Some people have a long lasting presence on the scene.
As years go by, they might change their musical tastes but they keep holding inside them the pure music of their youth.
The blogspot Tape Recorder had a post, a long time ago, about a tape coming from 1985.
The tape was titled ”Viva Voce” and the band that released it was named Alive She Died.
The line up of this Athenian quartet was: Daphne Gerogianni – Vocals (I think she was a flight stewart back then…), George Ginis – keyboards, Xenophon Xenios – keyboards and a girl named Tina on the bass.
Although the band was rarely playing live, with the support of some Greek music journalists they found a place in the history of Greek new wave underground, even if their only release was this cassette.
- White In August
- Secret Life Of Paradise
- The First Night
- She’s Lost Control (Joy Division cover)
What is interesting to know is what happened to these musicians after they split (or simply changed the name of the band as some state…) in 1987.
Gerogianni and Xenios, along with keyboard player George Bousounis and drummer George Koliopoulos formed the new wave band, Tresspass, and became the second Greek band to appear on MTV.
As you realise, it was a great success for a Greek band to appear on MTV as it is very difficult to appear even on the Greek television (musicians need to be armed with bouzouki to have some chances for doing so…)
The band was the opening act for Nick Cave as well as for the Fall.
George Ginis joined the band Ding An Sich in 1992 and since he was friends with Bousounis, they started working together as record producers.
The two of them succeeded to earn golden albums as producers for Greek artists and (I guess) after Tresspass split, Ginis and Bousounis formed the pop band Ammos in 1992.
Ammos are signed today to a major Greek record label and are frequently releasing albums (they released four albums and one EP).
On the other hand, Gerogianni and Iraklis Anastasiadis formed the electro band Atria in 2001 and released two singles and one album (I think all of them were produced by the duo Ginis-Bousounis).
They were the opening act in Greece for the: Stereo Mcs, Pet Shop Boys, Marc Almond, Anne Clark, Hooverphonic and The Scissor Sisters.
So, Alive She Died was just the beginning…