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Attaque 77 in Buenos Aires (2010)
|Origin||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Labels||Radio Tripoli Discos
Sony Music BMG
|Associated acts||Marky Ramone, Reincidentes, Jauría|
Leonardo De Cecco
|Past members||Ciro Pertusi
Martín "Tucan" Bosa
Formed in 1987 as a group of friends who got together to play their favorite songs, most of them by The Ramones, their favorite band and the one that influenced them the most. They started writing songs in the same punk rock style, with lyrics with proletarian content (about exploited factory workers, etc.), and wore denim jackets, which became one of their hallmarks in their beginnings. When they were just starting, they played the more traditional punk rock style of seminal bands like the aforementioned Ramones, the Sex Pistols or the early The Clash. In more recent years, they have become more popular by virtue of a more melodic style. High points in the band's history include the album El Cielo Puede Esperar (1990) and Ángeles caidos (1992), which first made their name widely recognizable. Other high points include the high-selling album Amén!, Un Día Perfecto (U.D.P.), Radio Insomnio and the 2003 album Antihumano, and Karmagedon, released in 2007 and last album with Ciro Pertusi.
In early 2009, Ciro Pertusi left the group for personal reasons, leaving only Martinez, De Cecco and Scaglione as current members. Pertusi recently formed a new group called "Jauría" in 2010, with Esteban '22' Serniotti on guitar and vocals, Mauro Ambesi on bass and Ray Fajardo (ex-El Otro Yo) on drums.
In 2009 came the album Estallar devised largely by Mariano Martinez.
In 2012, the band release the first acoustic live album Acustico Teatro Opera Bs As, with special guests.
Mariano Martínez and Ciro Pertusi are vegetarians and so they have composed many songs promoting animals rights, including Espiral de Silencio (Spiral of Silence), San Fermín and Ojos de Perro (Dog’s Eyes).
According to polls by their fan club Regimiento de Pecadores (Sinners Regiment), their most famous song is Hacelo por Mí (Do it for me) and their best lyrics are in the song Donde las águilas se Atreven (Where the eagles dare) from which the fan club gets its name.
- Current members
- Mariano Gabriel Martínez - lead vocals (since 2009), guitars, keyboards (since 1987–present).
- Luciano Scaglione − bass, double bass, backing vocals (since 1993–present).
- Leonardo De Cecco - drums, percussion and acoustic guitar (1989–present).
- Additional musicians
- Andrea Álvarez - Percussion (2003–present).
- Lucas Ninci - keyboards, bandoneón and backing vocals (2009–present)
- Former members
- Ciro Pertusi - lead vocals (1989-2009), rhythm guitar (1995-2009), bass (1987-1989)
- Adrian Vera - bass (1989-1992)
- Federico Pertusi - lead vocals (1987-1989)
- Daniel Caffieri - rhythm guitar (1987-1988)
- Claudio Leiva - drums, percussion (1987-1989)
- Martín "Tucan" Bosa - keyboards, backing vocals (1998-2009)
- Studio albums
- Dulce Navidad (1989, Radio Tripoli Records)
- El Cielo Puede Esperar (1990, Radio Tripoli Records)
- Angeles Caídos (1992, Radio Tripoli Records/Sony Music)
- Todo Está al Revés (1993, RCA Records/Sony Music)
- Amén! (1995, RCA Records/Sony Music)
- Un Día Perfecto (U.D.P.) (1997, RCA Records/Sony Music)
- Otras Canciones (1998, Ariola Records/Sony Music)
- Radio Insomnio (2000, Ariola Records/Sony Music)
- Amateur (2002, BMG)
- Antihumano (2003, BMG)
- Karmagedon (2007, BMG)
- Estallar (2009, Sony Music)
- Pirotecnia autorizada (2006, BMG)
- Live albums
- Rabioso! La Pesadilla Recién Comienza (1991, Radio Tripoli Records)
- 89 - 92 (1994, Radio Tripoli Records)
- Trapos (2001, BMG)
- Karmagedon en vivo (2008, BMG)
- Acustico Teatro Opera Bs As (2012)
- Compilation albums;
- Caña! (2001, Ariola Records/Sony Music)
- Obras cumbres (2005, BMG)
- Official Website (Spanish - English)