The son of an Italian sound engineer and an American singer, Eugenio Finardi was born in Milan on the 16th of July, 1952. His first official release was the 1961 single "Palloncino Rosso Rosso," a song for children followed one year later by the contributions to a couple of similar compilations. In 1965, while on holiday in the U.K., he first listened to the Rolling Stones, and as soon as he returned home he asked his parents to buy him an electric guitar. Some years later he would join with guitarist Alberto Camerini to form the Dreaming Bus Blues Band, who would later change their name to Il Pacco, under whose moniker they would take part in the 1973 Re Nudo Festival in Zerbo. In the same year Finardi also released the single "Hard Rock Honey." Following the suggestion of Area's singer, Demetrio Stratos, he signed with Cramps, and in 1975 released Non Gettate Alcun Oggetto dal Finestrino, an interesting blend of rock and political awareness. Released in 1976, Sugo revealed considerable artistic growth, especially in the lyrics of songs such as "Musica Ribelle," one of the record's leading tracks, along with "La Radio." Albums such as 1977's Diesel and 1978's Blitz confirmed his status as one of the most incisive voices expressing the social frictions of those years. The latter included "Extraterrestre," one of his most successful tracks.