I've been a fan of these Uruguayan guys earlier stuff for ages, or at least since Kid Charlemagne turned me onto them in 2007(!), but I hadn't heard the above until friend of PowerPop Sal Nunziato posted it last Sunday at his invaluable Burning Wood blog over here. Apparently, it derives from an album -- La Conferencia Secreta Del Toto's Bar -- which Sal has described as a genre masterpiece; on the basis of the above, I'm obviously gonna have to track it down.
And in the meantime, from 1965 -- and what looks like an utterly charming period teen film en espanol -- here's the slightly younger Los Shakers at their most sublimely Merseybeat-y, with "Always You."
Damn, when that Harrison-esque electric 12-string comes in on the second verse, I'm a goner.
I've said it before and I'll say it again -- of all the songs I've discovered while doing this here blog, this is the one that means the most to me.
Coming tomorrow -- those Moscow girls make me scream and shout!