Music from the anti-nuclear movement: Spain

Laka has a large collection of music (on vinyl, LPs & Singles and on CD or even VHS and Music Cassettes) supporting the anti-nuclear struggle. Most of these recordings are documenting a specific struggle in a specific era and location, and are living documents of that decennia long struggle. We’re focusing on officially released music, but if appropriate added some digital content too. Music is part of Laka's 'special collections' - the culture of the international anti-nuclear movement - which also includes a large collection of anti-nuclear songbooks, posters and graphic novels. If you have anything to add, want to make a contribution or an inquiry about a specific record, please do not hesitate to contact us.

This page is still under construction, more information about the releases will be added soon

Joaquín Carbonell
Romance De Chalamera
Single 45 rpm, 1976

La Bullonera
La Bullonera 2
LP, 1977

La Trinca
Mama Caca
Single 45 rpm, 1977

Various Artists
Lemoiz Gelditu
Double LP, 1980

This double LP is a testimonial about the struggle against construction of the nuclear reactors at Lemoiz (Lemoniz), Basque Country. Construction of the two reactors started in 1972 and from 1974 there were large mass campaigns against construction and bombings by the Basque separatist movement ETA against companies and higher employees. At a demonstration at Pentecost 1979, Gladys del Estal was shot dead by the Guardia Civil. Construction was stopped on May 5, 1982 after yet another attack by ETA and after an election victory, later that year, the socialist PSOE proclaimed "a significant reduction of the nuclear program." Lemoiz 1 and 2 were among the six reactors cancelled.
The double album Lemoiz Gelditu was released late 1980 or early 1981. It is a compilation of performances and speeches during the socalled Popular Meeting Stop Lemoniz: Herrikoi kopaketak Lemoiz Gelditu. The Herrikoi kopaketak was held in Bibao on November 8 and 9, 1980, bringing together more than three hundred artists from the seven Basque provinces: Musicians, painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, theater groups, mime, poets, craftsmen. On the backcover an image of a work of art painted during those two days. The gigantic painting, almost five meters high and seven meters wide, shows caricatures of seasonal politicians, the military and businessmen. The artwork was donated to the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, which displayes the giant mural 'Lemoiz gelditu' since November 2020, in a dedicated room with posters, stickers and newspapers of the time. "The mural is monumental, but not only because of the size of the artwork, but also because it synthesizes the intent of a social movement."

Goma, Banda A Union De Gulans
Basta Xa! Non os vertidos nucleares
Single, 45 rpm, 1982

Goma 2, a Spanish folk rock band from the northwest province of Galicia, had its origins in a bagpipe group (Os Vieiras) and began a rock group in 1977. Two years later, in 1979, they released their first and only – selftitled – album, a pioneer work in Galician rock: all songs were in Galician language. Basta Xa! was one of the songs, but was released (as Basta Xa! Non os vertidos nucleares (Enough! No dumping nuclear waste!) as a single in 1982 in the middle of the fight against dumping of nuclear waste from Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and U.K., near the Galician coast. “Non podemos aguantar nada máis / deixade de contaminar, basta xa! / Levade a merda para outra parte / deixade a ría en paz” (“We can't take it anymore / stop polluting, enough already! / Take the shit somewhere else / leave the estuary alone”). On the B-side of the single a version of the Galician anthem by the band Banda A Unión de Guláns, a Spanish brass band from Gulans - Pontevedra – near the Portuguese border, founded in 1870(!).