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Desaparecidos - Read Music, Speak Spanish album

Desaparecidos - Read Music, Speak Spanish album Performer: Desaparecidos
Title: Read Music, Speak Spanish
Style: Indie Rock
Date of release: 2002
Country: US
Size MP3: 1235 mb
Size FLAC: 1731 mb
Rating: 4.7

Album by Desaparecidos. Man And Wife, The Former (Financial Planning). Man And Wife, The Latter (Damaged Goods). The Happiest Place On Earth. Survival of the Fittest/It's a Jungle Out There. MusicBrainz: Read Music/Speak Spanish.

From sticker on shrink wrap; Reissue of 2002 debut on 180 gram vinyl includes two non-album tracks on bonus 7" ("What's New for Fall" b/w "Give Me the Pen"). Includes full album on CD and MP3 download code for bonus 7" tracks. Despite stating this on the sticker the download code is for the full album plus all three tracks from the 7" of "The Happiest Place On Earth". This release has different cover art: "date: AUG 20, 2010" in upper right corner as per the previous repress. The original pressing had "date: FEB 11, 2002".

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A must for Bright Eyes fans, but also a strong stand alone album. A must for Bright Eyes fans, but also a strong stand alone album. Released in 2002, this the only Desaparecidos record to date, is the indie/rock side project of Bright Eyes front man, Conor Oberst. The sound is reminiscent of At the Drive-In and Cursive with a more story telling lyrical style and a bit more pop. Conor may have gone on to write politically motivated songs on his later records as Bright Eyes but its clear that at the time this was an outlet for Conor disenfranchisement with America, in particular its materialism and imperialistic foreign policy.

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In 2002, Desaparecidos ( desaparecido means disappeared in Spanish) released Read Music, Speak Spanish. That year, he also put out two other full lengths under the umbrella of the project for which he’s best known, Bright Eyes – Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil and A Christmas Album. Both are quintessential Bright Eyes albums; Lifted has all of Oberst’s songwriting hallmarks – vivid, verbose storytelling, and the ability to identify and communicate very specific emotions with quick, jarring accuracy – while A Christmas Album is testament to the strength of his style, as his fragile voice.

Read Music/Speak Spanish is the first studio album by American punk band Desaparecidos. Released in February 2002, the record is the forty-second release of Saddle Creek Records. Since the concept of the album is a criticism of American consumerism, the band considered not releasing it and partly due to this timing the album failed commercially Track listing.

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1 Man And Wife, The Former (Financial Planning) 3:16
2 Manana 3:24
3 Greater Omaha 4:14
4 Man And Wife, The Latter (Damaged Goods) 3:39
5 Mall Of America 2:41
6 The Happiest Place On Earth 3:02
7 Survival Of The Fittest / It's A Jungle Out There 2:56
8 $$$$ 5:10
9 Hole In One 3:06

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Saddle Creek
  • Copyright (c) – Saddle Creek
  • Manufactured By – Media Services, Omaha
  • Recorded At – Presto! Recording Studios
  • Mastered At – Studio B


  • Artwork – Zack Nipper
  • Bass, Vocals – Landon Hedges
  • Drums – Matt Baum
  • Executive-Producer – David Dondero
  • Guitar – Denver Dalley
  • Keyboards – Ian McElroy
  • Mastered By – Doug Van Sloan*
  • Producer, Recorded By – Mike Mogis
  • Vocals, Guitar – Conor Oberst


Produced & Recorded at Presto! - Lincoln, NE.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: SU101009B MEDIA SERVICES, OMAHA, NE
  • Matrix / Runout: (Variant 1): M1 S1 B11125 CD10237CD382,MEDIA SERVICES, OMAHA, NE R70
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L912

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LBJ-42 Desaparecidos Read Music, Speak Spanish ‎(LP, Album, RP) Saddle Creek LBJ-42 US 2003
LBJ-42 Desaparecidos Read Music, Speak Spanish ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Saddle Creek LBJ-42 US 2010
WEBB028, WEBB028CD, EFA CD21974, 21974-2 Desaparecidos Read Music, Speak Spanish ‎(CD, Album) Wichita, Wichita, EFA, EFA WEBB028, WEBB028CD, EFA CD21974, 21974-2 Germany 2002
LBJ-42 Desaparecidos Read Music, Speak Spanish ‎(LP, Album) Saddle Creek LBJ-42 US 2002
LBJ-42, LBJ-40.5 Desaparecidos Read Music, Speak Spanish ‎(LP, Album, RE + 7") Saddle Creek, Saddle Creek LBJ-42, LBJ-40.5 US 2010

User reviews
Has anyone noticed the hidden picture beneath the cd holder?
The album is pretty under rated. It is the pet project of cursive anD bright eyes front men. The album is deeply political and resonates with the major issues Americans have faced in the last decade. With the state of the political climate today it's an album that still is relevant and has a pretty strong allure when you look at the concept in name.Desaparecidos were the Chilean dissidents who disappeared when Pinochet took control of the military and over threw it's democratically elected President.Many people in countries where you're rich enough to speak out go missing. It's a testament to places that don't even have that luxury. America is deeply blessed and clearly there issomething wrong with it today, this album tries to capture those feelings. It's a solid effort and a great blend between two talented song writers. If you happen to own this on Vinyl it's a limited piece as there are no plans for reissues at this time and most people who bought this as kids didn't take into account it's the only full length release for this band meaning only a moderate amount will be in NM condition. Also take note at the title 'Read Music, Speak Spanish" they hit the nail on the head regarding the immigration commentary long before the financial meltdown provoked a scapegoat for the loss of jobs. The album isn't epic but certainly deserves merit.
Desaparecidos is actually used in a broader sense: Victims - disappearing people - of Latin-American military dictatorships in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Guatemala and Uruguay from the 1960s to the 1990s.