Ziggy Was

Rock band formed in 1992 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
They took their name from two songs of the 70s: David Bowie’s 'Ziggy Stardust' and Bob Marley’s 'Johnny Was'. Their music style was a mixture of hardcore, punk, grunge, and metal with funk touches. The members of the band were very experienced as Kostas Karkalis was member of 'Γκούλαγκ' (Gulag) while Lambros Saltsidis was an ex-member of 'Λώλαμα' (Lolama). Kostas Pantelis who was the guitarist of 'Πίσσα Και Πούπουλα' (Pissa & Poupoula), joined the group as the lead guitarist later.
In early 1993 they recorded a demo titled 'Oil Land', which attracted the interest of the local indie record label 'Lazy Dog Records'. After releasing a 7" single, a MiniLP and a full-length album, they finally sign to Virgin Greece in 1997 and released their second full-length album. After that they disbanded.
Their first live performance was at 'Steki Filosofikis" (Thessaloniki) in April 1993.
On 26/6/1993 they performed live at Pedio Areos (Athens), along with 'Deus Ex Machina (5)' & 'Εκτός Ελέγχου'.
On 27/1/1995 they performed live at club Zero (Thessaloniki) along with 'Γκούλαγκ' & 'Λώλαμα'.

Kostas Karkalis (Drums)
Panos Rossis (Vocals, Guitar)
Lambros Saltsidis (Bass)
Kostas Pantelis (Guitar)



LZD 006 Ziggy Was - Here album art Ziggy Was Here(LP, Album) Lazy Dog Records LZD 006 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
LZD 015 Ziggy Was - Two Turns To One album art Ziggy Was Two Turns To One(12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Etch) Lazy Dog Records LZD 015 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
Ziggy Was - Unicorn Pan album art Ziggy Was Unicorn Pan (Album) Virgin Greece 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LZD 008, LZD 08 Ziggy Was - Take A Look At The Kids / Oil Land album art Ziggy Was Take A Look At The Kids / Oil Land(7", Single) Lazy Dog Records, Lazy Dog Records LZD 008, LZD 08 Greece 1994 Sell This Version


LZD 019 Ziggy Was - 3 Turns To 1 album art Ziggy Was 3 Turns To 1(CD, Comp) Lazy Dog Records LZD 019 Greece 1996 Sell This Version


none Ziggy Was - Oil Land album art Ziggy Was Oil Land(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Ziggy Was Self-released) none Greece 1993 Sell This Version

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