Fonovisa kicks off its new Herencia Musical (Musical Heritage) series with a collection of corridos by norteÑo icons Los Tigres del Norte.
Fonovisa kicks off its new Herencia Musical (Musical Heritage) series with a collection of corridos by norteño icons Los Tigres del Norte. Although corridos—narrative ballads that chronicle heroes, anti-heroes and local happenings—are only a portion of Los Tigres' output, they are widely considered the group's signature. This collection, spanning several decades and including one new track, aptly shows why. The musical accompaniments may be repetitive, but these tales of drug dealing and love triangles are unforgettable. "In Chihuahua they grabbed him with no reason/And then they tortured him without compassion," begins "El Avión de la Muerte." Equally compelling is "Tiempos de Mayo," wherein a jealous lover stalks his ex as she walks down the aisle. Interested in what happens next? That's the idea.—LC