Certain songs buzz along like the sound of cicadas in hot weather; a rapid vibration that descends upon the listener unannounced. These tunes drift through the air like a cloud of midges in the warm August sun (I know, I know, it's January, it's cold, very cold in London, but Killer Opening Songs has its own body temperature and it is right now in the mood for some fevered summertime musical madness) dripping icy drops of anticipation on your forehead.
These songs are liquid, they escape through your fingers; they play 'it' with you, helpless listener, and no matter how hard you try to catch them you won't be able to.
'Tamacun', the Killer Opening Song from Rodrigo y Gabriela's self-titled sophomore album is one of those tracks.
This Mexican duo has specialised in a style that is fast and rhythmic at the same time. Having met in Mexico City while the two of them were playing in a thrash metal band called 'Tierra Acida' Rodrigo y Gabriela soon grew frustrated with the domestic music scene and moved to Europe, where they have met considerable acclaim.
'Tamacun' is a musical wolf whistle, a song in heat melting in the listener's ear. From the outset, in the performance shown in the clip below, Rodrigo y Gabriela let rip and by the end of the track you'll be holding on to the edge of your seat, hands clammy, head shaking from side to side, clothes clinging to your skin and inside them, sweat running down your body.
And back on stage, smiling triumphantly yet another Killer Opening Song. Enjoy.