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Gaz Nevada

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Gaznevada adventure started at the end of the seventies when Billy Blade (vocal and sax), Bat Matic (drums), Andy Nevada (vocal and synth), Chainsaw Sally (bass) and Robert Squibb (guitar) decided it was time to give to their social / sonic hysteria a form.

March, 1977. After the university riots some of them, start to live together in a flat in Bologna with other artists and friends. The aggregation place is an occupied house in Bologna where they lodge artists, musicians, designers, cartoonists and directors. At this time the name of the band is “Centro D’Urlo Metropolitano”. With this band they write “Mamma dammi la Benza” the first and one track of “Centro D’Urlo Metropolitano” co-produced and distributed by the University Student Movement of Bologna in september 1977.

November, 1977. After a trip in London they decides to change name of the band into Gaznevada from the Raymond Chandler novel “Nevada gas”. At this moment the official Gaznevada members are: Alessandro Raffini (aka Billy Blade), Ciro Pagano (aka Robert Squibb), Marco Dondini (aka Bat Matic), Giorgio Lavagna (aka Andy Nevada). There are also Giampiero Huber (aka Johnny Tramonta) and Gianluca Galliani (aka Nico Gamma), but they leave the band after a few months, in 1978.

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