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Spanish Rock Bands

Spanish rock music has had a bumpy ride over the last few decades. Some say it’s inconsistent, others dire, but whatever your view, there’s no denying that a few outstanding talents have emerged over the years. So Iberosphere presents, in no particular order, Spain’s greatest ever rock acts:

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Manolo García

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Los Rodríguez

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The Sunday Drivers

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Joan Manuel Serrat

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Manu Chao

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Manolo García

Manolo García

His band, El Último de la Fila, were easy to snigger at, perhaps because they looked so un-rock ‘n’ roll, but you can’t argue ...

Los Rodríguez

Los Rodríguez

Strictly speaking, it could be argued they weren’t “Spanish”, given that two founder members were Argentinean, but Los Rodríguez were seen as a Spanish ...

The Sunday Drivers

The Sunday Drivers

Singing in English is a brave gambit when it’s not your native language, but Toledo’s folk rockers “los Sunday” pulled off the feat impressively. ...

Joan Manuel Serrat

Joan Manuel Serrat

A controversial choice, given that the Barcelona-born Serrat is more of a folk singer than a rocker; a Catalan Leonard Cohen, perhaps. But when ...

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Chao was born of Galician parents but grew up in Paris, where he formed anarcho-rock outfit Mano Negra.  A multi-lingual rabble who toured Europe ...

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