With the salsa market saturated in the Seventies by the ever-multiplying Fania All-Stars and their imitators in Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, and the Bronx, "romantic" or "erotic" salsa emerged in the mid-Eighties to stimulate exhausted fans. Gone was mean street talk of prostitutes and prison raps improvised over pounding percussion. Instead a slower rhythm seduced the airwaves, with lyrics of love and softcore lust teasing listeners for nearly a decade. Then fickle salsa fans lost that loving feeling and began looking around for fresh rhythms. Now in their late thirties and early forties, salsa's spurned Romeos have... More >>>