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Babasonicos
   
Number of songs: 16 | Total weeks on charts: 169
Appearing in a total number of: 18 charts | Total period running: 1419 days
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Babasónicos is an Argentine rock band, formed in the early 1990s along with others such as Peligrosos Gorriones and Los Brujos. After emerging in the wave of Argentine New Rock bands of the late '80s and early '90s, Babasonicos became one of the banner groups of the "sonic" underground rock movement in Argentina in the late 1990s. 

The band name refers partly to Sai Baba, the Indian guru, and partly to The Jetsons, whose Spanish version is called Los Supersónicos. 

The lead singer Adrián "Dárgelos" Rodríguez and the keyboardist Diego "Uma-T" Tuñón initially decided to create a new wave style, which wouldn't follow the established Argentine music. The other official band members are: Diego "Uma" Rodríguez (guitarist and lead singer), Diego "Panza" Castellano (drummer), Mariano "Roger" Domínguez (guitarist), and recently deceased Gabriel "Gabo" Manelli (bassist). 

For their second album, Trance Zomba (1994), they incorporated a guest DJ, "DJ Peggyn" who would eventually remain as a band member until after releasing Miami (1999). This same year the band saw the departure of their longtime manager Cosme. 

In 1999, they collaborated with Ian Brown on a song that bears their name on his album Golden Greats. 

Although the band has never been afraid to experiment with various diverse styles throughout their career, since they recorded Jessico (2001) their songs have become simpler and more in tune with current trends in music. Some believe this to be a contradiction with their original tenets, and that Babasonicos has turned into a mainstream marketable band. 

Their following records, Infame (2003), Anoche (2005), Mucho (2008), and "A Propósito" (2011) are proof that they have reached a broader audience. 

Babasonicos also composed the soundtrack for Vera Fogwill's movie Las Mantenidas Sin Sueños (Kept and Dreamless), which was released in 2007. The album was composed in 2003. 

On January 12, 2008, the band posted an entry on their official site in which they informed that their longtime bassist, Gabriel Manelli had died as a result of Hodgkin's disease, which he had been suffering since the tour supporting the album Infame. 

Their album Mucho, was released in 2008, and was a more straight forward rock album than their predecessors. Phil Brown (Bob Marley, Robert Palmer, Talk Talk, Roxy Music) worked with Babasonicos just like he did in their previous album, Anoche. It is unknown who will be their new bassist, but in the meantime, their long-time friend Carca is playing with them. 

They released the album "A Propósito" (2011) and their latest release was the LP "Romantisísmico" (2013).

Discography:
1992 - Pasto
1994 - Trance Zomba
1996 - Dopádromo
1997 - Babasónica
1999 - Miami
2001 - Jessico
2003 - Infame
2005 - Anoche
2008 - Mucho
2011 - A propósito
2013 - Romantisísmico
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Babasonicos in the news
'heineken Inspire' Presents: Cold War Kids, Fabolous, The Hold Steady, J. Cole, Matt & Kim, Ryan Leslie, Tito El Bambino, Wale And More (04/05/2010) 10th Annual Latin Grammy Nominations Represent A Broad Spectrum Of Worldwide Artists, Spotlighting Rising Talent As Well As Established Performers (21/09/2009)
10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Nominations Represent a Broad Spectrum of Worldwide Artists, Spotlighting Rising Talent as Well as Established Performers (19/09/2009) JACK DANIEL'S Studio No. 7 Returns With A Brand New Line-Up Featuring Zoe, Motel, Pinker Tones And Kinky (07/04/2009)
Juanes, Wisin y Yandel, Gilberto Santa Rosa, El Chapo De Sinaloa & Mana among Top Nominees For 'Premio Lo Nuestro 2009' On Univision (14/01/2009) Hard Rock Icons Metallica To Perform At Los Premios MTV Latin America 2008 (14/10/2008)
Mexican Rock Band & Multiple Nominee Cafe Tacvba, Electronic Group Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible & Chilean Pop Band Kudai Set To Perform Live At Los Premios MTV Latin America 2008 (06/10/2008) Plastilina Mosh Release New Album Today Following Explosive Full Capacity Central Park Performance (08/08/2008)
Universal Music Latin Entertainment Announces Senior Management Appointments (14/05/2008) Mana, Camila, Belinda & Avril Lavigne Top The Winners' List At 'Los Premios MTV Latin America 2007' (22/10/2007)
Belinda Tops 'Los Premios MTV Latinoamerica 2007' With 5 Nominations (13/09/2007) Mexican Institute Of Sound's (MIS) Sophomore Album 'Piata' Set For Release On July 24, 2007 (23/07/2007)
Univision Announces 'Premio Lo Nuestr' 2007 Nominees (12/12/2006) Carlos Vives Nabs Six 2002 Latin GRAMMY Awards Nominations (25/07/2002)
LAMC Announces Central Park Summerstage Concert Lineup For August 10th Show (23/05/2002)
Songs by Babasonicos
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