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Israel (1984 – 1995, 2003 – present)

Mashina (Hebrew: משינה‎) is a pop rock band formed in Israel which was active from 1984 to 1995, and then again from 2003 to the present. The band is considered by many to be Israel’s most important and influential rock band. Their musical style took inspiration from ska and hard rock, among others.

Mashina was formed by singer Yuval Banai, a member of the Banai family, probably Israel’s best-known family of entertainers; father Yossi was an actor and singer, as are uncles Gabri and Ya’akov, along with most of Yuval’s cousins. During his army service he met guitar player Shlomi Bracha and the two started playing music together. A friend of theirs, a recent Russian immigrant, suggested they call their band “Mashina Vremeni”, which means “time machine” in Russian (this suggestion may have been inspired by the well-known Russian rock band Mashina Vremeni of the 60’s and 70’s).

After the army service the two split up; Banai formed the band “Shlom Ha-Tzibur” (“Public Safety”), while Bracha teamed up with bassist Michael Benson to form the band “HaChazit Ha’amamit” (“The National Front”). In 1984 they decide to combine to form a new band, which they called Mashina, bringing in drummer Iggy Dayan; in 1985, they released their self-titled debut, which quickly became a hit on the Israeli charts. Later Avner Hodorov joined the band on keyboard and saxophone. They gained widespread popularity in Israel during the late 80’s and early 90’s.


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  • xBlueAce

    גילה גילה בוצ'ה בודי ! (:

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • Cat_007


    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • BullHorn-

    אני מכור למשינה :D

    18 Jan 2011 Reply

    Pai D' Égua!

    17 May 2010 Reply

    Great band!

    15 Oct 2009 Reply
  • ADIZ13

    חולה עלייהם (= להקה מעולה!!

    24 Sep 2009 Reply
  • felix_the_cat

    @Queuebert The title means: "You're not like everybody". If you find the hebrew lyrics, you can roughly translate them through google translate.

    19 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Queuebert

    I love their songs, but i've got one problem. I can't understand hebrew. That's a sad fact. ;) 'At lo kmo kulam' is my favourite.

    3 Apr 2009 Reply
  • nirlahav

    אין כמו מפלצות התהילה! האלבום הכי טוב שלהם

    8 Feb 2009 Reply
  • sharonzinho

    holla tudo mundo mashina ta aqui ja que beleza eu to tao animado שלום לכולם משינה הגיעו לברזיל ובשבילי ישראלי שחי כאן הם עושים לי את השנה איזה כייף להפרק על כל השירים שגדלנו עליהם הלהקה הטובה היותר בישראל פורצת הגבולות משינה

    25 Nov 2008 Reply
  • carlinhafrimer

    mashina be brazil!!! :D

    16 Oct 2008 Reply

    I translated their biography for Turkish users.משינה (= Mashina - Tachzor Tachzor forever! =)

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
  • BlackestOrchid

    <33333333333333 וכוכוכו'

    17 Mar 2008 Reply
  • OK_DeSign

    הלהקה הכי טובה בארץ :]

    7 Nov 2007 Reply
  • rafib

    !!!לא היה כמו לא יהיה כמו, ואין כמו מששששינה!!! היידה משינה!!!!!!!!!

    30 Aug 2007 Reply
  • Daniil_G

    dancingjesus what are you talking about?, its not hebrew rap nor metal.

    28 May 2006 Reply

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