LITFIBA is an Italian rock band that has been active since the early 1980s. The band has had a significant impact on the Italian music scene and has gained a large following both in Italy and abroad.
LITFIBA was formed in Florence, Italy in 1980 by guitarist and songwriter Federico Renzulli and drummer Gianni Maroccolo. The band's name is a combination of two words, "lit" meaning "bed" in Italian and "fiba" meaning "festival". The band's early music was heavily influenced by punk and new wave, but they quickly developed their own unique sound that blended rock, pop, and Italian folk music.
LITFIBA's first album, "Desaparecido", was released in 1985 and was well-received by both fans and critics. The album featured the hit single "Yassassin", which helped to establish the band as one of the most promising acts in the Italian music scene. Over the next few years, LITFIBA released several more albums, including "Eneide di Krypton" and "Terremoto", which further cemented their reputation as one of the most innovative and influential bands in Italy.
Throughout their career, LITFIBA has experimented with different musical styles, incorporating elements of heavy metal, electronic music, and even reggae into their music. However, their core sound has always been rooted in the Italian tradition, with lyrics that often address social and political issues in Italy.
One of the most distinctive aspects of LITFIBA's music is their use of the Italian language. While many Italian rock bands have chosen to sing in English, LITFIBA has always sung in their native language, using the musicality and rhythm of Italian to create a unique sound that is instantly recognizable.
LITFIBA's impact on Italian music cannot be overstated. The band has inspired countless other musicians and has been cited as a major influence by many of the most successful Italian rock bands of the past 30 years. In addition, LITFIBA's music has helped to redefine the image of Italian rock music, which had previously been seen as a poor imitation of Anglo-American music.
LITFIBA - Desaparecido French Release 12" Vinyl LP Album
Anemic Music / CBS 26660 , 1985 , Holland
Made in Holland for the French market, notes in the album back cover are all in French
LITFIBA - Desaparecido Italian Release 12" Vinyl LP Album
IRA 36704 , 1988 , Italy
This album "LITFIBA - Desaparecido" is the first full-length studio album from Italian rock band Litfiba, though the band had previously released five EPs or singles. It is the first part of the "Trilogy of power"
17 RE is the 2nd full length studio album from Italian rock band Litfiba and the second part of the "Trilogy of power" started with first album Desaparecido. It is often considered the band's best album from their new-wave era .