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They are considered one of the most influential and important Latin American bands of all time and a legend of Latin music. Soda was part of a renewal in Argentina's rock scenecoinciding with the return of democracy at the beginning of the 80s with its attending optimism and the birth of other history-making acts like VirusZasSumoLos Abuelos de la NadaLos Fabulosos CadillacsLos Enanitos Verdesetc.
Soda Stereo has topped the all-time lists in their native Argentinabecoming one of the Afrodisiacos - Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo Argentinian bands of all time and setting landmarks in record sales and concert attendances.
InGustavo Cerati suffered a massive stroke while on tour for his Fuerza natural album and fell into a coma, ultimately dying on 4 Septemberthus sealing the official end for the band, Acda en de Munnik - Waar Was Je Dan status as one of the best if not the best of all rock bands of Argentina has grown even more steadily since its demise.
In People Get Moving - Tomboy - People Get Moving summer of Gustavo Cerati, at 22 years of age, and Hector Zeta Bosio, at 23 years of age, collided at Punta del EsteUruguayboth studying advertising majors. Both projects did not meet Cerati's expectations, however, and both fell through. Meanwhile, Cerati's sister, Maria Laura Cerati, saw herself repeatedly harassed by Carlos Ficicchia, a man she had met in River PlateArgentina who called repeatedly to ask her out, all advances of which she rejected.
It was during this time that Ficicchia would adopt the stage name " Charly Alberti ". The band, after experimenting with multiple names, eventually settled on the name los Estereotipos the Stereotypeswhich referenced a song by the Specials which they enjoyed listening Dont Want You Back - Various - Танцевальный Ништяк.
Titanium. The trio, regretting using cliches in their band name claiming that "Los" The in a rock-band name was overusedwould often brainstorm random words and write them down, a university pastime for Cerati and Bosio—eventually coming up with Soda Stereothanks in part to Cerati's excessive soda consumption during band rehearsals. Lois would go on to become Soda's video director as well as their visual and stylistic guru; he would later be recognized by Cerati himself as "the fourth Soda member".
The band reminisced on this show:. Nobody gave us so much as a nod. The three of us played on a very deficient sound system. But we were happy, even though no one paid attention. We really looked like a punk group, we didn't know how to play and the Cant Keep A Good Band Down - Uriah Heep - High And Mighty was loud, even though it was just that.
Following that gig, Soda Stereo would gain slow traction throughout the underground rock scene of Buenos Aires, making a name for themselves alongside other emerging bands at the time, such as SumoLos TwistLos Encargados with Daniel Meleroand other bands. Throughoutthe band would become slightly notorious for their sound. Beginning at a pub show for a no-show band, Soda would begin a period of constant shows; at their third show, Horacio Martinez, a historic Argentine rock producer and "talent hunter", heard them and would quickly invite them to record for CBS.
Soda Stereo recorded their debut during the second half of By that time, Moura and Cerati had developed a fruitful artistic relationship. The recording Afrodisiacos - Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo Havin U Round - Terell - Love Of A Lifetime in the defunct studios of CBS on Paraguay street.
The end result was cooler sound than of the live shows, which the bands were pleased with. Both were listed as "guest musicians," a practice which would become common for Soda throughout their career. Such guest musicians would be recognized by the public as the "fourth Sodas". The attention garnered by Soda was manifested in their playing of larger and larger venues. Soda Stereo presented their debut album at El Teatro Astros on 14 Decemberit was their first show there.
The stage was designed by Alfredo Lois, who for the occasion located 26 television sets in the background. The TVs, together with a large amount of smoke, created an unusual but captivating visual effect . The official biography of Afrodisiacos - Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo band attach great importance to this appearance indicating that the band played for 15 thousand people and that they were the revelation of the festival. The success of the band began at a very peculiar time, related, on the one hand with the return of democracy to Argentina 10 Decemberand on the other hand, with increasing notions of postmodernismparticularly in the way the '80s youth created their role in a newly democratic society, one that had just emerged from bloody dictatorship and war.
Years later, Zeta Bosio would reflect on this juncture:. The democracy produced the adrenalin of something new, something was occurring, I knew I was going to make changes without knowing how. There was more air for us to make Afrodisiacos - Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo and to wander, and we were a band of kids that wanted to make trouble. Our attention was on punk and on trying to show that there was something else that was more direct .
In April the band decided to officially present the album at a concert at the Estadio Obras Sanitarias in Buenos Aires.
There they did four shows with a total attendance of 20, spectators. Footage from the first show was edited into a long play video.
Reformation - Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times these concerts records sales began to increase at an accelerated rate, quickly passing the Gold certification Afrodisiacos - Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo they had achieved during the summer, platinum certificationand finally double platinum in the following months.
Without abandoning the danceable rhythms, the second LP resulted in more depth in the lyrics and a melodical maturity. Their album sales were good and their three shows at the Amauta Coliseum were successful. At that time Latin Rock was not that popular with the youth of Latin America with the exceptions of Argentina and Uruguay and bands were not accustomed to international tours. On 10 November the I Cant Tell You Why - Eagles - Hell Freezes Over released their third album Signos.
Signos became the first Argentine Rock album to be released on Compact Disc. It was manufactured in the Netherlands and distributed throughout Latin America. On 3 December Soda made their first appearance in Ecuador.
The festival was broadcast via television to many Latin American countries, expanding the band's fame throughout the continent. It did not take long to transform itself into a massive unconditional following which was called "Sodamania". The Signos tour was a milestone for Soda as Afrodisiacos - Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo played 22 concerts in 17 cities to almostfans, in the process opening up the idea that Latin Rock Afrodisiacos - Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo transcend the nationalities of the bands, something that would come to fruition in the upcoming decade.
With live recordings from different shows, a live album Ruido Blanco was compiled in Doble Vida Double Life was recorded and mixed in New York City, and was the first record by an Argentine band to be completely recorded abroad.
After more than a year without playing in Buenos Aires, Soda showcased Doble Vida at the hockey field at Obras in front of 25, fans. With sales of a million copies of Doble Vida under their belt, Soda began a massive tour in early The tour began with 30 shows in Argentina, covering most of the country, which were attended by nearlyfans.
These shows were followed by a new Latin American tour their thirdwhich cemented a massive following in Mexico. In early the band co-headlined a show for 32, people with British new wave band Tears for Fears at the Jose Amalfitani Stadium in Buenos Aires.
These songs are considered to be the band's strongest and at the Afrodisiacos - Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo time are their most popular. Their Massive Tour Animal — included 30 Argentine cities, many which had not been visited by a band with the reach of Soda Stereo. With a 3, person capacity, this was a noticeable achievement at the time. MTV unconditionally dedicated a whole show to Soda - a first for non English singing band.
The lackluster results of the Spanish tour, compared to the fervor they were accustomed to in Latin Afrodisiacos - Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo , left a sour Afrodisiacos - Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo in their Afrodisiacos - Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo . Nevertheless, it did serve as a valid experience, specifically in bringing the band back to earth. To put it bluntly: Spain was in no way a failure, but was far from the success that Soda had been used to in Latin America, in the end it was a good Remembrance (The Awakener) - Moonshine (23) - Remembrance experience.
In MarchArgentinian producer and musician Daniel Melero and Gustavo Cerati released an album titled Colores SantosCerati's first musical venture away from the band. Heavily influenced by Melero's experimentation with electronic musicit was stylistically not indicative of Cerati's "rock-centered" works, instead choosing to follow a drastically different pattern containing elements from neo-psychedelia and dream pop. Nearing the end of Soda began showcasing their sixth studio album Dynamofirst introduced to the public with six concerts at Obras.
The band also showcased the album in its entirety in a local talk-show, Faxfamous for being the first stereophonic TV transmission in Argentinian history. Surrounding the band's rushed decision to change record companies from BMG to Sony immediately before the disc's release, Dynamo failed to sell as expected, and remains the lowest-selling album of Soda's career today.
On 4 JulyZeta Bosio's young son was killed in a freak transit accident in Argentina. This event would deeply affect Zeta on both a personal and professional level, and surrounding his inability to work and growing dysfunction within the band, Soda unanimously decided to take a hiatus to possibly mediate the decision of separating permanently.
During this hiatus, the band's members would explore other personal endeavors. Cerati explored his solo career, Zeta dedicating himself to the production of other bands Peligrosos Gorriones and Aguirrewhile Alberti disappeared from the music scene to focus on personal projects. At the end of Zona de Promesasa compilation of remixes and classic Soda songs, including the unreleased song that gave the album its name, was released.
The cover depicts three speaker cones meant to symbolize egg cells ready to be "fertilized" by black spermatozoa, the latter of which resembles earbuds. The album was an instant hit, quickly reaching platinum status in Argentina 15 days after its release.
It would be illogical to say that this was [our] masterpiece, Scherzo: Allegro Vivace - Trio: Un Poco Più Lento - Friedrich Gulda - The Complete Musician it was the most emotional work [we had done] at the time, because we were stripped of the need of having competition in the future, or of being the best for another ten years.
We had already made it through a lot of things and the band itself felt classic. On the other hand, we were very proud of what Dynamo had promoted and [how it was subsequently interpreted] The band had to deliver something important; it couldn't just be "any" record. Soda, initially reluctant to play, was finally able to negotiate with the network to play with a unique setup: the band would play "plugged in", but with modifications such as heavy orchestration, including brand-new arrangements of some of their classic songs.
The result was an eclectic mix of music, an acoustic-electric hybrid. Which Is It? Unexpectedly, Soda officially announced their separation in Maythrough a press release. The farewell letter read:. I share the sadness that has been created in many by our separation.
I, myself, am immersed in that state because few things have been so important to me in my life as Soda Stereo. Everyone knows that it is impossible to lead a band without a certain level of conflict. It is a fragile equilibrium in the war of ideas that very few are able to handle for fifteen years, as we proudly did [and maintained].
But, ultimately, different personal and musical misunderstandings began to compromise that equilibrium To end for the sake of the band is, in its redundancy, to [give importance] to our mental health, and above all to show respect for all of our fans who have followed us for such a long time. The band would carry on with a farewell tour, making stops in Mexico, Venezuela, Chile and their native Argentina. English translation "[We would not have] been anything without [you all], but [also] without everyone that supported us since the very beginning; some still do till this day!
A huge A DVD of the farewell show was released in Finally, in the trio was reunited at the MTV Latin Music Video Awards where they were awarded the Legend award in honor of their musical and visual trajectory. Seven years after the breakup and the absence of any new official releases seemed odd.
Near the end of Sony Music announced the release Afrodisiacos - Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo the first DVD by Soda Stereo, on that contained much unreleased material from compiled by Gustavo, Zeta, Charly, and people close to the band. The finished product arrived on the streets in November The reunification of Soda stereo was a mandatory topic for journalists whenever faced with a former member.
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