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Serú Girán

Band, 1978-1982 AR
Rock

Serú Girán was an Argentine rock supergroup. Formed in 1978, the group consisted of Charly García (keyboards, synthesizers and vocals), David Lebón (guitars and vocals), Pedro Aznar (electric and fretless bass and vocals), and Oscar Moro (drums and percussion). It is considered one of the best in the history of Rock en Español, both musically, and conceptually and staging. It is also renowned for the virtuosity of its musicians. Serú Girán was born after the separation of the band La Máquina De Hacer Pájaros which Charly García had organized in his early post-Sui Generis (4). Along with David Lebón, Charly García traveled to Búzios (Brazil) in 1978, with the idea of writing songs for a new album. On their return to Buenos Aires, García met the young and talented bass player Pedro Aznar. They were then joined by Oscar Moro, who was the drummer of La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros and formerly of the legendary group Los Gatos. "Billy Bond And The Jets" was formed by Charly García, Billy Bond, David Lebón, Pedro Aznar and Oscar Moro. They released a single disc with tracks like "Discoshock", "Toda la Gente", and "Loco, ¿No te sobra una moneda?". Finally Billy Bond (2) dismantled the project, and the rest of its members formed Serú Girán. The beginnings of the band were difficult. Its first album, Serú Girán (released in 1978), did not have a good reception even though some of its songs (notably "Seminare" and "Eiti Leda") would become public anthems. The first public appearance of the band was in a boat over the Riachuelo. What inspired García to do this was the revolutionary band "Los Jóvenes de Ayer". In its debut, the band was joined by the orchestral collaborations of Daniel Goldberg, who recorded with 24 musicians in USA. The official presentation of the debut album Serú Girán was held in Estadio Obras Sanitarias on November 3 in 1978 with an orchestra of 24 musicians (string section and wind) and closed circuit television. In the back of the stage, a giant screen showing addressing the musicians on stage. Lebón, Aznar and Moro were dressed in white, while Charly chose a jacket, a black mesh bag and snickers. The beginning of the recital, with the full orchestra playing the powerful intro of the song "Serú Girán", presaged an unforgettable night. However, it did not go well. The audience didn't get the satire behind the song "Discoshock", which is about the disco music in vogue at the time, and was taken aback. Amid a chorus of whistles, the crowd asked the musicians to play "Blues del levante", a song written by García at the end of his Sui Generis tenure. The rest of the concert went to general indifference.

        
Members
PortraitPedro Aznar
voc *1959 AR
PortraitCharly Garcia
voc *1951 AR
PortraitDavid Lebon
voc *1952 AR
PortraitOscar Moro
dr, perc 1948-2006 AR
Popular Tracks   
Seminare on Serú Girán by Serú Girán
Nos Veremos Otra Vez on Seru Giran 92 by Serú Girán
Viernes 3 AM on Rock Nacional by Various Artists
Eiti-Leda on Serú Girán by Serú Girán
Peperina on Peperina by Serú Girán
Cinema Verité on Peperina by Serú Girán
Canción De Alicia En El País on Oro by Serú Girán
Viernes, 3AM on La Grasa de las Capitales: Edición 40º Aniversario by Serú Girán
Mundo Agradable on Seru Giran 92 by Serú Girán
Desarma Y Sangra on Grandes Éxitos by Serú Girán

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Colección Rock NacionalSerú Girán2015Compil.
Oro - Grandes ÉxitosSerú Girán2009Compil.
gCharly Garcia, Sui Generis, La Máquina De Hacer Pájaros, Serú Girán2007Compil.
Genios Del Rock NacionalSerú Girán2007Compil.
Sus Grandes ExitosSerú Girán2004Compil.
Charly Garcia + Seru GiranCharly Garcia + Serú Girán2001Compil.
Viernes 3 A.M.Serú Girán2000Compil.
Yo No Quiero Volverme Tan LocoSerú Girán2000Single
Cinema VeriteSerú Girán2000Compil.
Yo No Quiero Volverme Tan LocoSerú Girán2000Album
OroSerú Girán1995Compil.
PeperinaSerú Girán1995Single
El AlbumSerú Girán1994Compil.
Lo Mejor De Serú Giran Volumen 1Serú Girán1994Compil.
En Vivo I & IISerú Girán1993Album
En Vivo IISerú Girán1993Album
En Vivo ISerú Girán1993Album
Seru 92Serú Girán1992Album
A Cada Hombre, A Cada MujerSerú Girán1992Single
CrónicaSerú Girán1986Compil.
Lo Más De Seru GiranSerú Girán1983Compil.
No Llores Por Mi, ArgentinaSerú Girán1982Album
PeperinaSerú Girán1981Album
José Mercado / PeperinaSerú Girán1981Single
BicicletaSerú Girán1980Album
Grasa De Las CapitalesSerú Girán1979Album
Seminare / El Mendigo En El AndenSerú Girán1978Single
Serú GiránSerú Girán1978Album
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