With the goal of skipping as many hits as possible, we put together a playlist with the best Argentine rock from the 80s. From Los Abuelos de la Nada to Soda Stereo, let us take you on a walk through the true standouts from the decade of the weird new hairdos.
- Soda Stereo – ‘En Camino’
The galloping rhythm section and Cerati’s passionate vocal delivery is a neatly packaged summary of everything we love about their 80s new wave-y masterpiece “Signos.”
- Virus – ‘Tomo Lo Que Encuentro’
Federico Moura’s seductive voice and the sleazy synth sounds make this one a decadent pleasure we can’t afford to skip.
- Andrés Calamaro – ‘Fabio Zerpa Tiene Razón’
A silly but extremely enjoyable synthpop song by early Calamaro featuring a cameo by famous ufologist Fabio Zerpa
- Charly García – ‘Promesas Sobre El Bidet’
Hilarious song name aside, this is an absolute classic from one of Charly’s finest albums.
- Los Encargados – ‘Orbitando’
A cosmic love song for the space age. Need we say more?
- Fito Páez – ‘Track Track’
Over fractured beats and icy synth sounds, Fito sings his heart out about a very real and tragic episode in his life.
- Patricio Rey y Los Redonditos de Ricota – ‘Motor Psico’:
A classic Argentine rock guitar melody, and probably the only Redondos song to feature handclaps
- Spinetta Jade – ‘Camafeo’:
Off-kilter synth sounds that perfectly mirror Spinetta’s oblique lyrics
- Sumo – ‘Mula Plateada’:
With most of their songs falling somewhere between reggae and post punk, Sumo has never sounded fresher than in this Native American-inspired tune
- Los Abuelos De La Nada – ‘Menage A Trois’:
The late Miguel Abuelo and his tale of a man emotionally confused by his participation in a threesome.