Los Nikis

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Los Nikis ("The polo shirts") were a Spanish pop-punk group of the 1980s that were associated with la Movida. They were nicknamed "The Ramones from Algete" with songs that feature very simple music and humorous lyrics and subject matter. Some of the more famous song titles, for example, are: El imperio contraataca ("The empire strikes back"), Mi chica se ha ido a Katmandu ("My girl left to Kathmandu"), Navidades en Siberia ("Christmas in Siberia"), Olaf el Vikingo and Medicina nuclear.

Their cover of Born to Be Alive consisted of just repeating "Me voy a Benidorm" ("I go to Benidorm!"). They also covered Rhythm of the Rain (originally by The Cascades) as "No vuelvo a ir a Benidorm" ("I won't go to Benidorm again") with lyrics criticizing mass tourism in this Spanish coastal city. The local administration declared them personae non gratae[citation needed].

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