Great Argentine Bands

Lucas

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Ries said:
Rata Blanca are hilarious- I guess they have never seen the movie "Spinal Tap"?

You know what they say, those who werent alive in 1974 are doomed to repeat it again and again.

Luckily, I lived thru hair bands the first time.
And once was certainly enough for me.

Jajajajaja now in english Hahahahaha c'mon there are hairy bands and there are hairy bands and Rata Blanca is not one of them, over the top as Spinal Tap (BTW an english band) KISS with 4 hairy queens wearing makeup or Alice Copper and so many others clown-ish bands for that matter, the only problem they have is not performing in english if they do probably they were as famous as ABBA....btw similar style band Hahahaha
 

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From the old days:

Crucis (great musicians)
El Reloj
Almendra
Vox Dei
Los Gatos
Almendra
Arco Iris
Alma y Vida

Guitar virtuoso from today: Luis Salinas. (George Benson produced his first CD)
Bass player virtuosos (funk, smooth jazz) : Gustavo Giles, Guillermo Vadala, Javier Malosetti
 

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The really amazing thing about Rata Blanca is that those videos could be from any year from today all the way back to about 1970.
The look, the hair, the riffs, the lyrics (in whatever language)-nothing has changed, nothing is any different from similar bands in 1975, 1985, 1995, or, for all we know, 2045.

Heavy Metal like that is almost like traditional folk music- it is played today exactly as your grandfather played it, wearing the same clothes, hair, and hopefully using the same guitar.

Not much different from Cape Breton Fiddle music, or Japanese Koto music- its a fly caught in amber.

It is a bit ironic that the music movement that was invented in reaction to how stodgy, boring, and, ultimately, conservative heavy metal was, PUNK ROCK, is now over 30 years old.

I enjoyed many of the proto-metal bands, back in the day- still have all my Blue Oyster Cult on vinyl, somewhere. But when it became so rigid and formulaic, when Lemmy gave way to Ozzy, and brains, creativity, and progress left the movement, I bailed too.
I was living in Seattle in the early 80's, when the first Grunge bands decided to see if they could fuse what was good about heavy metal with the rebellion and rule breaking qualities of punk- and those bands were pretty great- the MonoMen, Green River, Mr. Epp, The Melvins, Mudhoney- but then, commercialism took over, formulas were imposed, and radio play and sales became the most important thing.

The most interesting Metal stuff I have heard lately is a branching from that- the Olympia Washington band, Earth, which has been around so long Kurt Cobain played in it briefly before starting Nirvana, has been inspiring many bands to rethink Metal as trance inducing, drones of guitar washes that are still loud, proud, and most definitely Heavy, but not quite so dumb.
Sunn O, Kinski, and a whole host of other bands are taking Metal in these directions, and some of it is really great.
And Earth, themselves, are still rocking it pretty hard. I saw them play live a couple of weeks ago, and I was transcended to another plane- a 120 DB meditative trance, better than yoga.
 

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Hi Mati

where are all these bands playing_
I do not seem to have tapped into the live music scene well at all and would love some tips...places, websites...anything!

Thanks
Brook
MatiArg said:
Im a big fan of Argentine bands and i have to say that the underground has some interesting bands you should check out:

El Mato a Un Policia Motorizado
Victoria Mil
Jaime Sin Tierra,
Doris
Coco
Rosario Blefari
Travesti
Abducidos
Los Alamos
Fantasmagoria
Farmacia
Lisandro Aristimuno
Francisco Bochaton
Norma
Alfonso El Pintor
70Mil7
Mujercitas Terror
Mataplantas



uffff i can go on and on.....
 

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How about Sui Generis from the old days, Charly Garcia and the incomparable Gustavo Cerati (from Soda Stereo - now reformed). Saw cerati in London on a one-off in Camden Town - rocked the place for over 2 hours !!!

I know they play some good music in some of the downstreet bars in San Telmo, was where I first heard Molotov (Mexican band).
 

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Los Fabulosos Cad's and Babasonicos!! LOL! I guess i'm a 16 yr old girl at heart!!
 
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