Charly García

Maximos del Rock Argentino

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The first thing that you need to know about this album is that it's wrongly credited to Charly García. Most of the songs belong to Serú Girán, one of the groups in which García took part. Although he composed most of the tracks, it definitely wasn't "his" band.

The material reunited here comes from Serú Girán's first two albums, his self-titled debut and the sophomore La Grasa de las Capitales. There are some all-time classics like "Viernes 3 AM" and "Seminare." There are also a couple of songs from "Música del Alma," a curious and ephemeral project in which García took part along with Leon Gieco and Raul Porchetto. "El Fantasma de Canterville" and "Mensajes del Alma" come from that harvest. The material on Maximos del Rock Argentino is not a comprehensive approach to García's entire work, but it works well as a sample of what he did between 1977 and 1979.

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