an interesting cross-section of Spanish music. After all, I know two bands.
Barón Rojo was played in East German radio broadcasts in the early 80s. Back then there were special programs dealing with hard rock. Unfortunately, I can't remember any of your titles - it was almost forty years ago.
Barón Rojo had a lot of hits in the 80s. It was one of the first Spanish metal bands and, along with Obús, the most successful. There were others, like Leño, Los Suaves or Medina Azahara, but Barón Rojo was always number one. These were some of their fisrs hits:
Hijos de Caín
Casi me mato
Los rockeros van al infierno
(Metallica did a cover in one of their concerts in Madrid. Not a very good cover, but still a nice gift to the public)
Cuerdas de acero
Héroes del Silencio are known in Germany. It is also the time of MTV and the new medium of music video. For me it was the best and probably the best known title from them: Entre dos tierras
HS is my favourite Spanish band. Probably because I was a teenager during their golden years, and it was impossible not listening to them when I went out with friends. Sadly, my wife hates them with a passion, so I don't replay their old songs very often. If I had to choose a couple of their songs, they'd probably be Flor venenosa
or La sirena varada
And there is another Spanish band that I know: Mägo de Oz
It's true, I had forgotten about them! My cousins loved that band. I must confess that I was never a big fan of Mägo de Oz. I thought that they were too similar to Ñu, another ancient band, and I chose to listen to those ones instead. I can't explain why.
Ñu - Más duro que nunca