LOS ROMANTICOS PASTELES VERDES INTERVIEW
Ayer, Hoy y Siempre de Gustavo Mendez
In the early 70’s Latin music experienced a boom of romantic bands from different Latin American countries, like Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru and others. Each band offered different styles in their interpretations and they all had great success gathering thousands of fans at concerts and selling millions of vinyl records. In addition, their popularity was due to the radio stations that played their songs on high rotation thus helping to create a true sensation.
Constant exposure on the radio waves and packed live shows was the winning formula for the birth and explosion of the romantic music phenomenon, now known as “Musica del Recuerdo”, an oldies movement that is now considered a key stone in the Latin music landscape.
Pasteles Verdes, originally from Peru, was one of the main bands credited with the success of this music genre. With a soft singing style and a unique guitar sound, they created unforgettable hit songs like “Recuerdos de una Noche”, “El Reloj”, “Esclavo y Amo” and “Hipocrecia”, just to mention the most popular ones, songs that still remain relevant 40 years later evidenced by the support of newer artist in contemporary music.