April 3, 2009

The Return of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

By James Klein

New York (KPRENSA) – Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are back. The new album of the Argentinian band, “The light of the rhythm,” has been published in the US, where they will also tour in April.

After waiting more than seven long years, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs return to recording was worth it. The new disk doesn’t have one wasted note. Attached to its electrifying and eclectic style, the band delivers a work that boils in spicy sonorous broths that go from ska to cumbia and funk to punk rock.

Vicentico, the energetic singer of the band, assures that the album, that went on sale in the United States last week, is full of happiness, reflection, intensity and friendship. Feelings, the musician says, that reflect the emotional state the group found in their reunion.

“The project to play together again was extremely pleasant and relaxed, although it was a lot work” says Vicentico, “but we were very happy and we all had the desire to listen us each other.”

The CD has thirteen tracks that include five new songs, six versions of classics from the band like Basta de llamarme así and two covers: Should I stay or should I go, from The Clash, and Wake me up and make love with me, from the English rocker Ian Dury.

The band’s long road

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs is a band originating from Buenos Aires that have a path that is more than 20 years long - with the recent separation of six years – and with various gold and platinum records and more than 3 million disks sold, in addition to Grammy, Billboard awards and recently, the Legend Award from MTV.

The band was formed in 1985 with the original name of “Cadillacs 57” as a ska band, dressing in the style of English groups like Madness or The Specials, the main influences in the groups early years. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have gone on to become one of the most successful and influential bands in latin rock.

Its founders are: Gabriel Fernández (Vicentico), Flavio Cianciarulo (Sr. Flavio), Sergei Itzcowick, Sergio Rotman, Luciano Giugno (Luciano Jr.), Mario Siperman (Spiker), Anibal Rigozzi, Fernando Ricciardi, Naco Goldfinger and Rovert Calcaño, although many of the musicians have rotated over time, the main voices (Vicentico and Sr. Flavio) have never changed.

4 of their albums are included in the list of the 250 most influential albums of the Latin American rock: La marcha del golazo solitario (Nº 176), Rey azúcar (Nº 164), Fabulosos Calavera (Nº 76) and Vasos vacíos (Nº 7). La canción “Matador” from their album “Vasos vacíos” is considered one of the best songs in the history of latin rock.

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