Memories of Pinochet’s Chile

On September 11, 1973, Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized power in a U.S.-backed coup that deposed the democratically elected president, Salvador Allende, who committed suicide rather than surrender and led to 17 years of military rule.

Some 40,000 people suffered human rights abuses in Chile from 1973 to 1990. More than 3,000 were killed or forcibly disappeared, their bodies buried in unmarked graves or dumped at sea.

(Photos by Alvaro Hoppe, Oscar Navarro, Alejandro Hoppe, Juan Domingo Marinello, Hector LopezJulio Etchart)


I love “So Real” because it’s the actual quartet that you see in that picture right there that you have on the wall, on the album. And that one I produced live all one moment, the vocal is the first take, all one take. It was three o’clock in the morning.

(Jeff Buckley in Words: Interviews. “Grace under Fire,” by Toby Creswell. This interview was originally published in Juice Magazine, February 1996, Issue 36)


(“So Real” Recorded Bearsville Recording Studio, Woodstock, NY, Fall 1993)