Fandangos in Space - Carmen

Fandangos In Space

Fandangos in Space was the name of one of Carmen's albums. And, in my opinion, easily their best album.

I was first introduced to Carmen when they appeared on The Midnight Special along with David Bowie a long time ago (late 1970's or so?). I remember thinking "who the heck are those guys?" They appeared to be in a genre all to themselves.

A little while later I came across and purchased the Fandangos In Space record at my local Musicland/Sam Goody store. It was, unfortunately, in the cut-out section.

I liked it so much, I went back and bought every copy they had. I kept two and I gave the others to my best music friends.

I thought this album was absolutely terrific. It was different. It was musical. It had flamenco influences that I had never heard any other band use before.

The song writing was detailed, and you could tell each of the musicians was really good. The bass player was crazy.

Unlike the majority of music from that era, I can still play this record and enjoy it just like I did back then. It does not sound old. It doesn't sound dated.

As I listen to flamenco music today, I sometimes hear a couple of the traditional flamenco elements and riffs that Carmen took, updated and used in their music. Each time I hear one of those riffs — I smile a little.

This domain name and website was originally owned by someone else who built a really cool, small site based on Carmen.

The original owner documented and discussed the band, their history, the different band members and what they did after the band broke up.

For whatever reason, this original owner did not renew the domain name and someone else purchased it. I believe this second owner owned it about a year and just used it link out to a few other websites.

I will be attempting to basically put the website back together to once again celebrate this great 1970's rock group.

If you happen to be the original site owner and want to help me out a little, please feel free to send me an email.

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The original album cover

Back cover of the Fandangos in space album