The qualities of The fabulous Cadillacs, who hadn’t played Buenos Aires for five years, seemed to have been forgotten simply because they didn’t produce news or appear live. Because time passes and the musical business continues to produce new artists, great hits and also outstanding material from heroes of all genres.
The return took place on Friday 26 in a Movistar stadium packed with fans who wanted to see their flagship band in action, as well as younger people who had never seen them in a recital.
The result was overwhelmingbecause they have not only proven to live up to their legend, but also it is confirmed as unique, original and extraordinary in his style.
The fabulous Cadillacs reminded everyone of this their sound laid the foundations for the so-called “Latin rock” of the 90s, forming a seminal trilogy with Mano Negra and Maldita Vecindad. All of them were born from ska and punk, they added rock and then salsa, to form their own rhythm, which today continues to spread the same energy and freshness as always.
the start of the show
Live at the Movistar Arena, the Cadillacs sounded precise and tight, playing one shot after anotherwithout even leaving free space to set foot in the courageous rock-opera of his return to studies in 2016, The salvation of Solo and Juan.
The public attended the event, quickly selling out tickets and forcing the addition of a second show for Saturday the 27th, which also will be seen live on Star+ from 20:30.
One had only to look at the packed stalls and the compactness of the unseated field to see that they weren’t up to it: both the group and the fans deserved more dates or a bigger stadium.
The training has been the same as for the last eight years, with the addition of the sons of Vicentico and Flavio (Florián Fernández Capello and Astor Cianciarulo) and the trombonist of Necochea Joaquín De Francisco, together with the historic cast, with Mario Siperman, Sergio Rotman, Fernando Ricciardi and Dany Lozano.
Also, as happens from time to time, his old partner joined Luciano Jr. (renamed “El Tirri” in the Tinelli universe) to sing the surreal lyrics of Belcha.
In preview, a nice pre-recorded dj set by Rotman, culminating with lights out and music by The James Bond suite by John Barry.
Each one took his place, and they began with the short instrumental Cadillacs, which set the tone for the “rude-boy” origin of the project. He caused ovations and the first pogo of the evening.
The stadium collapsed with the first song from the repertoire: Manuel Santillan the Lion. one was unleashed general madness, a mixture of indescribable happiness, superficial emotion and overflowing energy.
Within minutes, Cadillac, which few porteños had in mind as an active band, They have reclaimed a place they had never actually leftand have positioned themselves at the top of the current scene, with the maturity of almost 40 years of career and the desire to play intact.
Vincentian He was particularly thrifty, walking from one end of the stage to the other, dancing from time to time with Flavio, feigning little Follia steps, playing with the harmonica and a stick and barely waving when Smellytowards the end of the concert.
“Very good evening, a pleasure for us to be able to play again today, an honour,” he said. He called for dimming the lights, turning off the phones for a while, maybe kneeling and shutting up before calling out “No war, no violence, no injustice and your greed” and unleashing an explosion of mosh and insanity.
Instead flavianAlthough he didn’t speak either, from the beginning he occasionally shouted “El León del Ritmo, Buenos Aires!”, alluding to the name of the show and the tour.
Unforgettable two hours
The lineup was able to overcome the punk-rock skull of The death to the multirhythm of carmel and two hooked from the second disk I warned you!: I’m tired of seeing you with others AND dubbing geniuswith your appointment at Crime radio and a great solo by Florián.
Suddenly there was a couple of seconds they didn’t get the next song, and people immediately jumped at the opportunity to start singing the tune of I would not sit at your tablesomething that usually happens just before the encores.
the cadenced skulls and devils gave some breathing room, with a good trombone solo included, but soon came a lengthy and inspired version for two sets of The damned.
following The sting, number 2 on your list, stop calling me that and the psychedelic touch of the Beatles blue jacketall with a permanent and furious pogo in the field.
The last stop was with a series of great successes: Following the moon (with a nod to Kaya of Sumo and some verses sung by its author Sergio Rotman), 5th centenary, Carnival for life (with the entire stadium jumping and Flavio haranguing), Smelly AND Bullfighter.
After a pause, Signor Flavio came to his senses a bass solo with quotes from Tomorrow in the supplyThen another set of songs with the whole band: You know hooked with today I cried song (composed together with Rubén Blades) and a final shout of “Totito!” in homage to the remembered Gerardo Rotblatt.
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.