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Alberto Camerini

Cenerentola E Il Pane Quotidiano (LP)

Label: Cramps Records, Sony

Format: LP, Yellow Vinyl

Genre: Psych

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* First ever vinyl repress. Limited to 500 copies, 140 gr. Yellow Vinyl. Replica of the original, gatefold cover and printed inner * Definitely the best album of this Brazilian-born, Italian rock guitarist and songwriter, who skillfully blended excellent Italian rock of the mid-70's with some exotic Brazilian influences. Alberto Camerini was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and he stayed there until the age of eleven, when he relocated to Milan. There he soon became involved in rock music, first teaming with Roberto Colombo, then forming the band Il Pacco with Donatella Bardi, Eugenio Finardi, Belloni and Lucio Fabbri. While the others began recording as solo artists or got into other bands (Lucio Fabbri was to join P.F.M.), Camerini became an acclaimed sessionman thanks to his whimsical guitar playing.

As of 1976, he signed with Cramps Records and recorded his first solo album, "Cenerentola e il pane quotidiano". Musically speaking, the sound is the typical one of Cramps Records: kaleidoscopic, zippy jazz-rock combined with folk and singer/songwriter structures - very close to Area or Finardi's Cramps-era albums. Camerini merged some exquisite Brazilian nuances to the formula and his very sprightly melodic talent, creating a dynamic, easy-going style. The lyrics aren't stunningly literate, but they're brilliantly critical: while they do not explicitly step out of the left-wing youth culture, they ironize upon its trends and irrationalities. "Pane quotidiano" laughs at the vegetarian fashion, while "La ballata dell'invasione degli extraterresti" is an illuminating picture of the hippies as "aliens":

Cat. number: 19658704871
Year: 2022