Nacho Canut

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Nacho Canut
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Fangoria
Background information
Birth name Ignacio Canut Guillén
Also known as Jet 7, Caligua 2000
Born (1957-06-04) June 4, 1957 (age 57)
Valencia, Spain, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
Origin Madrid, Spain
Genres Electropop, synthpop, dance-pop, house
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, bass player, DJ, record producer
Instruments Synthesizer, keyboards, bass guitar
Years active 1977-present
Associated acts Fangoria, Alaska y los pegamoides, Alaska y dinarama, Kaka de Luxe

Nacho Canut (June 5, 1957 in Valencia, Spain) is the bass player and one of the main composers (along with Alaska) of the band Fangoria.[1]

He also was in the groups Alaska y los pegamoides and Alaska y dinarama together with Carlos Berlanga and Alaska.

He started his career in Kaka de Luxe in 1977, which turned out to be one of the first punk bands in Spain. Later with Berlanga and Alaska formed Alaska y los pegamoides with Ana Curra and Eduardo Benavente. He became one of the cornerstones of The Madrilenian Groove (Movida) with this band, and a big influence for all the punk bands which appeared later. The name of the band was adopted in the line of Siouxsie and the Banshees (which is a recognized influence in his music). With this band he achieved some hits like 'Horror en el hipermercado', 'Bote de Colon', 'Llegando hasta el final' and 'Bailando' (which became an international hit). The songs by Alaska y los Pegamoides appeared in 1982 under the title 'Grandes Exitos'(hispavox).

After the dissolution of Alaska y los Pegamoides, Canut, Berlanga and Alaska formed one of the most successful bands of the Spanish eighties, Alaska y Dinarama. Alaska y Dinarama became one of the first glam bands in Spain. Some of the finest songs ever written in the history of modern Spanish music had been composed by Canut and Berlanga. Among them, 'Ni tu ni nadie' and '¿A quién le importa?' became hymns for the LGBT Spanish movement, apart from the massive success of songs like 'Mi novio es un zombie', 'Quiero ser santa' and 'Descongelate'.

When Carlos Berlanga left the band, Nacho Canut and Alaska formed a new band, Fangoria in 1989. This band represented a turn from rock to techno-pop, though the rock influence is still felt in certain songs. With this band he has already published nine studio albums, from 'Salto Mortal' (1990) to 'Absolutamente' (2009). Many of his songs have appeared in films like 'Los Lunes al Sol', 'La Lengua Asesina', 'Lucia y el Sexo' and 'Descongelate'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonacich, Drago. "Biography: Fangoria". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 

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