Modestia Aparte

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Modestia Aparte is a Spanish pop music band that recorded albums from 1988 to 2008.


Modestia Aparte began recording Spanish-language pop albums in 1988. Their biggest hit was "Chirimoya" (from their first album, The Shape (Por Amor al Arte)), where they mimicked voices from the cartoons Pixie & Dixie, Tweety, and Roadrunner. The band broke up in 1994.

In 2002, two members performed a live concert, from which the live album, Modesty Aside Live 17 Greatest Hits (Modestia Aparte Vivo 17 Grandes Exitos) was recorded. Two years later, they released an album with new songs entitled, This must be love (Esto debe Ser Amor). In 2005, they organised a compilation tribute album, recording with other well-known pop groups.[example needed]

In 2008, original band member Fernando López revived the band, without the involvement of other original members. The new formation released an album entitled, Twenty, in recognition of their 20 years performing together in the band. This was their last album.[citation needed]

Band members[edit]

  • Fernando López: vocals and guitar
  • Javier Portugués: vocals and drums
  • Luis Lage: saxophone
  • Carlos Palma: bass guitar
  • Ignacio Quijano: piano


  • The Shape (Por Amor al Arte) (1988)
  • Things of Age (Cosas de la Edad) (1990)
  • Stand Up (Levántate) (1991)
  • Stories No Importance (Historias Sin Importancia) (1991)
  • The Line of Life (La Línea de la Vida) (1992)
  • Modesty (Modestia Aparte) (1993)
  • Modest... Until Forever (Modestamente... Hasta Siempre) (1994)
  • Modesty Aside Live 17 Greatest Hits (Modestia Aparte Vivo 17 Grandes Exitos) (2002)
  • This Must Be Love (Esto debe Ser Amor) (2004)
  • Modesty Aside and Friends – Disco Tribute (Modestia Aparte Y Amigos – Disco Homenaje) (2005)
  • Twenty (Veinte) (2008)


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