The Argentine singer-songwriter Gustavo Cerati he is seven years old, and the same time as icon and legend of rock in Spanish.
The leader of the historic band soda Stereo Not only was he an important part of Argentine rock, but he also left a mark at the Latin American level with a prolific career that even reached him to collaborate with essential figures of music, some of whom we recall below.
“The Human Beast” with Caifanes
In 1988, while he was in full promotion of his album “Double life”, The Argentine was also part of the debut of one of the most important bands in Mexican rock: Caifanes. And it is that the Argentine collaborated playing guitars on the theme “The Human Beast”.
“We were fortunate to have their participation, presence, friendship, affection and support on the first album. I think there are too many words”, They pointed out in an interview during 2014.
“Bring me the night”: Gustavo Cerati + Andy Summers
One of Soda Stereo’s influences was The Police. For the same reason he accepted immediately when In 1998 he was invited by Miles Copeland to participate in a tribute album to the English band, that joined him with guitarist Andy Summers to record his own version of “Bring on the Night”, from the album “Reggata Da Blanc” (1979).
Shakira and her “Oral Fixation”
One of the great friends that Gustavo Cerati had in Latin America was Shakira. So much so, that even was part of the discs “Fijación Oral” (volume 1 and 2). The guitarist added his stamp to emblematic songs such as the single “No”, which became an anthem for the Colombian and was part of the production team for both albums.
A Pink Floyd + Gustavo Cerati
2008 would be the year in which Gustavo Cerati would meet one of the greatest stars of music. Next to Pedro Aznar, met with Roger Waters, former bassist and founding member of Pink Floyd, who invited them to participate in a charity song.
It was about “The Child Will Fly Away”, song that finally saw the light in 2014, which also featured the guitarist Eric Clapton and Shakira.
“I was very cool with him and he was very kind to me, we shared many moments”, Shakira declared in an interview with Rock & Pop, where she assured that there was an extended version of the song that lasted at least 12 minutes.