♫♪  Wrangler - Chicano Power 1951

Wrangler (a.k.a. James Matthew) musta sipped on some bug juice and out shot Chicano Power 1951. Wow. This is huge. *smiling emoji*

Still in line with the SP-404 tradition, Chicano Power 1951 tosses some social/progressive politics in the mix, not really through the music, but more in representation. Listen to the total burner down below, and read a bit of what Wrangler has to say:

“Throughout the 1940s - 1970s the conflict between Chicanos and the LAPD helped Mexican Americans develop a new political consciousness that included a greater sense of ethnic solidarity, an acknowledgment of their subordinated status in American society, and a greater determination to act politically, and perhaps even violently, to end that subordination. While most people of Mexican descent still refused to call themselves Chicanos, many had come to adopt many of the principles intrinsic in the concept of chicanismo.

Chicanos did this through the creation of works of literary and visual art that validated the Mexican American ethnicity and culture practices.”

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