In addition to being one of the most relevant musicians in the history of national rock, Luis Alberto Spinetta (23/01 / 1950-8 / 02/2012) also stood out as a great plastic artist. In fact, many of the covers on his albums were created by himself.
“I had some good cars and I know what it's like to have a beautiful car. But basically the cars, for me, are to watch. They are beautiful objects. That started with Fangio passing two blocks from home ”, Spinetta revealed to Rolling Stone in a 2001 interview.
El Flaco had a Fiat 600 light blue, a Toyota Celica, a VW Beetle, a Ford Farlaine and until a Renault Clio. But his favor was a Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 silver gray, who then sold it to the guitarist Hector Starc.
Beyond the wide variety of vehicles that passed through his hands, he had a special favoritism for one brand: Alfa Romeo. So it was not surprising that in some recitals he wore a badge with the logo of the Italian house.
“The car is a device of exterior beauty, of fabulous paint, of motor, but at the same time it is derogative, high energy consumption that are not good for life. I consider it as a second-rate hobby because it is intended for a product that is not ecological. Within the drawing of the cars, the awareness that it is an absolutely superficial product remains in me ", once stated ...
During a show called "Spinetta, the books of good memory", held at the National Library in December 2012 a few months after his death, you could see several of those vehicles in which he put all his talent and ingenuity.
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