2 Minutos , also known as Dos Minutos o 2 ', is an Argentine punk rock band from Valentín Alsina, in the Province of Buenos Aires.
The group's lyrics deal mainly with alcohol, crime, problems with the police, workers' problems, street fighting and football. However, it is considered a group identified in the subgenus oi!>. They are also considered the successors of Los Violadores and their contemporaries Attack 77. 2 Minutos is the first Argentine punk rock band that appeared in the United States on a North American tour in 1995. At that time, they played at the legendary CBGB club of New York has attracted punk bands like The Ramones, Television and Patti Smith twenty years ago.
The origins of the group date back to 1987, in the town of Valentín Alsina, and officially begin on July 8, 1989, the same day that Carlos Menem takes office as the new president of Argentina, after the resignation of Raúl Alfonsín during the hyperinflation of the country>.
The band 's name pays tribute to the song "Two Minute Warning" by British band Depeche Mode at a meeting of its members in the late 1980s >>>.
After touring around Buenos Aires and recording independently, in 1994 they released their first album, titled Valentín Alsina, as a tribute to their hometown. Most songs talk about their neighborhood, the reality of debt-laden workers, long hours of work, and the need to leave the oppressive system. After the great success of this first opus: 50,000 copies sold and acclaimed "best new group" by the Argentine daily Clarín. The popularity of the band increases even more when he opens for Motörhead at Estadio Velez Sarsfield, with Attack 77, in front of 45,000 spectators.