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Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos [CD]

Marc Ribot Audio CD
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Marc Ribot (pronounced REE-bow) was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1954. As a teen, he played guitar in various garage bands while studying with his mentor, Haitian classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. After moving to New York City in 1978, Ribot was a member of the soul/punk Realtones, and from 1984 – 1989, of John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards. Between 1979 and 1985, Ribot ... Read more in Amazon's Marc Ribot Store

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  • Audio CD (26 Oct 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000006OB6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,404 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Aurora En Pekin 5:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Aqui Como Alla 4:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Como Se Goza En El Barrio 3:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Postizo 4:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. No Me Llores Mas 5:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Los Teenagers Bailan Changui 4:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fiesta En El Solar 5:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. La Vida Es Un Suendo 3:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Esclavo Triste 6:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Chosterio Plena 2:460.79  Buy MP3 

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Whether playing noir-like pop with the Lounge Lizards or downtown avant garde with John Zorn, guitarist Marc Ribot has always been drawn to the musical margins--a place where jazz is just one of many colours. He emerged in the 1970s, and seems to bring that era's punkish attitude to bear on all he plays. In this 1998 masterpiece, he offers gloriously dishevelled readings of the music of the veteran Cuban composer Arsenio Rodriguez and others. Despite the "prosthetic" of the band name he creates a very convincing period sound. His guitar has the scratchy, distorted tone so typical of the overloaded amplifiers of the 1950s and the arrangements enhance the raw, edgy atmosphere. The set is full of evocations of old Havana which either drowse in a heat haze or dance like the carnival, but Ribot adds his own touches, including rough-hewn jazz lines and carefully judged rock & roll feedback. --Mark Gilbert

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astoundingly good - humbling at times. 10 Mar 2000
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Format:Audio CD
I wasn't sure about buying this album when I was quoted sixteen quid. But as Tom Wait's major sidekick surely it must be good I reasoned.
Not wrong and then some. Nothing like 90% of Waitsey, Ribot foretrod the Cuban route a couple of years before the rush and his soaring, almost off key guitar indulgences teamed with a demon bongo player and surely misplaced Hammond organist works astonishingly well.
Generally a tribute album, Ribot really gets under the skin and some tracks you just don't want to end. Great for looking a muso officiando as most people don't know the album and on hearing it - want it! I've raved about it so much and have told many of my friends to "just buy it - if you don't like it I'll give you you're money back!"
Victor Kyam gets the rhythm thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 July 2014
By Sam E
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cracking guitar - brilliant background beats and altogether a wonderful album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album from a Waits sidekick 12 Jan 2013
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I've heard three of Ribot's solo albums, of which this is the best, and seen him live twice (plus once with Waits back in the Franks Wild Years days). Some of his solo work can be quite abstract. I think he's at his best when grounded either by Tom or by Cuban rhythms and melodies, as here.

But I mainly put this review up to bring up the average number of stars, because one of the two other reviewers gave this a one star review, which I find baffling.
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1.0 out of 5 stars LACKLUSTRE 30 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A seriously disappointing album -
I wouldn't mind listening to it again if I could have a toot of what A CUSTOMER was on, when he wrote his 5 star review.
The clue is in the title THE PROSTHETIC CUBANS - I only wish I had spotted it earlier.

I now have reason to suspect Victor Kyam cannot dance and has no sense of rhythm either.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars most beautiful, soulful electric guitar I have ever heard 17 Sep 2002
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I will get the negatives out of the way. I do not like all the tracks, especially the only one penned by Ribot, #4, and # 6. They just don't do it for me. On to the great.
The first track is perhaps the single most beautiful piece of music I have heard. They great thing about Ribot's playing is not only his choice of notes, but his great timing. It is so intuitively right that one could practice the piece forever, and still not play it as he does, which is to say perfectly. And the percusion is perfectly spare for this shimmering, tranquil song.
The second song has a great, soulful groove that is not just a product of the rhythm section and a catchy vamp, but once again of Ribot's great feel for timing. The organ work adds to the simmering, deep groove.
#3 is a fairly typical and repetative cuban uptempo number, but there is a raw and edgy tone that seperates from the cliche cuban piano, or horn vamp.
#4. see above.
#5. More instrumentation and vocals in this one. Even though Ribot is clearly not a singer, this is a strong song because of the veriety of textures -- rock guitar, psychodelic organ, acoustic guitar, horns, cuban chorus, and Ribot's spoken words. They form a hard and yet sentimental mix that is perfect for the words, "don't cry, because when you do, I feel... something."
#6 See above.
#7. A driving, raw and beautiful track that comes to a powerful, intense conclusion.
#8. Again spoken words and also singing by Ribot. Listening to him speak Spanish is funny and but the music is solid.
#9. Perhaps the most jazz-like track on the CD. It feature advanced guiitar work from Ribot, but it is not just technique for it's own sake, but serves the whole, and does not comprimise, but embelishes the beauty.
#10 Somewhat similar to #3, but with had malcontent horn that adds a somewhat whacky, but unique and contributing element to a cuban groove.
If you have any interest in the electric guitar as an instrument, that, contrary to many peoples prejudices, can be played as or more beautifully than any other, by this album. If you don't give one flying hoot about what I just said, but appreciate beautiful, soulful yet not smooth and watered down music, buy this album.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ribot is at the top of his game throughout the entire album. 7 Jan 1999
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Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos (The Prosthetic Cubans), (1998, Atlantic) This album is sensational. Ribot is a master of the guitar, with impeccable timing and timeless mood creation. The CD is a tribute to the late Arsenio Rodriguez, a Cuban composer, guitarist, tres player and band leader who died in 1972. A finer tribute could not be offered. Most of the tracks were written or recorded by Rodriguez. Como Se Goza En El Barrio is just one example of Arsenio's brilliant songwriting. Another, Los Teenagers Bailan Changui, is absolutely intense. The album is laden with fat percussion from EJ Rodriguez and Robert J. Rodriguez. John Medeski lends his organ magic on four tracks and Anthony Coleman on two. Brad Jones adds stellar bass to the mix. Tracks like the Ribot penned Postizo illustrate the guitarists ability to be traditional and totally avant-garde at the same time, while maintaining a beat everyone can dance to. Ribot is at the top of his game throughout the entire album. He rips it up! This album wonderfully captures the intangible sensuality of Cuban music. Every cut is excellent. Recommended to all. One of 1998's best. 10 tracks, 47 minutes. Paul C. Doyle, The Vermont Review
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm on fire, man. 29 July 1999
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Marc Ribot has set me aflame in his towering Havanna inferno with his smoking mastery of the guitar. He really gets down. The album starts off with a teaser "Aurora en Pekin." Throughout the song, the first-time listener is tense with the anticipation--the control sounds ready to burst. When will Marc let it rip and fill us with his fiery goodness? The next number, "Aqui Como Alla" is a comfortable warming, pre-heating our ears for the exploding dirty goodness that is "Como se Goza en el Barrio." The album continues in this emotional roller coaster ride of burning desire, dreamlike fiery visions. Thank you, Marc and please come burn us again.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 22 May 1999
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This is an excellent album. Marc Ribot is one of the best guitarists out there today. One of the reasons I really like this album is because it's completely different from anything else in my collection. It can be great background music for a social gathering but on the flip side it's also good album to sit down and "really" listen to. The man can play. The one qualm I have is the singing (which I believe is only on two songs), it's a little cheesy. Get rid of the singing and this album would be five stars.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I cannot stop listening to this disc! 27 Dec 1998
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This has to be one of the finest CDs I have bought in ages. Mark Ribot's masterful playing can can be the driving solo force of the group and can also blend beautifully into the stellar supporting cast. Fans of Medeski, Martin, and Wood will love Jon Medeski's brilliant latin stylings, and fans of phenomenal musicianship in general will be blown away be the rest of the supporting cast.
If you like imaginative music that lies well outside the Top 40, do yourself a favor and buy this disc!
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