Sumo

Corpiños en la Madrugada

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This album acquired mythical status at the end of the '80s in Argentina. When it was originally released, in 1982, only 300 tape copies were made. And of course, they immediately ran out of stock. So it began to circulate as a bootleg, until it was reissued on CD in 1992. This was Sumo's first output. It was never considered a proper debut album but a collection of demo songs. And it's a superlative one, not only because of the quality of the songs but also because it's a historical document proving that they sounded like no one else around at the time. Some songs were re-recorded for future official releases (e.g., "Mejor No Hablar [De Ciertas Cosas]," "La Rubia Tarada," "Debede," "Divididos por la Felicidad"), others became live favorites and will never be edited (e.g., "Teléfonos/White Trash," "Fuck You"), and the track "Heroína" was finally included -- in the same version -- on the band's second album, Llegando los Monos. Corpiños en la Madrugada may not be the group's best work, but it is one of their most compelling. [In 1992 this album was reissued in CD with a couple of bonus tracks: "Warm Mist" and "Solo Piano."]

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
5:53
2
5:30
3
3:20
4
8:47
5
3:37
6
4:44
7
2:52
8
1:57
9
4:08
10
5:21
11
5:25
12
6:57
13
2:41
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