Locos del Ritmo were formed in late '58 in Mexico city.  In 1959 they recorded their first album for the economy label Discos Maya, part of Orfeón Videovox (See Dimsa and Orfeón labels), however, it wouldn't be released until early 1960.  Locos del Ritmo were one of the very first Mexican rock & roll groups to be formed entirely by young musicians, in contrast to the much older and better-known orchestras such as Pablo Beltrán Ruíz, Esquivel and Luis Marquez, who a few years earlier recorded the very first Mexican rock & roll songs.  

This EP, titled Las Mellizas, contains four magnificent Spanish cover versions. On the A side we have Saw her standing there (Las Mellizas) and I'll keep you satisfied (Te amaré más y más), both The Beatles' songs. On the flip side there is: Fun Fun Fun (Voy Voy Voy) ; a classic Beach Boys  anthem, and as the cherry on top, the wild version of King of the surf, re titled El rey del surfin', originally recorded by The Trashmen, and my personal favourite from this 7". 

Listen to: El Rey del surfin (King of the Surf) and Las Mellizas (Saw her standing there).

Without a doubt, Locos del Ritmo remains one of the most notable Mexican Garage Rock&Roll groups ever to be formed! 

You can purchase the EP here: