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Topsy the great is an instrumental power noise trio. The band was born in Prato/Italy on 2008 from the ashes of two local noise bands, Just dogs and Funny noise. Band’s name is inspired by the tragic story of the elephant Topsy, she was killed by electrocution in central park by Thomas Edison to demonstrate that alternating current is dangerous in domestic use. Not a random choice, the abrasive and sharp sound is a particular and unconventional artistic/aesthetical choice: low cost transistor amplifiers, d.i.y. pedal effects, anachronistic 70s drum set.

Topsy the great have shown since the beginning a rude punk attitude, inclination to noise and irregular rhythms. Those elements were developed in the first two EPs, s/t (2009) and “vol II” (2010). Particularly the second one shows the live energy of the band, the experimental and d.i.y attitude.
In 2011 the band has recorded the first full length album, that is going to be released on sept. 2012 by fromScratch and santa valvola.

TOPSY THE GREAT: emanuele ravalli (Guitar)-alessandro gambassi (bass)-lorenzo Bob coppini (drum)

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