Friday, November 16, 2012
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Aterciopelados
Aterciopelados were very popular in their native Colombia in the 90s. They had some success in other Spanish speaking countries and some of their albums were released in North America. They seem to be inactive right now. The name of the band translates to The Velvety. The core members of Aterciopelados are lead singer and songwriter Andrea Eccheverri and bassist Hector Buitrago. Buitrago led a hard rock band in the 80s. He met art school student Eccheverri in the early 90s and they formed Delia y los Aminociados. They changed the name and signed with RCA Records. Over the next few years, they became one of the most popular bands in Latin America. For their 1996 CD Le Pipa de la Paz, they went to New York and recorded with former Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera. This got them a small following in the US but the language barrier is always going to be an issue. El Estuche is from the 1998 CD Caribe Atomico. This was nominated for a Latin Grammy. Aterciopelados took a hiatus and Eccheverri had a child. They returned in 2001 and after two CDs, took another break. They also left RCA. This budget CD is a good intro to their RCA recordings. Buitrago and Eccheverri both recorded solo albums and reunited again in 2006. Since the 2008 CD Rio, Aterciopelados have not recorded though Eccheverri recorded another solo album in 2010. The band website promotes Eccheverri's band. Atercipelados is on hiatus. Here's the video for El Estuche by Atercipelados.