BARRABAS BESTIAL Spanish funk soul 12" LP Vinyl

Bestial is the 1982 music album by the Spanish group Barrabás. It was the band's eighth and penultimate album, and the last to feature several members including long-time vocalist José Luís Tejada.

This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


Front Cover Photo of "BARRABAS - Bestial" Album



Barrabas Bestial is a studio album by the Spanish band Barrabás, released in 1982. The band was formed in the early 1970s and was one of the most influential Latin funk bands of the era. The band's sound combined elements of rock, funk, soul, and Latin rhythms, and their music was widely popular across Europe, North America, and Latin America.

Barrabas Bestial consists of nine tracks, each of which showcases the band's unique blend of musical styles.

Barrabas Bestial received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising the band's musicianship and others criticizing the album for being too derivative of the band's earlier work. However, the album was a commercial success, particularly in Spain and Latin America, where the band had a large following.

Barrabas Bestial also had a significant impact on the Latin funk genre, influencing a new generation of bands that would emerge in the 1980s and beyond. The album's fusion of rock, funk, soul, and Latin rhythms was groundbreaking at the time and paved the way for other bands to explore similar musical territories.

The album: "BARRABAS - Bestial" was produced by: Fernando Arbex

Spanish Funk Soul
Barclay 200.418
12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
1982 Made in France
Band Members and Musicians on: BARRABAS - Bestial
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • José Luis Tejada - vocals, harmonica
  • Jorge Eduardo Maning - guitar, vocals
  • Jesús Gordaliza - bass guitar, vocals
  • Armando Pelayo - keyboards
  • José María Moll - drums, vocals
  • Fernando Arbex - production
Track Listing of: "BARRABAS - Bestial"

The Songs/tracks on "BARRABAS - Bestial" are

  1. The Lion (Don't Kill the Lion) (Fernando Arbex) - 6:24
  2. Love of the Night (José Maria Moll, José Luis Tejada) - 4:10
  3. Viva Maria (Arbex) - 5:56
  4. Dolores (Arbex) - 5:08
  5. (Be My) Rebel (Arbex) - 6:30
  6. Love & Hate (Jesús Gordaliza, Tejada) - 4:08
  7. So Long (Moll, Tejada) - 2:55
  8. Leather Queen (Arbex, Armando Pelayo) - 3:57
  9. Big Brother (Jorge Eduardo Maning) - 4:17
Album cover photos of : BARRABAS - Bestial
Front Cover Photo of "BARRABAS - Bestial" Album
Front Cover Photo of "BARRABAS - Bestial" Album
Back Cover  Photo of "BARRABAS - Bestial" Album
Back Cover  Photo of "BARRABAS - Bestial" Album  
Close-up Photo of "BARRABAS - Bestial" Record Label 
Close-up Photo of "BARRABAS - Bestial" Record Label   
Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.
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  Barrabás was actually a Spanish band formed in Madrid in the early 1970s. The band was one of the leading acts of the Spanish progressive and hard rock scene, and they achieved significant success both nationally and internationally.

  Barrabás's music was heavily influenced by American funk and soul, as well as by European progressive rock and hard rock. Their sound was characterized by its heavy grooves, driving basslines, and powerful horns, and they were known for their energetic and danceable live performances.

  One of the key factors in Barrabás's success was their innovative approach to music. The band was not afraid to experiment with new sounds and styles, and they constantly pushed the boundaries of what was possible in the Spanish rock scene. Their willingness to take risks and explore new musical avenues earned them a reputation as one of the most creative and adventurous bands of their time.

  Barrabás released several albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and they achieved significant commercial success both in Spain and abroad. They were particularly popular in Latin America, where they developed a large and dedicated following among fans of progressive and hard rock.

  Today, Barrabás is remembered as one of the pioneering bands of the Spanish progressive and hard rock scene. Their innovative and energetic music continues to influence new generations of musicians, and their legacy as one of the greatest Spanish rock bands of all time remains intact.