Sunday, August 01, 2010

Vavoura Band - All Alone EP 7'' [1980]

Vavoura Band

All Alone

EP 7''


Label: Happening Records
Catalog#: HP 1001
Format: Vinyl, 7", Single
Country: Greece
Released: 1980
Genre: Rock
Style: Hard Rock

Left Side
A1 All Alone
A2 Vana G.Vana
Right Side
B (I Ain't) The Junkie
Bass, Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer [Synth] - Johnny Alex
Drums, Percussion - Thanos Papapostolou
Guitar - John Drolapas
Producer, Remix - J. Alex
Recorded By - N. Spyropoulos
Written-By - J. Alex , J. Drolapas

Mp3@320 & scans 26MB
Vana G.Vana

About Vavoura Band
Vavoura Band was formed by bassist and vocalist Johnny Vavouras and guitarist Yiannis Drolapas in September of 1976 and after 4 months of frantic rehearsals and numerous auditions of candidate drummers,appered for the first time on January 28,1977 at the Piper club in Athens,Greece,and the rest is history… The band quickly aquired a strong following as concerts became more frequent and larger in attendance,usually held in movie theaters on Sunday mornings and in various clubs,bars and discotheques.By the end of 1977 the band had successfully made its way into the top clubs in the Athens area, highlighting at the Kyttaro club supporting Greece’s then top rock band Socrates and later in 1978 they headlined at the same club.Yiannis Drolapas’ explosive lead guitar riffs and Johnny Vavouras’aggressive bass lines and vocals,along with his strong personality gave their audience something to remember after each concert,especially when they started smashing their equipment,the Who style at the end of their shows!!! The band was going so strong that on the 26th of December of 1979 the held a day after Christmas concert at the Sporting basketball arena,and had a full house,incredible for o two year old band that didn’t even have a album or a single released at the time!!! Musically influenced by Jimi Hendrix,Black Sabbath,Led Zeppelin,Hakwind,Iron Butterfly,Pink floyd,Amon Duul,Jethro Tull,Rory Gallagher[who they met in September of 1981 as Rory did two shows in Greece and
Johnny was the technical production manager for the show] Johnny Winter,Aphrodites’ Child[a sensational Greek band formed in the sixties by world famous musicians Vangelis Papathanassiou,keyboardist and composer of famous soundtracks such as Charriot of the fire,vocalist and bass player Demis Roussos,and drummer Loucas Sideras,with whom Yiannis Drolapas formed a band in the late eighties called Diesel] they quickly aquired a unique heavy trio sound,accented by their fondness of ethnic music from Greece to the East and all the way to India and also to Byzantine music as well. Their passion for Ethic music earned them their ticket into the movies,as Dimitris Arvanitis,a promising upcoming film director offered Vavoura Band the chance in the summer of 1980 to compose the soundtrack for his documentary film titled Santorini,shot in august of that year at this world famous volcanic island,a film that won two awards at the Thessaloniki film festival a month later and opened new horizons for the band’s future in composing soundtracks. [myspace]

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Τον δίσκο θυμάμαι τον είχαμε αγοράσει μέσω Ποπ & Ροκ, ωραίες εποχές, εγώ και ο φίλος μου ο Μάκης.
Αφού η δική μου κόπια έχει δοθεί, το rip έγινε από την κόπια του Μάκη.
Πολυπαιγμένη, αλλά τι να κάνουμε...
Για τον φίλο μου τον Νίκο που μου το ζήτησε [ωραίο το πράσινο T shirt Νίκο],
και μπήκα και στο τριπ να ξεσκονίσω τα παλιά Ποπ & Ροκ για να δω πάλι τι έγραφαν τότε για αυτούς.
Το αποτέλεσμα μπορείτε να το χαρείτε μαζί με τα 3 τραγούδια του single αυτού.
Ξεχωρίζω το (I Ain't) The Junkie, αυτό με τα περισσότερα σκρατς...
Υ.Γ. Η φώτο της μπάντας και τα σκαναρισμένα κείμενα είναι φυσικά
από το περιοδικό Ποπ & Ροκ.
Υ. Γ. 2 : Οι δίσκοι των Vavoura Band στην Anazitisi.


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  2. Γειά σου "Θείε". Πάλι έριξες τη βόμβα. Πρέπει να είναι πανσπάνιο αυτό το δισκάκι των vavoura band.
    Πολύ ωραία η ανάρτηση σου και με αρκετές πληροφορίες για τη μπάντα. Η αλήθεια είναι πως αυτα που ξέρω από τον Βαβούρα είναι αυτά που εμπεριέχονται στη συλλογή της Happening.
    Εύγε λοιπόν
    τα λέμε πάλι.

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