A few days ago we were chatting with the band Actitud Crema and this was what they told us:
Grada Roja: How did the Actitud Crema project start?
Actitud Crema: Actitud Crema was founded in 2009 as a result of the union of two music projects, hardcore punk and rock, with the intention of making supporters chants in this musical style for our club, Universitario de Deportes.
GR: How did you decide the name for the band?
AC: To decide the name of the band, we relied on the personality, effort and thrust that always characterizes the club, Actitud, on the one hand and Crema for the color of the jersey.
GR: How was the process of this new concept, football music and everything else? Did you have musical influences?
AC: This process for us was something new, but we had it in mind a long time ago. We were strongly influenced by classic Oi! bands, such as Cockney Rejects, The Business, Cock Sparrer and The Oppressed, as well as bands of the Iberian Peninsula such as Non Servium or Suspenders, with football as part of their identity and music, a good referent.
GR: Football and politics… Do you have anything to say?
AC: From our terraces we see how it is intended to extend the argument "Football and the terraces should not be mixed with politics" and we see that this is an effort of many to create an apolitical stance in the supporters life, when in reality politics are part of our everyday and life, since the fact of being apolitical you are already assuming a political stance, football itself is social because it represents the feelings of thousands of people. Many do not take into consideration that we are supporters but we are also students, unemployed people, residents, workers, struggling everyday to provide what our families need. And it is against this great misconception that we must fight with solid arguments. They want to make us believe that for us the supporters, there is only one blind "love" for our club, without questioning anything, just throwing us in a vain romance and not seeing anything beyond, our reality.
GR: Many objectives can be achieved through your music...
AC: As musicians and supporters we are aware that through our music we can carry the message to try that supporters in general, open their eyes, question and not only preach love for colors, to avoid being fooled by the powerful who see this passion of millions just as one more business. It is vital for us supporters to be aware and know what interests are behind marketing campaigns with our club, understand that the enemy we should defeat is "modern football", comprehend that all its consequences are against us the supporters, the ones of the working class, not for the rich, and that is therefore important that the supporters know it is capitalism, the system that affects us as supporters, how this makes tickets for the matches often priceless, selling jerseys full of sponsors at excessive prices, being imposed with abusive laws and restrictions in football stadiums.
GR: Is there anything else you would like to add?
AC: We as a band unwittingly are the first to raise awareness about these issues in this country, we fight to have a real antifascist group of supporters, which shows solidarity, that is rebellious and nonconformist, just as well, with clear ideas football will be ours again. We thank and salute all the collectives and groups of resistance against modern football, who have supported us through social networks with the first 6 songs that we released, there is a new video clip coming soon for the song that at the same time is the name of our album LA VIEJA ESTIRPE, and well we are in the middle of recording the rest of the songs, and hopefully in the months of September or October have the albums ready. People can follow ACTITUD CREMA by our fan page in facebook, we are always there in contact with people, lots to do yet.
FÚTBOL REBELDE -ACTITUD CREMA - UNIVERSITARIO DE DEPORTES - TRINCHERA NORTE - PERÚ
¡¡FÚTBOL DE LA WORKING CLASS!!
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