Members featured in the album
LUIS ALBERTO SPINETTA - Electric & acoustic guitar, piano, percussion and vocals
MIGUEL ABUELO - Flute, tambourin, percussion and vocals
HÉCTOR “Pomo” LORENZO - Drums, percussion and acoustic guitar
PAPPO - Electric guitar and bass
Members featured in the album
LUIS ALBERTO SPINETTA - Guitar and vocals
CARLOS ALBERTO MACHI RUFINO - Jazz bass
DIEGO RAPOPORT - Keyboards
OSVALDO ADRIÁN LÓPEZ - Drums
MARCELO VIDAL - Bass
GUSTAVO SPINETTA - Drums
Members featured in the album
LUIS ALBERTO SPINETTA - Ovation acoustic guitar, cymbals, effects and vocals
DIEGO RAPOPORT - Yamaha & Rhodes pianos, Mini Moog and OBX-8
EDUARDO MARTÍ - Ovation acoustic guitar
DAVID LEBÓN - Percussion
Luis Alberto Spinetta 23-01-1950 started playing in school groups, which would later become well known like Almedra, formed in 1967. Together with Emilio del Guercio, Edelmiro Molinari y Rodolfo García he recorded two records. Afterwards, they broke up until 1980 when they met again and recorded another three albums, two live and one in studio.
His solo debut called "La búsqueda de la estrella" took place in 1971. Right after Almendra’s break up. His next group project was the trio "Pescado Rabioso" which lasted only two years. Four albums were recorded under such name, although "Artaud" (1973) was really a solo album.
In mid 1973 he founded "Invisible" together with Pomo and Machi Ruffino. This group played just Rock Fusion. They were also pioneers who performed tango rock, a genre that became very popular some years later.
"A 18 minutos del sol" (1977) was his next record which he recorded with the Spinetta band formed by Jazz musicians. He performed with that group until 1979 when the first reunion of Almendra took place. The following year, he traveled to the United States in order to record and album in English called "Only love can sustain" and he also participated in the second reunion of Almendra.
With a more complex way of composing he formed Spinetta-Jade. They made four records, this did not help his solo career. "Kamikaze" (1982) is an acoustic album, which was overlooked by the critics and the public. On the other hand, "Mondo di cromo" (1983) returned to the electric style and was presented together with "Bajo Belgrano" the third album of Jade.
In 1985 he was planning to make a record together with Charly García, but unfortunately they could only record one song called "Rezo por vos" included in "Privé", Luis Alberto’s next album. Such record also included the song "No seas fanática" together with León Gieco. The project which did come true was called "La, la, la" an album with Fito Páez which was long awaited but did not succeed.
After two years of silence, Spinetta came out with a new album called "Tester de violencia" (1988), the first concept album after a long time. He said, "Since "Durazno Sangrando" (an album by Invisible -1975) I have not been able to put together many songs with the same theme. Although each album seems to have its internal unity ... The unity of "Tester..." shows what we are. Our own organism, our body is the only way of hallucinating or of putting your feet on the ground", says the author (G. Guerrero, page 198-199) It was the best album of the year according to the Shows supplement of Clarín newspaper. And the song "El mono tremendo" was a hit.
He then made "Don Lucero" (1989) also considered best album, as well as the track "Fina ropa blanca". In 1990, he recorded his first live album "Exactas", recorded at the Buenos Aires University.
After a period of few live performances, Spinetta played at "Mi Buenos Aires Rock". A festival organized by the town hall which was attended by 150,000 people on 9 de Julio Avenue in December 1990 where he played for the first time some song from the album "Piel de piel" (1990).
For the third time in four years Spinetta made the best album of the year "Pelusón de Milk" (1991) and the best song "Seguir viviendo sin tu amor". It took him a long time to make this record because he made it all by himself. Some of his musicians collaborated but he did almost all the album alone. "Pelusón" seems to be an informal Spinetta. There are acoustic songs, fresh melodies and it has a good selection of material. It is meant to be understood (Humor Magazine 302, November 1991).
In 1994, he made the sound track for the film "Fuego gris" directed by Pablo César". After that he formed the trio called "Los Socios del Desierto" together with Daniel Wirtz, drums, and Marcelo Torres, bass. With this group he toured the country and he played in the Opera Theatre, the best show of the year according to statistics. In March 1996, he paid an old debt that he had with his public: to play for free and in the open air in the Palermo forest.
After many years of fights with the record companies Spinetta released a double record called "Spinetta y los socios del desierto" with songs he had already played live. It had great presentation, which quickly skyrocketed the charts.
Also published "San Cristoforo" in 1998 (live) and "Los ojos" in 1999. With these musicians, and other guests also recorded the album "Estrelicia" (one acoustic MTV) in 1997 reviewing issues throughout his career.
Luis Alberto's return to the studies was to "Silver Sorgo" (2001) after years of silence and several compilations. This material was presented live at the end of the year, and recorded live for the disc "Argentina Sorgo Films Presenta: Spinetta Obras" (2002).
With "Para los árboles" (2003), Spinetta returned to the keyboards, the instrumental passages and flirting with electronic, to pay tribute to the beauties of nature beyond the human eye.
He also edited "Camalotus" (2004), an EP of four songs which was presented in a minirecital in FM "Rock and Pop". It was composed of three unpublished creations: "Cristantelmo" (from the movie "Flores de septiembre"), "Buenos Aires alma de piedra" and "Nelly, no me mientas". It also contained a remix of ""Agua de la miseria" (first cut of the 2002 album "Para los árboles"), by Rafael Aracaute. The work was accompanied by a DVD with video clips "Correr frente a ti", "El enemigo" and "Tonta luz" led by Eduardo Martí.
In 2006, "Pan", an album in which especially emphasized keyboards, executed by Claudio Cardone opened. The band was completed with Nerina Nicotra and Sergio Verdinelli, and after two years without premieres "Un mañana" was presented in mid-2008 with cover art out of the ordinary: a parallelogram that recalled the historic "Artaud" 73' . The album was recorded in the studio "La diosa salvaje" on an analog tape with the band playing live, and artistic production was himself.
On December 4, 2009, Spinetta led a historic show at the stadium of Velez Sarsfield, I bautilizado as "Spinetta y sus Bandas Eternas". A recital five hours by guest musicians paraded 31 (Fito Paez, Charly Garcia, Ricardo Mollo, Juanse and Gustavo Cerati) for 50 songs from his repertoire. In late 2010, the material was released in a box set three DVDs, CDs and three two books.
The last representative Concert Dates Luis Alberto Spinetta, while led a tough fight against cancer, they were in Chile in December 2010 and "Cosquín Rock 2011" festival.
The "Flaco" made public his illness in December 2011 through a letter. In a few lines, he said that was the care of her "loving family, by friends of the soul, and the best doctors we have in the country."
He died on February 8, 2012 because of a lung cancer diagnosed in July 2011. According to sources of the inner circle of the family, Spinetta died at home, surrounded by her four children, who days later published in the social network Twitter: "This is the place, who wants to bring a flower and say goodbye to our dad, they can do next to the Paseo de la Memoria, here on the waterfront ... peace." The message is accompanied by a photo of the place and bears the signature of the four children, who threw his ashes there on February 15.
"Los Amigo" is a posthumous album, released in November 2015 to perpetuate the last recordings of Flaco, accompanied by Rodolfo Garcia on drums and Daniel Ferron on bass. This is recorded in the study session in March 2011 by the engineer Mariano Lopez, a material that was taken up in 2015 by Lopez himself and the four sons of Luis.
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