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Mad Puppet

Mad Puppet

Mad Puppet


MAD PUPPET are an Italian band coming from Tyrol (Alto Adige), a place where many people have Austrian-German roots. They were formed, originally a group of six musicians and while still students, in 1980, and in the turn of a few months conquest the public rock resident of their native region. In 1982, they released their first LP "Masque", with 6 songs. The disc sold well since never before any rock band from Adige succeeded that way - this was followed by numerous gigs and live shows. Read more on Last.fm
MAD PUPPET are an Italian band coming from Tyrol (Alto Adige), a place where many people have Austrian-German roots. They were formed, originally a group of six musicians and while still students, in 1980, and in the turn of a few months conquest the public rock resident of their native region. In 1982, they released their first LP "Masque", with 6 songs. The disc sold well since never before any rock band from Adige succeeded that way - this was followed by numerous gigs and live shows. MAD PUPPET since the beginning relied on their compositions, with the repertoire being continuously widened.

During mid 80s, they experimented with songs in the German language, especially with the local dialect. In early 90s, after various substitutions inside the group - to the bassist and the drummer changed in fact - the band released another album, this time a CD, "No Only Mad ". The following tour with mimes, jugglers and dancers provoked interest and admiration. Soon their first album was reprinted on CD. Their third album, released in 1994, "King Laurin & His Rosegarden" contained reworks and literary drafts from the king's legends. In the concert King Laurin Open Air, in 1995, made inside a castle, MAD PUPPET surprised the public with one show full of odd performances.

Also as one of the most known and representative rock bands from Tyrol, they played in Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe. In 1996 they collaborate with the production of the Rocky Horror Show that took place in Bolzano. MAD PUPPET released "Live At Carambolage", their live album, in 1997, celebrating 15 years of musical activity. In 1999, singer Manfred Schweigkofler, a front man and entertainer that has remarkably influenced the style of the group for 18 years left the band together with drummer Georg Lang and they were replaced by Michael Gadner and Bernd Andergassen. Then in the course of various jam sessions, the band got sufficient musical material for a new CD and they started to work with Annalisa Pasqualotto, which still contributed with ideas and voice to the compositions in phase of completion of what become their last CD up to now, "Cube", produced in 2000 and released in 2001. MAD PUPPET's music reveals a unique blend of progressive rock genres but mainly oriented to the neo-prog segment, featuring vocals in English.

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