Boikot

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Boikot
Boikot 2007.jpg
Background information
Origin Madrid, Spain
Genres Hardcore punk, Punk rock, Ska punk
Years active 1987–present
Labels B.K.T.
Associated acts Reincidentes
Porretas
Website Official Website
Members Alberto Pla
"Kosta" Vázquez
Juankar
J.C. "Grass" Zapata

Boikot is a Spanish left-wing punk rock band.

History[edit]

The band started in 1987 playing at bars, parties and every type of dive. After a pair of adjustments to the band's lineup they recorded two albums with the label Barrabás. They made themselves known by playing in venues across Madrid until 1995 when they split with Barrabás and decided to start their own production business aptly named BKT. They launched two albums, Cría Cuervos and Tu Condena, and played in rock festivals as diverse as Festimad and Metaliko Rock among others. Following this, the group decided to create a trilogy which would be named La Ruta del Ché, the three albums of which would include different versions of popular songs such as "Hasta Siempre" by Carlos Puebla and engravings made while they were on tour in countries such as Cuba, Mexico, and Argentina. At this stage of La Ruta del Ché the group took inspiration from the South American countries they visited and included a greater number of instruments and rhythms from Latin America.

After concluding Ruta del Ché, they released a new album entitled Historias Directas de Boikot, where they included a booklet and a video of the tour. This was in turn followed by the release of two new albums: De Espaldas al Mundo and Tus Problemas Crecen in 2002 and 2004 respectively. During 2007, much as in previous years, the band performed at numerous festivals in Colombia, Germany, Italy and Turkey. In Turkey the group featured in Barışarock, a festival organized under the motto "for peace, rock and the convergence of cultures" celebrated during August in Istanbul, Turkey. In addition, in 2007 the band also participated in the extensive tour "Not One Step Back" along with Reincidentes, Porretas and Sonora. Near the end of 2007 the members of Boikot traveled to Mostar, Bosnia to record their eleventh album in the Pavarotti Music Centre. Their eleventh disc was entitled Amaneció and was released on April 2, 2008 under Realidad Musical.

Influences[edit]

Boikot's music is a blend of ska, punk, hardcore punk and general rock. Bands like The Clash, La Polla Records, Kortatu, Pearl Jam, Ramones, Nirvana, NOFX, Bad Religion, Leño, Burning and Barricada influenced them. Their music is influenced by South American Latin rhythms and instruments. More recently Balkan instruments have worked their way into the group's diverse musical repertoire.

Members[edit]

  • Alberto Pla: rhythm guitar and vocals
  • "Kosta" Vázquez: lead guitar and vocals
  • Juankar: bass and vocals
  • J.C. "Grass" Zapata: drums

Discography[edit]

  • Los Ojos de la Calle, 1990
  • Con Perdón de los Payasos, 1992
  • Cría Cuervos, 1995
  • Tu Condena, 1996
  • Ruta del Che - No Mirar, 1997
  • Ruta del Che - No Escuchar, 1997
  • Ruta del Che - No Callar, 1998
  • Historias Directas de Boikot, 2000
  • De Espaldas al Mundo, 2002
  • Tus Problemas Crecen, 2004
  • Amaneció, 2008
  • Ni un paso atrás (en directo), 2008
  • Lágrimas de rabia, 2012
  • Boikotea (live), 2014