Divididos

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Divididos
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Divididos in 2006.
Background information
Origin Hurlingham, Buenos aires, Argentina
Genres Alternative rock, hard rock, funk metal, folk rock, new wave
Years active 1988 – Present
Labels Polygram
Associated acts Sumo
Las pelotas
Website www.divididos.com.ar
Members Ricardo Mollo
Diego Arnedo
Catriel Ciavarella
Past members Gustavo Collado
Federico Gil Solá
Jorge Araujo

Divididos ("The Divided Ones") is an Argentine rock band.[1][2] The band was formed in 1988 after the death of Luca Prodan and the consequent dissolution of the band Sumo. Ricardo Mollo (vocals, guitar) and Diego Arnedo (bass guitar) joined drummer Gustavo Collado to form a band named "La División" (The Division), which would be later called "Divididos".[2][3]

Biography[edit]

The group is dubbed La Aplanadora del Rock (The Leveller of Rock) and is known for mixing rock music with Argentine folk music, and cryptic, hard-to-get lyrics.[2][4] The band started with a lukewarm reception on their debut album, 40 dibujos ahí en el piso (40 drawings there in the floor), which sounded like the British new wave of Sumo. However, soon the group rose to prominence in the history of Argentine rock, with the release in 1991 of the very different album Acariciando lo áspero (Caressing the rough), furtherly consolidated in 1993 with their politically committed next album La era de la boludez (The age of idiocy),[2] and in 1995 with the psychedelic and experimental Otroletravaladna.

Divididos was awarded with the Best Song of the 2000s for "Spaghetti del rock",[5] and with the Best Album of the 2000s for Narigón del siglo, both won in a poll by the users of Rolling Stone Argentina.[6] Furthermore, in 2010 on the list of Best 50 National Songs Of The Decade by a group of critics of Rolling Stone Argentina, "Spaghetti del rock" was awarded with the 5th place and "Par mil" with 21st place.[7]

This consistent record led in 2005 to the award of the band with the Platinum Konex Award as the best Rock Group of the 1995–2005 decade, distinction shared with Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota.

Other than founding members Mollo and Arnedo, different drummers have completed the normal trio: Gustavo Collado (1988–1990); Federico Gil Solá (1990–1995); Jorge Araujo (1995–2004); and since 2004, Catriel Ciavarella.[2]

The band has recorded a number of covers, such as Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix and Light My Fire by The Doors.[8] Covers not committed to CDs include I Want You (She's So Heavy) and Day Tripper by The Beatles. In their shows, Divididos has played songs such as "Rock and Roll" and "Moby Dick" (Led Zeppelin), and "Little Wing" (Jimi Hendrix). The band also covers some Sumo songs, usually in medley format.

Discography[edit]

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Studio[edit]

Year Album Translated title
1989 40 dibujos ahí en el piso 40 drawings there in the floor
1991 Acariciando lo áspero Caressing the rough
1993 La era de la boludez The age of idiocy
1995 Otroletravaladna Ssaruoyhsawog -The album's title is a backwards spelling of the insult "Andá a lavarte el orto" -"Go wash your ass"
1998 Gol de mujer Goal of a woman
2000 Narigón del siglo Big-nosed of the century
2002 Vengo del placard de otro I come from another one's closet
2010 Amapola del '66 Poppy from the '66

Live[edit]

Year Album Translated title
2000 Viveza criolla Folk smarts
2003 Vivo acá I live here
2011 Audio y agua Audio and water

Compilation[edit]

Year Album Translated title
1996 Divididos The Divided Ones
1999 10
2003 Oro Gold
2004 Canciones de cuna al palo Lullabies over the top
2004 Vianda de ayer Yesterday's lunch
2006 Obras cumbres Masterpieces

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