Since the 1980s, so-called “video clips” began to be used by record companies to promote the songs that made up artists' albums. This methodology spread throughout the world and Argentina was not exempt. Among these video clips, a large number have been filmed in Buenos Aires, some are detailed below:
Soda Stéreo – “Ciudad de la Furia”
This song is part of the album “Doble Vida” released in 1988 by CBS Records, Sony Music. The beginning of the video shows several images of Buenos Aires from May 1989. In them you can clearly see the Costanera Power Plant, the Argentine Fishing Association dock and the two domes of the Bencich Hnos. Building, on the corner of Diagonal Norte and Florida Street, the work of architect Eduardo Le Monnier. The interior scenes of the video (which symbolize the prison) are filmed at the Club Museum premises, located at Perú 535 in the San Telmo neighborhood, a building designed at the beginning of the 20th century by the famous French engineer Gustave Eiffel. And furthermore, the male protagonist is seen walking along Avenida Diagonal Norte.
Spinetta y los Socios del Desierto – “Cheques”
This song belongs to disc 1 of the double album of “Spinetta y los Socios del Desierto” released in 1997 by Universal Music Group International, Columbia Records, and Sony BMG. In the video, a large part of the scenes take place in a subway car on line B, at the L. N. Alem station. At the end of it, the main character starring Luis Alberto Spinetta, emerges onto the asphalt at the exit of the “Leandro N. Alem” Line B Station, on Corrientes Avenue, which is continuous with the current Kirchner Cultural Center (former Correo Central), and you can also see, in the final image, the Luna Park stadium.
Auténticos Decadentes – “El dinero no es todo”
This song belongs to the album “Hoy trasnoche” released in 2000 by RCA. In this video, part of the scenes show the area of Barrio 31. Then the character played by Cucho, the band's singer, walks with a shopping bag through the streets of Barrio de Retiro and San Telmo. One of the scenes occurs at the intersections of Pasaje San Lorenzo and Defensa.
La Portuaria – “El bar de la calle Rodney”
This song is part of the album “Escenas de la vida amor” released in 1991 by Record Company – EMI-Odeon S.A.I.C.. In the video you can see Diego Frenkel, vocalist and leader of the band, first walking down Jorge Street Newbery, next to the back wall of the Chacarita cemetery, and then dance in front and inside the Rodney Bar, located on the corner of Rodney and Jorge Newbery streets in the same Chacarita neighborhood. The bar was declared, in 2013, a Site of Cultural Interest of the City of Buenos Aires for having been notable as a rock reference point in the city of Buenos Aires, and for having received many recognized visitors from the musical field, both national and international. , including Rod Stewart and David Byrne.
Ratones Paranóicos - Vicio
This song belongs to the album “Hecho en Memphis” released in 1993, by Sony Music. The video begins with a car ride by Juanse, the band's singer and guitarist, through the city of Memphis, United States. His tour ends at Ardent studios, where the album was recorded. The video shows scenes of the band recording in the studio and playing live. Most of the time you can see Juanse, Pablo "Sarcófago" Cano (Gutarra), Pablo “Maldito" Memi (Bass), Rubén "Roy" Quiroga (Drums) and a crowd walking around Avenida Cabildo and Juramento, in the Belgrano neighborhood. At times Andrew Loog Oldham appears, who produced several of the band's albums and is considered one of the Rolling Stones' mentors.
Los Piojos – “El balneario de los doctores crotos”
This song is part of the album “Azul” by Los Piojos released in 1998 by DBN. One of the first scenes shows the closure of a hospital in which a doctor is fired and compensated with a few beans. It is clearly seen that it is the door to the UBA Faculty of Dentistry, located at Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear 2142, in the Barrio Norte neighborhood. This same doctor later appears spending a few days in prison, and then returns to freedom and spends his days on the coast of the ecological reserve on the southern coast, which in those days did not look good.
Viejas Locas – “Homero”
This song belongs to the album “Especial” published by PolyGram in 1999. The video shows the story of “Homer”, a working-class father who strives every day to support his family financially. The video shows images of the area of the Plaza Constitución Station, the transport interconnection point of the city of Buenos Aires with the southern area of Greater Buenos Aires. Then the Comandante Luis Piedrabuena neighborhood is shown, a housing complex located in the Villa Lugano area, where the band's singer, Cristian Pity Álvarez, lived his childhood.