Gerardo Rojas (3)

Real Name:
Gerardo Manuel Rojas
Profile:
By the start of 1970, young Peruvian musician Gerardo Manuel Rojas already had an impressive body of work with various rock bands: The Doltons (in Ica), Los Doltons (in Lima), Los Shain’s and The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter; he had recorded to that point five LP’s and many 45 rpm records. He was 24 years old. And Gerardo’s work would continue with the implementation of a recording studio at the El Virrey label office. The label had hired German engineer Gerhard Nieckau for the installation of a new Neumann 4-channel recording console; they also asked Gerardo to act as Nieckau’s partner, and asked him to get musicians to perform the first test runs of the recording set up. The musicians came to the studio to record and rehearse during the hours that the studio was not in use, from ten at night until sunrise. What resulted was a kind of “ghost” band that recorded throughout the night. For this project, Gerardo joined with guitarist “Pico” Ego Aguirre, bassist Jorge “Coco” Pomar (both from Los Shain’s) and drummer Freddy “Pure” Sources of the group La Nueva Cosecha (The New Crop). After a month of testing the new studio, (they had already recorded more than 200 hours there), El Virrey suggested that they release an album with some tracks from those sessions. That album, “Apocallypsis,” was the first hard rock album recorded in Peru; it was released on vinyl in August 1970. The album includes five original songs, plus versions of tracks by Grand Funk, Liquid Smoke, Jimi Hendrix, and Question Mark and the Mysterians. Before the LP came out, El Virrey released two 45rpm singles that are included on a CD as bonus tracks.
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Gerardo Rojas (3) Discography Tracks

Vocals

Gerardo Rojas (3) - Soul & Pepper album art The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter - Soul & Pepper (Album) Virrey Peru 1969 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Gerardo Rojas (3) - Soul & Pepper album art The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter - Soul & Pepper (Album) Virrey Peru 1969 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

9814 Gerardo Rojas (3) - Lupe Vuelva A Casa / No Tan Lejos  album art Los Shain's Lupe Vuelva A Casa (as G. Rojas) and 1 more… Los Shain's - Lupe Vuelva A Casa / No Tan Lejos (7", Single) Lider 9814 Peru 1967 Sell This Version
10402 Gerardo Rojas (3) - No Eres Para Mi / El Tren Pasa Esta Noche album art Los Shain's No Eres Para Mi (as G. Rojas) and 1 more… Los Shain's - No Eres Para Mi / El Tren Pasa Esta Noche(7", Single) Odeon Del Peru 10402 Peru 1968 Sell This Version
EPI-625 Gerardo Rojas (3) - Vol. 1 album art Los Shain's Tema De Los Shain's and 2 more… Los Shain's - Vol. 1(7", EP) Imperio EPI-625 Bolivia 1968 Sell This Version
Gerardo Rojas (3) - Soul & Pepper album art The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter Betty Boom-Little Monster-Doggie And Peggie At The Witches Castle (Betty Boom, Monstrito Perrito Y Cicerón En El Castillo De Las Brujas) and 3 more… The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter - Soul & Pepper (Album) Virrey Peru 1969 Sell This Version
V 3324 F Gerardo Rojas (3) - You, I / La Canción De Sally album art The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter La Canción De Sally (as G. Rojas) The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter - You, I / La Canción De Sally(7", Single, Mono) Virrey V 3324 F Peru 1969 Sell This Version
V 3343 F Gerardo Rojas (3) - ¿Puedes Verme? album art The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter Respuesta The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter - ¿Puedes Verme?(7", Single, Mono) Virrey V 3343 F Peru 1969 Sell This Version
IM 5021 Gerardo Rojas (3) - Apocallypsis album art Various Apocallypsis (Beginning & End) and 1 more… Various - Apocallypsis(LP, Comp, Gat) Imagem IM 5021 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
R 1001 Gerardo Rojas (3) - Infernal World album art Various Vamos (as Rojas) Various - Infernal World(LP, Comp) Martian Records (2) R 1001 France 1992 Sell This Version
Gerardo Rojas (3) - Jump, Jive & Harmonize (18 Pounding, Pulverizing, All-Out Garage Punk Dance Ravers - 1964-67) album art Various El Monstruo (as Rojas) Various - Jump, Jive & Harmonize (18 Pounding, Pulverizing, All-Out Garage Punk Dance Ravers - 1964-67) (Comp) Teenage Shutdown!, Teenage Shutdown! USA, Canada & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
none Gerardo Rojas (3) - Crónica Del Rock Peruano [Modern Rock] CD1 album art Various Un Nuevo Verano Various - Crónica Del Rock Peruano [Modern Rock] CD1(CD, Comp) Empresa Editora El Comercio none Peru 2001 Sell This Version
CD 1012 Gerardo Rojas (3) - El Ritmo De Los Shain's album art Los Shain's El Monstruo and 2 more… Los Shain's - El Ritmo De Los Shain's(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Repsychled CD 1012 Peru 2008 Sell This Version
V 3530 F Gerardo Rojas (3) - Apocallypsis  album art Gerardo Manuel Y El Humo* Apocallypsis Gerardo Manuel Y El Humo* - Apocallypsis (7", Single) Virrey V 3530 F Peru Unknown Sell This Version

Production

none Gerardo Rojas (3) - Deluxe album art Dancing Mood Dancing Mood - Deluxe(CD, Album) Chicope Records none Argentina 2008 Sell This Version

Acting, Literary & Spoken

6300 900 Gerardo Rojas (3) - Superheavy Three album art Various Various - Superheavy Three(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6300 900 Peru 1971 Sell This Version
6360 061 Gerardo Rojas (3) - Superheavy Vol. 1 album art Various Various - Superheavy Vol. 1(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6360 061 Peru 1971 Sell This Version
6360 078 Gerardo Rojas (3) - Superheavy Vol. 2 album art Various Various - Superheavy Vol. 2(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6360 078 Peru 1972 Sell This Version