Saturday, October 18, 2008

Spain's Best Musical Act - EVER!


Even if Soraya, Marta Sanchez and Mónica Naranjo joined forces to form a girlband (assuming for a moment that Mónica is actually a woman), they still wouldn't be able to compete with Madrid's breathtakingly fabulous and stunningly gorgeous Las Supremas de Móstoles. I've come across a wealth of trashtastic talent during my travels but these heavenly beings are truly in a league of their own. Susi, Vicki and Luisi represent everything I love about music. The ladies are irreverent, outrageous and endlessly entertaining. Not to mention the fact that they positively exude glamour and camp appeal from every saggy orifice! Las Supremas de Móstoles are probably my favourite girlband since Germany's legendary Jacob Sisters died of old age and their music is essential listening for fans of quality trash.


The sisters (I know it's hard to believe that one family could be so blessed!) started their career as backing vocalists for acts such as Paulina Rubio and Los del Río. After standing in the shadows of lesser talents for years, perhaps decades by the look of them, Las Supremas de Móstoles finally struck out on their own in 2005 and submitted a song for Eurovision called "Eres Un Enfermo" - basically, "You Are A Pervert"! The competition must have been rigged because their stunning anthem only came second and their dreams of Eurovision glory were rudely shattered. On the bright side, Spain was completely overwhelmed by their sex appeal and Las Supremas de Móstoles scored a record deal, resulting in the album "A Go Go". However, I'm more interested in their English language debut, which was released in late 2007 to much acclaim. By Spanish drag queens.


An album mainly comprised of hits from the 70s and 80s, "Philadelphia Disco Party" is about as much fun as you can have without a condom. Covers albums are hardly rare but this stands out from the crowd with its quirky song selection and the ladies' heavily accented English. You haven't lived until you've heard Las Supremas de Móstoles destroy/improve on classics like "We Are Family" and "I'm So Excited"! As much as I enjoy those tracks, I prefer the less obvious choices like Boney M's "Gotta Go Home" and Gloria Estefan's "Everlasting Love". I particularly love the four covers of hits by The Three Degrees - surely one of the greatest girlbands of all time. "Philadelphia Disco Party" is available on both UK and Australian iTunes. If you have to download only one song, go for "Take Good Care Of Yourself" or "Dirty Old Man" (watch a fabulous live performance below). Many thanks to Pablo and Fernando for giving me this masterpiece. A boy couldn't ask for a better souvenir from Madrid.

12 comments:

D'luv said...

I'd fuck all of them into dust.

JoseViruete said...

I love them! We should sent them to Eurovision.

Paul said...

Best musical act? Possibly, but no one tops Sticky Vicky as best entertainment act in Spain ever! Pulling a candlestick out of her 70 year old rusty cranny? Amazing!

Jeroen said...

People who go on and on about their travels bore me to tears, but darling, please keep your souvenirs coming!

Jamie_movietrip said...

Oh Mike,

What a find! From the classy hairpieces to the glittery outfits, perfection!

Adem With An E said...

These beautiful dames need to be in the next John Waters movie.

Jamie said...

And we get Girls Aloud on the X-Factor. Surely they could fly these broads out to support Ruth.

Anonymous said...

I love them!!!! They look really great and their sound is amazing!!!! You can find more information about them on www.lassupremasdemostoles.com, but it´s in Spanish.

Jay said...

I am insanely jealous that with one fell swoop you have outtrashed me again!

Jon said...

Wow! These "girls" are even better than the stupendous Las Seventies: http://www.lasseventies.com/

Anonymous said...

Holy shit! I was expecting something as talentless and campy as the Del Rubio Triplets (RIP) but these chicks can actually sing! They totally outsing the Three Degrees on their own hit. Thanks for posting!

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