Cuca (band)

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Origin Guadalajara, Mexico
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal
Years active 1990—Present
Labels Universal Music
Associated acts Forseps, Nata, Las Horas Muertas
Members José Fors
Nacho González
Galileo Ochoa
Carlos Aviles
Past members Alfonso Fors(temporary)

Cuca is a Mexican rock & roll band from Guadalajara, Jalisco, that was formed in 1989 by musician and painter José Fors (vocals). Their first official concert according to the band was on February 14, 1990. Their first album, La Invasión de los Blátidos, set them apart from any other Mexican rock band, since the album contained irreverent, humorous, curse-word laden lyrics and aggressive sound, that at the time were not expected in Mexican music.[promotion?] "Cuca" is an apocope for cucaracha (cockroach) and "blátidos" means blattodea, which is the scientific name given to cockroaches.

In 1999, the band split for unspecified reasons. In March 2004, they reunited for a series of concerts in La Concha Acústica del Parque Agua Azul of Guadalajara which were edited into a new DVD titled VIVA CUCA.


  • José Fors (Vocals) + José Alberto Fors Ferro
  • Nacho González (Drums) + Jesús Ignacio González Sevilla
  • Galileo Ochoa (Guitar) + Óscar Galileo Ochoa Soto
  • Carlos Aviles (Bass) + Carlos Gilberto Avilez Ortega

Other Members

  • Alfonso Fors (Vocals in "La Racha") + Alfonso Fors Ferro


Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]




Year Single México singles Colombia Charts U.S. Modern Rock Album
1992 "Cara de Pizza" 4 - - La Invasión de los Blátidos
1992 "El Son del Dolor" 1 8 23 La Invasión de los Blátidos
1993 "Mujer Cucaracha" 9 14 - Tu Cuca Madre Ataca de Nuevo
1995 "Insecticida al Suicida" 3 9 - La Racha
1997 "Tu Flor" 1 7 5 El Cuarto de Cuca
2006 "Mátame Antes" 3 - - Con Pelotas

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