Biography

The Frantic V were formed in early summer 1994. The boys then decided it was time for Thessalonica to see some real garage raunch, so they went off for summer vacation. As soon as they returned, they immediately became active and started performing their music in front of stunned crowds, sometimes endangering their lives. Imagine in the grunge and techno era, 5 guys in white shirts and black ties performing real unadulterated 60s garage and euro beat!!! In 1995, Jens Lindberg came to visit the boys and on a starless night they recorded properly 2 tracks lost in oblivion (but if you dig deep in our site, something is to be found) and 10 tracks as a rehearsal the night before.

Time passed and the band started to have a following, some e.p.s published in and out of Greek border , and doing wild and fun gigs was the permanent winter agenda for the cold north Greek nights. Sometimes mistaken for undertakers while carrying the farfisa, sometimes frustrated by people mocking at them, but always in a party, party party mood. It was May, 1999, and ? And the Mysterians chose the band to open for them, performing in front of a stunned crowd who could not stop dancing.

Later on the same thing happened with the notorious Fuzztones.

During 2000, after finishing with all the military obligations bull, they came back full force, devoting themselves to the band. The Fuzztones demanded the boys again and again, they participated in Gagarins 205 battle of the bands showing Athenian crowd what Thessalonicas garage is all about, and their 10 on Misty Lane Records was reviewed various times in magazines , zines, played in radio stations and television and all that crappy things that were of no interest!

A superb gig was in order supporting the Fuzztones and Mark Lindsay during the Psychorama Festival, and the boys presented the L.P. to be recorded to their loyal fans and new friends.

An invitation to Italys Festival Beat rushed the boys over Adriatic Sea where they performed their music together with bands such as Los Banditos, Sick Rose, Curlee Wurlee (hi Cecile & guys!) establishing their sound abroad.

In 2003, the boys went in the studio to record their first 12 of sonic pleasure! “A Long Play With the Frantic V” was what came out on ON STAGE RECORDS and is being reprinted even as you go across these lines.

Next year, an invasion in Germany was in the agenda and it happened in late October, late enough for the boys to miss Oktoberfest, but just in time for Germans to enjoy some frantic tracks in full volume, screams, farfisa and fuzz!

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Edited by stereoslut on 13 Nov 2009, 18:31

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