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Discography

  • Polifemo - (1976)
  • Polifemo, Volúmen 2 - (1977)
  • Archivos EMI (Polifemo I - Polifemo II) - (2001)

 

 

Members featured in the album

  • Polifemo - (1976)

 

OSCAR DAVID LEBÓN - Electric guitar, keyboards, drums and vocals

JUAN CIRO FOGLIATTA - Keyboards, clarinets and vocals

JUAN JORGE RODRIGUEZ - Drums and percussion

RINALDO ROBERTO RAFANELLI - Bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals

 

Members featured in the album

  • Polifemo - (1976)

 

OSCAR DAVID LEBÓN - Electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, percussion and vocals

JUAN CIRO FOGLIATTA - Piano, organ, mellotron and vocals

JUAN JORGE RODRIGUEZ - Drums and percussion

RINALDO ROBERTO RAFANELLI - Bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals

 

 

Biography

This band was like a who's who of Argentinian Rock/Prog. Basically they were an off shoot of the great Sui Generis. Legendary guitarist David Lebon (Color Humano, Pescado Rabioso, guest with Sui Generis), bassist Rinaldo Rafanelli (Sui Generis,Color Humano) and drummer Juan Rodrigez (Los Mentales, Sui Generis) came toghether in 1975 and recorded a couple of basic Hard/Blues Rock singles that got them instant recognition. The following year they enlisted yet another important figure of the fertile Argentinian scene, keyboardist Ciro Fogliatta (Los Gatos, Sacramento, Espíritu) and started working on their first eponymus album.

The result was quite a departure from those two early singles,beign a blend of Hard Rock with the bombast and symphonism of Prog. Most of the tracks are heavy and song based, yet the elaborated arrangements, instrumental sections and lush keyboards makes them more than your average run - of - the - mill Hard Rock band, although there are a few dud tracks (similar to their early singles) that seemed out of place on the album. Side two of the original vinyl was spectacular to say the least, with all three mid-lenght tracks spliced together in suite-like fashion.

The second album, released in 1977, was more of the same, yet this time the instrumental sections were longer, more elaborate and Fogliatta seemed to have more freedom and was let loose, along with Lebon, to produce some mind bogling solos of pyrotechnical proportions. There seemed to be more of a latin flair than on the first release too.

Unfortunately, before the album came out, the band broke out and Fogliatta was left ''holding the baby''. He apperantly finished producing the album by himself.

Both albums are recommended to those into the heavier side of 70's elaborated/Prog Rock such as Queen, Uriah Heep, Argent, mid-period Styx and maybe Santana. Both albums have been re-released on CD with the singles as bonus.

 


Information

* Rock.com.ar site