Recorded in 1974 in France, the album that is the bulk of this reissue has long been regarded as one of the finest recorded by any Argentine artist of the era. With a voice sounding like a cross between Tim Buckley and Peter Hammill, Abuelo became a big star in his native land, recording several rare psyched-out singles in the late sixties, with bells, treated vocals, strange edits, lots of phasing etc., included here as bonus tracks.
But thanks to his fickle temper, there was no LP from Abuelo during that time—the album would only emerge years later, after a sojourn in Ibiza, and a bit of wandering throughout Europe.
For the actual LP, Abuelo received superb support from Nada, who provided excellent musicianship throughout: the tracks are alternately progressive and very psychedelic (described by some as a cross between Led Zeppelin and Van der Graaf Generator), intense and gloomy.
Sadly, Abuelo died of AIDS in 1988, which has diminished the importance of his legacy
1 Tirando Piedas Al Rio 7:18
2 El Largo Dia De Vivir 4:20
3 Estoy Aqui Parado Sentado Y Acostado 9:18
4 El Muelle 6:10
5 Señor Carnicero 4:35
6 Recal Sabido Forastero 4:04
7 Octavo Sendero 4:45
Bonus Con: Los Abuelos De La Nada
8 Diana Divaga (1968) 3:20
9 Tema En Flu Sobre El Planeta (1968) 2:16
10 Pipo La Serpiente (1968) 2:32
11 LLovera (1968) 4:09
12 Oye Nino (1969) 3:40
13 Mariposas De Madera (1969) 2:55