In Search of Rock and Roll Thrills in Mexico: Part 6
Los Ovnis (The UFOs) are a Mexican rock band. They were prolific during the 1960s, releasing 6 albums between 1965 and 1968.
They concentrated on covers of songs by groups like The Beatles, The Stones and The Doors, which they translated into Spanish. They were hardly the only group doing this, but their versions put most of their rivals to shame. That said, it is their final LP, on which they wrote their own songs, which is the essential one. I’m not sure why they called it ‘Hippies’, because the tracks are basically garage rock, and it’s arguably the most filthy and authentic sounding garage rock ever sung in Spanish. This is one of the highlights.
Thanks to Armando Vazquez, who wrote the song, for supplying me with the Spanish lyrics. He is still the lead singer of Los Ovnis, who continue to play live.
CUANDO ERA NIÑO ESTRIBILLO: Cuando era niño, me decian que no pensara yo jamas que en este mundo, existia la maldad... Y Ahora veo, hipócritas, Sí ahora veo hipócritas... ESTRIBILLO Oh sí, uuhh, no sé, fui muy feliz en mi infancia, no, no puedo más, yo decir, lo que pensé... Cuando creciera yo, sí, Cuando creciera yo, iba a ser muy feliz, hep hep muy feliz... No, no, nada es verdad, no, no, no, no...
WHEN I WAS A BOY CHORUS: When I was a boy, they told me That I should never think that There is evil in this world And now I see hypocrites Yes, now I see hypocrites CHORUS Oh yes, ooh, I don't know I had a happy childhood No, I can't take any more I tell you, what I thought was... When I grew up, yes When I grew up I was going to be very happy Hep, hep, very happy... No, no, none of it is true, no, no, no, no...