The October, cure 24 1981 issue of Billboard included a “special insert” about the state of the Latin American music scene. Specific content (and understandably heavy bilingual slant) aside, visit this site it was fairly typical for the publication’s spotlight features which mixed market surveys and areas of profit-making potential alongside copious lashings of back-patting and paid self-promotion (including no fewer than three full-color, full-page ads for Menudo, in case you were wondering how this came to be).
It was an interesting glimpse into a scene/era I had little knowledge of, but what really caught my eye was this item in a double page spread showcasing a featured label’s biggest sellers…
…a group of moppets — named after what we Anglophones call “Parcheesi” — singing a Spanish language ode to Battle of the Planets.
The frantic YouTube search which followed this discovery proved more fruitful than I dreamed it would, unearthing a full-blown promo video for “Comando G”:
Es muy bueno, no?
I suppose I could use my four years of high school Spanish to uncover further details, but why mar the conceptual purity of this discovery with contexual complexites?