La Barra De Chocolate La Barra De Chocolate

La Barra De Chocolate La Barra De Chocolate
Pajarito Zaguri's place in the annals of Argentinian pop music is guaranteed, thanks to his time leading Los Beatniks. They are credited with releasing the country's first rock seven-inch single, but the music of his next project, La Barra De Chocolate, has been much tougher to acquire. That lack of availability has only increased its standing amongst collectors; however, finally getting to hear it isn't as exciting as many hoped. 1970's La Barra De Chocolate might be an important piece of music history in Argentina, but it's a very patchy record that isn't helped by the addition of eight extra tracks. Those bonus songs have more in common with Zaguri's previous unit, Los Beatniks, and only reinforce the fact that moving out of the garage and into the studio robbed his music of much of its appeal. The main album is full of slow, spacey songs that don't go anywhere and lack the urgency of his earlier project. This is safe, unadventurous pop music that was attempting to emulate the pop-psyche scene elsewhere, but unfortunately fell short. (Munster)