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Los Pericos is an Argentine band formed in 1987. The band has enjoyed international success, especially throughout South America. In 2006, the band received some notable exposure for North American audiences when featured on an episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. The band was also featured in the 2000 documentary, Botín de guerra (Spoils of war).
In 1986 a group of friends who used to get together to play music, became Los Pericos, the first reggae rock band in Argentina.
Their first record, El Ritual De La Banana, was released in 1988 and was the best selling album of the year, obtaining triple platinum status for its 180 thousand units sold. One year later, they recorded King Kong, produced by Herber Vianna (Paralamas Do Sucesso). Immediately after, they released Maxi Anfitreu, a vinyl disc.
In 1990, Los Pericos launched their third studio album, Rab a Dab Stail, and they went on tour, performing several live concerts around Argentina, highlighting the two shows at the Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires.
Their fourth album, Big Yuyo, was released in 1993. That same year Los Pericos were invited to participate in the sixth International Festival Reggae Sunsplash Edition, taking place annually in Jamaica. In 1994, they performed again in the International Festival Reggae Sunsplash, and closed the World Beat Night. Rita Marley invited them to the Tuff Gong Records studios. That July, they embarked on a tour through the United States, after finishing the recording of their fifth album in that country.