VALE CALLAMPA is Cafe Tacuba's tribute EP to Los Tres.
Cafe Tacuba: Rita Cantalaqua (vocals); Joselo Rangel (guitar, background vocals); Emanuel Del Real (jarana, keyboards, percussion, programming, background vocals); Quique Rangel (bass, background vocals).
Producers: Gustavo Santaolalla, Cafe Tacvba.
Recorded at El Ensayo Studios, Satelite, Mexico.
Personnel: Joselo Rangel (guitar, background vocals); Emmanuel del Real (jarana, keyboards, percussion, programming, background vocals); Quique Rangel (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Joe Chiccarelli.
Recording information: El Ensayo, Satelite, Mexico.
This four-track EP is a tribute record, all of the songs taken from the repertoire of the Chilean band Los Tres. The songs combine aspects of romantic Latin pop, sweet soul harmonies ("Olor a Gas"), disco, and electro-pop ("Amor Violento"). It's pretty eclectic for an EP, but it's not a release that seems destined to endure as a notable venture in the Caf‚ Tacuba discography. ~ Richie Unterberger