I have met Tax
(Roberto Farano) thanks to a schoolmate (Enzo Arcuri, Movie director and tanguero). We started a very quiet frequentation. He was like my big brother educating me on the main bands and events of the 80's HC but not solely.
I was not new to Punk Rock and Harcore but playing with Tax taught me a lot about the attitude... a bias for -Talk/+Action
Tax had few songs and we started from there with another drummer (Tony Lionetti
ex-Jester Beast) then Massimino
(Massimo Ferrusi ex-Negazione, Indigesti and Persiana Jones
) joined and re-united with Tax (originally together in Negazione). After a number of months, oiling the machine, we started to record a 4 tracks-demo (with Tino Paratore) then the first album, "Angeli" recorded by Iain Burgess
| RIP (Big Black, Shellac, Uzeda, Ministry, Jawbox, Mega City Four
etc.) at Black Box, France; then released by Freeland Records in 1997.
Live played a huge part, they were devasting and really powerful considering the simple Trio formula. I was getting more confident while fully enjoying the energy of this brutal simple and straight music. Very different from Mudcake and challenging in a completely different manner, very physical.
We have played in many Festivals and supported bands such as Rocket from the Crypt, NoFX, Offspring, DogEatDog, Sham 69, Agnostic Front
then after I abandoned to leave the role to Marco Corti, the Foo Fighters
gig happened. I am not good with timing I suppose ;)
Angeli released another record still with Ian Burgess, "Voglio di più" (Freeland Rec 1999) which contains many songs we had already written.
Angeli was pure Rock'n'roll life. Great energy but probably not exactly the genre or blend I wanted to pursue; I was suffering for the lack of freedom and experimentation possessed with Mudcake.
It was time for me to move on.