Forty years ago, the progressive rock band, Kansas, released its breakthrough album, Leftoverture, which featured the band's first hit "Carry On Wayward Son." The album went on to multi-platinum status, selling over 5 million copies in the U.S., while the single was certified gold. Leftoverture propelled the heartland band to the top ranks of American bands producing original music in the fertile 1970s.
Although Artaud was officially billed as the third Pescado Rabioso album, the Argentine group had actually broken up by the time it was recorded. It's essentially a solo effort by singer-guitarist-songwriter Luis Alberto Spinetta, with contributions from his brother, drummer Carlos Gustavo Spinetta, bassist Emilio Del Guercio, and drummer Rodolfo García, the latter two of whom had played with Spinetta back in the pre-Pescado Rabioso band Almendra.