Bersuit Vergarabat

Bersuit Vergarabat

I found this very interesting Argentinian group. The general information is from Vikipedia, of course
Bersuit Vergarabat en 2014.jpg

Bersuit Vergarabat in 2014
Background information
Origin Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Rock en Español
Jazz rock
Years active 1988–present
Labels Universal Music

Bersuit Vergarabat, formed formally in 1988, is an Argentine rock band. The previous name of the band (from 1987 to May 1989) was Henry y la Palangana.After two albums of underground transgressor rock, the band began to experiment with Latin American rhythms such as cumbia,chacarera, candombe and cuartetazo. The lyrics, though, remained acid and critical with regard to political and social problems.

The current formation is Albertito Verenzuela (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Daniel Suárez (vocals), Germán “Cóndor” Sbarbatti (vocals, charango), Juan Carlos Subirá (keyboards, accordion, vocals), Oscar Righi (guitar), René Isel “Pepe” Céspedes (bass, vocals, guitar) and Carlos Martín (drums, percussion); previous members include Gustavo Cordera (vocals), Charly Bianco (guitar, vocals) and Rubén Sadrinas (vocals).

In honor of Buenos AiresJosé Tiburcio Borda Psychiatric Hospital, the band often performs in clinical pajamas. Although there is no truth to the urban legend of Cordera spending some time in that institution, the band has demonstrated an affinity for everything related to madness and marginalization.

In addition to finding success in the Buenos Aires’ underground movement, and then nationwide, Bersuit Vergarabat has attracted fans from many countries in Latin America as well as Spain.

The band’s success beyond Latin America hinges largely on their ability to constantly reinvent themselves, as with their late 1990s venture into ska music, popular in the United States at the time.

One of the band’s signature songs, “El Tiempo No Para,” from their album Y Punto, is a cover of “O Tempo Não Para” by theBrazilian musician Cazuza. In his honor, Gustavo Cordera sings one of the song’s verses in the live version in Portuguese.

Lyrics for the song Yo tomo


Quien sos como sos cuando veniste
Cuando llegaste cuando te vas
Por que te fuiste y quien se cago (no fui yo).
Que hora es que vamos a comer
Por que me miras que te debo yo
Deja ese salame llevate este jamon (ohohoh).

Tomo para no enamorarme me enamoro para no tomar
Tomo para no enamorarme me enamoro para no tomar.

Por que no te moris por que no te matas
De que te reis no se por que lloras
Quien te vendio esa cara por que la compre yo (ohohoh).
No se si me queres no se me engañas
No se si volvere no se si volveras esta todo bien o esta todo mal (ohohoh).


Mi negra rubia que bello recuerdo
De aquel primer beso de aquel primer beso.
Y si me prendo fuego de solo pensarlo reina del valle de constitucion.

Por que no te dormis por que no laburas
Yo te mantengo vos te bañas o te lavas los pieses o te los lavo yo (ohohoh).
Cuanto tenes cuanto me das
Cuanto queres cuanto cobras
Queres ser boludo o el boludo soy yo (ohohoh).


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