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Later, in 1992, they decided to compose some of their own songs to record and distribute a demo of eight tracks that they called «Junto a mí». They needed to raise 200,000 pesetas, which none of them had to spare, hoping to sell a few cassettes and recover part of the money invested. Little by little these cassettes began to sell out, running out of stock for weeks.
With the help of their families and friends they published a second demo, «Me gustan tus ojos», which was equally or even more successful than the previous one, without leaving the circuit of gas stations, flea markets and bars in the area..
The trio had been signed by the multinational record company EMI Hispavox, but their relationship with Producciones AR was not over yet. No puedo estar sin él was released in 1999, an album considered by some fans as the bastard child of the group, since it is made up of songs that were discarded from previous projects. In addition, it was released without the group’s approval, delaying their plans with EMI. Its main novelty lies in the debut of Dioni as the author of one song and two others composed by Javier Labandón Pérez, later known as El Arrebato.
For this one, the maximum leader of Producciones AR and the first one who edited the discs of the group, in the times in which they were consecrated as «kings of the gas stations» without any promotional apparatus, there is also a historical settling of accounts in ‘Camela por Camela’.
In it, it is detailed that «Del Corral made money from the sale of the records, obtained 40% of the publishing rights and also earned from the concerts through the representation agency he had created. Miguelito, on the other hand, had the other 50% of the author’s rights, his royalties and the money from the galas. Ángeles and Dioni only received 1% of royalties and what corresponded to them from the performances».
In this sense, the role that his first producer, David Muneta, played in the configuration of his very personal sound is emphasized. «I don’t sing there. That sounds like codfish», Martín protested at first, but was later convinced when I told him about how Las Grecas or Los Chichos had innovated in the field of flamenco songs by adding rock instruments.
No. But Ángeles called her some time ago to ask her about authors and I used to see her before, because we frequent San Cristóbal de los Ángeles, which is where we still have our families. But not much more. Although it is worth mentioning that not everything was as black as it is said: he was proposed some conditions, he didn’t accept them, he left and that’s it… And may I ask you how you get along with Ángeles? Is everything rosy or are there days when you fight?
Never. But I like it! I ask for it, because I like the warmth of the people. I understand that some artist friends say «don’t bother me». But I need it, it gives me feedback. We have always been referred to as being from the people and I think that is also part of our success: we are close, accessible, very much of the street and that’s the beauty of it.According to the criteria of The Trust ProjectSee moreSee links of interest
For a long time the major record labels treated Camela with disdain, and they have even been accused of being sexist, racist and homophobic, despite having lyrics that combat all these social evils and promote love. La Marea talks to its members about these and other issues.
Lovelessness, the bitter side of the same coin, is also very present in your songs. What message do you transmit to those who are going through a lovelessness in their relationship, at work, with their family…?
D: The lack of love is something that sometimes has more strength than love itself. Many people say that they identify with our love songs, but there are more who identify with the heartbreak songs.
D: We have always sung about love and lack of love, the truth is that we don’t have many social themes, although we have songs against racism, or about Alzheimer’s, or against the scourge of gender violence… We sing in our own way, trying above all to give encouragement to those who suffer from it.
A: I am paya, Dioni’s grandmother is a gypsy. The person is the person. Everyone is attacked even if they haven’t done anything, we put them in the same package. For me race does not exist, we are all equal, and there are good people and bad people.