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LOS GATOS Discography Los gatos salvajes (1964/65) La Balsa (1967) (single) Los Gatos (1967) Viento dile a la lluvia (1968) (single) Los Gatos Volúmen 2 (1968) Seremos amigos (1968) (single) Seremos amigos (1968) Sueña y corre (1969) (single) Beat Nº 1 (1969) Rock de la mujer perdida (1970) (single) Rock de la mujer perdida (1970) Mama Rock (1970) (single) Inéditos (1972) Volúmen II (1972) (Compilation) Inédito / En vivo (1987) Members featured in the album Los gatos salvajes (1964/65) FÉLIX FRANCISCO "LITTO" NEBBIA - Guitar, harmonica, percussion and vocals JUAN "CIRO" FOGLIATTA - Piano, organo and celesta JUAN CARLOS "CHANGO" PUEBLAS - Electric guitar GUILLERMO ROMERO - Bass JOSÉ "TITO" ADJAIYE - Drums Members featured in the album Los Gatos (1967) FÉLIX FRANCISCO "LITTO" NEBBIA - Vocals, harmonica and tambourine JUAN "CIRO" FOGLIATTA - Keyboards ALFREDO TOTH - Bass OSCAR MORO - Drums KAY GALIFFI - Guitar This band was a consequence of the Gatos Salvajes, and it was formed in 1967 and has a repertoire of 50 songs. In Buenos Aires they played daily at La Cueva, nightclub per excellence. |Litto Nebbia| recalls: «To keep it full during the whole night, from ten to four, we had a repertoire of more than 100 songs, besides the improvisations on the spur of the moment. We played a lot of music, rock, blues, all kinds and, mixed with all that, we played our own songs that were being rehearsed with the idea of recording a record some day» (V.Pintos, page 75). The first single they were able to record was "La Balsa" / "Ayer nomás" and it was an unexpected success: it sold more than 200.000 records. It was recorded on June 19 1967 and it came out on July 3. With the same line-up they released their first two LPs: "Los Gatos" (1967) and "Volúmen 2" (1968). Previously, something from their second LP had come out as a single: "Viento dile a la lluvia", which sold around 100.000 copies. This band, though with some innocence and shyness, started to develop their own language within the argentine rock. «None of us realized at that moment that we represented the birth of a movement», admits Oscar Moro. «There was a lot of bohemia and what we really wanted to do was to carry out our projects. We never thought that the songs would become hits and that we would become one of the pillars of the Argentine Rock. We didn’t notice it, we lived it in a complete different way; we never even imagined that we would become so big.» (Pintos, pág 151) In September 1968 they went on tour throughout South America: Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay and The Song Festival of Río de Janeiro. There we presented "Seremos Amigos", name that the third record will be named after (1968), more modern, almost psychedelic. At the beginning of 1969 the band broke up for a short time. For nine months, all the members of the band, except for Nebbia, traveled to the USA, getting to know the local music, listening to the "big ones of the moment" even recording a single with an American singer which was never released. In the meantime, Nebbia started his solo career, shooting the movie "El extraño de pelo largo" and issuing his first LP. Los Gatos would go back on track the following year with "Beat Nº 1", with Pappo instead of Kay. In this album it can be easily seen the two styles: the melodic music of Litto (in "Sueña y corre") and the rock imposed by |Pappo| ("Hogar")."Rock de la mujer podrida" was going to be the name for their next LP, but due to some censorship problems it was replaced by "Rock de la mujer podrida" (1970). This one, the last one, would be the rockiest and perhaps the best. In the middle of 1970 |Pappo| left the group to form his own band. Nebbia started to play the bass and Toth would become the guitarist. "We are trying to get another sound out of the group", they said. However destiny had already played its card: a single with little feedback and a series of concerts said goodbye to Los Gatos for good adios, a key group within the national music. From that moment, |Litto Nebbia| would continue his solo career. Information: