Rock group Caifanes from Mexico are pioneers of the revival of Spanish-language rock (Rock en EspaÃ±ol) in Mexico in the mid to late 1980s. Their musical approach clashed with the then dominating ballads and happy pop tunes that filled the radio and TV programs, in offering dark and moody lyrics.
The first Caifanes lineup consisted of SaÃºl HernÃ¡ndez (vocals & guitar), Salvador "Sabo" Romo (bass guitar), Alfonso AndrÃ© (drums) and Diego Herrera (keyboards and saxophone). Late in 1989, a new member (who had previously played in a band with HernÃ¡ndez and AndrÃ©), Alejandro Marcovich (lead guitar), was recruited.
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