ISD Memorial Argentina Review
Once again, and despite the prohibitions, difficulties and obstacles that the organizers had to overcome, a new edition of one of the most awaited events of the RAC calendar worldwide took place: the ISD Memorial Gig in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In the late afternoon, comrades from several locations, including Córdoba, Rosario, La Plata, Buenos Aires and also several comrades from Uruguay, started to gather.
The hall was pretty crowded, there was not much room free despite being quite big, and so the 2011 ISD Memorial Gig started.
The first band to play was CONTRA ATAQUE 88 from our brother country Uruguay; this was their second presentation in Argentina and they featured the songs of their recently edited demo-CD, “Skinheads Montevideo”. Their set-list included: “Luftwaffe”, ”Contra el sistema”, ”Skingirl”, ”Cobarde” ,“Hasta el final”, and it ended with a version of “Banqueros usureros”, of the Spanish band Legión Negra.
The second band on stage was BORCEGASSO, presenting their new guitar player, who gave the band a radical turn by contributing much-improved melodies. The public sang along and made frentic pogo as the band played songs like “Unidos somos más”, ”Skinheads patriotas”, “Poder blanco”, “Falso socialismo” and some of their new songs, “Halcones de Malvinas”, “La verdad” y “Camaradas y amigos”. They bid goodbye with a version of “Chaos”, of the 4 Skins, undoubtedly an skinhead hymn that delighted the public.
Lastly, MUERTE Y CALAVERAS, whose second studio CD will be edited shortly, took the stage and played most of the songs of their first CD, “Noches de furia”, and the public enjoyed tunes such as “Harto”, “Nacional revolución”, “Ellos”, “Canción de trinchera”, “Lucha de los libres”, “Tantos días de batalla”, among others. They also played a few songs of their coming-up work, “Con nosotros marcha la muerte”, to be released by a German label. The most remarkable songs were “Nuestra convicción”, “Enemigo del capital”, y “Nueva era”. Additionally, the band covered several Skrewdriver songs, “White Rider”, “We March to Glory”, “Thunder in the Cities” and “Where Has Justice Gone”, thus paying our humble homage to Ian Stuart Donaldson.
To end the evening and already early in the morning, members of the three bands went on the stage to cover some classic Spanish RAC songs, including “Mentiras” (Batallón de Castigo), “Clara” and “Revuelta” (División 250), “Skinheads por siempre” (Klan) and “Unica solución”, of the Argentine band Acción Radical, was the perfect closing of a very good gig.
We would like to thank all the comrades for their presence, good behaviour and positive attitude at all times. We hope to see you again in the next editions!