Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
Official Biography (courtesy of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs)
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have been widely acclaimed as one of the world's most important rock bands of the past two decades. Recognized for their groundbreaking fusion of ska, rock, tropical, punk, reggae and Latin rhythms, the Cadillacs have sold millions of records worldwide. They became stars in their native Argentina throughout the late 80s before propelling the Latin Rock genre into the international spotlight in the 90s.
Songs like "Matador" and "Mal Bicho" were anthems for a generation and inspired thousands of youth and musicians across the globe. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs' reputation led to recording collaborations with a variety of stars including Mick Jones (of The Clash), Celia Cruz, Ruben Blades, Deborah Harry (Blondie), Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (of the Talking Heads) and Fishbone.
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have launched the music video for "Vamos Ya," their new take on Curtis Mayfield's classic "Move On Up." "Vamos Ya" is the first single off the Cadillacs' recently released album, â€˜El Arte De La Elegancia'. While the Cadillacs first began covering "Move On Up" at live shows in 1987, this is the first time that the track was recorded in the studio.
â€˜El Arte De La Elegancia' is the follow-up to â€˜La Luz Del Ritmo,' the Cadillacs' first studio album in nearly ten years. It features a collection of fresh takes on the band's rarities in addition to two new tracks ("Siete Jinetes" y "Lanzallamas"). "We've been searching for songs that represent the â€˜B-side' of LFC," explains saxophonist Sergio Rotman. "They are the songs that we â€˜lost' amidst the madness and the band's extensive discography. These are songs that were never played on the radio and we simply enjoyed re-visiting them again."
"We are playing many shows these days so we didn't have time to write an album of entirely new songs," lead singer Vicentico adds. "But we wanted to enter the studio and leave a record for how the band is sounding right now. So we decided on tracks that we have rarely played in the past - songs that deserve the attention. We spent a lot of time in the studio working on these re-interpretations and quickly became excited at the new power that we have as a group."