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Bikini

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Rock

The "Ancient Bikini” period: The band was formed in 1982 by singer Feró Nagy and guitarist József Vedres after the disband of Beatrice. Bassist Alajos Németh, his brother, drummer Gábor Németh and guitarist Gábor Szűcs Antal joined them and formed Bikini. In the first years Bikini played punk music very similar to Beatrice. Frontman and songwriter Feró Nagy saw the band as a Beatrice-afterband, even covering some of their old songs. Most of their fans were the same as of Beatrice, going to concert not because of the band but because of the "Feró Nagy phenomenon". This formation released two albums "Hova lett..." in 1983 and "XX. századi híradó" in 1984 (without Gábor Szűcs Antal). Despite all similarities, Bikini and Rice were quite different, at least, seeing them retrospectively. The "Ancient” Bikini members decided to strengthen the funny, rebel, „idiotic” side of Beatrice and the new band played a much more alternative and extraordinary, dadaistic hard rock-like or new wavist music with simple, nonsense lyrics, sometimes went into clear huey, assembled from interjection expressions, child poetry, (Otyi-Totyi Ping-pong, Ki csinál szódát?), blurred distopic visions about human mind control by engineering/education (Program), or parodistic dance music quotes (Nem leszek). The L. D. Nagy period: In 1985 Feró Nagy left the band (from 1999 the line-up with Feró Nagy sometimes has reunion-concerts as "Ős-Bikini" - "Ancient Bikini"). Singer Lajos D. Nagy came in his place, along with keyboardist Péter Gallai. This caused a great change in Bikini's style and image. During the late 1980s the band became a professional and talented team mostly playing popular, "synths- and winds-backed” pop rock and hard rock music. Along with some lineup changes during the years (most notably Bertalan Hirleman as drummer and Zsolt Daczi as guitarist) Bikini released several albums and made several successful tours. They finally achieved stardom in 1988 with the album "Ha volna még időm...". Despite his left-out, Feró was in good relations with the band, and as lyricist, wrote some of their biggest hits (Ezt nem tudom másképp mondani, Mielőtt elmegyek, Fagyi, Megüssem vagy ne üssem, Nehéz a dolga a katonának). The band continued to release successful albums in the early 1990s. In 1992 at the peak of their career, they disbanded. They were reunited in 1997 after a five year absence from the music world. Along with various lineup changes during the late 1990s, the band continued to release successful albums and tour extensively. Their last original album: "Őrzöm a lángot" was released in 2007. In 2009, they released a best-of double album, with all of their greatest hits re-recorded with the current line-up. Currently, they're preparing for the next album - besides touring extensively in Hungary and the Hungarian-populated regions in the neighboring countries. The recording probably begins in the late 2010, and the album will be out sometime in 2011. Members: Lajos D. Nagy, Péter Lukács, Alajos Németh, Szabolcs Bördén, Dénes Markovics, Viktor Mihalik Ex-members: Ferenc Nagy (1982–1984) Antal Gábor Szűcs (1982) József Vedres (1982–1988) Zsolt Daczi (1989–2004) Endre Csillag (2004–2006) Péter Gallai (1985–2002) Gábor Németh (1982–1986) Bertalan Hirleman (1986–1987, 1991–1998) Endre Berecz (1988–1990) Zoltán Kató (1988–1990)

     
Members
PortraitGallai Péter
key, voc *1953 HU
PortraitKató Zoltán
sax
PortraitCsillag Endre
g *1957
PortraitMakovics Dénes
sax *1962 HU
PortraitD. Nagy Lajos
voc, bvoc
PortraitBördén Szabolcs
key *1970
Tóth Miklós
key, syn HU
PortraitNémeth Alajos
eb *1956 HU
PortraitNagy Feró
voc *1946
PortraitVedres József
g
PortraitLukács Péter
g
PortraitHirleman Bertalan
dr *1965
PortraitDaczi Zsolt
g 1969-2007
PortraitMihalik Viktor
dr
Popular Tracks   
Közeli helyeken on A Legnagyobb Slágerek by Bikini
Mielott elmegyek on A Legnagyobb Slágerek by Bikini
Csak dolgozni ne kelljen! on A szabadság rabszolgái by Bikini
Megüssem, vagy ne üssem on Aranyalbum by Bikini
Fagyi on Bikini by Bikini
Széles, tágas a tér on Ha volna még időm by Bikini
Közeli helyeken on Aranyalbum by Bikini
Adj helyet on Bikini by Bikini
Veri az élet on Aranyalbum by Bikini
Mielőtt elmegyek on Aranyalbum by Bikini

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Fair Wind To You...Bikini2015Album
Adj Helyet Magad MellettBikini2014Compil.
Bikini 30 (Közeli Helyeken)Bikini2012Album
25 Év Bikini - Jubileumi Lemezbemutató KoncertBikini2008Album
Őrzöm A LángotBikini2007Album
Adj Helyet Magad MellettBikini2005Compil.
Angyali ÜdvözletBikini2004Album
Álomból ÉbredveBikini2002Album
Nem Lesz Ennek Jó VégeBikini2000Single
Nem Lesz Ennek Jó Vége...Bikini2000Album
GyémántBikini2000Compil.
A Világ VégénBikini1999Album
Körutazás A Balkánon / Bikini Koncert 1997. Október 31.Bikini1998Album
Best Of BikiniBikini1997Compil.
A Szabadság RabszolgáiBikini1997Album
AranyalbumBikini1996Compil.
BúcsúkoncertBikini1993Album
Izzik A Tavaszi DélutánBikini1992Album
A Sötétebbik OldalBikini1991Album
Temesvári VasárnapBikini1990Album
Közeli HelyekenBikini1989Album
BikiniBikini1989Compil.
Ha Volna Még IdõmBikini1988Album
Mondd ElBikini1987Album
ÚjBikini1985Single
Ezt Nem Tudom Másképp MondaniBikini1985Album
XX. Századi HíradóBikini1984Album
Kicsinál SzódátBikini1983Single
Hova Lett...Nagy Feró És A Bikini1983Album
Midem '83Bikini1983Single
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