Ska-P is a ska punk band formed in Vallecas, Spain, in 1994 by a group of friends from Madrid and Euskadi. The band can be categorized, politically, as an anti-establishment musical group, sometimes considered anarcho-communist. Musically, despite their fun image, Ska-P has well-rehearsed and tight arrangements, as of 2002, includes among its members a small but striking brass section which gives the band a powerful sound. At the end of 2004, they announced work on a new album. After voting 4 against 2, in February 2005, the sudden and unexpected announcement was made that the band would take a break to allow the members to work on side projects, though some considered the band to have dissolved; the band's worldwide farewell tour of 2005 ended in Argentina in October of that year. Their farewell concert on September 24, 2005, filled the 10,000-seat La Cubierta. On 12 October 2007 the band confirmed they were getting back together and on 5 September 2008 released the single "Crimen sollicitationis".
This was followed in October 2008 by a new album, Lágrimas y Gozos, released on 7 October 2008. The release of the album would be followed by a brief tour. Ska-P returned to La Cubierta Stadium on 27 December 2008 to perform their only concert in Spain of that tour. Today the band still tours in the US, Europe. In 2010 and 2011 Ska-P held their first tour in Japan; the band name is a pun on the Spanish word for'escape' and ska p. The name further takes advantage of the letter k common to ska, since the early 80s closely associated with the Madrid working-class district of Vallecas, as a symbol of working-class pride, thus and many other occurrences of the k instead of the c or qu in Spanish words, reflecting a feature of the Basque, which has neither the qu nor the c, replacing both with k. Ska-P was formed by a group of friends in Vallecas in 1994 as a ska band; the initial lineup was lead vocals and guitar. That same year they recorded the nine-track Ska-P, with AZ-Records, it did not sell many copies compared with efforts, but it gave the group recognition for the song "Como un rayo," a fight song for the soccer team Rayo Vallecano, which became popular in Vallecas.
They played various concerts as support bands for Extremoduro and Platero y tu despite still having a small following. The guitarist Toni left the band in 1995 and Joxemi took his place. Pipi, a friend of Pulpul joined the band, he only entered onstage in costume in some concerts and helped the group set up. From this point, he took the role of secondary vocalist while continuing, during some songs, to appear in costume. In 1996 the group released their second album, El vals del obrero, on RCA Records, selling many records and becoming well known for the song "Cannabis". After a tour of Spain and part of France, in 1997 they recorded their third disc, again with RCA records, they performed in Spain and France, made their début in Latin America, playing in Argentina and Mexico. Pako and founding member of Ska-P, left the band in the middle of the tour, Luismi took his place. Participating in Arezzo Wave, an Italian music festival. In 2000 they recorded Planeta Eskoria. Considered by some to be their best work, it helped to consolidate their sound and included songs with a more serious tone, although the album included festive songs in the vein of previous discs and the lyrical content was no different from before.
During this high point, they toured France, Italy and Spain. They were considered an international band. Two years their 5th album, ¡Que corra la voz!, which Ska-P members have called their "most complete," was released. It featured a mix of styles, with as many festive ska songs as more serious songs in the vein of Planeta Eskoria; the list of countries Ska-P toured included Hungary, Holland and the other European countries mentioned. They returned to Latin America, playing in Argentina, Costa Rica and Mexico. Furthermore, in these last tours trumpet player Txikitín and trombonist Gari, both from the Spanish city of Bilbao, joined the band. In 2004 Incontrolable, the last disc before their "indefinite hiatus" was released. Besides having 16 songs, it included a DVD with 13 songs recording in France. Videoclips and images of the last tour were included. After more than 12 years together, in February 2005 they announced that they were going on an indefinite hiatus, they explained that they "needed a rest," although Pipi claimed that the decision was made by Pulpul alone, the rest of the group had to quit as they could not continue without him.
In fact, there are rumors, based on the attitude of both sides, that there were internal squabbles between Joxemi and Pulpul. So, the group declared that "the possibility of a future return remains open." They announced a farewell tour. Their last concert in Spain was September 24, 2005 in La Cubierta de Leganés, their last show was in Argentina October 12, 2005; the group's members decided to end their farewell tour there thanks to the treatment they had received there previously. All the revenue from this festival was donated to Argentine charities, such as the mapuche communities and almshouses serving food in Buenos Aire
Desiree Heslop, best known as Princess, is a British singer who found chart success in the mid-1980s. In the early 1980s, she worked with the group Osibisa, she is best known for her hit single "Say I'm Your Number One" which made the UK Top Ten in 1985. Before going solo, she was a backing vocalist for the band Osibisa in the early 1980s, her debut solo album Princess was composed and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman which contained the hit single, "Say I'm Your Number One". The album spawned five charting singles, was certified silver in the UK. Heslop signed with Polydor and recorded her second album, All for Love in the United States, but neither the album nor its three singles had much success. In 1989, she released the stand-alone single "Lover Don't Go", her third album, Say It, slated for release in 1990, was never issued as Princess retired from the music scene and moved to the US after the death of her mother and the assassination of her brother. She returned to being a backing singer, appearing on the Vanilla Ice album To The Extreme.
From 1991 to 2003 she lived before returning to England. That same year she formed her own music label with her brother Donovan, OnDa Ground Music Label, which has released all her music since, released her first single in 14 years, "Ride", with rap ensemble EEDB. A music video was filmed which referenced her retirement, she appeared in ITV's 2005 production Hit Me, One More Time, singing Kylie Minogue's "Slow". In April 2014, she released The Emergence, the first in 27 years, it is the first in a trilogy of albums, the other ones titled The One. 1986: Princess 1987: All for Love 2014: The Emergence Official website Princess discography at MusicBrainz Princess at AllMusic
The Party of Greens, or Greens, is a green political party in Hungary, founded in January 2006. The Party of Greens was established in Szeghalom on 22 January 2006 by some rural branches of the Alliance of Green Democrats under the leadership of entrepreneur László Ács, who quit ZDSZ just before the 2006 parliamentary election. In the following weeks, other ZDSZ organizations joined the new party. ZÖP adopted its program from the ZDSZ, in which demanded the rationalization of energy management and development of agricultural techniques protecting the environment. ZÖP had 11 individual candidates and 3 county regional lists in the 2006 parliamentary election, where received 2,870 votes. By contrast, György Droppa's ZDSZ gained only 95 votes; the ZÖP did not run in the 2010 parliamentary election. ZÖP re-activated itself for the 2014 parliamentary election; the party was able to nominee 33 individual candidates, including former astronaut Bertalan Farkas, a national list. The ZÖP received 18,557 votes, alongside the Hungarian Workers' Party, the only extra-parliamentary party which obtained more votes than required proposal coupons.
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