Radio Bemba Sound System

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Radio Bemba Sound System
Live album by Manu Chao
Released September 17, 2002
Genre Latin, reggae, ska
Length 1:04:24
Label Virgin Records
Manu Chao chronology
Próxima Estación: Esperanza
(2001)
Radio Bemba Sound System
(2002)
Sibérie m'était contéee
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly A−[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10) [3]

Radio Bemba Sound System is a live album by Manu Chao that was released in 2002. It is the accompanying CD to the performer's live DVD Babylonia en Guagua, filmed over two nights (4–5 September) in 2001 during the tour for Proxima Estacion: Esperanza. Many of the songs found on Radio Bemba Sound System, such as "Machine Gun", "Peligro","Mala Vida","King Kong Five" and "The Monkey", are songs originally recorded by Manu Chao's previous band, Mano Negra. However the arrangements performed with Radio Bemba Sound System are more reggae-, ska-, and rock-oriented.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" – 0:50
  2. "Bienvenida a Tijuana" – 01:55
  3. "Machine Gun" – 02:13
  4. "Por Dónde Saldrá el Sol?" – 02:41
  5. "Peligro" – 03:09
  6. "Welcome to Tijuana" – 02:50
  7. "El Viento" – 02:41
  8. "Casa Babylon" – 02:34
  9. "Por el Suelo" – 03:55
  10. "Blood and Fire" – 02:35
  11. "EZLN... Para Tod@s Todo..." – 01:41
  12. "Mr. Bobby" – 03:36
  13. "Bongo Bong" – 01:05
  14. "Radio Bemba" – 00:20
  15. "Qué Pasó Qué Pasó" – 00:54
  16. "Pinocchio (Viaggio In Groppa Al Tonno)" – 00:45
  17. "Cahí en la Trampa" – 02:10
  18. "Clandestino" – 02:59
  19. "Rumba de Barcelona" – 03:31
  20. "La Despedida" – 04:02
  21. "Mala Vida" – 02:26
  22. "Radio Bemba" – 00:34
  23. "Qué Pasó Qué Pasó" – 01:10
  24. "Pinocchio (Viaggio In Groppa Al Tonno)" – 00:45
  25. "La Primavera" – 03:32
  26. "The Monkey" – 01:59
  27. "King Kong Five" – 02:44
  28. "Minha Galera" – 03:17
  29. "Promiscuity" – 01:44

Personnel[edit]

Radio Bemba Sound System is also the name of Manu Chao's backing band, named for the communication system used in the Sierra Maestra by the Castro-and-Guevara-led rebels in the Cuban Revolution.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radio Bemba Sound System at AllMusic
  2. ^ Hermes, Will. "Music Review: Radio Bemba Sound System", Entertainment Weekly, October 25, 2002.
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review