Cortesía Marcella P.R.
Ernesto Sánchez
June 22, 2007 AT 06:05 PM EDT

When Kinky performed in its native Monterrey, Mexico in 2001, the quintet was already a phenomenon. It was clear then that its destiny was to become a cult band whose success was proven as soon as they launched their first CD simply titled Kinky.

What no one predicted is that the group made up by Gil Cerezo, Ulises Lozano, Carlos Chairez, Omar Góngora and César Pliego would have an international range and that its most devoted fans would be in Europe and the United States.

Now, six years later, and only a year after releasing their third CD Reyna, Kinky can afford to put out a record for its most loyal fans: Rarities. The album, which went on sale June 19th, includes B-Sides, the song they composed for MLS, their tribute to Bronco and alternative versions of their hits.

Coinciding with the release of this CD, we spoke with the band’s vocalist, Gil Cerezo, to whom we applied a weird-o-meter…Ready?

What is the strangest Kinky song?
I think that its one of those that hasn’t hit the airwaves. There’s one called “Nosefall”, that the translation would be “From the snout”(laughs), but we will put it out in some record.

Do you consider yourself to be weird?
No.

What is the strangest rumor you’ve heard about your relationship with Ely Guerra?
That I had already gotten married a year ago. I even got some congratulations and everything.

What has been the strangest moment in Kinky’s career?
In the beginning, I think. When things were just taking off and you still didn’t quite grasp what was going on and [we started getting] invitations to the MTV [Awards], to the Grammys… It was strange.

What’s the strangest food you’ve eaten?
Something called Unde-Unde, little balls of sweet dough we ate in Bali.

In the kinky department, what’s the strangest thing you’ve done?
I’m ashamed to say it (laughs).

What is the strangest movie you’ve watched?
David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive.

What is the strangest pop phenomenon you’ve witnessed?
There’s an Horóscopos de Durango song called “Más vale muerta que sencilla” [“Better dead than simple”]. I think it’s a cover that Nacho Cano did for someone for an OTI-type festival. Cool, but very weird.

The strangest woman on the face of the Earth…
La Chichona Mendoza [Busty Mendoza].

What’s the strangest law?
I think the [embargo] between the United States and Cuba.

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