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ARTIST
TITLE
Los Violadores
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
BEAT 037LP BEAT 037LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/11/2012

Los Violadores ("The Rapists") were formed after Los Testiculos, a seminal band from the Argentinean punk scene, stopped playing. Stuka on bass and voice, Harry B on guitar, and Sergio Gramatica: this was the band's first line-up. They started playing live in 1980 at small and selected clubs. People quickly paid attention to these rude boys, who played a chaotic brand of rock 'n' roll. Due to the dictatorship in Argentina, police often showed up to cancel shows. Censorship enforced by the dictatorship forced them to use the name Los Voladores ("The Rockets") at some of their first gigs. They had two major enemies: the military regime and the hippies. Yes, the hippies. Los Violadores were always in a fight with the usual old legends from the 70s, such as Seru Giran, Leon Gieco, and Spinetta Jade. In 1983 they recorded their first LP, one of the hardest, loudest, and dirtiest album ever recorded in Argentina. In this recording the band had their classic line-up: Pil Trafa on vocals, Stuka playing guitar, Robert "Polaco" Zelazeck on bass, and Sergio Gramatica on drums. Titles such as "Mirando la Guerra por TV," "Guerra total," "Mujeres Vengan a Mí," and "Viejos Pateticos" (a song covered by the American band Los Crudos) were aimed like spit at the face of the military regime, the cops, and society generally. After lots of horrible bootlegs, Beat Generation is proud to announce the first ever official re-release of this classic album, with the original artwork and inserts. Absolutely a must have for everyone into South American and global punk. Limited to 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl. Comes with the original cover and lyrics insert.