“The World’s First Flamenco Rock Band”? Anglo-American Progressive Rock, Politics and National Identity in Spain around Carmen’s Fandangos in Space

  title={“The World’s First Flamenco Rock Band”? Anglo-American Progressive Rock, Politics and National Identity in Spain around Carmen’s Fandangos in Space},
  author={Diego Garc{\'i}a-Peinazo},
  journal={Rock Music Studies},
  pages={67 - 81}
ABSTRACT This article studies the reception of the Anglo-American band Carmen in the context of the Spanish Transition to democracy, and analyzes intertextual flamenco strategies found in Fandangos in Space (1973). If during the mid-’70s rock andaluz articulated in Spain an “autochthonous rock” against the prog-rock canon through the use of flamenco, the implication would be that Carmen was apotentially undesirable band for this endeavour. This article examines conflicts regarding appropriation… 


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