Not Moving is an Italian rock group born in 1981 and established in Piacenza, well known among the most important bands of the Italian underground of the 80s.
The name comes from the homonymous DNA’s track by Arto Lindsay, included in the 1978 compilation No New York and which inspired the band at the beginning of its career. The founding members are Tony ’Face’ Bacciocchi on drums, Dany Dallagiovanna on bass, and Paolo Molinari on guitar. Later they recruit the front woman Rita ’Lilith’ Oberti and Mariella ’Severine’ Rocchetta on keyboards.
Their sound recalls Post-punk (The Cramps, X, The Gun Club), Psychedelic Rock from the sixties (13th Floor Elevators, The Seeds), Surf music, and NYC Punk-rock. In 1983, a chance meeting at a concert declares the entry into the band of Domenico Petrosino aka Dome La Muerte from Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers, one of the most powerful and important Italian Hardcore Punk bands of the time. From now on the sound changes radically, turning into an American acid rock style of garage imprint.
Not Moving recorded two albums (Sinnermen and Flash On You), two 12" vinyls, and two singles. They supported The Clash, Johnny Thunders, and Celibate Rifles, touring around Germany and all over Italy. Then the split in 1988. After that, Not Moving kept their career with another lineup till 1994.
In 2019 the original trio (Lilith, Tony Face, and Dome La Muerte) reunited into Not Moving LTD.
FOLLOW THE BAND
Not Moving's Rockumentary
Not Moving's 2005 DVD is now available to stream or download in a new version with English subtitles.
The 2021 vinyl edition contains the promo code to get it.
Get ready for a journey back into the cult of the wildest Italian underground of the 80s!
Research and Selection of AV Materials: Antonio Bacciocchi.
Directed by Antonio Bacciocchi and Chiara Ribuoli.
Voice-overs: Tony and Lilith.
Footage and Pics: the Not Moving Archive; Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana; TeleNorba; Telelibertà.
Subtitles translation by Ruggero "Roger Ramone" Brunello.
Cover by merda™