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Beat No. 1
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LP

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LPPR 017LP LPPR 017LP
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RELEASE DATE
10/6/2017

Melopea Discos celebrates 50 years of Argentine rock with the remastered editions of the complete discography of Los Gatos, after 25 years of absence in record stores. After spending 15 years out of the market, and to mark the half-century existence of these anthological records, the band members themselves have decided to publish the complete discography. Remastered by Los Gatos.

Beat Nº 1 is the fourth studio album by the Argentine group Los Gatos, released in 1969 by the RCA Vik label. For this album, the band of Litto Nebbia incorporates a young guitarist, still practically unknown, Pappo, who would print a more bluesy and rocky flavor to the group, especially in the following album, 1970's Rock De La Mujer Perdida (LPPR 018LP). A fluid eclecticism plays throughout the album: the beat, Beatles-esque and melodic rock, psych, and the edgy blues, partly because of the incorporation of Pappo, that results in a more determined hard rock. Adding to this the inspirational journey from Nebbia to New York, the new songs denote an evident evolutionary change that goes through the speed mod of "Home", the density blues creeping in "Escúchame, Alúmbrame", and the very psychedelic "Out Of The Law". The Moro-Toth base is full-bodied and comfortable between Cyrus and Pappo; the voice of Litto sounds much harder and mature. There is an interesting exploration of the stereo possibilities (the battery completely thrown for the left channel, for example). The album closes with the extensive "Out Of Law" theme that foreshadows the change of style of Los Gatos; the band was beginning to abandon beat music and psychedelic pop, to delve into more robust and complex.