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Superelvis was born in Barcelona in 1986 and released eleven albums and some tapes until 2001. In 1991 the band received the BIENNAL DE JOVES CREADORS award, by the Barcelona City Council. The album HAPPINESS IS STUPID was elected BEST SPANISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR 1996 by prestigious magazine ROCK DE LUX. In 1998, founder member and singer Anki Toner left the band, which went on as an intrumental trio until 2001. Their last album appeared under the name TUE-TÊTE.
The three founding members of the band secretly (well, almost) resumed Superelvis rehearsals in 2020. Their first (almost secret, too) release is a track on a sampler in 2022. The band will reappear on stage in the fall of 2023.
ANKI TONER: Vocals, harmonica.
METEO GIRALDEZ: Guitar, bass, piano, viola, percussion.
RAIMON AYMERICH: Piano, guitar, bass, percussion, drums.
ALFREDO COSTA MONTEIRO: Accordion, piano, guitar, bass. Joined Superelvis in 1995.
Superelvis' concerts (unlike the studio albums) consist basically of improvised music. The line-up ranges between three and seven musicians, playing instruments like pianos, guitars, accordions, trumpets and clarinets
Here's a list of some friends who have played with Superelvis, either on stage or on record.
With Anki Toner:
KISS ME WHEN YOU DANCE (LP, Triquinoise, 1991) Reissued by 16RPM. Free download
EN CASO DE DUDA, ROCK'N'ROLL (LP, Ayunt. Barcelona, 1991)
WRONG SONGS (CD/LP, Por Caridad, 1992) Reissued by 16RPM. Free download
NECESSARY LIES (CD, Por Caridad, 1994) Reissued by 16RPM. Free download
HAPINESS IS STUPID (CD, Por Caridad, 1996) Reissued by 16RPM. Free download
HAVING FUN ON STAGE (CD, Por Caridad, 1998) Reissued by 16RPM. Free download
WHAT ABOUT BEAUTY? (CDR, Hazard, 1999) Free download
Without Anki Toner:
STRUCTURAL PACKAGE DESIGNS (CDR, Hazard, 1999) Free download
VEGETAL (CDR, Hazard, 1999) Free download
PORTO 18.3.2000 (CDR, Hazard, 2000) Free download
LE PAUVRE HOMME ÉPUISE ATTENDAIT AVEC RÉSIGNATION DEPUIS DES HEURES SANS LE CREUX D'UN ROCHER UN SECOURS DE PLUS EN PLUS HIPOTHÉTIQUE (double CDR, Hazard Records, 2001) Free download
SUPERELVIS (C30, Doppler Effect Music, 1987) Reissued by 16RPM. Free download
THE WALKMAN TAPES VOL I (C30, Doppler Effect Music, 1988) Reissued by 16RPM. Free download
THE WALKMAN TAPES VOL II (C60, Doppler Effect Music, 1989) Reissued by 16RPM. Free download
RESISTANCE EMOTIONAL MUSIC (C45, Doppler Effect Music, 1990) Reissued by 16RPM. Free download
SUPERELVIS COMPLETE RECORDINGS
LABELS AND/OR INFLUENCES
Superelvis' music is hard to describe. Attention is first called by the band's reinterpretation of well-known tunes, either inserting more or less recognizable excerpts in their own compositions or simply reinventing the songs (just like they have done with the band's name). Nevertheless, this is just a part of their strictly personal and unconventional approach to music, which, lacking of a better definition, can be described as RESISTANCE EMOTIONAL MUSIC.
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