Not Moving is an Italian rock group born in 1981 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, turned 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 keep their career with another line up till 1994.
In 2019 the original trio (Lilith, Tony Face and Dome La Muerte) reunited in to 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 edition with English subtitles.
We released that along with the reissue vinyl LP Live In The Eighties on June 4th 2021.
Get ready for a trip back in the wildest 80s Italian underground cult!
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™