La Grasa de las Capitales
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|La Grasa de las Capitales|
|Studio album by|
|Genre||Pop, rock, Latin|
|Serú Girán chronology|
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.
- All songs written and composed by Charly García, except where noted.
- "La Grasa de las Capitales" (Grease of the capitals) - 4:37
- "San Francisco y el Lobo" (Saint Francis & The Wolf) (David Lebón, Charly García) - 2:23
- "Perro Andaluz" (Andalusian Dog) - 4:59
- "Frecuencia Modulada" (Modulated Frequency) (Charly García, David Lebón) - 3:20
- "Paranoia y Soledad" (Paranoia And Loneliness) (Pedro Aznar) - 6:52
- "Noche de Perros" (Dogs Night) (David Lebón, Charly García) - 6:34
- "Viernes, 3 A.M." (Friday, 3 A.M.) - 4:18
- "Los Sobrevivientes" (The Survivors) - 3:51
- "Canción de Hollywood" (Hollywood Song) - 4:54
- Charly García – Fender Rhodes electric piano, Yamaha CP-70, Minimoog synthesizer, mellotron lead vocal, Moog Bass in "Los Sobrevivientes"
- David Lebón - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lead vocal
- Pedro Aznar - bass guitar, fretless bass, synthesizers Minimoog, acoustic guitar,lead vocal, tubular bells on "Paranoia y Soledad"
- Oscar Moro - drums, percussion