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Left to Right: Dani Dothan, Ovad Efrat, Eli Avramov and Jean-Jacques Goldberg.
Background information
Origin Tel Aviv, Israel
Genres Israeli rock, post-punk, new wave
Years active 1980–1983, 1988, 1999–present
Labels CBS, NMC Music, The Third Ear
Associated acts Jean Conflict, Ur Kasdim
Website www.4tis.com/clique/
Members Dani Dothan
Ovad Efrat
Past members Eli Avramov
Jean-Jacques Goldberg
Uzi Binder
Rona Vered
Jasmin Even

HaClique (AKA The Clique/HaClick/The Click/Haklik) (Hebrew: הקליק) is an Israeli rock band founded in 1980 composed of remaining members Dani Dothan (Vocals), and Ovad Efrat (Bass).

The band was originally around for three years, but they reunited twice; once in 1988, in which they recorded and released their live album, and again in 1999, releasing the resulting mini-album in their 2002 box-set.

They became well known in Israel for songs like "Incubator", "Golem", "Ani Avud", "Al Tadliku Li Ner" and "Kol Haemet". In all, they released two albums, a live album, a mini-album, a box-set and three singles.


In the beginning, Dani Dothan and Eli Avramov had joined Jean-Jacques Goldberg and Ovad Efrat in an attempt do something different from the mainstream music of the time. They came up with the band name one fateful day on a 3-day acid trip when reading a newspaper article humor and social stigmatism in European "cliques", calling themselves HaClique. The first two songs attributed to the band were by Dothan and Avramov: "One With Experience" and "Step Out to the World". These would later be released in 1995 on the compilation "קצת אחר 3".

In 1980, the four of them, along with guitarist Uzi Binder, recorded the songs "Tzaleket Ktana" and "Makom Belibech", which were released as a 7" record. The first few live shows were at cinema "Paris" in Tel-Aviv.[1]

HaClique's recognizable logo, derived from the Throbbing Gristle logo

In 1981, their first record, Ima Ani Lo Rotze Lehigamel, was released. It included the songs "Yeled Mavchena", "Ima Ani Lo Rotze Lehigamel", "Golem" and "Incubator".[2] These songs describe the test tube birth of a child up to his death. The record wasn't a great success but with about a thousand copies sold it made the charts in Israel.

In 1982, HaClique joined with Rami Fortis and Ronen Ben Tal of Chromosome and Jean Conflict. The purpose was to play at the connection festival in Eilat. Although this came to nothing, they continued to appear together at club "Linguini" in Tel Aviv for three months.

In 1983, their second album, Olam Tzafuf, was released which included the songs: "Kol Haemet", "Mondina", "Hey Yaldon", "Yalda Mefuneket", "Ani Avud", "Al Tadliku Li Ner" and "Bear Hug".[3] This record mentioned relations between homosexuals, which had been unseen before in Israeli music. At the same time, a single from the album, "Al Tadliku Li Ner" was released, about the Lebanon War.

That same year, the band played mainly in Tel Aviv at the club, Dan Cinema but also appeared a few times in Jerusalem and Haifa. They found success but some members thought that they would not get the exposure they deserved without compromise. Due to this disagreement, HaClique went into hiatus for a while.[4]

In 1988 the band reunited and recorded a live album, Live In Tel-Aviv, at 'Real Time', releasing it as a limited edition vinyl record. In 1995, Dani Dothan recorded a solo album All of the Forbidden Loves under the record label "The Third Ear". Ovad Efrat and Eli Avramov played on the record.

In 2002, the band released a box set containing their two previous studio albums Ima Ani Lo Rotze Lehigamel, Olam Tzafuf and a new album, Hakol Mushlam, including the songs: "Eretz Israel 2000" and "Hakol Mushlam".[5] Three promo CD singles were also released to promote the box-set; "Incubator", "Al Tadliku Li Ner" and "Eretz Israel 2000".

In 2004 the band announced new live dates at "Barbie" in Tel Aviv with keyboardist Jasmin Even. And on 28 December 2006, band member Jean-Jacques Goldberg died after a two-year struggle with cancer.[6] Guitarist Eli Avramov died at 61 on 24 November 2015, after battling a serious illness.[7] This now leaves only two permanent surviving members of the group.


Former members[edit]




Year A-Side B-Side Notes
1980 Tzaleket Ktana Makom Belibech
1981 Incubator Sheat Haze'evim
1981 Golem promo 12" single
1981 Sheat Haze'evim promo 12" single
1982 Mondina Et Mi At Ohevet
1983 Kol Haemet Kol Haemet (Dub) promo 12" single
1983 Al Tadliku Li Ner promo 12" single

CD Singles[edit]

  • Milim Zolot (Three Versions) (1998)
  • Incubator (Hakufsa promo CD single) (2002)
  • Al Tadliku Li Ner (Hakufsa promo CD single) (2002)
  • Eretz Israel 2000 (Hakufsa promo CD single) (2002)


  1. ^ "MOOMA - המוסיקה של ישראל". Mooma.mako.co.il. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  2. ^ "MOOMA - המוסיקה של ישראל". Mooma.mako.co.il. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  3. ^ "MOOMA - המוסיקה של ישראל". Mooma.mako.co.il. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  4. ^ "MOOMA - המוסיקה של ישראל". Mooma.mako.co.il. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  5. ^ "הקליק* - הקליק (CD, Album)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  6. ^ "MOOMA - המוסיקה של ישראל". Mooma.mako.co.il. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  7. ^ Musician Eli Avramov dies at 61: Arutz Sheva. Retrieved on 11 December 2015.

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