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There are at least 3 bands named as Trabant: one is an Iceland rock group formed in 2001; the second one was a short-lived underground hungarian alternative group in the ’80s, still having cult-status; the other is an Italian band from Trieste.

The Hungarian one:
This band was formed in 1980 in Hungary. It was one of the most important Hungarian underground bands. Members were Gábor Lukin, Marietta Méhes and János Vető.

This band has quite quickly become a cult-band. They made very low-key, very lo-fi music, which was meant to exist rather in a small room than on stage. Their music was quite experimental and free, somewhat clumsy and honest. The very unique, soft, yet cold voice of Marietta Méhes was also influential part of their sound. Though Marietta was the lead singer, on some concerts they used other singers, for example cult-hero Tamás Pajor (Neurotic), Mariann Urbán (Embersport), or Attila Grandpierre (ex-VHK, Vágtázó Csodaszarvas). Along with other important underground band Balaton, their company consisted of lot of talented young artists, like Mihály Víg, who worked with both bands, director Gábor Bódy, or Zoltán Gazsi.

In the early eighties Marietta Méhes started a quite successful acting career, appearing in such films, like Kutya éji dala (Gábor Bódy, 1983), or Eszkimó asszony fázik (János Xantus, 1984).


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  • piribolygo


    22 Mar 10:17am Reply
  • memristor

    got the icelandic band official picture monopoly busted. a moderator deleted them <3

    4 Feb 2:48am Reply
  • memristor

    short-lived underground hungarian alternative groups

    31 Jan 9:37pm Reply
  • nyenyere666

    these icelandic douchebags have taken 'official picture' no matter how hard we downvote them :(

    1 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Surrealism

    Eh, still searching for any information at all on the trabant that created 'promises in the shapes of noise'. If anyone has any info at all, I'd greatly appreciate a message.

    17 Jan 2013 Reply
  • zioNata


    13 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Surrealism Is anyone aware of them, or know of anything else they may have produced?

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • Surrealism

    Which trabant does 'promises in the shapes of noise', 'she comes in like headlights', and 'slow and constant as she goes'. . . ? I've been looking for them for years. Someone please msg me, if they're aware of whom I'm looking for. . .

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • etrabant

    I'm really wondering how many bands have "TRABANT" in the name. I know about Iclanders but it looks like there might be more.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • chuketti

    @doney86 correct me if i'm wrong but i'm afraid that the icelandic band is no more active i play in the "italian" trabant try to listen us maybe you will like it :D btw i would be more than curious to know if the iclandic one are still playing somewhere i guess it would be nice to have a concert together :D hihi funny!

    10 Apr 2010 Reply
  • chuketti

    grazie muli :D

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • ovunqueproteggi

    Ciò ma allora no xe vero che Trieste xe una città solo de veci rompicoioni! Ghe xe anche muloni che spacca i culi a tutti con el Rock&Roll!!

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Mr-Usuario

    Uh, The One.

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Loserinthesky

    Radio Dj fa schifo, i vostri brani no.....

    19 Jan 2010 Reply
  • evaristo42

    The hungarian one is indeed mentioned in the bio. if anyone has further information please add it. I would be curious to read about it.

    28 Sep 2009 Reply
  • andrrrea_holden

    c'è anche un gruppo ungherese..

    6 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Follia

    non mi riesce capire se sto acoltando gli italiani o gli islandesi.... in ogni caso bella musica!

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • zioNata

    nationality tags are useless and confusing here...

    18 Jul 2009 Reply
  • olla_11

    trabant :)

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • holini

    ehy, amigos, trabacchiamo?

    7 Apr 2009 Reply
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