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Quetzal — Planta De Los Pies
Album: Worksongs
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6.3

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Total ratings: 914









Released: 2003
Length: 4:30
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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 Hodur wrote:
Planta de los pies = Sole of the foot
 
quetzal ( /ˈkɛtsəl/) (Pharomachrus mocinno) =  a bird in the trogon family. It is found from Chiapas, Mexico to western Panama (unlike the other quetzals of the genus Pharomachrus, which are found in South America and eastern Panama). It is well known for its colorful plumage.
 Fiervol wrote:

Definetively enjoyable. Agree with you guys!
 

I'm with you fellers!
Saw these guys way back in 2003 when they opened for Los Lobos.  They were quite good live as I remember.
 Prius wrote:

Totally agree.

 
Definetively enjoyable. Agree with you guys!
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Love the slow groove underpinning this song.
 
Totally agree.
Coatl.
Muy excellente. Gracias Guillermo y Rebequita
 tacubofan wrote:
Bill - if you want to play some great radio-paradise-style-of-music in Spanish, I suggest Cafe Tacuba.  Best Spanish-speaking band in my humble opinion...

 
Cafe tacuba deserves time on RP😎
Huh, I thought it meant plant the pies for the next pie harvest. Maybe I should learn a bit of Spanish.
Love the slow groove underpinning this song.
Always reminds me of some of Mecano's stuff... Very catchy, quite sexy, and definitely enjoyable!
 Baby_M wrote:

I don't care what it's about . . . I like it.  Catchy.



 

Most likely about the oppression of the American goverment in Cuba under Batista.
Why? Because this is always a possibility! 

WE NEED YOU, Mr. Guevara!
VERY INTERESTING!
 tacubofan wrote:
Bill - if you want to play some great radio-paradise-style-of-music in Spanish, I suggest Cafe Tacuba.  Best Spanish-speaking band in my humble opinion...



 
or Willie and Lobo, heard them on RP and now a big fan. 
 tacubofan wrote:
Bill - if you want to play some great radio-paradise-style-of-music in Spanish, I suggest Cafe Tacuba.  Best Spanish-speaking band in my humble opinion...

 

I SUGGEST CAFE TACUBA TOO
Found interesting the broken, counter-tempo beat.
cool song
Bill - if you want to play some great radio-paradise-style-of-music in Spanish, I suggest Cafe Tacuba.  Best Spanish-speaking band in my humble opinion...
Interesante - gracias, Bill!
 zenhead wrote:
"Maybe Bill will follow up this one with Sufjan Steven's "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois", which is in some absurd meter like 65/4 or something"

then some whacky mahavishnu orchestra in some weird time signature.
 

Another good choice for odd time signatures would be "I'd Be Lying" by Greg Laswell. It's in 5/4, then 2/4, then 7/8, I think. It jumps around like crazy. I've never heard a song with a more odd time signature, but it somehow works.

He also has a new song out ("Come Clean") that's in 13/4 for the verses, but 4/4 for the chorus.
Not bad - actually pretty nice! 
I started at about a 6 but that sax was truly annoying.  Every squeal pushed my score down another point.

Sorry.  The song had potential.
 qosforever wrote:
Less than suck-o-barfo...

I hope the english and rest of the world appreciate other spanish music.

 

Well, I think that this is sexy and really enjoyable music. Sorry you can't enjoy it.
Not awesome, but not bad... worth the time!... even movable or more?
wonders if she likes this...
Love this rhythm

11/4, far out, what's that?
"Maybe Bill will follow up this one with Sufjan Steven's "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois", which is in some absurd meter like 65/4 or something"

then some whacky mahavishnu orchestra in some weird time signature.
 fissmoll wrote:
First Brubeck and now this, fiesta en 5/4 {#Umbrella}

 
actually this tune is in 11/4....  {#Laughing}

Maybe Bill will follow up this one with Sufjan Steven's "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois", which is in some absurd meter like 65/4 or something...  
 Hodur wrote:
Planta de los pies = Sole of the foot
 
I don't care what it's about . . . I like it.  Catchy.


So-named because they are horny birds? (the Trogonidae)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trogon

First Brubeck and now this, fiesta en 5/4 {#Umbrella}

Dave_Mack wrote:
I really like this. Sounds sexy to me, even if they are probably singing about plantar warts on your feet.
No tengas la menor duda amigo. Suena realmente lindo.
qosforever wrote:
Less than suck-o-barfo... I hope the english and rest of the world appreciate other spanish music.
No comments since last march. Maybe he went over to Clear channel
:rolleyes:
Very good song. Modern, but captures the cadence and spirit of traditional music. Guys: learn to listen! And BTW... learn a bit of geography and get a bit of musical education. This IS NOT "spanish music". Damn, what's with these people that just say "spanish music" whenever they hear some spanish language or some nylon guitar? What is "spanish music" anyway?
qosforever wrote:
Less than suck-o-barfo... I hope the english and rest of the world appreciate other spanish music.
¡Hola! :mrgreen: :puke: ¿Quizás el esperpento del Chiquilicutre que va a representar a España en Eurovisión? :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk:
From the lyric: "cinco y seis son once"
qosforever wrote:
Less than suck-o-barfo... I hope the english and rest of the world appreciate other spanish music.
khekhe ndg from Madrid dug it
Mmmmmmmmmm
Hodur wrote:
Planta de los pies = Sole of the foot
Thank you. I was really puzzling over those pink feet down there. Man I need to get to work. good song I think
Planta de los pies = Sole of the foot
kazuma wrote:
Mmmmmmmm ... planet of the pies.
Ha! That's exactly what I thought when I saw the title. I'm a little lysdexic this morning.
Quetzal!! Really cool to see them on the playlist!
:cool:
Bill, this could be one of your best playlists ever! YOU deserve a 10!
:dancingbanana_2:
Hmmm. Have to say I have never heard anything like that. I think I liked it. :think:
qosforever wrote:
Less than suck-o-barfo... I hope the english and rest of the world appreciate other spanish music.
Dude. If you ever come back to this thread, post a few suggestions. I'm sure everyone would like to hear the word from Madrid. Thanks.
These guys played in our Arts Festival here in Warwick NY out on the Black Dirt last summer and it was very cool. Even the locals who couldn't possibly have understood what they were singing were up and dancing. Muy bitchin'
I have to say, the Spanish language station here wouldnt play something this neat. It varies between Latino/latina popstars and these generic mexi-polkas every time I flip by. Go RP!
Less than suck-o-barfo... I hope the english and rest of the world appreciate other spanish music.
Saw these guys open for Los Lobos at House of Blues in Vegas a few years ago. Very fun show. Great venue, too.
dionysius wrote:
Just a shout out to my homie, Quetzalcoatl!
Related to my homie Quetzal?
Just a shout out to my homie, Quetzalcoatl!
That guitar wail..... sounds like something that didn't quite make it into a 'Miami Vice' soundtrack.....
Dave_Mack wrote:
I really like this. Sounds sexy to me, even if they are probably singing about plantar warts on your feet.
I think your correct. According to AltaVista - Babel Fish "Planta De Los Pies" is "It plants Of The Feet" :roflol:
I really like this. Sounds sexy to me, even if they are probably singing about plantar warts on your feet.
Bill, This song is great, but the bass seems to be too juiced up. It's really noticeable on the 192 - the first few notes when they hit the intro hammers the subwoofers here. Even in headphones it's fuzzy. Can this be fixed?
tupicetti wrote:
I completely agree with you Mana sucks. BTW they even ruined Santana's attempts to reinvent himself, all Carlos' fault though. He should never ever, ever, ever, have invited Mana to play with him. I will be happy to hear any of the other bands you mentioned.
I also dont like Mana, neither do I like Santana, just to repetitive for me. He has the same sound always, and now he has made the same album 3 times in a row. Cafeta Cuba is one of the best bands of latin america. You should also try to get anything from Soda Stereo, specialy the Sueño Stereo Album(MTV unplugged) and any of the lastest Gustavo Cerati Albums (former singer from Soda). Aterciopelados from Colombia are also great and the best acid/jazz/latin comes from Venezuela with Los Amigos Invisibles. Hope that helps. Saludos
Me like.
The Pie Plant?
Not good after Take Five..
999_99_999 wrote:
When I first started listening to RP, I thought Bill was playing a practical joke when he played songs like this. Now, I'm so accustomed to hearing songs not in english and representative of views outside my own. I think it's had the effect of adjusting my bar for what is good music which is a positive change. Just thought I'd share that.
:yes: :clap:
marie_pain wrote:
Gosh!!! I live in Mexico and I definitely dislike Mana... :oops: in my opinion they are a cheap copy of The Police... Latin Music? Santana is the best, Cafe Tacuba has nice music and a lot of fun, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are great, there are many groups much better than Mana. I hope to hear some of them in RP :roflol:
I completely agree with you Mana sucks. BTW they even ruined Santana's attempts to reinvent himself, all Carlos' fault though. He should never ever, ever, ever, have invited Mana to play with him. I will be happy to hear any of the other bands you mentioned.
Mmmmmmmm ... planet of the pies.
Wow, alternating 5/4 and 6/4 beat! That'll be a 11/4 beat.... cooooool
:yawn:
This is good. More please.
Shatner gets a 6.9 and the best this can do is 5.9? Aw c'mon! There is no justice!
Popota wrote:
No, no, no... :!: "Planta de los pies"="Sole of the feet", though "planta" also means "plant" or "ground" like in "ground floor"="planta baja".
In concert the singer does a lot of percussion with her feet, not tap-dancing, but, well, clomping on a mic'd portion of the stage. It's pretty cool.
When I first started listening to RP, I thought Bill was playing a practical joke when he played songs like this. Now, I'm so accustomed to hearing songs not in english and representative of views outside my own. I think it's had the effect of adjusting my bar for what is good music which is a positive change. Just thought I'd share that.
Skeletor wrote:
Check out Dave Brubeck. 11/4, 11/7, and 9/7 were time sigs he used on various cuts.
Err, surely not 11/7 or 9/7. I'll buy 11/8 and 9/8. I know Blue Rondo a la Turk has got 12/8, 9/8 and some weird bars of possibly 11/8. But X/7 is beyond the pale :lol:
Some songs just have no tune :puke:
jerseygirl wrote:
this station sucks today for the past 4 hours. going to wfuv - NYC the voice of fordam university!!
Great - do us a favor and don't announce it when you've come back, ok?
ashbyman wrote:
I'm digging the over the barness of the end section. I'm surprised there aren't more songs written in compound time like 11/4 or 7/4 (Right Hand Man by Joan Osborne, Spoonman by Soundgarden). Cool.
Check out Dave Brubeck. 11/4, 11/7, and 9/7 were time sigs he used on various cuts.
hcaudill wrote:
...Also: This song is in 11/4 time (towards the end, the lyrics say "cinco y seis son once, no se asuste señor", or "five and six are eleven, don't be frightened, sir".
I'm digging the over the barness of the end section. I'm surprised there aren't more songs written in compound time like 11/4 or 7/4 (Right Hand Man by Joan Osborne, Spoonman by Soundgarden). Cool.
this station sucks today for the past 4 hours. going to wfuv - NYC the voice of fordam university!!
8)
hcaudill wrote:
"Planta de los pies" means "soles of the feet". "Planta" also means "plant", so there's a little play on words here (the next lines are "siembro en la madera/y nace flor sobre la tarima", or "I sow in the wood, and a flower is born in the dance floor"). There's a loose translation of the lyrics here: https://www.vanguardrecords.com/Quetzal/planta-lyr.html Also: This song is in 11/4 time (towards the end, the lyrics say "cinco y seis son once, no se asuste señor", or "five and six are eleven, don't be frightened, sir".
This is great. I make a stupid comment, and I learn all kinds of things. My high school GPA would have been so much higher if class was more like this. Thanks everyone. Great song by the way. Anything outside of 4/4 time usually has the ability to impress me.
marie_pain wrote:
Gosh!!! I live in Mexico and I definitely dislike Mana... :oops: in my opinion they are a cheap copy of The Police... Latin Music? Santana is the best, Cafe Tacuba has nice music and a lot of fun, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are great, there are many groups much better than Mana. I hope to hear some of them in RP :roflol:
Many Mexicans feel the same way about Mana. Santana plays on some of their music and it is a welcome break from the disco crap played in most bars in Mexico.
"Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........Plate of Delish Pies!.............Aurghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" =P~
Good stuff. More, por favor.
masterhead wrote:
If you want to play some good latin music play Mana...anybody heard of them?
Gosh!!! I live in Mexico and I definitely dislike Mana... :oops: in my opinion they are a cheap copy of The Police... Latin Music? Santana is the best, Cafe Tacuba has nice music and a lot of fun, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are great, there are many groups much better than Mana. I hope to hear some of them in RP :roflol:
very nice guitar work! her vioce always makes me stop working for a moment and listen. thanks RP!
Reminds me in places of Al Dimeola....a good thing.
hcaudill wrote:
"Planta de los pies" means "soles of the feet". "Planta" also means "plant", so there's a little play on words here (the next lines are "siembro en la madera/y nace flor sobre la tarima", or "I sow in the wood, and a flower is born in the dance floor"). There's a loose translation of the lyrics here: https://www.vanguardrecords.com/Quetzal/planta-lyr.html Also: This song is in 11/4 time (towards the end, the lyrics say "cinco y seis son once, no se asuste señor", or "five and six are eleven, don't be frightened, sir".
Taco Supreme?
A very relaxed music style. I could see this band working equally well on a large stage or in a more immediate setting like a small cafe or town festival. Yeah, it's in spanish. And the band still swings.
Tux wrote:
I think it loosely translates to "Feet-plant" (the greenery meaning of the word plant, not the factory word)
"Planta de los pies" means "soles of the feet". "Planta" also means "plant", so there's a little play on words here (the next lines are "siembro en la madera/y nace flor sobre la tarima", or "I sow in the wood, and a flower is born in the dance floor"). There's a loose translation of the lyrics here: https://www.vanguardrecords.com/Quetzal/planta-lyr.html Also: This song is in 11/4 time (towards the end, the lyrics say "cinco y seis son once, no se asuste señor", or "five and six are eleven, don't be frightened, sir".
I think it loosely translates to "Feet-plant" (the greenery meaning of the word plant, not the factory word)
I'm not 100% sure but it means "Plant your feet" or "Planting of the feet". Pies in Spanish refers to one's feet. It's a great song. I tried to locate it on iTunes but could not find it.
bigpomp wrote:
My Spanish is rusty. Is this Pie Factory?
:) :) :)
If you want to play some good latin music play Mana...anybody heard of them?
bigpomp wrote:
I didn't know what it actually translated to, but I was pretty sure it wasn't Pie Factory. Just a lame attempt to be funny. Thanks for the translation, though.
I thought it was funny. :lol:
I like!
bigpomp wrote:
I didn't know what it actually translated to, but I was pretty sure it wasn't Pie Factory. Just a lame attempt to be funny. Thanks for the translation, though.
It means Plant of the feet
Popota wrote:
No, no, no... :!: "Planta de los pies"="Sole of the feet", though "planta" also means "plant" or "ground" like in "ground floor"="planta baja".
I didn't know what it actually translated to, but I was pretty sure it wasn't Pie Factory. Just a lame attempt to be funny. Thanks for the translation, though.
This song has a nice rythom to it.
bigpomp wrote:
My Spanish is rusty. Is this Pie Factory?
No, no, no... :!: "Planta de los pies"="Sole of the feet", though "planta" also means "plant" or "ground" like in "ground floor"="planta baja".
My Spanish is rusty. Is this Pie Factory?
That sounds like Jean Luc Ponty on the violin. After reading their entry on AMG I can see it isn't but I must say the violinist had to be influenced by Ponty. The resemblance is unmistakable.
brilliant!
A most unusual and exciting rhythm. In spite of its complexity, the song as a whole sounds very natural and pleasant. Love that fat bass sound, btw!
:D Excelente, encantador, maravilloso!
As long as we hear songs like this one on RP, we need not fear the negative effects usually associated with growing popularity. :clap: Just think of how many radio programmers assume that their listeners will tune out anything with a violin solo.
10 days and counting until Los Lobos and Quetzal in concert! Thanks for the combo, Bill.
Excellent. :clap:
This song piqued my interest in this band. Very good.