawn. Between the nods to Morricone’s tense, tumbleweed atmospheres and the Gypsy Kings’ manic Mediterranean energy, a New York Dolls raw glam spark and a surplus of prime G ’n’ R attitude!

The sound is flamenco in a head on collision with punk/rock riffs, pounding bass and thrashing drums. The songs span madly in the best rock 'n' roll tradition with big hooks, attitude, and sleaze. Yet those flamenco breaks got into your head and refused to leave - this hybrid rocks.   

LIVE SHOWS - GYPSY PISTOLEROS 

LAKEFEST BBC Introducing Stage August 13th (Headlining) https://lakefest.co.uk/ 

                                Hard Rock Hell Sleaze Festival 02 Academy SheffieldSaturday 28th August  2021 https://hrhsleaze.com/

HARD ROCK HELL FESTIVAL Sat 6th November 2021 https://hardrockhell.com/

Headlining the Crazy Cowboy Festival 7 at Reading Facebar  Sat 19th March

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 Mescalito Vampires Track List:

Lost in a Town called Nowhere  

Viva la Revolution, Viva Zapata   

Mescalito Vampires (Welcome to the Hotel de la Muerta) 

Soho Daze, just another Friday Night  

Roses, Gallows and the Wild Preachers Daughter 

The Forsaken  

The name's Django  

Cisco Kid 

Wild is the Wind

Alone again or 

Sangre on the Roses

Gonna die with a Gun in my Hand  


GYPSY PISTOLEROS LINE UP:

Gypsy Lee Pistolero – Vox, bad rumba guitar 

Mark Westwood  (Shadowland, Clive Nolan, GLP) – Great Guitars 

Kez White –  Bass 

Jan Vincent Vellazco (Pendragon, Ghost, PIG) – Drums  

Kris Jones - Trumpet 

'The Mescalito Vampires' was recorded in Black Tree Recording Studios, Tardebigge, 

Worcestershire with guitarist Mark Westwood engineering & producing

(The Beat, Dogs D'Amour, Chumbawamba, Arena, Hazel O'Connor, Dreadzone, etc)


REVIEWS: 

"Imagine the house band from ‘From Dusk Til Dawn’ jamming with (early era) ZZ Top, a youthful Guns ‘N’ Roses and the Gypsy Kings and you get the Gypsy Pistoleros. Latino fuelled punk rock doesn’t get much better than this. ****'." -Review by Jason Ritchie -Get Ready to Rock

"Its catchier than a dose exhumation of the spirit of Joe Strummer, dusts him down, places a Rickenbacker around his still leather jacket clad shoulders and places him at the front of the Dia de la Muerte parade, where he struts and swaggers with all the cool ease of a true troubadour. A party anthem for the undead generation, without a doubt.

"The Mescalito Vampires is the perfected strain of the Pistoleros, just absolutely incindiary, and more infectious than a dirty needle from Sid Vicious, so raw, melodic, and devastatingly beautiful."  Andy Thunders Miller DJ Ally Radio

The Pistoleros are a band who live up to their own hype, as they tick all of the boxes they attribute to themselves, and then some, with some of the most infectious, sleaziest, dirtiest, rock ‘n’ roll vibes around, all mixed with enough dust to bury a spaghetti western set several times over.
This may be the perfect soundtrack for a night of blood-drenched debauchery but it also that for glorious summer afternoons, packed to the brim with rambunctious riffs, mellifluous melodies and choruses that will rest in your aural cortexes for days afterwards." - UBER ROCK


"Another deft dose of Latin laced, Mariachi sleaze. A Day of the dead, guillotine theatre with cinematic Morricone pretensions. Contrived, preposterous, irresistible" CLASSIC ROCK, Album review 7/10

“You'll love it i'm sure! The World’s Greatest Flamenco Sleaze Glam Rock ‘N’ Roll band Ever! … now with extra trumpet…” MarkDiggins - The Rockpit 8/10

"The Pistoleros are sheer musical escapism" – Malcolm Yates, Classic Rock Magazine


"Once in a while something special comes along and turns the musical world on its axis and makes you listen to music and lyrics in a totally different way. That something is Gypsy Pistoleros." - WeBleedMusic


"Gypsy Pistoleros are a thrill-a-minute collection of melodic eye-patch swagger that smells of exotic spices and forbidden concubines. The Gypsy Pistoleros sound like Hanoi Rocks, if Hanoi Rocks were sultans and snake charmers." - Sleazegrinder, Classic Rock Magazine


"Gypsy Pistoleros were, and still are, a breath of fresh air. You will never hear another band like this. They are the greatest flamenco sleaze glam band ever." This, actually, is as good as sleaze ever got in the last decade." - Andrew Thorley, Maximum Volume Music


"Gypsy Pistoleros dub themselves "The World's Greatest Flamenco Sleaze Glam Rock 'N' Roll band Ever!" Doesit work? Are you fucking kidding me? When Kris Jones drops the mariachi trumpet, it's on! - Dave Wilks, Beaver Buzz Radio


"Can you imagine Sleaze, Glam, Hard Rock, Punk and some Flamenco rolled into one with a whole lot ofSpanish attitude oozing out it? Imagine no more - The Gypsy Pistoleros will give it all to you, and you will love every minute of it and want to reach for a tequila shot" *****. - Michele Storm Hairspray Heaven


"The Gypsy Pistoleros sound seems to have one underlying function, and that is to bring joy, in this they have succeeded in spades, this is a truly brilliant release and already one of my albums of the year." Review by Martin  Granville Jace Media

"This will be my go-to piece of music for escapism, in fiery technicolour, and as all Pistoleros songs do – have me reaching for the dancing shoes and the tequila!" -Rocket Queen Crazy Cowboy

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August 14th Full album 'The Mescalito Vampires' released on Special Double 10" (Dusk n Dawn ) Moon coloured Vinyl's & gatefold sleeve

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(Includes 2 extra tracks)

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Gypsy Pistoleros are still something truly unique and interesting in today’s predictable musical landscape. A sound and style that mixed sleazy glam rock with flamenco influences and a shout out to Mexican folklore and Spanish tendencies. 

Gypsy Pistoleros may be best described as being the ideal house band for the fictitious Titty Twister bar of Rodriguez’s From Dusk Til Dawn. Between the nods to Morricone’s tense, tumbleweed atmospheres and the Gypsy Kings’ manic Mediterranean energy, a New York Dolls raw glam spark and a surplus of prime G ’n’ R attitude!

The sound is flamenco in a head on collision with punk/rock riffs, pounding bass and thrashing drums. The songs span madly in the best rock 'n' roll tradition with big hooks, attitude, and sleaze. Yet those flamenco breaks got into your head and refused to leave - this hybrid rocks.  

This mongrel offspring of fiery flamenco passion and gritty gutter glam, the Gypsy Pistoleros' were born roamin' somewhere between Barcelona and Birmingham, brought into the world to a soundtrack stack-heeled anthems of sleazy ‘70s America. Standing alone in musical ancestry and sum sound, they are one one of those most rare acts who can honestly  claim the tag 'unique'

The insane inspiration came from frontman Lee Pistolero GLP, who struck on fusing his roots in the British glam punk circuit to the traditional flamenco/rumba sounds of Spain when living in Zaragoza and supporting Motorhead, The Ramones, Dio, Nazareth, The Cramps, Sepultura and U.F. O during the mid-90s., from stale-beer scented Midlands rock dives, to the majestic Med-coast just upwind of exotic Morocco.  


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