advance promo CD
(MCA Records, 1998)
Then, there was Puya. Their track, "Tirale," was what could be called nü-metal, but it featured Latin percussion, some very tasty lead guitar (generally a no-no in the nü-metal crapiverse), and horn charts. They sounded like no one else on the soundtrack, and like no one else I'd ever heard. When I came across their second album, Fundamental, a bit later, I snapped it up, and it proved to me that "Tirale" was not a fluke. I eventually found out there was a pre-release version with some differences, so off to eBay I went, and tracked down a copy. As it turned out, for whatever reason, someone decided to resequence the album and pull two songs. Today's song, therefore, is one of those unfairly deleted songs ("Ventana" was the other victim). Neither song appeared on their next album, Union, and neither appears on their excellent reunion EP from a few months ago, Areyto, which you can order on CD direct from the band.
NOTA BENE: Their first album, Puya, was released on the tiny, poorly named Noiz Boiz Records. It's pretty kickin', too. There's also a promo EP, Live in Puerto Rico. It's good, but please don't spend $195 on a copy (the current low price on Amazon for a used copy).