The Beta Band - Los Amigos Del Beta Bandidos (EP)

Limited Edition 12" EP on 180 Gram Vinyl

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Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos is the third EP by British folktronica band The Beta Band, originally released in July 1998 via Regal Recordings.

The Beta Band were a Scottish musical group formed in 1996. They were critically acclaimed and achieved a cult status. Their style was described as being "folktronica", a blend of folk, Scottish, electronic, rock, trip hop, and experimental jamming.

The Beta Band formed around St Andrews Scotland musicians Steve Mason (vocals, guitar) and Gordon Anderson. As they pulled together songs for their debut EP, Champion Versions, they added Robin Jones (drums) and John Maclean (DJ, sampler, keyboards). Steve Duffield was the original bassist but quit the band soon after recording Champion Versions. Not long after they were signed to Regal/Parlophone, Anderson became ill and decided to quit the band. He would later produce recordings under the name Lone Pigeon. The remaining members added Englishman Richard Greentree (bass) and solidified their lineup.

The Beta Band disbanded in 2004 but during the course of their career, they were hailed by both Radiohead and Oasis.

Their first EP Champion Versions was released in July 1997 to critical acclaim not only for the music but also for the record's innovative cut-and-paste sleeve design (the work of John Maclean).

Two further EPs followed in 1998: The Patty Patty Sound in March and Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos in July. The EPs were all subjects of widespread critical praise, and all three appeared on the appropriately titled The Three E.P.'s collection in September 1998. The compilation was rated by Pitchfork in the Top 10 Albums of the year.

The song Dr Baker from Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos featured on the acclaimed soundtrack of the first series Trigger Happy TV.

The Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos EP title can be translated to 'The Friends of the Beta Bandits' in English.

Check out a couple of tracks from the EP:  Needles In My Eyes, Dr. Baker, Push It Out and It's Over

This is a Limited Edition Reissue (September 2015 via Parlophone Records) on 180 Gram Vinyl at 33 ⅓ RPM and includes a digital download card, pressed in Europe.






Push It Out



It's Over



Dr. Baker



Needles In My eyes         


SKU 0825646091997
Record Label Parlophone Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number REGS 20
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 04 September 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 20 July 1998
Barcode # 0825646091997
Shipping Weight 0.2750kg
Shipping Width 0.004m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000394m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 12" EP on 180 Gram Vinyl 3 ⅓ RPM, Reissue with Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Electronic

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