Bikini (3)

Bikini (3)

The "Ancient Bikini” period:

The band was formed in 1982 by singer Feró Nagy and guitarist József Vedres after the disband of Beatrice. Bassist Alajos Németh, his brother, drummer Gábor Németh and guitarist Gábor Szűcs Antal joined them and formed Bikini.

In the first years Bikini played punk music very similar to Beatrice. Frontman and songwriter Feró Nagy saw the band as a Beatrice-afterband, even covering some of their old songs. Most of their fans were the same as of Beatrice, going to concert not because of the band but because of the "Feró Nagy phenomenon". This formation released two albums "Hova lett..." in 1983 and "XX. századi híradó" in 1984 (without Gábor Szűcs Antal). Despite all similarities, Bikini and Rice were quite different, at least, seeing them retrospectively. The "Ancient” Bikini members decided to strengthen the funny, rebel, „idiotic” side of Beatrice and the new band played a much more alternative and extraordinary, dadaistic hard rock-like or new wavist music with simple, nonsense lyrics, sometimes went into clear huey, assembled from interjection expressions, child poetry, (Otyi-Totyi Ping-pong, Ki csinál szódát?), blurred distopic visions about human mind control by engineering/education (Program), or parodistic dance music quotes (Nem leszek).

The L. D. Nagy period:

In 1985 Feró Nagy left the band (from 1999 the line-up with Feró Nagy sometimes has reunion-concerts as "Ős-Bikini" - "Ancient Bikini"). Singer Lajos D. Nagy came in his place, along with keyboardist Péter Gallai. This caused a great change in Bikini's style and image. During the late 1980s the band became a professional and talented team mostly playing popular, "synths- and winds-backed” pop rock and hard rock music. Along with some lineup changes during the years (most notably Bertalan Hirleman as drummer and Zsolt Daczi as guitarist) Bikini released several albums and made several successful tours. They finally achieved stardom in 1988 with the album "Ha volna még időm...".

Despite his left-out, Feró was in good relations with the band, and as lyricist, wrote some of their biggest hits (Ezt nem tudom másképp mondani, Mielőtt elmegyek, Fagyi, Megüssem vagy ne üssem, Nehéz a dolga a katonának).

The band continued to release successful albums in the early 1990s. In 1992 at the peak of their career, they disbanded. They were reunited in 1997 after a five year absence from the music world. Along with various lineup changes during the late 1990s, the band continued to release successful albums and tour extensively. Their last original album: "Őrzöm a lángot" was released in 2007. In 2009, they released a best-of double album, with all of their greatest hits re-recorded with the current line-up. Currently, they're preparing for the next album - besides touring extensively in Hungary and the Hungarian-populated regions in the neighboring countries. The recording probably begins in the late 2010, and the album will be out sometime in 2011.

Lajos D. Nagy, Péter Lukács, Alajos Németh, Szabolcs Bördén, Dénes Markovics, Viktor Mihalik

Ferenc Nagy (1982–1984)
Antal Gábor Szűcs (1982)
József Vedres (1982–1988)
Zsolt Daczi (1989–2004)
Endre Csillag (2004–2006)
Péter Gallai (1985–2002)
Gábor Németh (1982–1986)
Bertalan Hirleman (1986–1987, 1991–1998)
Endre Berecz (1988–1990)
Zoltán Kató (1988–1990)


Bikini (3) Discography Tracks


Nagy Feró És A Bikini* Hova Lett... (Album) Start (2) Hungary 1983 Sell This Version
Bikini (3) XX. Századi Híradó (Album) Start (2) Hungary 1984 Sell This Version
Bikini (3) Ezt Nem Tudom Másképp Mondani (Album) Start (2) Hungary 1985 Sell This Version
Bikini (3) Mondd El (Album) Favorit Hungary 1987 Sell This Version
Bikini (3) Ha Volna Még Idõm (Album) Favorit Hungary 1988 Sell This Version
Bikini (3) Közeli Helyeken (Album) Hungaroton Hungary 1989 Sell This Version
Bikini (3) Temesvári Vasárnap (Album) Favorit Hungary 1990 Sell This Version
Bikini (3) A Sötétebbik Oldal (Album) Quint Hungary 1991 Sell This Version
Bikini (3) Izzik A Tavaszi Délután (Album) Quint Hungary 1992 Sell This Version
Bikini (3) Búcsúkoncert (Album) EMI Hungary 1993 Sell This Version
Bikini (3) A Szabadság Rabszolgái (Album) Gong Hungary 1997 Sell This Version
HCD 37913-14 Bikini (3) Körutazás A Balkánon / Bikini Koncert 1997. Október 31.(2xCD, Alb) Hungaroton HCD 37913-14 Hungary 1998 Sell This Version
HCD 37954 Bikini (3) A Világ Végén(CD, Album) Hungaroton HCD 37954 Hungary 1999 Sell This Version
HCD 71046 Bikini (3) Nem Lesz Ennek Jó Vége...(CD, Album) Hungaroton HCD 71046 Hungary 2000 Sell This Version
HCD 71089 Bikini (3) Álomból Ébredve(CD, Album) Hungaroton HCD 71089 Hungary 2002 Sell This Version
HCD 71186 Bikini (3) Angyali Üdvözlet(CD, Album) Hungaroton HCD 71186 Hungary 2004 Sell This Version
394812 2 Bikini (3) Őrzöm A Lángot(CD, Album) EMI 394812 2 Hungary 2007 Sell This Version
6364262, 6364282, 6364292 Bikini (3) Bikini 30 (Közeli Helyeken)(2xCD, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI 6364262, 6364282, 6364292 Hungary 2012 Sell This Version
none Bikini (3) Fair Wind To You...(14xFile, FLAC, MP3, Album) Hungaroton none Hungary 2015

Singles & EPs

SPS 70562 A Bikini És Nagy Feró* Kicsinál Szódát(7", Single) Start (2) SPS 70562 Hungary 1983 Sell This Version
PR 959 Bikini (3) Midem '83(7", Single) Pepita International PR 959 Hungary 1983 Sell This Version
SPS 70699 Bikini (3) Új(7") Start (2) SPS 70699 Hungary 1985 Sell This Version
HCDS 71041 Bikini (3) Nem Lesz Ennek Jó Vége(CD, Maxi) Hungaroton HCDS 71041 Hungary 2000 Sell This Version
none Bikini (3) meets Dred (5) and Dance4Ever Bikini (3) meets Dred (5) and Dance4Ever - Mielőtt Elmegyek(CDr, Maxi, Promo) Not On Label none Hungary 2005 Sell This Version


Bikini (3) Bikini (Comp) Favorit Hungary 1989 Sell This Version

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