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Jesus Figueroa - Con Todos (Argentina 1972) & Magica Fuente (Argentina 1974)

"A legend from Uruguay. Leader and singer of mythical band Opus Alfa playing together with members of Días de Blues and Psiglo. Hard-rock and blues "a la Vox Dei, Pescado Rabioso". Lyrics in Spanish."

"Figueroa was the lead singer of Uruguay psych band Opus Alfa, which evolved into Dias de Blues (without him). It was an amicable split, however, and the members of Dias de Blues performed on the first album. The music on Con Todos is a fairly run-of-the-mill mixture of rock and blues, with an emphasis on acoustic guitar and singing. As such, while it is presumably an important political and cultural document, from a purely musical standpoint it is less likely to be of interest. There is some tasty organ playing on one cut, though. Magica Fuente is somewhat more musically interesting, with some weird effects and more of a drug vibe, but essentially continues the same style, even over longer tracks such as the eight-minute “Fuego de Dragon”. There is also a track with some harp playing, perhaps foretelling Figueroa’s subsequent search for enlightenment from eastern gurus. The CD concludes with a two minute Opus Alfa bonus track. I think this reissue will be welcomed by South American psych collectors, and will go unnoticed by everyone else." (Sean McFee @ Expose Progressive Music)

Con Todos link



Magica Fuente link


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI
THANKS.
A.L
SWEDEN

Stepping Stone said...

Great Sound, man!
Thanks!!!!!

Astro De said...

These albums "Jesus Figueroa" "con todos" and "Magica Fuente" are from Uruguay (not argentina) and recorded on the label SONDOR from Uruguay,

Crotchbat said...

Thanks for the tip, Astro!

0_o

Astro De said...

No man , that's not a tip. Its fact and it would be good if you change it so that the info is correct.

Crotchbat said...

Who are you, the Blog Police?

Watch how fast I move to fix a 4-year-old post, Astro De.

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