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Babasónica

Babasónica
Studio album by Babasónicos
Released August 6, 1997
Recorded 1997 in Network Studios, New York
Genre Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, Stoner Rock, , Psychedelic Rock
Label Sony Music
Producer Andrew Weiss
Babasónicos chronology
Dopádromo
(1996)
Babasónica
(1997)
Vórtice Marxista
(1998)

Babasónica is the fourth album by Argentine rock group Babasónicos. The album has a heavier edge than their previous three, being influenced by heavy metal with distorted riffs and guitar solos on many songs ("Egocripta", "Demonomanía", "El Adversario"). On the other hand, the album has a softer acoustic side, with tracks such as the delicate ballad "Sharon Tate" (written and sang not by Adrián Dárgelos as usual, but by Mariano Roger, lead guitarist of the band, inspired by the actress with the same name) or other songs like "Esther Narcótica". The band has declared that this is meant to balance out the roughness of the heavier songs. Some tracks even include both stylistic approaches at once making for interesting contrast, like "Parafinada" or "Convoy".

Lyrically, the album deals with the concepts of satanism; the band has declared that this approach isn't meant to be taken at face value, but as homage to classic metal, and as an attack on common Western ways of thinking, such as religion. When asked about the lyrical subject of the song "El Adversario", which supposedly talks about the devil, Adrián said:
"The devil? Well, it could also be about Duhalde..."

The album didn't have a good reception commercially, selling considerably less than their previous one, Dopádromo; nevertheless it was highly acclaimed critically.

Track listing

  1. "Egocripta" (Egocrypt)
  2. "Seis Vírgenes Descalzas" (Six Barefoot Virgins)
  3. "Demonomanía" (Demon-O-Mania)
  4. "Sharon Tate"
  5. "Sátiro" (Satyr)
  6. "Parafinada" (Paraffined)
  7. "Delnitro"
  8. "Esther Narcótica" (Narcotic Esther)
  9. "Calmado, Matamos al Venado" (Relax, We Killed the Deer)
  10. "Convoy"
  11. "Pasta de Hablar" (wordplay between Talking Pasta and Stop Talking)
  12. "Passionale"
  13. "El Adversario" (The Adversary)

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