La Grasa de las Capitales

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La Grasa de las Capitales
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1979
GenrePop, rock, Latin[1]
Length43:43
LabelSazam
Serú Girán chronology
Serú Girán
(1978)
La Grasa de las Capitales
(1979)
Bicicleta
(1980)

La Grasa de las Capitales is the second album by the Argentine Rock band Serú Girán, released in 1979. After its deeply criticized debut album Serú Girán, the band went in search for a different sound, one that could be closer to the fans' expectations. They grew distant from symphonic rock and became closer to rock while keeping a considerable jazz fusion element in the music, which also was present in the debut album, and to a lesser extent some progressive rock along the way.

The album spurred three hit singles. Pedro Aznar's "Paranoia y Soledad" (Paranoia and Loneliness) which was a cryptically metaphoric song talking about a man's descent into insanity; "La Grasa de Las Capitales" (The Grease/Fats of the Capitals) which presented a sharp criticism on the paparazzi and the frivolous magazines (as showed on the sarcastic album cover, which parodies Gente magazine), and the final track, "Viernes, 3 A.M." (Friday, 3:00am) which had lyrics graphically depicting a man's suicide.

In 2007, the Argentine edition of Rolling Stone ranked it 17 on its list of "The 100 Greatest Albums of National Rock".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written and composed by Charly García, except where noted.

Side one

  1. "La Grasa de las Capitales" (Grease of the capitals) - 4:37
  2. "San Francisco y el Lobo" (Saint Francis & The Wolf) (David Lebón, Charly García) - 2:23
  3. "Perro Andaluz" (Andalusian Dog) - 4:59
  4. "Frecuencia Modulada" (Modulated Frequency) (Charly García, David Lebón) - 3:20
  5. "Paranoia y Soledad" (Paranoia And Loneliness) (Pedro Aznar) - 6:52

Side two

  1. "Noche de Perros" (Dogs Night) (David Lebón, Charly García) - 6:34
  2. "Viernes, 3 A.M." (Friday, 3 A.M.) - 4:18
  3. "Los Sobrevivientes" (The Survivors) - 3:51
  4. "Canción de Hollywood" (Hollywood Song) - 4:54

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Grasa de las Capitales". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Los 100 mejores discos del rock nacional". Rolling Stone Argentina (in Spanish). Publirevistas S. A. April 2007.