Caifanes (album)

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Caifanes
Studio album by Caifanes
Released May 1988
Recorded December 1987-February 1988
Genre Rock en Español
Post-Punk
Length 45:56
Label RCA International, Sony Music
Producer Oscar Lopez, Caifanes
Caifanes chronology
Caifanes
(1988)
El Diablito
(1990)

Caifanes is the debut album by Caifanes, a Rock en español band from Mexico. It was released in 1988 after the success of their first singles, "Matenme porque me muero" and "La bestia humana". The original release of the album did not contain the songs "La negra Tomasa" and "Perdí mi ojo de venado", which were released in 1989 as singles and later incorporated into the album when it was re-released on Compact disc in 1993. It is undergoing a re-pressing process as of March 2011.

The LP is also referred to as Volumen 1 or Matenme Porque Me Muero.

CD Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Saul Hernandez, except where noted. 

No. Title Translation of title Length
1. "Mátenme porque me muero"   Kill Me Because I'm Dying 3:31
2. "Te estoy mirando"   I'm Watching You 3:44
3. "La negra Tomasa" (Guillermo Rodriguez Fiffe) The Black Woman Tomasa 7:55
4. "Cuéntame tu vida"   Tell Me Your Life 4:22
5. "Será por eso"   That's Why 3:34
6. "Viento"   Wind 3:57
7. "Nunca me voy a transformar en ti"   I'm Never Going to Turn Into You 3:05
8. "Perdí mi ojo de venado"   I Lost My Deer's Eye[notes 1] 4:33
9. "Amanece" (Diego Herrera) Dawn 3:12
10. "La bestia humana"   The Human Beast 3:19
11. "Nada" (Diego Herrera) Nothing 4:44
Total length:
45:56

Personnel[edit]

Caifanes[edit]

  • Saul Hernandez - vocals, guitar (except on "La bestia humana")
  • Alfonso Andre - drums, miscellaneous percussion
  • Sabo Romo - bass
  • Diego Herrera - keyboards, saxophone

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Gustavo Cerati - guitar on "La bestia humana"
  • Cachorro Lopez - stick on "Nada"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ An "ojo de venado", literally "deer's eye", is a seed that in Mexico is used as a charm to protect against evil and tragedy.