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Sui Generis


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siLLy puPPy
4 stars SUI GENERIS (Latin phrase meaning "of its own kind/genus) was one of the most popular bands in all of the history of Argentina with huge popularity during the first half of the 70s. Originally experimenting with psychedelic music in the 60s, the group changed its sound to be a folk band. The band found instant popularity amongst the youth.

After two albums of folk music mainman Charly Garcia decided something new and fresh was in order. The band incorporated more musicians and became more of a folk rock band and the result was "Pequeñas Anécdotas Sobre las Instituciones (Small Anecdotes about the Institutions)." The album was disliked at the time mainly because it caught people off guard being much more progressive and abandonned the more simplistic lyrics for commentary about the social and political situations that plagued the country at the time. Although unpopular at the time it is now considered a classic in South America.

For me this is a very pleasant listen of progressive folk rock with catchy melodies, interesting song structures and instrumentation. It is also cool to have an insight into the history of Argentina, a country I know next to nothing about. All lyrics are in Spanish. This was their last studio album and mainman Charly Garcia went on to put together the more progressive bands of La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros and Serú Girán.

siLLy puPPy | 4/5 |


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