Mexico, August 11, 2023
G.Born August 11, 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ustávo Cerati was a singer-songwriter and guitarist who became an influential figure in the Spanish-speaking rock scene.
Bands that inspired his music:
Police: The British rock and new wave band has been a major influence on the music of Cerati and Soda Stereo. The Police’s style can be seen in some of Soda Stereo’s songs, especially during the band’s early years.
Treatment: The Cure’s music, with its mixture of gothic rock and new wave, also influenced Cerati’s music. The emotional atmosphere and lyrics of The Cure found a response in the creative concept of Soda Stereo.
David Bowie: The versatility and creativity of David Bowie influenced Cerati. Bowie’s style and his ability to reinvent himself throughout his career inspired Serati to experiment with different sounds and musical styles.
RoxyMusic: The British art rock and glam rock group was another influence on the music of Cerati and Soda Stereo. Roxy Music’s mixture of electronic and rock elements can be found in some of the songs on Soda Stereo.
He was a member of several bands before founding Soda Stereo in 1982 with Zeta Bosio on bass and Charlie Alberti on drums.
Soda Stereo has become one of the most important and successful bands in Latin America. His music combined rock with elements of new wave, post-punk and pop to create a unique style that resonated with audiences around the world.
Over the years the band released a series of cult albums including Nada Personal (1985), Signos (1986), Doble Vida (1988) and Sueño Stereo (1995) among others.
Cerati’s relationship with Soda Stereo and their music has propelled the band to an unimaginable level of popularity. Hits such as “De Música Ligera”, “Persiana Americana”, “En la Ciudad de la Furia” and “Trátame Suavemente” have become generational anthems.
In 1997, after the “El Último Concierto” farewell tour, Soda Stereo announced they were disbanding and each member went on to solo projects. Gustavo Cerati continued his solo career with successful albums such as Bocanada (1999) and Ahí Vamos (2006).
However, in 2010, Cerati suffered a stroke after a concert in Venezuela, after which he died on September 4, 2014 due to respiratory arrest.
His death left a deep mark on the world of music, and his legacy continues to influence new generations of artists.
Soda Stereo has left an indelible mark on Spanish-language music and continues to be an inspiration to many contemporary bands and artists. The band reunited in 2007 for a tour called “Me Verás Volver” in honor of their history and heritage.