Carlos Rodríguez (musician)

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Carlos Rodríguez
Boom Boom Kid (Carlos Rodríguez), Berlin 2010.jpg
Carlos Rodríguez in 2010.
Background information
Birth name Carlos Damián Rodríguez
Also known as Nekro, Il Carlo, BBK, Boom Boom Kid, Voom Vaan Kinder, El Principito hardcore
Born (1972-01-13) 13 January 1972 (age 44)
Campana, Argentina
Genres Alternative rock
Hard rock
Melodic hardcore
Thrash metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, voice
Years active 1989–present
Labels Ugly Records
Associated acts Fun People, Boom Boom Kid

Carlos Damián Rodríguez (13 January 1972) is an Argentinean musician, artist and songwriter, famous as part of the alternative rock band Fun People and who is currently in the band Boom Boom Kid. Also known by various aliases as: Nekro, Boom Boom Kid,[1] and Il Carlo. He has released several CDs, DVDs, records and books.


Born in Campana, Argentina, he has been a vegetarian since the age 17.[2] His first concert was on 26 July 1989. In 1995, he released the record Anestesia[3] and went on tour with the band Fun People, made up by Carlos Rodríguez (vocals), Lucas Elizald Sequeira (guitar), Dario López (bass), Marcelo Vidal (drums). His works are translated into Spanish and English, and in many cases both interchangeably. He also performs acoustic solo shows playing the guitar.

Highlights of his covers of other artists are: "Stay Free" from The Clash and the song "Principe Azul" (Blue Prince) from Uruguayan Eduardo Mateo.

On his arm he has a tattoo of the Saint Exupery character The Little Prince.[4]

He has released his records in Latin América, Europe, Japan and USA, among others. In his shows, tours, and liner notes to these records, he conducts himself with a do it yourself ideology.[2]

He appears in many of his videos. In the song "Brick by Brick" holding a sign with the legend: "Fuck art! let's rock",[5] or singing in "I do" which was retransmitted by the MTV and the song "I don't mind" transmitted by MuchMusic.


  • 1995, Fun People, Anesthesia
  • 1997, Fun People, Kum Kum
  • 1997, Fun People, Todo niño sensible sabrá de qué estamos hablando
  • 1998, Fun People, The Fun People Experience
  • 1999, Fun People, The Art(e) of Romance.
  • 1999, Fun People, Gori & Nekro – Golden hits
  • 2000, Fun People, Angustia no, no
  • 2001, Boom Boom Kid, Okey Dokey
  • 2004, Boom Boom Kid, Smiles from Chapanoland
  • 2006, Boom Boom Kid, The many many moods of Boom Boom Kid.
  • 2007, Boom Boom Kid, Wasabi
  • 2007, Boom Boom Kid, Espontáneos Momentos De 2x2 Es 16 Odas Al Dada Tunes
  • 2009, Boom Boom Kid, Frisbee
  • 2010, Boom Boom Kid, Colección verano 2010
  • 2011, Boom Boom Kid, Muy Frisbee
  • 2012, Boom Boom Kid, Libro absurdo

On 8 October 2011, he was invited to play with the band Bad Religion.[6]


  1. ^ "Boom Boom Kid – foto" (in Spanish). 
  2. ^ a b Rolling Stone. "Hardcore sonriente y activo" (in Spanish). 
  3. ^ Fun People. "Aneshesia" (in Spanish). 
  4. ^ Rosario Rock. "Entrevista Boom Boom Kid" (in Spanish). 
  5. ^ Youtube. "Brick by Brick" (in Spanish). 
  6. ^ Terra. "Boom Boom Kid habla de Fun People y del show de Bad Religion" (in Spanish). 

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