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Republic (band)

Republic is a Hungarian rock band formed in Budapest in 1990. Their style is a unique mix of Western rock music and traditional Hungarian folk music. The band is popular in its native country and among Hungarian speaking minorities in other parts of the world.

Members

The two founding members are László Bódi and Lászlo Attila Nagy. The two played together for a band called Cipőfűző (Hungarian for shoelaces). From this name, László Bódi acquired the nickname "Cipő", i.e. shoe. Shoe died in March 2013 at the age of 47. The most recent change in the band's composition was in 1991 when the original lead guitarist Imre Bali retired and was replaced by Tamás Patai.

While not formal members of the band, András “Bundás” Szabó (violin) and Gábor Halász (acoustic guitar) perform with the band during their live shows.

On albums, Republic frequently refers to itself ironically as “the worst group in Hungary″. The logo of the band is a stylised fish which from some angle resembles a human figure.

László Bódi died on 11 March 2013 of heart failure.[1]

Current members

Former members

  • László “Cipő” Bódi – vocals and piano – 1990–2013
  • "Rece Apó" - Bali Imre – guitar – 1990–1991
  • Szilágyi "Bigyó" László – drums – 1990

Albums

Year Album title translation
1990 Indul a mandula!!! The almond departs!!!
1991 Hoppá, Hoppá!!! Oops! Oops!
1992 Én vagyok a világ I am the world
1993 Hahó Öcsi!!! Hey buddy!
1994 Disco Disco
1995 A Cipő és a Lány - Amsterdam The Shoe and the Girl - Amsterdam
1995 Tüzet viszek I'm carrying fire
1995 Október 67 October 67
1996 Igen Yes
1997 Zászlók a szélben Flags in the wind
1998 Üzenet Message
1999 Az évtized dalai (3CD) Songs of the decade
1999 Boldogság.hu Happiness.hu
2000 Aranyalbum Golden album
2000 Só és cukor Salt and sugar
2001 A reklám után After the commercial
2002 Mennyi még, Béla? How much left, Béla?
2003 Aki hallja, adja át!!! Whoever hears it, pass it on!
2004 Mohikán Mohawk
2005 1 Magyarország 1 Mennyország 1 Hungary 1 Heaven
2006 Győri Kex Buscuit of Györ
2006 Kenyér vagy igazság Bread or truth
2007 Fényes utakon On shining roads
2008 Tiszta udvar, rendes ház Clean yard, tidy house
2009 Új Republic dalok New Republic Songs
2009 Aranyalbum 2. Golden Album 2.
2010 Köztársaság Republic
2010 20 éves ünnepi koncert 20 years celebration concert
2012 Bólints Tibi! Nod, Tibi!

References

External links

  • (in Hungarian)
  • lyrics of their songs (in Hungarian)
  • concert picture gallery
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