Bullfighters with flip flops: this is how the union of two of the most famous groups of the 80s sounds

They are musicians, yes. But also comedians. If anything characterizes the musical formations of Pepe Begines Y Pablo Carbonell it is his particular sense of humor that mixes intelligent irreverence with absurdity. And, how could it be otherwise, the paths ended up joining (or crossing, because they are still separate) and creating the fusion of the bands The Dead Bullfighters Y Don’t tread on me, I’m wearing flip flops: THE BULLFIGHTERS WITH FLIP FLOPS.

The new group has already presented three songs that combine songs from the two original formations, giving them new sounds and much, much more comedy (at least double).

The songs: “Agüita agropop”, “On The Desk” and, the last single to date, “Yo no me llamo Manuel Sánchez”.

Honoring Kubrick

Parody and humor are still very present in the third single by Los Toreros with Chanclas, who on this occasion merge the songs “Yo no me llamo Javier” with “Manue Sanche Sanche” to create the theme “My name is not Manuel Sanchez“But beyond commenting on how well the lyrics and rhythms of the two songs are mixed into one, what stands out about the single is its video clip: a tribute (or parody, with Carbonell and Begines you never know) to the director of Stanley Kubrick cinema.

Image from the video clip of “I am not called Manuel Sánchez” by the group Toreros con chanclas

With an opening scene in which Pablo Carbonell gets into the character of Alex DeLarge to start singing “No, baby, you’re wrong, I didn’t meet you on the beach“. From here, and to the rhythm of the music of The Bullfighters with Flip Flopsthe group has fun recreating scenes from part of Kubrick’s filmography: A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket Y The glow.

Origins of the group

In 1984, during the artistic movement known as the movida madrileña, a group made up of Pablo Carbonell, Many Moure and Guillermo Piccolini emerged and known as “Los Toreros Muertos”. His first album, without a doubt, was a declaration of humorous and hooligan intentions: 30 years of success. If you still don’t know who they are, surely you do know the song “My yellow water” and know how the phrase continues: “And I think I’ve drunk more…”. (If you don’t know, ask your father and mother about this song that narrates the water cycle in a very particular way).

“I’m a crazy scientist’s experiment, but I went a little wrong”Pablo Carbonell from ‘The Dead Bullfighters’

In 1992, the group dissolved. Until 2007, when the group headed by Pablo Carbonell returned to the stage. And there they remain to this day.

“I was born from a cabbage”Pepe Begines, from “Don’t tread on me, I’m wearing flip flops”

On the other hand, a few years after the birth of Los Toreros Muertos, in 1994, a group emerged with a curious name, to say the least: Don’t tread on me because I wear flip-flops, with Pepe Begines at the helm and a unique style that they themselves baptized as Agropop and with influences from the Rolling Stones (Washuwarugüi). One of his most famous songs is, without a doubt: El Canario (“Oh, what a pity it gives me that my canary has died”). In the year 2000, the group decided to take ‘a vacation’, returning to the road in 2009.

‘Jesucristo Flamenco’ and ‘El Crédito’: the other projects by Pablo Carbonell and Pepe Begines

Leaving pending for the next interview the visit to Pepe Begines’ new kitchen (still under construction), the two musicians, in addition to this new project together, keep their independent bands active, Los Toreros Muertos and Don’t step on me that I wear flip flops But, as if that were not enough, these two creative and restless minds continue to develop their respective careers and, very soon, the film will be released “Flemish Jesus Christ”, a flamenco opera written by Pepe Begines together with Juan José Téllez and whose project has been presented at the last edition of the Malaga Festival. The work will mix three key themes: the life of Jesus, flamenco and Andalusia.

On the other hand, Pablo Carbonell is submerged in the essays of “The credit”, a new play in which he will share the stage with Armando del Río and tells of the clash between a bank manager and a man who is going to apply for a loan. “I am the one who is going to ask for the credit,” Carbonell clarifies.

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