Frigidaire Tango band


In July 1977 Carlo Casale and Stefano Dal Col were 2 young British punk lovers when they started their musical trip and founded the band "Outkids". The keyboard player Marco Breda, with his classical musical approach, joined the band, giving a more personal sound to their compositions. Their musical backgrounds ranging from progressive to krautrock to glam, with the primitive input of punk rock. It was the very creative period called New Wave. At the beginning of the 80'es the band name turned into "Trash" and 2 new members joined the line up: Maurizio Battistella on drums and Diego Negrello on bass. In 1981 the band chose the final name: Frigidaire Tango. They recorded the 1st LP "The Cock", released by Young Records. In Sept. 2010 this album has been included among the 100 least-known fundamental rock LPs by the French magazine Tsugi. At the beginning of 1983 Franco Turesso became the second keyboard player and the band recorded the self-released mini LP called "Russian Dolls". It contains 2 main tracks "Recall" and "Vanity Fair", which have become videoclips. Frigidaire Tango went on tour with the British band The Sound. In 1984 the Italian channel RAI began shooting the documentary "The Last Concert" and Frigidaire Tango are protagonists. The film, shot by Piergiorgio Gay, tells about the troubles of an 80'es rock band, balanced between the dream to support themselves just as musicians and the need to integrate into society. In the middle of 1986, after being invited by Barcelona Biennial for a series of gigs and after being included in a promotional compilation by Amnesty International, the band broke up. The main reasons were bringing together the passion for music with the career needs and different point of views about the band future. From 1988 to 1991 many members founded a new band, The Vindicators, and recorded 2 LPs, mashing up beat, rock'n'roll and rhythm'n'blues. In 2007 "The Freezer Box" has been published. It's a box containing a 50 pages book of memories of Frigidaire Tango and 3 CDs: the debut album "The Cock" plus 2 outtakes and 2 unreleased albums "Music For Us" and "Live in Barcelona". One year later the band bring back together to record a new album "L'Illusione Del Volo", produced by Frigidaire Tango and mixed by Giorgio Canali. It contains many special guests: Federico Fiumani (Diaframma), Fabio Trentini (Guano Apes, H-Block), Aldo Tagliapietra (Le Orme), Diego Galeri (Timoria, Miura), Miss Xox (Great Complotto) and others. In 2013 Go Down Records released "Artisti Vari Risuonano i Frigidaire Tango", a tribute album featuring many Italian musicians, as Giorgio Canali, Sick Tamburo, Ilenia Volpe, Federico Fiumani and OJM.


Charlie Cazale | vocals
J.M. Le Baptiste | drums
Steve Dal Col | guitar
Mark Brenda | keyboards
Dave Nigger | bass
Frank Tourak | keyboards