A Short documentary on Los Saicos.
Who invented punk rock? Was it the Ramones in New York? Was it the Sex Pistols in the UK? FALSE! It was Los Saicos in in Peru.
One of punk’s best kept secrets, Los Saicos were the original Peruvian proto-punks. After storming onto the Peruvian music scene, Los Saicos rocked for only a little over a year, but left a lasting influence on the sound of the sixties and future punk to come.
Director/Producer: Mariano Carranza
Dangerous Minds: “I highly recommend this charming and deftly produced 13-minute documentary.”
Sounds and Colours : ” Innovative and talented, Los Saicos and their story form the backbone of this documentary.”
Mojo Music: “Vice have made a film about them, that’s a total delight .”
Huffington Post: “A documentary by Noisey is shedding light on what might be one of the first punk bands… in the world.”
Radio Exitos (Venezuela):”Los Saicos were very ahead of their time”-[Radio Interview with Mariano Carranza]
El Comercio (Peru): “As a proposal of the peruvian filmmaker Mariano Carranza, Vice premiered the short documentary “Was Punk Born in Peru?””