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Los Calzones Rotos

Los Calzones Rotos

Los Calzones Rotos


Los Calzones Rotos (the ragged underpants) from Argentina is a a Ska / Rock group which is an earlier edition ('88-'95) of follow-up Los Calzones (the underpants) started out in Buenos Aires. Inspired by the likes of Madness, Bad Manners, The Specials, The Skatalites and The Selecter at a time when ska was out of fashion. Nevertheless, the group went on and founded their own label to show their independence. Halfway through 1991, Los Calzones Rotos Read more on Last.fm
Los Calzones Rotos (the ragged underpants) from Argentina is a a Ska / Rock group which is an earlier edition ('88-'95) of follow-up Los Calzones (the underpants) started out in Buenos Aires. Inspired by the likes of Madness, Bad Manners, The Specials, The Skatalites and The Selecter at a time when ska was out of fashion. Nevertheless, the group went on and founded their own label to show their independence. Halfway through 1991, Los Calzones Rotos, their debut, appeared with hits like “Ska del Novio” and “Skabaret” which took them massively to the media and to their audience. They made shows everywhere and their first Video-clip “Ska del Novio” was one of the most important in 1992.

So, they made tours through the whole country. At the beginning of 1993 they edited their second production called Porrompompero that gave them a bigger audience through new hits such us “Cuidáte la cola”, “Porrompompero” and “Todo lo que duele”. By that time, as they played constantly, they could record a prestigious instrumental track “Anillaco No E´Nesario” which made them different from other groups of the Argentine ska movement. The sales then were beyond all expectations as they obtained the platinum disc in Argentina and the gold disc in Chile. In 1995, appeared their third album, Jungla Ska.

recorded during the summer and finishedin Los Angeles by Wally Traugoth, a veteran guru who had worked for Pink Floyd and Soul Asylum, among others. They filmed the Video-clip “No te calles” (a kind of hymn that the group redefined with the sentence “ El silencio es el peor de los consuelos” –silence is the worst consolation-) with explicit images and directed again by Alfredo Lois. The tours around Mendoza, Bariloche, the north and the south of Argentina with a great audience and the edition of the material in Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia, consolidated Los calzones definite rise in both, artistic and commercial aspects. It was a terrific year for them.

At the beginning of 1996, they intensified their rehearsals. By February in Chile appeared for 25,000 people in numerous cities and the same mass at the ´96 Festival de la Cancian de Viña de Mar. They faced the press that couldn’t stand their dedication to the missing, their rejection to the Latin-American dictators and to the nuclear tests in the Pacific Ocean. The public supported the only group capable of saying everything as it is and being, at the same time, the revelation of the event. After the success in VIiña, they prepared their material in Lomas.

They decided that they would be “Los Calzones” forever, without the nickname “Rotos”. Once they had selected the songs, they flew to LA to record their forth album, Aconcagua (whose name was part of a legend written by the group) at N.R.G, Mad Dog and Rusk Sound studio. They created a convincing work that included names such as Maria Soledad Morales and Diego Armando Maradona. The album appeared during the summer ´96, ´97 and in a few days it became the favourite of almost all the radios.

In such a way the hit “te sigo” turned into a terrific video-clip in record time. It was directed by Alfred Lois and filmed in 16mm at Banfield's Stadium, next to where the band began playing. No doubt, it was a great way to begin their ninth year of existence. In the meantime, the band went on making shows during summer through the whole Atlantic Coast.

They inaugurated the denomination Guillatun (in regard to the annual ceremony where tribes meet to beg the gods for good harvests and harmony among towns). From then on, they didn’t stop until they made 184 shows during the year. For information after 1995 look under Los Calzones. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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