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  • #47953

    Unseen
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    If someone told you that there’s a renaissance forming of good old fashioned guitar band rock-n-roll and that it comes to you by way of three Mexican chicas who happen to be sisters, you might go “Tell me another one.” However, it’s a fact.

    They’ve played together as a band since the youngest, the girl on bass, was eight, which was 10 years ago, which explains why they are such a tight band. In interviews, they finish each other’s sentences. They are a unit. There is so much love between them it’s almost maudlin.

    But on stage, they are absolute beasts.

    I was there in college during the heyday of the guitar band. I witnessed the debuts of Cream, The Rolling Stones, The Jimi Hendrex Experience, and The Beatles. I was them all live, too. And let me tell you, these girls are better at putting on a show.

    They are developing a fan base that crosses all age lines. I’m elderly at 76, but I’m not the only old person who loves them. Together, we call ourselves The Warning’s Army and we proseletize for them, as I’m doing here. Hopefully, after you hear them you’ll join the Army as well.

    I could introduce each song, but mostly I won’t. They don’t need me. Their music speaks for itself. I will just say that, if you don’t play their music through a good sound system that can reproduce the bass, use a headset. The bass player is really really good.

    Also, pay attention to the drummer who beats the drums like they owe her money…while singing.

    I will quickly introduce this one. It’s the drummer Pau (Paulina) singing a cover of Radiohead’s Creep. It’s been covered many a time, but never better than this, despite being recorded at home on a piano screaming for a piano tuner to stop by:

    #47956

    RichRaelian
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    Hi! Yes you did don’t use a excuse like that to pretend to be blind maybe you didn’t see it coming but you didn’t know the details but if you didn’t know its because you didn’t want to know in the first place.

    #47957

    PopeBeanie
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    Thanks Unseen, that is incredible. I’ll watch them all, but love watching how they’ve evolved, first. The six year old TedX is my favorite, so far, seeing how solidly they started way back:

    #47960

    Unseen
    Participant

    Here is a short documentary (30 mins or so) where you get to meet the sisters offstage and the first that’ll hit you is how normal they are. The second will be how accent-free their English has become.

    Now, I should probably mention something before someone else does: This is no rags to riches rising out of the barrio story. They obviously come from a family that is well off by any standard. They had a home studio at a y0ung age as well as expensive brand name instruments to play. That could have been a good excuse to loaf which, obviously, they did not.

    One last thing to appreciate about them is that, while they are all naturally pretty girls, there is no tits and ass in their show. Whether on stage or in a professionally-done music video, they typically wear street clothes that a modern girl might wear to the mall or into all but the most hoity-toity restaurants. That’s refreshing.

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    #47963

    Unseen
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    Thanks Unseen, that is incredible. I’ll watch them all, but love watching how they’ve evolved, first. The six year old TedX is my favorite, so far, seeing how solidly they started way back: <iframe title=”You’ve been warned! | The Warning | TEDxUniversityofNevada” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/pj5ue3M-v6o?feature=oembed” width=”670″ height=”377″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=””></iframe>

    I actually have been following them on and off from somewhere around the start, when they were more or less just a curiosity. However, my enthusiasm exploded when the video you linked to (part of a TedX they did) was published. That’s when I first said, “Wow!” (literally out loud, even though I was alone).

    It’s astonishing how much the once tiny bass player Ale (short for Alejandra) has grown. She’s now fashion model tall and is absolutely gorgeous. She could be a model, no doubt about it, but the band would have to break up first, and that ain’t gonna happen.

    Funny vid about Dany (Daniela) being amazed at how tall Ale has gotten.

    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/8zEWVwjaids

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    #47965

    Unseen
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    Here a pro drummer and drum teacher reacts to Pau’s (Paulina’s) drumming:

    #47968

    Unseen
    Participant

    I think one reason Ale is known as “the shy one” is that, first, she has two very extroverted older sisters. Second, there’s the growth spurt making her look possibly 18 when she was 13. During their middle years, she could be hard to watch as she searched for a way to behave while playing. Nowardays, she’s grown into her role no longer looks uncomfortable even in front of massive crowds. (BTW, there’s apparently a video out there where Dany and Pau claim Ale is the most talented bandmember.)

    #47969

    Unseen
    Participant

    Girls just being girls, not rock goddesses:

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    #47975

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    These kids on the rise are now adults on the rise. The vid below is from a concert from 2019, when they were still teenagers. Apparently the song, Narcisista was written in response to fellow Mexicans who were criticizing them for writing so many songs in English. It’s hit me how their rise is so rapid now, as they’re gathering (imo) a whole new generation of fans in North America, which may just be the beginning.

    #47976

    Noel
    Participant

    Holy shit! (LOL I said HOLY!)

    That was entertaining.Thanks for the heads up. Just sent a link to our daughter.

    #47977

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Unseen,

    Wow! Those gals aren’t just rockin’, they are RAWKIIN’!

    I haven’t seen such a fantastic all-girl Rock/Metal stage spectacle since the good ol’ days of Vixen and Heart!

    (You might want archive these for enjoyment in your panic room or bomb shelter, since Vixen’s lyrics contradict Feminist Victimology and since Ann Wilson was reading Gone with the Wind and they might get cancelled. 😎)

    #47979

    Unseen
    Participant

    Unseen, Wow! Those gals aren’t just rockin’, they are RAWKIIN’! I haven’t seen such a fantastic all-girl Rock/Metal stage spectacle since the good ol’ days of Vixen and Heart! <iframe title=”Vixen – Cryin'” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/cxGYHnTRMAw?feature=oembed” width=”670″ height=”503″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=””></iframe> <iframe title=”Heart – What About Love?” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/KE5GGMhmo-M?feature=oembed” width=”670″ height=”377″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=””></iframe> (You might want archive these for enjoyment in your panic room or bomb shelter, since Vixen’s lyrics contradict Feminist Victimology and since Ann Wilson was reading Gone with the Wind and they might get cancelled. 😎)

    Or Joan Jett, maybe.

    #47980

    Unseen
    Participant

    I’ve heard The Warning described as “an all-girl heavy metal trio.” I’m not a heavy metal fanatic, but to me they are just a (very) hard rock band. Maybe they take cues occasionally from the metal genre. If so, they also borrow from the color pallets of punk and grunge.

    The classic guitar bands of the 60’s and early 70’s were heavily influenced by American blues music. I don’t hear much of that in The Warning.

    Their song structures can be a little nonstandard as in Animosity where toward the end they suddenly are singing “Mayday! Mayday! This ship is going down” (absolutely brilliant lyric, if you ask me). And who else in rock was given to nonstandard song structure? Roy Orbison (of all people to compare them to, LOL).

    Anyone else want to analyze them?

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    #47981

    Unseen
    Participant

    These kids on the rise are now adults on the rise. The vid below is from a concert from 2019, when they were still teenagers. Apparently the song, Narcisista was written in response to fellow Mexicans who were criticizing them for writing so many songs in English. It’s hit me how their rise is so rapid now, as they’re gathering (imo) a whole new generation of fans in North America, which may just be the beginning. <iframe title=”The Warning – Narcisista [English lyrics on screen + live at Foro DiDi]” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/6Ay4RqhQB0I?feature=oembed” width=”670″ height=”377″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=””></iframe>

    I understand where their Spanish-speaking fans are coming from. However, English has become the de facto world language everywhere, rock included. The only band I’m aware of that enjoys worldwide success in another language and even in the English-speaking world is Rammstein.

    For most bands, if your songs aren’t in English, they won’t be heard in the largest market and most other markets.

    #47984

    Unseen
    Participant

    BTW, have you noticed how well the live videos from their Teatro Metropolitan concert in particular are mixed? Both the sound and video are just ab0ut perfect. These vids are better than their professionally done official videos.

    I would compare them to such classic live videos as Rammstein’s live Du Hast (in Paris) or Engel (at Washington Sq Garden) videos or the live performance video of A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procul Harum (Denmark 2006), which are three of the best produced live videos ever.

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