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The Mad Turks From Istanbul - Lolene / Seeing Was Believing download album

  • Performer: The Mad Turks From Istanbul
  • Album: Lolene / Seeing Was Believing
  • FLAC: 1889 mb | MP3: 1255 mb
  • Released: 1986
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Power Pop
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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The Mad Turks From Istanbul - Lolene / Seeing Was Believing download album

From the 1987 album 'Cafe Istanbul' on Greasy Po.

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The Mad Turks from Istanbul were an Australian power pop band from Adelaide. They formed in 1984 with mainstays Chuck Skatt (aka Charles Jenkins) on lead vocals (later also on rhythm guitar), and Dom Benedictine III (Dominic Larizza) on drums (later on guitar). In 1987 they issued their debut album, Cafe Istanbul, on Greasy Pop Records. In 1989 the band relocated to Melbourne as The Mad Turks to release their second album, Toast in 1990.

The remaining members moved to Melbourne and became The Mad Turks. There they released their second album, Toast (1990, Greasy Pop), and three more singles before disbanding. Skatt and Benedictine went on to form Icecream Hands. Lolene, Seeing Was Believing ‎(7"). Membri: Arturo Larizza, Charles Jenkins, Dominic Larizza, Hank M. Turk, Martyn La Merde, Steven Caon. Varianti: Stai visualizzando tutto The Mad Turks From Istanbul. Mad Turks, Mad Turks From Istanbul, The Mad Turks.

Lolene"/"Seeing Was Believing" (1986) - Greasy Pop. "Holding My Breath"/"All Those Words"/"Prostitute My Brain" (1987) - Greasy Pop. "Looking Forward to Destroy"/"Given My Number" (1988) - Greasy Po. The Mad Turks from Istanbul, The Advertiser, 10 December 1987, page A3. Sly, David. The Mad Turks from Istanbul no real alternative, The Advertiser, 16 October 1986, page 31. Turks push to promote their profile, The Advertiser, 31 March 1988, page A03.

Also known as The Mad Turks Labels Greasy Pop, Festival Active until 1990 Members Charles Jenkins. Genres Power pop Associated acts Icecream Hands Genre Power pop Albums Toast. Years active 1984 (1984)–1991 (1991) Past members Charles Jenkins Dominic Larizza Martyn Christopher Matthias Eckhardt Steve Caon Phil Magnay Origin Adelaide, Australia (1989) Similar Icecream Hands, Exploding White Mice, The Lizard Train, The Dagoes, Mick Thomas. The group disbanded in late 1991 with both Skatt and Benedictine forming Icecream Hands. Lolene"/"Seeing Was Believing" (1986) - Greasy Pop.

Listen to music from The Mad Turks From Istanbul like Looking Forward to Destroy, Lolene & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Mad Turks From Istanbul. First coming to the broader public's attention by winning a place on the Brewing mini album, organised by SA-FM in 1985 to highlight local talent with Not here (that's where I wanna be), the band had formed in 1984.

The Mad Turks had formed from local acts Crunch Pets, Rigormortis, Faith by Force and the Dysentry Bags and were signed by Greasy Pop Records. In 1985 they provided a track, "Yet You Wonder Why", for their label's compilation album, An Oasis in a Desert of Noise. They performed on a bill alongside punk rockers The Celibate Rifles and fellow Adelaide band The Sweets of Sin. In 1986 Steve Caon joined on drums and Benedictine moved over to guitar and in October they released their debut single, "Lolene"


A Lolene 3:38
B Seeing Was Believing 1:40

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  • Recorded At – Studio 202


  • Bass – Martyn La Merde
  • Drums, Vocals – Dom Benedictine III*
  • Engineer – Kim Horne
  • Guitar – Hank M. Turk
  • Producer, Design [Sleeve Design] – The Mad Turks*
  • Vocals, Guitar – Chuck Scatt*


Recorded November 1985 at 202 Adelaide, South Australia.