Brief history of Uruguayan Rock
Dias de Blues
After the break-up of Opus Alfa
in 1972, the keyboard player returned to his job as sound engineer, the singer
went solo and Bertolone, Barral and Graf formed the power trio Días de Blues.
Live shows began inmediatily, endorsed by the exellent background of its memebers.
Their music, an absolutely wild and raw mixture of hiper electric drug-induced progressive blues with social-concerned lirycs, found influences on Cream, Led Zeppelin and Cactus.
Their only LP, recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina by the end of 1972, captures the roughnes and vitality of their concerts like many few groups ever managed to.
Conceived inside the typical parameters of the time, the album is an indisputable sample of progresive hard rock. It is absolutely recommended to understand the acid-prograssive rock of that time.
Daniel Bertolone - who couldnīt afford a guitar of his own - plays the hell out on his solos and riffs obtained the sound that most guitar players dreamed in those days. Jorge Barral, strongly influenced by Jack Bruce in the vocal and instrumental parts, gives the global sound of the group whith his strongly melodic sense. On yhe other hand, Jorge Graf, an astonishing effective drummer, contributes with his constant accurate solid metric.
The psychedelic blues "Amasijando los blues" , the acid rock "Estan desubicados" and pro drug allegations like "Dame tu sonrisa, loco" ("Smile to me, dude") are great examples of the band effectiveness. The strange psycho-folk of "Esto es nuestro" or the brutal energy discharged on "Toda tu vida", round up this great album inspired compositions. A must have record!
The album was released in Uruguay and Argentina, with differents cover. Both editions are extremely rare, particularly the Uruguayan.