Bonanza Banzai - Early Years 1989 - 1991 2LP
Limited edition of 500 copies on double vinyl with an exclusive postcard.
100 copies available on clear vinyl with numbered card and exclusive to our shop.
NOTE: We can NOT ship this release to HUNGARY due to territory restrictions on the license permission.
A1. Induljon a banzáj
A2. A félelem
A3. Újra élsz
A5. Coming Around
A6. Dörömbölnek a vágyak
B2. Ladies From That House
B3. A jel (Remix)
B4. Kihalt minden
B5. Ne titkold
C1. To see me (Remix)
C3. Szárnyas fejvadász
C4. Az érinthetetlenek
C5. Techno Forever
D1. 1984 (Extended Version)
D3. A szakadék
D4. Nincsen magyarázat
D5. Valami véget ért
Bonanza Banzai was a popular techno-pop band formed in Budapest in 1988 by Zsolt Hauber (synths, percussion), Ákos Kovács (vocals, guitar) and Gábor Menczel (synths). They were known as the "Hungarian Depeche Mode” and released a total of eight studio albums during six years of existence.
Their debut "Induljon a banzáj!” in 1989 was a huge success selling more than 50,000 copies. A second album, “A Jel”, was released next year followed by numerous live shows and positive reviews in local press. In 1990 they started flipping overseas preparing a compilation including songs from the first two albums, some specially recorded with English lyrics. As a result, video clips were broadcasted in Japan and played a show in Germany. In the spring of 1991 unleashed their cult album “1984”, a recording based on the work of George Orwell, which was also received by a huge success and kept the band active doing concerts in all Hungary. "A Pillanat Emlékműve” appeared in the fall of 1991 again with a great triumph.
Although the band was apparently in the peak of success, problems started to arise among the members. According to Ákos electronic music had achieved what it could and it was time to change style, but according to Gábor and Zsolt the world was being conquered by electronic dance music. The band continued working together in a way or another for some more years, released a few more albums and touring until 1994 when everything came to the inevitable split-up. Kovács continued his solo career and is currently a successful pop-rock star.
"Early Years 89-91” offers a special selection of songs from the first albums.
Artwork designed by Stefan Alt.