Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll

Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll

Profile:
Born in Italy, Juliano Canterini, known as Billy Bond (2) began as part of the new Argentine beat music generation during the 60s. Backed up by musicians like the Fattoruso Brothers (ex-Los Shakers), he released several singles.

He was one of the owners of the mythical club La Cueva de Passarotus, at Pueyrredón Avenue, which he changed into just La Cueva, and turned it cradle of the Argentine rock. It later moved to Rivadavia Avenue. At this time his desire was to create an "open" outfit; that is, a band which everybody could join and leave whenever wanted. Together with Jorge Álvarez he formed La Pesada del Rock And Roll (The Heavy of Rock & Roll), known as La Pesada (2) and Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll. Because of it's "free" model, it seemed to be in a state of anarchy – but Billy was there to keep order.

By the end of 1970, Billy Bond y La Pesada released Billy Bond y la Pesada del Rock And Roll, their first album on the Music Hall label, comprising rock'n'roll, blues and hard-rock songs with psycho touches and humorous ironic lyrics.
Featured musicians included Pappo, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Javier Martínez (2), David Lebon, Vitico, Héctor "Pomo" Lorenzo, Black Amaya, Poli Martínez Luis Gambolini, Nacho Smilari and Cacho Lafalse.

By 1972, the formations of the group became more or less stable, wich Claudio Gabis and Kubero Diaz on guitars, Alejandro Medina (2) on bass and vocals, Jorge Pinchevsky on Violin, Isa Portugheis and Jimmy Marquez on drums and Billy Bond (2) on vocals and production. The band would proceed to records with many artist and participate in many of the member's solo albums (Detailed at La Pesada (2))

On 1972 they released BIlly Bond y La Pesada Vol. 2, known as La Oreja (The ear) for it's cover.

On October 20, 1972, the group participated in the Gran Festival de Rock, a date that would beome a legend. The audience tried to get closer to the stage while, at the same time, a police unit entered the scene and began to repress and arrest people. Billy Bond responded with a Peronist speech, "Violence will be answered with more violence". This prompted the police to arrest him first, which provoked a great outrage in the public, reacting against the police, trashing the place and many police cars. It's attributed that he answered the police with a "¡Rompan Todo!" ("Break everything!"). But actually, when he was taken by the police, someone shouted in outrage "Se lo llevan a Billy! ¡Rompan Todo!" ("They are taking Billy! Trash the place!). After this, the band limited itself to recording albums only, and the shout would become a legend in the history of Argentine Rock.

On December 1972 they released Billy Bond y la Pesada del Rock Volumen 3, known as Tontos, conmemorating the famous October 20.

In 1973 they released Billy Bond y la Pesada Vol. 4.

The group disbanded in 1974, when Billy Bond (2), Claudio Gabis and Alejandro Medina (2) emigrated to Brasil.

The group is widely regarded as easing the transitional period between the first generation of Argentine rock (Manal, Almendra, Los Gatos) and the second wave, one of Progressive Rock, that would follow.

Formations of the group:

First album, 1970:
Billy Bond (2) - Vocals, producer
Pappo - Guitar
Alejandro Medina (2) - Bass
Kubero Diaz - Guitar
Javier Martínez (2) - Drums
Jorge Pinchevsky - Violin
Poli Martínez - Guitar

Second album, 1972:
Billy Bond (2) - Vocals, producer
Claudio Gabis - Guitar
Kubero Diaz - Guitar
Alejandro Medina (2) - Bass, vocals
Jorge Pinchevsky - Violin
Isa Portugheis or Jimmy Marquez - Drums

The band itself was a liquid group - Anyone would join or leave the band as they pleased, and essentially almost every Argentine rock artist of the early 70s participated or contributed to the group in some way. The only constant members where Billy Bond and Medina.
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Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll Discography Tracks

Albums

Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll (Album) Music Hall, Music Hall Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
Billy Bond Y La Pesada* Vol. 2 (Album) Music Hall, Music Hall Argentina 1972 Sell This Version
2.388 Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll Vol. 3 - Tontos (Operita) - 20 De Octubre De 1972(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Music Hall 2.388 Argentina 1972 Sell This Version
13.058 Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll Vol. 4(LP, Album, Mono) Music Hall 13.058 Argentina 1973 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

31.761 Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll La Marcha De San Lorenzo(7", Single) Music Hall 31.761 Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
235 Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll Parte Final De La Operita "Tontos"(7", Promo, Single) Music Hall 235 Argentina 1972 Sell This Version
65.016 Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll Tontos(7", Single) Music Hall 65.016 Argentina 1973 Sell This Version

Compilations

Billy Bond Con La Pesada* Lo Mas Pesado De La Pesada (Comp) Sazam Records Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
CFR-0401 Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll - Volumes 1 & 2(CD, Comp) Cloud Forest Recordings CFR-0401 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
CFR-0405 Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll - Volumes 3 & 4(CD, Comp) Cloud Forest Recordings CFR-0405 New Zealand 2006 Sell This Version
05 Tanguito, Los Gatos, Manal, Vox Dei (2), Moris, Los Beatniks, Los Abuelos De La Nada, Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll Tanguito, Los Gatos, Manal, Vox Dei (2), Moris, Los Beatniks, Los Abuelos De La Nada, Billy Bond Y La Pesada Del Rock And Roll - T(CD, Comp) Clarin S! 05 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version