by Strawman

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The Strawman started at the end of 2012 in La Spezia, thanks to Gregorio Maggiani (Greg - voice), Paolo Gnaga (guitar - former of Fall Out, King Mastino and Radiozero), Alberto Caruso (Aboo - bass guitar) and Andrea Chiavacci (drums - ex Made).

Right from the beginning all four members have the same idea to produce a lively garage rock that shakes hands with an American 70's sound. However without any discretion towards the psychedelic sounds and the late 80's Seattle sound.

After some very positive live performances that helps the group achieve gigs on some of the most important stages of local clubs and bars (Skaletta Rock Club, Shake Club, Swamp Club, also a very impressive performance held at a summer festival in La Spezia BOSS) the band decide in 2014 to give birth to their first namesake album thanks to a very precious collaboration with Area Pirata.

The whole album is entirely written and composed by the band and sung in English. For the registration the group turned to Maurizio Dazzi who has phonic studio that is very much valued in their city. Dazzi was responsible for the registration, mixing and mastering. Attention must be made to the presence of Lungo 's voice that appears in some of the songs (singer of Radiozero, Polvere di Pinguino and others) as backing vocals.

Curiosity: The name of the band holds homage to the namesake of the song from Lou Reed in the album "New York".


released September 1, 2014



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Area Pirata Rec Pisa, Italy

Area Pirata was born in 2001 immediately tended to Garage, R'n'R, HC-Punk…
We care about reissue of old records no more available or unissued as well as new records recorded from bands on activities with an attitude alike ours.
We tought and we still think that our attitude and determination could be a factor to help those real underground scenes not depending strictly on the kind of muisc!
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