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Esquivando Charcos

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Length  35:50
Release date  1991
Genre  Rock music
Artist  La Renga
Producer  La Renga
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Released  1991 July 1998 (re-release)
Recorded  Sonovisión, 1989 - 1991
Esquivando Charcos (1991)  A Dónde Me Lleva La Vida (1994)
Label  Universal Music (Argentina)
Similar  La Renga albums, Rock music albums

Esquivando Charcos is the first album by Argentine band La Renga. Until 1991 it was only available in cassette and it was not available in music shops, although the live versions of these songs (along with a few other tracks) can be heard in the album Bailando En Una Pata. It was recorded, distributed and produced in a totally independent way by the band.


The album was included in a US-only collection called Clásicos del Rock en Español without the band's knowledge and with different artwork.


Since the band did not have a company to produce the album, they decided to do it themselves (record, distribution and production). They made 1000 copies, which they sold at their concerts. With the great progress the band made, when they became famous (after releasing their fourth album Despedazado por Mil Partes), PolyGram suggested to them that it should be re-released. After some doubts, they decided that it was a good idea and in 1998 Esquivando Charcos was available in stores. The album achieved platinum status in Argentina that year.

Track listing

All songs by Gustavo Napoli. Tracks 5 and 9 are rehearsals recorded "live" (actually with overdubbed audience) in the studio itself.

  1. "Somos Los Mismos de Siempre" [We are the same as always] - 3:14
  2. "Moscas Verdes Para El Charlatán" [Green flies for the quack] - 4:11
  3. "Embrollos, Fatos y Paquetes" [Tricks, facts and packages] - 4:32
  4. "Luciendo Mi Saquito Blusero" [Wearing my blouse coat] - 3:10
  5. "Voy a Bailar a La Nave del Olvido" [I'm going to dance to the ship of oblivion] - 4:00
  6. "Buseca y Vino Tinto" [Buseca and red wine] - 3:04
  7. "El Juicio del Ganso" [The judgment of the goose] - 4:57
  8. "Negra Mi Alma, Negro Mi Corazón" [Black my soul, black my heart] - 4:05
  9. "Blues de Bolivia" [Bolivia blues] - 4:44


  • Chizzo - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Locura - lead guitar
  • Tete - bass guitar
  • Tanque - drums
  • Guest musicians

  • Chiflo - saxophone
  • Additional personnel

  • Alvaro Villagra - mixing
  • Songs

    1Somos los mismos de siempre3:14
    2Moscas verdes para el charlatán4:12
    3Embrolos fatos y paquetes4:33


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