A song from the Compilation-CD: Kifacsart citrom
|The biggest tragedy of the 20th century can be designated the
wreck of the Titancic. As biggest lucky chance at the end of the 20th century
can be designated "Aurora", the rippin` hungarian power-punk cruiser which
is still sailing on the "hardcore" seas.
Aurora was founded in Györ, Hungary, by the young local punks "Vigi"(guitar/vocals) "Galacs" (Bass), "Polyak" (Drums) and "Dauer" (vocals). This was in 1982, at the height of the Hungarian punk blast , a period in which a punk gig caused big agitation, occasionally by starting riots.
"We started criticizing the Soviet Army a little bit too early. It wasn´t really a surprise when the authorities sent us for trial because of our anticommunist lyrics. Our original singer "Dauer" had to spend two years in prison because according to the authorities he had chosen the "wrong words", Vigi reminds of the old, "romantic" days.
|Therefore "Aurora" needed a new vocalist and found it in the attractive
blond female singer called "Kriszta", but she also left the band after
a very short time. „She was a really wild and fascinating person
on stage, but she didn´t take her job as seriously as we did," says
Vigi, "so that finally I had to sing because we couldn´t find
any suitable substitute for her. Since then we have been playing as a trio."Some
unreleased songs on the "Best of" compilation are taken from this period
like "Kis Kurva".
Between 1984 and 1988 the band was playing under false names in order not to attract the attention of their old "friends", the Hungarian Secret Service. At this time the band caught the attention of some Austrian punks who invited "Aurora" to play in Vienna. This was the first time the band had played a concert outside Eastern Europe.
|"Goodbye, Ivan" was highly acclaimed in US-zines like the "Maximumrocknroll",Suburban
Voice" and "Flipside". It was supposed to be licensed by an US label, but
in the end the idea wasn´t realized. After "Good bye, Ivan" there
was a longer break. The following album, "Elöre Kurvak, Gengszterek
("Prositutes, Gangsters, Forward") was released after three years of hard
work and it even surpassed the "Good Bye, Ivan"-LP, especially because
of its fantastic producening and engineering. The "Gangsters..."-CD was
released on"Hulk Räckorz", Germany. “Mindhalalig Punk” ("Forever Punk")
was the title of the split CD with their German friends "Wizo" in 1994.
In the mid-90ies "Aurora" wanted to reach out a bigger audience by making
some "rock" records such as "Feld Tamadas" (Rise again) and "Keserü
Cukor" (Bitter Sugar), but in 1996 they decided to return to their original
punk style. The new album "Nincs Karacsony" (No Christmas) was nominated
as "punk album of the year" in Hungary. The hyper-melodic as well as strong
songs reminded the listener of "Auroras"-best years. The highlight of the
CD was the excellent trumpet-playing by the band´s new member "Qka"
which was even more spectacular on the 1997´s follow-up album "Illegalis
bál" (Illegal Party).
Aurora adress: PO Box 17, Györ, H-9011, Hungary
German contact and concert booking: Manne,