Timbiriche is a Mexican pop group that first debuted on April 30th, 1982 composed of six children, most of whose parents were famous Mexican actors, singers, and composers. They released many albums over the years with great success, while having numerous line-up changes. Their popularity would peak around 1987-1988 when their albums sold two to four million copies each in Mexico. Timbiriche finally disbanded in 1992, by which point only one original band member was left. In 1998 the original group of Timbiriche band members would reunite for a few extremely well received tour dates, which would then lead to a national tour and the 1999 "Timbiriche: El Concierto" double live album. Three of the tracks for this album were cover versions of songs from Spanish language musicals previously translated and produced by Julissa, mother of Timbiriche band member Benny Ibarra Jr. One of these songs was Baile Del Sapo, a version of The Time Warp created for Julissa's 1976 production of El Show De Terror De Rocky. It was recorded by Timbiriche for their third album in 1983: La Banda Timbiriche: En Concierto. Timbiriche have since reunited again (minus one member, Paulina Rubio) for their 25th Anniversary, with a "Timbiriche 25" tour and associated recordings in 2007-2008.
Baile Del Sapo was in turn covered by RBD, who were simultaneously a Mexican pop group and a telenovela ("Rebelde", 2004-2006). In the television series a group of high school students form a pop band, which also happens to be a pop band in real life as well (shades of Miley Cyrus!). In July 2005 they released their second album "Tour Generación RBD En Vivo" on both CD and DVD, documenting one of their sold out live performances at the Palacio de los Deportes (seating 23,000 people) in Mexico City. Two medleys of cover songs were performed, with the first medley featuring four songs recorded by Timbiriche including... Baile Del Sapo! It should be noted that RBD was specifically covering Timibiriche's performance of the song, so at this point it's actually twice removed from Julissa's original production of El Show De Terror De Rocky.
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Disc One (Running time: 61:15)
Disc Two (Running time: 60:09)
|Baile Del Sapo (1983) - 3 minutes 39 seconds (540x418, 30 fps, 24.5 MB). Mexican children's group Timbiriche performs Baile Del Sapo (a spanish language version of The Time Warp) in 1983, from their third album En Concierto. Performed here in front of a live studio audience for television.|
|Baile Del Sapo (1983, Halloween Version) - 4 minutes 56 seconds (320x240, 30 fps, 10.7 MB). Mexican children's group Timbiriche performs Baile Del Sapo (a spanish language version of The Time Warp) in 1983, from their third album En Concierto. There's an extended introduction with each of the kids (who appear to be wearing Halloween costumes), before it launches into the actual song with some cheezy early 1980s video effects.|
|Baile Del Sapo (1999) - 3 minutes 54 seconds (540x408, 30 fps, 26.2 MB). Mexican group Timbiriche performs Baile Del Sapo (a spanish language version of The Time Warp) live on stage for their 1999 reunion album El Concierto.|
|El Gato Rockanrolero/Baile Del Sapo Medley (2007) - 3 minutes 55 seconds (450x360, 30 fps, 17.6 MB). Mexican group Timbiriche performs a medley of El Gato Rockanrolero with Baile Del Sapo (a spanish language version of The Time Warp) for their 25th Anniversary reunion in 2007.|
Creacion Inspirada Por El Amor y La Generacion Timbiriche
Timbiriche Son: Alix, Sasha, Mariana, Paulina, Diego, Erik y Benny
Produccion y Direccion Musical: Benny
Coproduccion: Erik, Everardo Cano y Gustavo Borner
Padrina y Complice: Luis de Llano Macedo
Asesoria Musical: Raul Gonzalez Biestro
Preproduccion y Ensayos Grabados en Estudio 11:11 Coyoacan D.F. Por: Everardo Cano
Grabado en Vivo en el Auditorio Nacional de La Ciudad de Mexico Por: Gustavo Borner
Musicos y Arreglos Musicales (Basados en Los Originales) Por:
Fernando Toussaint: Bateria
Sabo Romo: Bajo
Santiago Ojeda: Guitarra Electrica y Clasica
Vico Gutierrez: Teclados y Programacion en "Muriendo Lento"
Diego Maroto: Saxofones y Clarinete
Montserrat Revah: Percusiones
Luis Anguiano: Trombon
Israel Tlaxcaltecatl: Trompeta
Erik: Guitarra Electrica
Benny: Partituras, Guitarra Electrica, Arreglo de Metales en "Soy Un Desastre" y Programacion en "Princesa Tibetana"
Asistentes de Produccion: Alberto Delgado, Eliseo Reyna, Carlos Garcia, Luis Talamantes, Enrique Cruz, Marcelo Robles, Ilse Rangel y Maty Galicia.
Lauderia: Eduardo Castellanos
Grabado en Sistema ADAT de 20 Bits Type II
Proveedor de Alesis y Asesoria Por:
Audio Sistemas Digitales: Gustavo Serrano E Ignacio Rodriguez
Grabado Con Microfonos Shure
Proveedor y Asesoria de Shure: Fernando Cabello, Rafael Montes de Oca y Estuardo Zarate
Mezclado en el Estudio Andora Hollywood, Ca. Por:
Gustavo Borner Con: Everardo Cano, Erik y Benny
Asistidos Por: Luis Quiñe
Coordinacion en Los Angeles: Daniel Borner
"Esta Despierto", "Suma Cosmica" y "La Fuerza Del Amor" Mezcladas en
Estudio "Chapel" Encino, CA. Por: Tony Peluso
Asistido Por: Lee Manning
Voces de Timbiriche Grabadas En: Estudio 11:11
Coros Adicionales en Las Tres Rolas Nuevas: Chiquis y "Las Hormigas":
Dafne Gutierrez y Gabriela Vega (Por Cortesia de Universal Music)
Masterizado en Los Estudio Bernie Grundman Mastering Hollywood, CA. POR:
Direccion de Arte: Sasha Sokol
Diseño Grafico y Digital: Cartel Diseñadores, S.C.
Fotografia: Fernando Aceves
Sabo Romo Aparece Por Cortesia de Mulata Records
Paulina Rubio Aparece Por Cortesia de Discos Polygram
Benny Aparece Por Cortesia de Warner Music Mexico
Sasha Aparece Por Cortesia de Sony Music
Timbiriche Agradece A Sus Familias, Amigos, Compositores y Fans Por Generar
y Creer en la Magia de Esta Musica
¡Arriba La Generacion Timbiriche!
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