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Friday 19 July 2019

GRONGE-Concerto Al C.S.A. Udine-(Not On Label-Italy-1989)

This is an amazing tape documenting the live show of this fantastic band at the Social Squatted Centre of Udine(Northern Italy) on the 21st January 1989.
Try to describe the music by this great band is not easy, with thousands of various influences they play a very personal form of Avantgarde Art Rock, their live shows were explosive mixing improvisations and performances leaving the public struck with an assault of lights, costumes,body movements, improvisations and more genial ideas, changing all the time.
I was lucky to see them twice back in the 90s ,they blew everybody away. Their various productions are quite different music-wise,as well.
Indexing this tape was very difficult because many tracks are mixed up, it took me a long time and for whoever will get it then please read the notes that I have added. The recording is pretty amazing, delivering to us their full energy as a great live act.
To complete this post I am adding some info taken from a Wikipedia page dedicated to them + an old video from their Youtube Channel.
A very big thanx to Marco for giving me permission to post this astonishing live document. 
Enjoy it.
History Of The Band

Born during the New Wave era but with a very original music idea, Gronge has been groundbreaking of many music genres that evolved in the following years.

The name of the band, that prefers to define itself as a musical collective, originates from the roman slang and it means a boxer apparently defeated but who still has the strength for his last punch.

Their music style is been defined by themselves as tecknopunkcabaret because they mix in their shows music and theatre. Among the first bands to include in their compositions some samples,

they have been an epiphany for important Italian bands like Zu.

They have been, together with Franti from Turin, the first to propose the DIY/self-production in Italy.

Gronge, that from 2014 change its name in Gronge X, are still active.

In 2015 They have published a CD titled Manuale Di Imporvvisazione Per Giovani Socialisti released on Danze Moderne label.

Between 2015 and 2016, the Again Records reprints all their discography of the 80s and the 90s in two double cd.

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