Ritmo Peligroso is a Mexican post-punk/rock band that was created in 1978 and known until 1984 as Dangerous Rhythm.
Under that name, its members say, it was the first Mexican punk rock band, with strong influences from international punk subcultures. They sang most of their music in English. They would evolve to different sounds over the years, finally reaching the one that would bring them such enormous success in the mid to late 1980s.
In the new incarnation of the band, bassist Avi Michel Jr., drummer Jorge Gato Arce, and guitar players Moongus Ávila Costa and Mosy, share the stage with Cuban singer Piro Pendas. His style has come to be considered punk rock and even New Wave. The band released a compilation disk on the Comrock label, promoted in Mexico to make commercial rock in Mexico more accessible there. It included two Ritmo Peligroso songs: Marielito, about the arrival of a Cuban in the Mariel boatlift, and Modern Minds.
Later, known by then as Ritmo Peligroso, the group changed its style to incorporate elements of Latin rock and Latin rhythms, in a self-titled album which gave them their two big releases: Déjala Tranquila and Contaminado.
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