Friends Ricky Munoz and Rene Martinez started the band, Intocable (Untouchable), in the early 1990s. They released an album in 1993, entitled Simplemente . . . Intocable (Simply Untouchable), which, by and large, was ignored. Their follow-up album, Fuego Eterno, released in 1994,
|Que Facil Es Amarte||2C||2008|
|Me Deje Caer||2C||2008|
|Que Esperabas||Crossroads: Cruce De Caminos||2006|
|Y No Me Quieres||Fuego Eterno||1994|
|Es Para Ti||Es Para Ti||2000|
|Dame Un Besito||Crossroads: Cruce De Caminos||2006|
|Es Mejor Decir Adios||Diez||2005|
|Yo No Puedo Cambiar Mi Vida||Crossroads: Cruce De Caminos||2006|
|Llevame En Tu Viaje||2C||2008|
|Invisible||Nuestro Destino Estaba Escrito||2003|
|Volvi A Quedarme Solo||Crossroads: Cruce De Caminos||2006|
|Basto||Crossroads: Cruce De Caminos||2006|
|Historia De Amor||Nuestro Destino Estaba Escrito||2003|
|Por Que No Le Dije||2C||2008|
|Dime Que Me Amas||2C||2008|
|Lo Que Callas||Crossroads: Cruce De Caminos||2006|
|Si Nos Tenemos||Nuestro Destino Estaba Escrito||2003|
|Intocable - No cuentes conmigo - 2011||2011|
|Dejate Amar - Intocable||Diez Disco 2||2005|
|Con Mis Alas Rotas||Es Para Ti||2000|
|Te Lo Juro||Crossroads: Cruce De Caminos||2006|
|Yo No Tengo La Culpa||Es Para Ti||2000|
|Me Haces Tanto Mal||Es Para Ti||2000|
|Como Me Las Pongan Brinco||2C||2008|
|Contigo He Fallado||Contigo||1999|
|En Paz Descanse||Diez||2005|
|Ensename A Olvidarte||Es Para Ti||2000|
|Libertad||Crossroads: Cruce De Caminos||2006|
|Voy A Tener Que Olvidarla||Es Para Ti||2000|
|Alguien Como Tu||Suenos||2002|
|Como Te Atreves||2C||2008|
|Es Alguien Mas||Diez||2005|
|Duda Y Soledad||2C||2008|
|Donde Quiera Que Estes||Intocable||2007|
|Ahora Que Te Perdi||Diez||2005|
|Vuelve Mi Amor||Crossroads: Cruce De Caminos||2006|
|Para Que Volver||Es Para Ti||2000|
|Siempre Al Final||Nuestro Destino Estaba Escrito||2003|
Currently, Intocable could very well be the most influential group in Tejano, and their tough Tejano/Norteño fusion has become the blueprint for dozens of Tex-Mex groups. The group's strengths, which include romantic hooky melodies, and tight instrumentation and vocal harmony is consistently being imitated by a list of other great Tejano and Norteño groups.
A Rocky Start
Friends Ricky Munoz and Rene Martinez started the band, Intocable (Untouchable), in the early 1990s. They released an album in 1993, entitled Simplemente . . . Intocable (Simply Untouchable), which, by and large, was ignored. Their follow-up album, Fuego Eterno, released in 1994, was also dismissed as a knock-off on the famous Norteno musician, Ramon Ayala.
Four more albums were released through the 1998; the band began gaining some attention as a group of musicians in their own right, and record sales began to increase. Then, in 1999, two members of the band and their manager were killed in an auto accident in Monterey, Mexico. The other members suffered serious injuries, resulting in weeks of hospitalization and recovery. Six months later, however, they launched a sold out tour to promote their 1999 album, Contigo, which was enjoying the commercial success they had been seeking.
Their 2002 album, Suenos, was their first album to reach #1 on the Billboard Latin Hits chart. The album stayed at #1 for four weeks and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican American Album. The following year, Intocable released Nuestro Destino Estaba Escrito, which also went to #1 and gained another Grammy nomination. The band had taken a step toward stardom; their fan base in Mexico and southwest United States was growing, as were their record sales.
In 2003, they played a series of four sold-out shows at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional, followed by two sold-out dates at the Monterrey Arena in Monterey, Mexico. Each of these shows packed in crowds of 10,000 and more. These were unprecedented crowds for a Norteno band, who usually played dance halls and festivals. Their 2004 album, Intimemente, again hit #1 on the Billboard charts and won the Grammy Award for which they had been nominated twice before.
Intocable has recorded four more albums since 2004, including 2006's Crossroads: Cruce de Caminos, their fourth album to hit #1 on the Latin charts. It was released as a CD and as a CD/DVD set. They launched a United States tour in March of 2010, and will be recording again upon their return.
Singles are available for download on their official website and on various other music sites, in mp3 format or for ringtones. Their website also has a fan forum; the sheer numbers of posts attests to the number of fans the band has accrued.
Did you know . . .
Intocable's single, Mi amigo que se fue, meaning “My Friend is Gone,” is dedicated to the band members who were killed in the automobile accident.
The band has won one Grammy Award, and has been nominated for six others, most recently, Best Nortena Album in 2008.
Intocable wrote and recorded Contra Viento y Marea, the theme song for the Univision soap opera by the same name.