Virus (29)

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Virus was an Argentine New wave music band, led by Federico Moura until his death on December 21, 1988 from AIDS-related complications. Virus was the result of the merge of two bands from La Plata, Las Violetas, where Federico Moura was the leading vocal, Mario Serra (Virus drummer), his brother Ricardo Serra (rhythm guitar; Ricardo left the band after the 3rd record of the group "Agujero Interior" due to artistic misunderstandings) Cirso Iseas in guitar and Nestor Madrid, as bass player. The other group was "Marabunta" lead by Pablo Tapia in vocals, (Aguirre's frontman in the 90's), Enrique Mugetti in bass (Virus bass player) Julio Moura in leading guitars (Virus mains guitarist and composer) and his brother Marcelo Moura in keyboards. After a successful, but not a painless career, Virus released 7 records with Federico in leading vocals (Wadu-Wadu, Recrudece, Agujero Interior, Relax, Locura, Vivo, Superficies de Placer), before he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1987, and his later death in 1988. His brother Marcelo then became lead singer, and released "Tierra del Fuego" early in 1989. The band gave its final performance on September 29, 1990, in a support slot to David Bowie. Virus reunited in 1994 and has had some sporadic activity, without recovering its previous popularity. Their latest album, Caja Negra (2006) features live versions of their classics, together with 5 new studio tracks, with invited artists influenced by the band: Ale Sergi (Miranda!), Adrián Dárgelos (Babasónicos), Pity Álvarez (Intoxicados) and Ciro Pertusi (Attaque 77).

Moura was a talented frontman, regarded as one of the best voices in Argentine rock; this, together with an ensemble talented musicians, revolutioned Argentine rock. Roberto Jacoby has written the group lyrics since its beginnings. Some of their best-known songs are Wadu Wadu, El rock en mi forma de ser, Hay que salir del agujero interior, Una luna de miel en la mano, Amor descartable, Imágenes paganas and Mirada Speed.
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Albums

Virus (29) - Wadu-Wadu album art Virus (29) Wadu-Wadu (Album) Discos CBS, Discos CBS Argentina 1981 Sell This Version
Virus (29) - Recrudece album art Virus (29) Recrudece (Album) DG Discos, Interdisc (5) Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
Virus (29) - Agujero Interior album art Virus (29) Agujero Interior (Album) CBS Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
Virus (29) - Relax album art Virus (29) Relax (Album) Discos CBS Argentina 1984 Sell This Version
Virus (29) - Locura album art Virus (29) Locura (Album) Discos CBS Argentina 1985 Sell This Version
Virus (29) - Vivo album art Virus (29) Vivo (Album) Discos CBS Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
Virus (29) - Superficies De Placer album art Virus (29) Superficies De Placer (Album) Ariola US 1987 Sell This Version
Virus (29) - Tierra Del Fuego album art Virus (29) Tierra Del Fuego (Album) CBS Ecuador 1989 Sell This Version
Virus (29) - Vivo 2 album art Virus (29) Vivo 2 (Album) Sony Music, Columbia Argentina 1997 Sell This Version
Virus (29) - 9 album art Virus (29) 9 (Album) BMG Argentina, RCA Argentina 1998 Sell This Version
Virus (29) - Caja Negra album art Virus (29) Caja Negra (Album) Pelo Music, Desencadenado Records Argentina 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DEP-204 Virus (29) - Wadu - Wadu album art Virus (29) Wadu - Wadu(7", Promo) Discos CBS DEP-204 Argentina 1981 Sell This Version
DEP 300 Virus (29) - Agujero Interior album art Virus (29) Agujero Interior(7", Promo, Smplr) Discos CBS DEP 300 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
SL 5203 Virus (29) El Banquete / Se Zarpó(7", Single) Interdisc (5) SL 5203 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
DEP 350 Virus (29) - Me Puedo Programar album art Virus (29) Me Puedo Programar(7", Single, Promo) Columbia DEP 350 Argentina 1984 Sell This Version
Virus (29) - Pronta Entrega / Sin Disfraz album art Virus (29) Pronta Entrega / Sin Disfraz (EP) Columbia Argentina 1985 Sell This Version
Virus (29) - Una Luna De Miel En La Mano album art Virus (29) Una Luna De Miel En La Mano (Single) Discos CBS Peru 1985 Sell This Version
DEP 501 Virus (29) - Imágenes Paganas / Wadu-Wadu album art Virus (29) Imágenes Paganas / Wadu-Wadu(7", Promo) Columbia DEP 501 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
131-0481 Virus (29) - Juegos Incompletos / Desesperado Secuencia Uno  album art Virus (29) Juegos Incompletos / Desesperado Secuencia Uno (7") Discos CBS 131-0481 Ecuador 1987 Sell This Version
s-0605 naho 26442 Virus (29) - Mirada Speed album art Virus (29) Mirada Speed(7", EP, Ltd, Promo) RCA/Ariola Ltd. s-0605 naho 26442 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
131-0517 Virus (29) - Pronta Entrega / Persuadida album art Virus (29) Pronta Entrega / Persuadida(7", Single) CBS 131-0517 Ecuador 1987 Sell This Version
S-0617 NAHO 26443 Virus (29) Polvos De Una Relación / Encuentro En El Río Musical(7", Promo) RCA/Ariola Ltd. S-0617 NAHO 26443 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
74321 57332-2 Virus (29) - América Fatal album art Virus (29) América Fatal(CD, Single) BMG 74321 57332-2 Argentina 1998 Sell This Version
RX-718 Virus (29) Un Amor Inhabitado(7", Single, Promo) Ariola RX-718 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

331-0447 Virus (29) - Continua Rock Latino VOL. 2 album art Ilegales (2), Soda Stereo, Enanitos Verdes, Mecano, Los Rebeldes, Los Argentinos, Ole Ole, Virus (29) Ilegales (2), Soda Stereo, Enanitos Verdes, Mecano, Los Rebeldes, Los Argentinos, Ole Ole, Virus (29) - Continua Rock Latino VOL. 2(LP, Album, Comp) CBS 331-0447 Ecuador 1987 Sell This Version