Saturday, July 25, 2020

Interview to AMARO by David Kiss.



The heavys who lived well the development of the movement, I mean the 80s, we will remember that few women were especially in the early years.

The Old School will remember those primitive Girlschool, Lita Ford-Joan Jett who came from The Runaways, Fiona, Doro de Warlock, Wendy O´Williams, Lee Aaron was an authentic Metal Queen, among the most recognized of the moment, but in Spain also Some of them started to appear, Azucena / Leonor from the Santa group, even some from Argentina like Celeste Carballo, but in Barcelona at the end of the 80's a vocalist came out who for me was our true metal queen, called Joana Amaro.

Who has seen it live knows that I am not lying, a singer with a great vocal contribution, a good physique and above all a waste of energy on a stage surpassed by very few.

 I have been fortunate in these years to have a certain friendly relationship with her, so taking advantage of the fact that she is recording a new album that if nothing bad happens is going to be released next September or October, I am going to give an interview about her career.

 -Hello Joana, it is a great pleasure to be able to speak with you ...
-As always my interviews will only be related to the life of the musician and his musical growth ok?
LET'S GO TO MESS! (Laughs)

-When does your vocation as a singer begin?
I STARTED SINGING CHOIRS WITH LORENZO SANTAMARIA AND FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T KNOW IT, I WAS AN INNATE ROCKER AND I REMOVE THE ROCKER WHO WAS ASLEEP WITHIN ME.

-That's why you're right, Lorenzo came into my store one day, I talked to him and he told me that he had always listened to rock, but in the 70s, with El dictador it was difficult to live from rock music, turning his artistic career towards more singer melodic.
- Do you get to have musical studies?

NONE I AM SELF-LEARNING

-What kind of music did you listen to when you were a girl?
MARIFE DE TRIANA / JUANITA REINA, IS WHAT MY MOTHER SING, WHICH CERTAINLY MADE IT BRUTAL.


- Marife de triana say that she is the greatest of the singers in her style La Copla.
-A maxi "Rape" with a great cover, referring to the mistreatment of women today would be a hymn ...
THIS IS A THEME THAT BY MISFORTUNITY REMAINS IN FORCE.

- "Mordiendo La Vida" is your first album, it was difficult at that time for a girl to sing rock.
YES, IT WAS HARD BEFORE AND NOW, AS YOU CAN SEE.


-Was that album really for a soundtrack?


 EXACTLY, IT WAS FOR THE MOVIE BITING LIFE, A COMMISSION FROM THE MAIN DIRECTOR OF CINEMA, MARTÍN GARRIDO.


-At the time you were compared to Azucena of the Santa group, as you were wearing at that time, did it bother you? At that time, I imagine that confronting other artists was morbid, a rivalry to create news ...


I LOVED IT BECAUSE I ALWAYS ADMIRED IT, FOR ME IT WAS ALWAYS THE BEST AND IN MY LAST JOB, CARMEN DE FUEGO, I MADE A VERSION OF IT.

-That vinyl was released in blue, very rare at that time ....

YES, DISCOGRAPHY THINGS.

-I suppose you change the label because the result was not as expected and chips for Horus?

I DIDN'T CHANGE, THE DISCOGRAPHY WAS CLOSED AND THEN I LOOK FOR ME, ROSERO, THE DIRECTOR OF HORUS TO FILE WITH THEM.


-That label was more powerful, but very specialized in melodic singer, flamenco, etc.


THE TRUTH IS THAT YES, BUT THEY WENT VERY WELL WITH ME WITHIN THEIR POSSIBILITIES, BUT IT WAS NOT A COMPANY FOR ME AND I LEFT IT.



-You release "Under Pressure" in the early 90s, American heavy prevailed, glam, the most commercial touch prevailed, and the album is influenced by those dyes ....


THEY REMAINED MY LYRICS WITH OTHER MUSICIANS., AND WE ALSO LOOKED FOR A MORE AMERICAN SOUND.



-Suddenly you totally disappear from the music business, I'm talking about your artistic career´, why?

SO I BURNED TO TRY AND NOT SEE RESULTS, A TIME CAME THAT I DECIDED TO PASS, I GOT PREGNANT OF MY FIRST DAUGHTER AND I WANTED TO DEDICATE TO HER.

-If I'm not mistaken, Jose Antonio Manzano recovers you, with a collaboration in the video clip "El Rock Es Mi Religión"
MY DISCS WERE REEDITED BY ALFONSO DE LEYENDAS RECORD, HE PROPOSES TO RECORD THE VIDEO CLIP WITH MANZANO.


-You realize that people have not forgotten you with the affection that they process your person ...

THE TRUTH IS THAT YES, IN THE BOWLING I AM EXCITED TO SEE PEOPLE WHO STILL FOLLOW ME, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT I HAVE BEEN INACTIVE.

-You are seen in punctual performances with Bella Bestia,Lujuria ...

ONCE IN WHEN THEY ASK ME AND I WILL BE DELIGHTED AS THEY ARE FROM WHORE MOTHER.


-You dare to record a new album "Carmen de Fuego", with flamenco fusion, I think it is really exportable abroad ...

THERE IS ONLY ONE SONG WITH FLAMENCO TOUCHES WHICH IS FULLY DEDICATED TO MY MOTHER SINCE SHE DIES WHILE RECORDING THE DISC.

-Your album is collaborated by David Palau, a huge guitarist and of course the teacher Kitflus, you play with advantage (laughs), the album has a huge evolution ...

WITH MUSICIANS OF THIS LEVEL, IT IS NORMAL THAT A GOOD DISC COMES OUT, ALTHOUGH THE MOST IMPORTANT THING HAS BEEN THE FEELING THAT I HAVE HAD WITH THEM.

Photo by Alfredo M. Geise
 -Now you are recording a new album, you can improve some things, collaborations ...
NO, IT WILL BE A SURPRISE, AND WE ARE WORKING HARD WITH THE BAND.



-As you remember a little the experiences of other heavys bands from Barcelona, ​​like Tigres, Bruque, Manzano ...
A VERY NICE TIME, AUQUE IN HIS TIME I DIDN'T KNOW THEM PERSONALLY, BUT WITH TIME WE HAVE COINCITED.



-Also you usually make versions and take them to your land in Spanish, Scorpions, Led Zeppelin, Joan Jett, the reason?
ALL ARE SONGS THAT I FALL IN LOVE I HAVE ALWAYS TAKEN TO MY LAND ADAPTING THEM TO THE SPANISH THAT IS MY LANGUAGE.
-Your family emits music from all sides, with yourself, the teacher Kitflus, your daughter Joana, come on you have nothing to envy a gypsy clan! (laughs)WE ARE LIKE A CLAN! (Laughs), EVEN THOUGH MY LITTLE DAUGHTER (CANDY) PULLS MORE FOR THE ACTRESS.
-Having a teacher by your side, it gives me that you did not want to take advantage of those important contacts to give a renowned accolade to your career, am I right?

HE HAS ALWAYS HELPED ME IN EVERYTHING HE CAN, BUT KITFLUS HAS HIS STORY AND I HAVE MINE.
-Would you like to say goodbye with a few words to our Bathoryzine lectroes?LIVE THE ROCK AND ROLL



To finish, I always ask a few questions about musical tastes, influences, etc.

-First album you buy in a store, how old?
I DO NOT REMEMBER, I HAVE A FISH MEMORY.
-First concert you attended and your ageSUPERTRAMP, IN BARCELONA, I WAS 19 YEARS OLD AND A LITTLE MORE CRUSHED ME IN THE TAIL (laughs).



-Unforgettable memory of your best concert as an audience and best on a professional level
PEGASUS IN THE MORASOL ROOM IN MADRID (I LOOK AWESOME)

TV PROGRAM (DONES DEL ROCK) LO PASS BRUTAL.



-Which group or artist do you follow as a fan?
TO NOBODY.! (Laughs)



-You never tire of listening ...
THE PROUD MARY OF IKE & TINA TURNER
-What group or song are you ashamed to admit in public that you like? (Laughs)NONE (Laughter)

Thanks Joana, it has been an immense pleasure.





 Interview by David Kiss








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