Prodan photographed for the cover of suplement Sí of Clarín, a few days before his death.
May 17, 1953|
|Died||December 22, 1987
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Genres||Rock, Punk rock, New Wave, Reggae|
|Occupations||Musician, singer, songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Bass guitar|
|Associated acts||Sumo, New Clear Heads, Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota, Andrés Calamaro|
Luca Prodan (17 May 1953 - 22 December 1987) was an Italian-Argentine musician.
He was the son of an Austrian father and a Scottish mother, born in Rome after the return of the Prodan family from China, where Luca's father had set up a prosperous business becoming an expert in ancient Chinese pottery, because of the Japanese invasion. Prodan attended Gordonstoun School, a private boarding school in Scotland, and for some time drifted in Manchester and London. In 1981, after a heroin crisis in the late 1970s London, he moved to an old Anglo-Argentine (Timmy McKern) friend's farm in the central hills of Córdoba Province Argentina seeking peace to try kicking his heroin addiction.
Two posthumous records of pre-Sumo recordings are available and show us an "insider's" view of the artist. Recorded mostly in the Traslasierra region of Cordoba, Argentina (his initial dwelling place), they bear testimony to his musical influences and inspiration: Peter Hammill, Nick Drake, Lou Reed, Ian Dury, Joy Division and Bob Marley.
After Luca Prodan's death, two bands were formed from former Sumo members: Divididos and Las Pelotas.
He was the older brother of film actor and composer Andrea Prodan.
- Corpiños en la madrugada (1983)
- Divididos por la felicidad (1985)
- Llegando los monos (1986)
- After chabón (1987)
- Fiebre (1989)
- Time Fate Love, recorded in 1980 (1996)
- Perdedores Hermosos (Beautiful Losers), recorded in 1981 (1997)