Damas Gratis Para Los Pibes (DBN 2003).
Don't be distracted by the anemic synth leads, the repetive
guitar skank or lyrics like Laura, your thong is showing. Cumbia villera inventor Pablo Lescano's songwriting skills reveal true pop genius,
all deep hooks and street-slang poetry that's often brilliant but
never too clever. In a genre dominated by cover versions, Damas Gratis
make originality look easy, yet still deliver quick two bar references
to classic Colombian cumbias, adding a sip of fine old wine to
Lescano's addictively synthetic cocktails. JC