| Bologna, Italy|
| Roberto Freak Antoni, Fabio Testoni, Stefano Cavedoni |
Comedy rock, Punk rock, New wave
Universal Music Group, EMI Records
Kinotto, MONOtono, Dio Ci Deve Delle Spiegazioni, Doppia dose, Inascoltable
Skiantos is a comedy punk band from Bologna, Italy, formed in 1975. They have released ten studio albums, two live albums and five compilation albums. They participated in the Gods of Demential festival on January 12, 2007. Roberto “Freak” Antoni, leader of the band, died in Bologna at 59 years of age on February 12, 2014.
The group formed in the mid-1970s, and their initial repertoire mainly consisted of cover songs. After some demo tapes, the project became more concrete in 1977 with Inascoltable, an experimental improvised live album which was only distributed on cassette and which according to Freak Antoni was recorded in "a night of improvisation for ten people in love of music". The concerts of the group, especially in the beginning, were characterized by provocative performances with references to Futurist and Dadaist forefront, including the launch of vegetables from the musicians on the audience. In 1978 the group made their official debut with MONOtono, an album considered the manifesto of the band, characterized by "raw sounds, out of time music, voices out of tune and lyrics that reveal a non-vulgar aggressiveness, made of no sense, paradoxes and puns."
On April 2, 1979 they participated to Bologna Rock, a punk rock and new wave festival, and their performance caused a lot of buzz. Skiantos brought on stage a kitchen, a table, a TV and a fridge, put to boil the spaghetti and then ate them, without playing anything; the audience protested, and Antoni responded "You do not understand a fucking thing: this is avant-garde, you piece-of-shit audience." The same year they released the album Kinotto, containing their hit Mi piaccion le sbarbine. Shortly later the leader Freak Antoni left the group, dedicating to some solo musical and literary projects with the stage names Beppe Starnazza and later Astro Vitelli. The original lineup of the group reformed in 1984, when they released the album Ti spalmo la crema.Fabio "Dandy Bestia" Testoni - guitar
Luca "Tornado" Testoni - guitar
Massimo "Max Magnus" Magnani - bass guitar
Gianluca "Giangi La Molla" Schiavon - drums
Roberto "Freak" Antoni - vocals
Andrea "Jimmy Bellafronte" Setti - vocals
Franco "Frankie Grossolani" Villani - bass guitar
Andrea "Andy Bellombrosa" Dalla Valle - guitar
Leonardo "Tormento Pestoduro" Ghezzi - drums
Stefano "Sbarbo" Cavedoni - vocals
Bubba Loris - vocals
Mario Comellini - vocals
Gianni "Lo Grezzo" Bolelli - guitar
Stefano "Ringo" Sarti - bass guitar
Linda Linetti - vocals
Lucio Bellagamba - bass guitar
Fabio "Tormento Pestolesto" Grandi - drums
Marco "Marmo" Nanni - bass guitar
Roberto "Granito" Morsiani - drums
Sandro "Belluomo" Dall'Omo - piano, keyboards
Carlo Atti - sax
1977 - Inascoltable
1978 - MONOtono
1979 - Kinotto
1980 - Pesissimo!
1984 - Ti spalmo la crema
1987 - Non c'è gusto in Italia ad essere intelligenti
1989 - Troppo rischio per un uomo solo
1990 - Ze best in laiv! - live
1992 - Signore dei dischi
1993 - Saluti da Cortina
1997 - Skiantologia Vol. 1 - compilation
1999 - Doppia dose
2002 - La krema (1977-2002) - compilation
2004 - Rarities - compilation
2005 - Sogno improbabile
2006 - Skonnessi (Unplugged 1977-2006) - live
2009 - Dio ci deve delle spiegazioni
1978 - "Karabigniere Blues / Io sono un autonomo"
1980 - "Fagioli / Mi piaccion le sbarbine"
1999 - "Gratis"
2002 - "Virus"
2006 - "Sesso pazzo"
2009 - "Phogna - The Dark Side of the Skiantos" (EP)
Mi piaccion le sbarbineKinotto · 1979Skiantos Wikipedia
EptadoneMONOtono · 1978
Sono un ribelle mammaSkonnessi: 1977-2006 Unplugged · 2006