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Music Mondays – Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota

Simon Staedeli

 

Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota

“Patricio Rey y Sus Redonditos de Ricota” (King Patrick and his ricotta balls) is one the most well-known and influential Argentine rock bands of it’s time. Formed in the mid-1970’s in La Plata, the capital city of the province of Buenos Aires. The band had a high level of success from the mid-70’s until their splitting in the 2000’s. During this period, they successfully filled up stadiums around Buenos Aires and Argentina.

The band was made up of five central band members. However, throughout their band lifespan they have included many other members to join them.

Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota

Band Members

Carlos “El Indio” Solari – Lead Vocals and songwriter
Walter Sidotti – Drummer
Sergio Dawi – Saxophone
Daniel “Semilla” Bucciarelli
Eduardo “Skay” Beilinson – Guitar

“Patricio Rey” is a persona or fictional group consciousness. El Indio solar lead the show as the charismatic lead. Even after 2001 when the band separated, Carlos Alberto “El Indio” Solari continued to have a successful solo career. Their albums include: “Un Baión para el ojo idiota”, “Bang! Bang! Estás Liquidado”, “La Mosca y la Sopa”, being one of the band’s most famous albums, and “Luzbelito”:

Lyrics:
As well as being one of the most influential rock bands of their generation, Patricio Rey y los Redonditos de Ricotta Aka “Los Redondos”, were also very well known for their powerful lyrics. Written by “El Indio” Solari, they involve topics such as women, politics and drugs, from a philosophical and existentialist point of view.

Song – Mi perro dinamita

Lyrics in English – My dog dynamite

Why if it’s his rock’n roll?
I don’t know if your dog likes barking to a fool
My dog doesn’t! No it doesn’t like!
With a feverish muzzle No!
Retrieving sticks, running like a fool
Why if it’s his rock’n roll?
No more a wet ass
No! maybe a little fire …
Here and there my dog is trying
a little game
Because it’s his rock’n roll!
My dog Dynamite is so wild
Like a tartar
And he growls No! He refuses No!
He doesn’t wag its tail obediently
He doesn’t give his paw, nor is he faking being dead
And yelps this rock’n roll!
And says No! And disobeys me
No! It’d be better he did
Here and there the very little fox
He’s gets a bit crazy
Because it’s his rock’n roll!

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