La Ley (Spanish for "The Law") was a Grammy Award and two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Chilean pop rock band formed by Andres Bobe and Rodrigo Aboitiz with Mauricio Claveria, Luis Alberto "Beto" Cuevas Olmedo and Luciano Andres Rojas. After a failed first album, Desiertos (1989), they released Doble Opuesto (1990), which appears as the official first album of the band. Singles like "Desiertos," "Tejedores de Ilusion," and "Prisioneros de la Piel" made them stars in Chile, Argentina and Mexico, especially after the release of La Ley, their second recording (1992). After Bobe's death in 1994, La Ley continued with a new guitarist, Pedro Frugone, and released two more albums, Invisible (1995) and Vertigo (1998). With successes with song such as "Dia Cero", "El Duelo", "1-800 Dual", and "Fotofobia" the band formed itself to be one of the best Latin bands of their times, due to the originality of their songs and their futuristic lyrics. While the band was promoting Vertigo, Rojas and Aboitiz left the band.
Their music became more pop and less experimental, and the musicians dropped their dark image. Not all of their fans were on board with the new style, but the last La Ley albums, Uno (2000) and Libertad (2003), consolidated the band as one of the most important in Latin America, earning it a Latin Grammy award for each of the two albums.
La Ley also performed on MTV Unplugged in 2001, and released an album of the performance, which went on to win a Grammy award. In 2004, they released a greatest hits compilation (featuring three new songs: Mirate, Bienvenido al Anochecer, and Histeria) titled Historias e Histeria.
In 2005 the members of the band decided to take some time for their personal projects, and after a tour around Latin America, the band said goodbye in Buenos Aires on September 29, leaving open the possibility of a return in the future.
- Beto Cuevas - Vocals, Guitar
- Mauricio Claveria - Drums
- Pedro Frugone - Guitars
- Rodrigo Aboitiz - Keyboards (1987 - 1990); (1994 - 1997)
- Luciano Rojas - Bass (1987 - 1998)
- Andres Bobe - Guitars (1987 - 1994)
- Shia Arbulu - Vocals (1987 - 1988)
- Desiertos - 1989
- Doble Opuesto - 1990
- La Ley - 1992
- Cara de Dios - 1994
- Invisible - 1995
- Vertigo - 1998
- Uno - 2000
- La Ley MTV Unplugged - 2001
- Libertad - 2003
- Historias e Histeria - 2004
Other pages about Chilean rock music groups
-La Ley (band) -Los Blops -Los Jaivas -Los Prisioneros -Los Tetas -Los Tres -Lucybell -Weichafe
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