Formed in 1982, Soda Stereo rose from the wreckage of Argentinas brutal military regime to become a potent force within the Rock en Español movement. They arrived just as civilian rule was being restored in the country, and the public had barely begun to pick up the pieces of the Dirty War. Sodas response to these intense political and cultural events was not to make politically charged music, but rather to transcend the gravity by ushering in an era of pop rejuvenation. While their lyrics were far from casual, Soda Stereo and its audience - eventually quite massive - seemed to agree that it was time for a more light-hearted side of life again. The trio of Gustavo Cerati (vocals, guitar), Zeta Bosio (bass) and Charly Alberti (drums) started out heavily influenced by the Police and Talking Heads as well as other new wave acts. For some time they played small clubs on the Buenos Aires underground circuit. However, with the release of...
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