Τρύπες was created in 1983 when Γιώργος Καρράς (Giorgos Karras) and Γιάννης Αγγελάκας (Giannis Aggelakas) wrote their first, post-punk influenced lyrics.
Μιχάλης Κανατίδης (Michalis Kanatidis) on guitar and Κώστας Φλωροσκούφης (Kostas Floroskoufis) on drums accompanied them at their first appearance. In 1984 Μπάμπης Παπαδόπουλος (Babis Papadopoulos) replaces Michalis at the guitar and in 1985 they record their first record, Τρύπες (Holes), which included their first hit song Ταξιδιάρα ψυχή (Travelling Soul) for Ano-Kato Records. The album was followed by live appearances at the “Selini” club, the university campus and the surrounding areas of Thessaloniki.
Kostas Floroskoufis was soon replaced by Γιώργος Τόλιος (Giorgos Tolios).
Concerts were held in Athens in the Rodeo Club and at the open air amphitheater of Lykavittos, where they played the opening act for Δημήτρης Πουλικάκος (Dimitris Poulikakos).
Meanwhile, the band’s working relationship with Ano - Kato Records started to go sour. This happened due to the oral contract they had with Ano - Kato Records and the exploitation of the band’s rights over the record. Later on their first album, Τρύπες, was given for free with the greek music magazine difono. They decided to go independent and - on borrowed money - recorded their second disk Πάρτυ Στον 13ο Όροφο (Party on the 13th Floor) which was eventually published with Virgin Records. The album was very successful; it figured in the top five list of best rock albums of all time in Greece in 2006.
In 1990 comes their third album, Τρύπες Στον Παράδεισο (Holes in Paradise), and their first concert outside Greece in Belfort, France. Guitarist Ασκληπιός Ζαμπέτας (Asklipios Zambetas) joins the band as the fifth member.
The fourth album was recorded in 1993, titled Εννιά Πληρωμένα Τραγούδια (9 Pliromena tragoudia - 9 Paid Songs). A live performance at Lykavittos gathers a record-setting 10.000 people.
In 1994 a double live album was released, named Κράτα Το Σώου Μαϊμού (Krata to show maimou - Keep the Show Bogus) with recordings from 4 concerts at Rodon club and 5 unplugged performances. Both this album’s and the film soundtrack (H epohi ton dolofonon) sales went through the roof. Concerts during 1995 were often sold out all over Greece, at the Mylos club (Thessaloniki), Rodon club (Athens), and England, at Manchester and the Marquee club in London.
The fifth studio album, Κεφάλι Γεμάτο Χρυσάφι (Head Full of Gold) arrived in 1996. It went gold in the first week of it’s release. The sixth studio album was titled Μέσα στη Νύχτα των Άλλων (Within the Night of Others) and was released in 1999. The band announced their break-up very soon after the album’s release, during 2000.
* Τρύπες (1985)
* Πάρτυ στο 13ο Όροφο (1987)
* Τρύπες στον Παράδεισο (1990)
* Εννιά Πληρωμένα Τραγούδια (1993)
* Κράτα το Σώου Μαϊμού (1994)
* Κεφάλι Γεμάτο Χρυσάφι (1996)
* Μέσα στη Νύχτα των Άλλων (1999)
Work outside of Τρύπες
* Γιάννης Αγγελάκας & Γιώργος Καρράς - Υπέροχο Τίποτα
* Γιάννης Αγγελάκας & Νίκος Βελιώτης - Οι ανάσες των λύκων
* Γιάννης Αγγελάκας - Ο χαμένος τα παίρνει όλα
* Γιάννης Αγγελάκας & Οι Επισκέπτες - Από ‘δω και πάνω
* Γιάννης Αγγελάκας, Γιώργος Χριστιανάκης και Ασκληπειός Ζαμπέτας - Χώμα και νερό
* Μπάμπης Παπαδόπουλος και Φλώρος Φλωρίδης - F.L.O.R.O. II
Edited by editou on 19 Jul 2012, 11:24
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