Article and Photos by Andrés Alvarado
What do you get when you intertwine two of the Latin community’s most prominent bands on tour? Well, one could assume two amazing shows would be the result. However, that is not the case for Argentinian rock institution Enanitos Verdes or Spaniard surf-rock royalty Hombres G. No, for them the narrative plays out with a twist. See, why play dual co-headlining sets when they could sling out a bevy of hits as one mega-group instead? So, that is exactly what they did.
With over 70 combined years of music-making experience, these titans of Latin rock gathered their instruments, checked their egos at the door, and mutually journeyed around the world in support of their Huevos Revueltos Tour (Scrambled Eggs Tour). During their sold-out stop at Atlanta’s Coca-Cola Roxy, these international virtuosos brought their A-game to A-town to musically crack some skulls for roughly 2.5 hours and for approximately 3600 fans. Let’s just say this was shaping up to be one heck of a night.
As previously stated, throughout Spanish speaking nations these two bands are heralded as all-time greats. Naturally, the pageantry plays out as a ceremony of smash hit after smash hit. The guys take turns jamming out classics like Enanitos Verdes’ “El Extraño de Pelo Largo,” “Guitarras Blancas,” and “Luz de Día” mixed to Hombres G’s “Te Quiero,” “Venezia,” and their mega-jam “Devuélveme A Mi Chica.”
While the tunage was top-notch, what really stood front and center was the healthy competition these gentlemen of Latin rock waged on one another. Watching Marciano Cantero and David Summers constantly one-up themselves on stage is a dream. Felipe Staiti, Rafa Gutierrez and Dani Mezquita are artistically scintillating as they rifle off hooks on hooks on hooks, and, of course, drummers Jota Morelli and Javi Molina banging away like the hi-hat geniuses they are. Simply beautiful, utterly sublime.
Ultimately, Enanitos Verdes and Hombres G have collectively aged like fine wines. Their nostalgic cruise through a joint discography best-of is an enticing, dance worthy, beer glass raising, sing at the top of your lungs, fun till you drop extravaganza. Sadly, the Huevos Revueltos Tour is basically at its end, but for those lucky enough to have caught the act – what a fucking great time, eh? Pues claro, mamón!
I feel this might have brushed you the wrong way for whatever reason. The guys have spawned a nearly 40 year career and still sell out places. I’m sure many folks would disagree on your meh comment. You may be an Argentinean rock fan, but that is not a qualifier to downplay a band’s sound and/or art.
As for mamon, seriously, do some research? The article revolves around Hombres G too and their biggest hit “devuelveme a mi chica” literally uses that word. Maybe you do some research and not go on a barrage of fake offense by claiming I’m stereotyping every Hispanic person into Mexican. That’s utter nonsense.