Karthago (band)

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Karthago is a Hungarian rock band, one of the most popular during the eighties, playing American-style west coast rock.

Band history[edit]

The band was founded in 1979 by Ferenc Szigeti, releasing their self-titled debut album in 1981, which sold 178.000 copies and established the band's fame. After winning an international contest in Austria, they got a two-record deal for Western Europe. They toured Austria, East Germany and other Soviet Bloc countries. The band broke up in 1985 but in they reunited for a concert at Petőfi Csarnok, Budapest in 1990, followed by two others in 1997 and 2000. The band then started a 15-stop tour in 2003, culminating in their first new album after 19 years. They have been active since then, performing often all around Hungary.

Members[edit]

  • Attila Gidófalvy - keyboards,vocals
  • Zoltán 'Zéró' Kiss - bass, vocals,
  • Ferenc Szigeti - bandleader,guitars, vocals,
  • Miklós Kocsándi - drums,vocals
  • Tamás Takáts - vocals,front member, harmonica, drums

Discography[edit]

  • Karthago (1981)
  • 1...2...3...Start! - Popmajális (concert recording) (1982)
  • Ezredforduló (1982)
  • Requiem (English) (1983)
  • Senki földjén (1984)
  • Oriental Dream (English) (1985)
  • Aranyalbum (selection) (1990)
  • Best of Karthago (selection) (1993)
  • Haminyó anyó (EP) (1997)
  • A Karthago él (concert recording) (1997)
  • ValóságRock (2004)
  • Időtörés (2009)
  • 30 eves Jubileumi Oriaskoncert (2010)

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