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This article is about a band. For the professional cyclist, see Djamolidine Abdoujaparov.
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Abdoujaparov in concert (31 October 2008, Hamburg)
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Post-punk
Alternative rock
Years active 1998–present
Labels Spinach
Pop Gun
Associated acts Carter USM
The Fades
Website abdou.co.uk
Members Les Carter
Richy Crockford
Jonny Banard

Abdoujaparov are a punk band formed on 19 October 1998 by ex-Carter USM guitarist Les Carter (aka Fruitbat). Abdoujaparov's musical foundation is in 1977 punk rock.[1]

Four EPs, a single and two albums have been released on Spinach Records. A compilation CD featuring tracks from the first 3 EPs was released by Pop Gun in Australia. The band has toured the UK, Germany, Australia and America.[2]

Les and guitarist Richy Crockford have also recorded and toured under the name iDou, which consists of the two playing guitars over a backing track supplied by an iPod Shuffle.[3]

The band is named after a professional cyclist Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, from Uzbekistan.[1]



  • Air Odeon Disco Pub (2002) [4]
  • Cycle Riot History Gang (2007)

Singles / EPs

  • "Punk Confetti" (1998)
  • "Maria's Umbrella" (1999)
  • "Baby Food" (1999)
  • "Just Shut Up" (2000)
  • "Emergency Medical Hologram" (2001)
  • "Well Oiled" (2003)
  • "Ultra Cool" (2005)


  • Djamolidine (1999)
  • Live At The Astoria (2002)
  • Free Bonus CD (2002)
  • Cycle Riot History Gang Bonus Disk (2007)


  • Perfect Hands (2006)


  1. ^ a b Carlson, Dean. "Abdoujaparov Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Abdoujaparov Gigography, Tour History". Songkick. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Hubbard, Michael (18 February 2006). "The Frank and Walters + Hybrasil @ Islington Bar Academy, London". musicOMH. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Carlson, Dean. "Air Odeon Disco Pub - Abdoujaparov". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 

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