Part 8: New Wave music in Argentina in the early eighties.
As in Spain, New Wave music had much more influence than Punk in Argentina. It started to make an impact in the early 80s with groups like Virus, Los Twist and a new version of Los Abuelos de la Nada (featuring a young Andrés Calamaro) enjoying success.
This track appeared on Virus’ debut LP in 1981. Their sarcastic lyrics are a stark contrast to the mix of romanticism and social comment that typified the songs of the previous generation. As far as I know the Wadu Wadu doesn’t actually exist!
WADU WADU Me estás pasando.. horrible depresión estás muy tensa.. perdiste la razón Los días pasan.. y seguís siempre igual voy a sacarte.. del nivel en que estás. Este sábado a la noche te paso a buscar a bailar el Wadu-Wadu que te va a gustar te prometo invitarte muchas veces más todo el tiempo Wadu-Wadu para re-relajar. Wadu-Wadu Wadu-Wadu Wadu-Wadu Wa
WADU WADU You are making me go through A Horrible depression You are really tense And you've lost all sense of reason The days go by And you carry on the same I'm going to take you out of The level that you're at This Saturday night I'll pick you up To dance the Wadu-Wadu You're going to like it I promise I'll invite you Lots more times Dancing the Wadu-Wadu all the time To re-relax Wadu-Wadu Wadu-Wadu Wadu-Wadu Wa