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Suéter in 1985.
Background information
OriginBuenos Aires, Argentina
GenresArgentine rock, new wave, pop rock, reggae, space rock[1]
Years active1981–1989
Labels20th Century Records
Associated actsCharly Garcia
Fabiana Cantilo
Los Twist
Andrés Calamaro
Cachorro López
Los Abuelos de la Nada
Past members

Suéter (in English: Sweater), was an Argentine rock band, formed in mid-1981.[2] The group has contributed to many classics in its country's popular songbook, such as "Amanece en la ruta", "Él anda diciendo", "Comiendo gefilte fish", "Vía México" and "Extraño ser".[2]


Led by Miguel Zavaleta, also was initially built by Fabiana Cantilo and Celsa Mel Gowland as showgirls.[3] They Juan del Barrio (keyboards) and Gustavo Donés (bass), training with which they recorded the first album were added.[3] They had the support of Charly García who invited as the opening act, but the public initially rejected.[3]

Gradually they reached some recognition and some massive hits like "Vía México", a song from 1985, on the illegality of divorce, at a time when the country was preparing to establish the law admitted it.[4]

In 1987, Miguel left the band to try a solo career without much success.[4] Returning to 1994, with a renewed and Miguel Zavaleta training as only original member (with Diego Chorno on guitar and keyboards; Jorge Álvarez on drums and Raúl Chevalier on bass), later replaced by Laura Gómez Palma).[4]

In 2003, the original lineup that had recorded the first album in 1982[1] (Zavaleta, Dones, Minissale, del Barrio) with drummer meets Hernán "Fresa" Robic.[1] The band stays together until the December 8, 2007 Gustavo Donés dies, due to internal conflict and the group broke up shortly after leaving a new unreleased album.[5]


  • Drums: Daniel Colombres (1981–1983), Claudio "Pato" Loza in (1985–1987) and Claudio Venier (1987)
  • Bass: Edgardo Roggati (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 4 April 1954 – Ibid, 20 October 2003) – (1981), Gustavo Donés (27 April 1953 – 8 December 2007) – (1981, 1989, 2003, 2007), Edgardo Folino (1951–1996) – (1981).[5]
  • Guitar: Jorge Minissale (4 March 1959 – ) – (1981, 1986, 2003, 2007), José Luis "Sarten" Asaresi (Province of Santa Fe, Argentina, circa, 1958 – Geneva, Switzerland, 2 November 2011) – (1987–1989)
  • Keyboard and voice: Miguel Zavaleta, (February 16, 1955 – ) (1981–2007)
  • Keyboard: Juan del Barrio (1981, 1983, 2002, 2007), Alejandro Desilvestre (1962 -) – (1985–1986)


Studio albums[edit]

  • Suéter: La reserva moral de Occidente (1982)
  • Lluvia de gallinas (1984)
  • 20 caras bonitas (1985)
  • Misión ciudadano 1 (1987)
  • Sueter 5 (1995)


  • Suéter Completo (1988)
  • Elefantes en el techo (1997)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Biography Sueter in Retrieved April 16, 2016
  2. ^ a b "Historia del Rock argentino". Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Biografía de Suéter en Retrieved April 16, 2016
  4. ^ a b c Suéter en La Historia del Rock Argentino Retrieved April 16, 2016
  5. ^ a b "Falleció Gustavo Donés, el bajista de Suéter". Retrieved 16 April 2016.

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