El Tri is a name of one of the famous Mexican blues/hard rock
band, which belongs to the Mexico City. The lead singer of the band is Alex Lora, and the band had been earlier called as Three Souls in my Mind.
The original inception of the band came in the year of 1968. They are masters to and renowned to play Rock and roll, acoustic rock, Blues-rock, and Blues. The band was originally comprised of Alejandro Lora as a lead vocal, Ernesto de Leon as lead guitarist, and Carlos Hauptvogel was the drummer.
They had also been joined by Arturo Labastida on saxophone and Carlos Martinez on trumpet, at times for the albums. They had already been released 15 albums, on the RAFF record label even before changing their name on official level.
The history of the band reveals the fact that it was a part of the burgeoning Mexican rock movement, which had its roots to the African American culture. The Mexican society was not a generous host to rock music, especially when it was sung in Spanish.
Three Souls had therefore had experimented the American rock and blues songs by performing in the English language. Later, during the Festival de Av?ndaro, usually known as Mexico's Woodstock, they had performed in English as well as in Spanish.
It was a turning point for the band to perform and to write songs in Spanish. Their stance on turning to Spanish was that the local audiences would easily understand the meaning of their songs.
Three Souls had got a great popularity and recognition among the young people. After their efforts to perform in Spanish, they had seen a great level of popularity in the lower classes, as they were touching the subjects, relevant to the everyday life of ordinary man.
They were the symbol of energetic, young, and discontented audience. Lora should be given credit to form a new identity for Mexican rock & roll.
They had been honored as the first Mexican rock band to get a Gold certificate for their album titled Simplemente, in the year of 1985. The album contained their first single: Triste Canci?n. Later in the year of 1986, their song Vicioso had become a great hit in Peru, as it had topped the radio charts, which was their entry point towards the concerts in Plaza de Toros Acho.
They had been invited by Miguel R?os for participation in the First Iberoamerican Rock Encounter, in the same year. The festival was held in the city of Madrid of Spain; where they had to compete with different bands from Chile, Venezuela, Argentina and Spain.
They had also toured the United States to perform and promote their music. There were held many shows in New York, Chicago, Houston, and in California There popularity is understandable by seeing a statue of Alex Lora at the Plaza Mexico in the town of Lynwood in California.