Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Charly Garcia, Idolo Del Rock Argentino, La Grasa De Las Capitales - San Francisco Y El Lobo - Perro Andaluz
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
A CLASSIC BY A LEGENDARY BAND
BlueCat | San Jose, Costa Rica | 02/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those wondering about the long title, this is actually simply called La Grasa De Las Capitales, and it is a CD by the legendary Argentine band Seru Giran, led by flamboyant, the incredibly talented Charly Garcia, probably the best and most famous modern musician in Latin America. The title for both the CD and the last song in it means Grease of the Capitals, a reference to the Travolta movie "Grease".
At the time this great work was recorded, the songs from the movie and Disco music in general were saturating Latin American radio. Charly and his band made this amazing song that managed to compile Choral music, Rock, a bit of South American folklore, and a even a parody of Disco as a witty and timely criticism on commercial pop. Nevertheless, the rest of the songs are also outstanding. The acoustic ballad "San Francisco y el Lobo", a take on the history of Saint Francis of Asissi, for example, is perfectly rendered by David Lebon, the lead guitarist, with a mixture of heartbreaking beauty and vocal dexterity. Pedro Aznar bass lines give ample evidence of his talent, which also shone in his work with Path Metheny group. Drummer Oscar Moro, a veteran of the Argentinian Rock scene, boasts not only technique to burn but also an uncommon passionate sensitivity. All the albums by Seru Giran, by the way, deserve to be in the collection of anyone interested in quality music in any language.
For non-Spanish speakers it is worth learning Spanish just to enjoy it, but even if you don't understand the words it is still worth listening to. A marvel."
Noche de perros
charlie cero | Chile, Santiago. | 11/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"charlie es lo máximo en lo referente a la música latinoamericana con raíces en el rock y el pop. Todo su trabajo desde sui generis hasta hoy (hoy, para mi, llega sólo hasta "say no more")es una muestra de la genialidad de este músico. Deberían escuchar obras como: "pubis angelical" y "terapia intensiva", son muy grossos.chaU, Charlie Cero."