Formados en 1990 en la prisión de Sangonera la verde de Murcia, la banda Berlin90 sorprendió a todos con su primera canción "Stormy waters" escrita por Allan McCarthy. La canción apareció como tema de apertura del álbum recopilatorio "UN AÑO DE ROCK EN MURCIA `91".
"Jailhouse rock" y "Los chicos malos del rock" se convirtieron en titulares populares de los periódicos españoles.
La banda Berlin90 fue formada en 1990 por reclusos del penal de Sangonera de la Verde de Murcia.
"Stormy waters", escrita por Allan McCarthy de la banda Berlin90, apareció como tema de apertura en la cara uno del álbum doble "UN AÑO DE ROCK EN MURCIA".
El disco recopilatorio contó con el apoyo de la emisora de Radio Onda Regional de Murcia con el patrocinio del banco Caja de Ahorros y el Ayuntamiento de Murcia entre otros
Angel Sopena's article was syndicated by "Prensa Iberica" appearing as a double-page feature in around twenty of Spain's biggest Sunday newspapers with a combined audience of over 23 million
Each newspaper has It's own website and social media, some titles are published in multiple languages.
So the article was being posted, tweeted & shared numerous times.
The full article can still be read on most of the newspapers websites
The same article viewed using "google translate"
This story began more than thirty years ago. Scottish musician Allan McCarthy was serving a sentence in the Sangonera prison
What's up, Allan? How much time has passed!
And how long did they sentence you?
Six and a half years. And a fine of 60.5 million, but if I didn't pay they would put another six more months on me. I told them: "If you want, give me a year and 60 million for me."
It strikes me that you didn't use the word 'cell'.
After giving our first concert we believed that this was the beginning of something good. We had the demo, we were on the radio... but, at one point, everything ended»
But surely that night you would hear each other on the radio. At least...
Not even... Once I left, the protocol to re-enter was endless (they had to take your fingerprints again, fill out paperwork and all that). It was about four or five hours. We got back to our rooms at dawn, so we couldn't listen to him live. Luckily, people recorded it for us. I have everything.
Tell me about Stormy waters. what was it about?
We received letters asking us for more of your songs.
The thing was that we couldn't really enjoy the group, because we put out a demo and, shortly after, they sent me to Madrid.
we all believed that this was the beginning of something good. We had the recording, we were on the radio... but, at one point, everything ended.
Unsure of the exact date of this article it is around 1990 -1991
Tati García from TV 7 asks Ángel Sopena what his favorite memory is.
Ángel responds: "Somehow getting Berlin's Allan McCarthy of the 90s out of prison to record an interview on the radio station and then play live in Murcia is his most memorable moment in 30 years as a presenter.
How DJ Angel Sopena organized a "jailbreak" for Berlin90
On the thirtieth anniversary of his program "Música de Contrabando" Ángel Sopena says that his favorite memory is obtaining permission for members of the band to be released from prison for an interview at Onda Regional de Murcia's studio.
Later they even played live in a venue in Murcia.
El grupo ha tenido la suerte de contar con el apoyo de amigos desde los primeros días. Ángel Sopena es un ejemplo, no tenía idea de lo que había pasado con la banda pero desde hace treinta años siempre recordaba Berlín90 y durante el 30 aniversario de su show dijo en varias entrevistas que su recuerdo favorito de todos era el de la banda.
En varias entrevistas Ángel Cita a Mario Benedetti, poeta y periodista uruguayo, para describir la mirada en el rostro de Allan cuando salía de la estación de radio. Ninguno sabía que pasarían más de treinta años hasta que se volvieran a encontrar..