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Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 10 January 2003

THREE YEARS AGO Virgin records had the novel idea of importing a Mexican pop band. Titan were a wacky bunch. Their posters proclaimed a cross between "Public Enemy, Chick Corea, jalapenos and David Sole [sic]", while their early UK gigs were a riot of glinting eyes, Sol beer, frazzled funk jams and the occasional sombrero. Titan could hardly have been more Mexican if they had ridden in on horses. Critics raved, and when their uplifting 'Corazon' chant appeared on a Rolling Rock advert, it seemed Titan couldn't fail. However, the UK's unreadiness for Mexican sounds was summed up by their appearance in a near-empty tent at the 2000 Reading festival.

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