El Reloj - First Album & Second Album (2on1 CD)
Hard Prog Rock
Regular price €14,90
2 original recordings on 1 CD:
- First Album (1975)
- Second Album (1976)
Re-issue 2010 Sunny Pierrot
El Reloj, mainly inspired in DEEP PURPLE with a clear Symphonic structure and style was originally formed by Eduardo Frezza and Willy Gardi in 1970 from the ashes of two bands called LAGRIMA (Tear) and LOS ANGELES SALVAJES (The Wild Angels) from a small city called Rosario, EL RELOJ made their debut in a movie theater called El Monumental with the record of 1,100 seats and a lot of people in the street who wasn't able to reach a ticket.
The original lineup was formed by Luis Valenti (Keyboards and vocals), Willy Gardi (Guitar), Osvaldo Zabala (Guitar), Eduardo Freza (Bass and Vocals) and Juan Espósito (Drums), soon joins Eduardo Tucata Suarez as second guitar who leaves the band and is replaced by Gregorio Felipes.
In 1975 they release the first LP called El Reloj with clear Deep Purple influence but listening again after some years I noticed they had more of the Uriah Heep's mystic and proggy sound, even Luis Valenti sounds pretty much like David Byron.
This album contains old and new material by the band but as in most South America it was hard to get sponsored when you were a local band, so that's the reason it had to wait so much, the budget was so tied that they couldn't afford the art cover with The Melted Clocks by Dali.
In 1976 their style changes dramatically and they approach to a Symphonic sound with their second LP called El Reloj II which rises the popularity of the band incredibly but also is the starting point of tensions inside the band so after two concerts in a full Luna Park and long tours through Argentina they dissolve.