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Pedro Conde

Pedro Conde, an artist, has been a faithful interpreter of the Pistocchian ideology and with him we begin this journey by inviting you to visit



"When I was very young I experienced situations, fortunately, of a certain marginalization. Even in schools I had a lot of rejection. For me, my adolescence was also a situation. So all that marked me to see things from another place, as I understand that from another It has happened to a lot of people. There are people who choose to be marginalized, others who are marginalized, so there was a development and I believe that the street brought together all those different marginalizations of different social classes".


Perhaps the best way to introduce Pistocchi is to let him tell how it was that at the beginning of the 1970s he received an inheritance that it took him five years to squander. "They say that money makes you happy, and just in case I tried to see if they were right," says the main driver of the Express, who with the money from his inheritance paid for the Almendras to go to the United States. to buy the necessary equipment to put together that opera that never came to fruition. “From having nothing, suddenly all this money appeared together, which made me lose taste in things because everything became too apparent. Fortunately, he came to me with a whole experience behind him, but during the first year I really dedicated myself to satisfying all the frustrations that I could have accumulated along the way”, tries to explain Pistocchi, the man without whom there would be no story to tell.
Born in Jujuy and Rivadavia, the son of an Italian father and a Welsh mother, the boy Jorge grew up in tenements on Lezica street and studied to be an engineer, just like his father, who dedicated himself to the refractory industry, working in Altos Hornos Zapla and San Nicolas. “But I didn't want to be like my father”, 

promptly warns. "Fortunately, I didn't have my old man around, I was very rebellious since I was a kid and I had a life with very few barriers." Attracted from a very young age by drawing and sculpture, Pistocchi barely finished his studies at an industrial college of those where those who really hated the industrial college studied, and he plunged headlong into the street. He remembers going through Plaza de Mayo the day after the bombardment, and having been marked by what he calls "that spectacle of the future." "You saw that there was no limit", he tries to explain today who was a young man fascinated like so many others by rock that was heard on the soundtrack of the film Seed of evil, which was un event in what he considers a place as repressed as the Buenos Aires of that time.

"That was the first contact with a deep feeling of freedom," recalls Pistocchi, whose first contact with the local rock scene was throughMiguel Grandpa, whom he met when he was living near La Perla del Once. Later, yes, he acted as Almendra's patron and became a friend ofSpinetta...


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"Circumstantially I received money from an inheritance. I was in quite extreme circumstances and that money allowed me to do what I had fantasized about and it was impossible. Suddenly everything was possible. And as I got to know that world that was taking shape, it seemed fantastic to me to promote it. I saw Miguel's talent (Grandfather) beyond the relationship of friends. Seeing Miguel composing... suddenly he would appear with something great. And I thought: 'This has to be promoted.' And for me it was not either a very big sacrifice. I bought instruments from Miguel for the group El huevo, which he had done with (Carlos) Cutaia and with Pomo. It was a formidable moment because we were all doing many things and there was a lot of detachment".

Photo: Pipo Lernoud
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The Pistocchi family in the seventies. One of my best photos...

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