Slank is a famous music group in Indonesia. Formed by Bimbim on December 26, 1983 due to bored playing music cover band and had a strong desire to create his own songs. Forerunner to the birth of Taylor is a group called Cikini Stones Complex (CSC) formed by Ben Setiawan Sidhartha (Bimbim) in the early 80's. The band only played Rolling Stones songs and did not want to play songs from other bands, they eventually end up bored and by late 1983 the group disbanded.
Bimbim continue their musical spirit with his two brothers Denny and Erwan formed Red Evil which was later renamed so Slank, a name that is taken for granted from the scorn of people often call them guys selengean with additional personnel Bongky (guitar) and Kiki (guitar). Bimbim residence on Jl. 14 pencil so their headquarters.
They had appeared in several stage by bringing the songs themselves before Erwan decided to resign because he felt hopeless in Slank. With a long struggle formed formations to-13, Bimbim, Kaka, Bongky, Pay and Indra, the new Slank solid.
With the formation Bimbim (Drums), Bongky (Bass), Pay (guitars), Kaka (vocals) and Indra (Keyboard) they started making demos for record companies to offer.
After repeatedly rejected, finally accepted in 1990 and began recording demos debut album Suit-Suit ... He He He (Sexy Girl). The album that featured the hit and Pardon Granted it explodes so they were rewarded BASF Award for best newcomer. Their second album, Kampungan also achieve the same success.
The involvement of its personnel with the drug had spawned a rift in the band's body based on the way this pencil. By the time the album sixth (Again Sad), Bimbim as leader finally decided to sack Bongky, Pay and Indra. Kaka and Bimbim still working on the album-6 with the help of an additional player.
Instead they recruit Ivanka (Bass), Mohamad Ridho Hafiedz (Ridho) and Abdee State (Abdee). This lineup lasted until now and they continue to bring forth works that confirmed their existence in the world of Indonesian music.
Ben Setiawan Almachzumi
Nick Name: Bimbim
D.O.B: Jakarta, 25 December
Height / Weight: 173 cm / 52 kgs
Influence: Van Hallen, Rolling Stones, Queen
Position: Drums / Percussions / Guitar
Self learning to drumming at the age of 13. First gigs in Junior High with Cikini Stones Complex. Former members of Slank.
Wira Akhadi Satriaji
Nick Name: Kaka
D.O.B: Jakarta, 10 March
Height / Weight: 171 cm / 60 kgs
Influence: Bob Marley, David Coverdale
Position: Guitars / Vocal Cord
Learnt to sing at the age 9, Forming a band with cousins and friends in Junior High. Self learn to sing by listening his musician's favorites
recorded tapes, Vocalist of LOVINA band as vocalist Borrowed
Ivan Kurniawan Arifin
Nick Name: Ivanka
D.O.B: Jakarta, December 9
Height / Weight: 170 cm / 55 kgs
Influence: Rolling Stones, Beatles
Position: Bass / Guitars
Began to learn guitar at the age of 14. Finalist at West Java Rock Festival. Foemer member of House Of The Rising Sun Band, Bass player for Imanez 'Otto Jam, Supporting musician for local Slank's 6th album.
Mohammad Ridwan Hafiedz
Nick Name: Ridho
D.O.B: Ambon, 3 September
Height / Weight: 173 cm / 50 kgs
Influence: Blues Saraceno, Nick Nolan, Beatles, Jimmy Hendrix
Began to learn music in Dublin at the age 12. Former member of Cat Power Band. Took a musical course with Didi AGP and Indiarto star in high school. Former member of Last Few Minutes (LFM) Band. Took a guitar course at Musician Institute Hollywood, LA. Supporting musician for Vina Panduwinata, Nita Tilana, Nugie, Vony Sumlang. Joining SLANK in the recording album "SEVEN".
Nick Name: Abdee
D.O.B: Donggala, 28 June
Height / Weight: 170 cm / 50 kgs
Hobby: Motor Cross
Influence: Keith Richard, Jimmy Hendrix
Took a guitar course at ILW Farabi in 1988. Supporting musician for Gideon Tengker, Ermy Leather, Michael "Sketches" Meyer, Eki Lamoh. Former member of Band Interview with Hengky Supit, DOR Band with Henry and Michael Meyer, ENEMES Band with Sandy and Iram "U" Camp, Makhatana Band with Dino and Yoyo "Bayou", KRS with Cendy Lunt, Harry Anggoman. ARJACO with Arthur Kaunang and James F. Sundah.
Joining SLANK in the recording album "SEVEN".
Slank is a peace-loving group and in fact Taylor not only won the hearts of fans, but Taylor also had managed to evoke the spirit and solidarity of a generation to have an attitude. And Taylor has a rabid group of fans and creative, which is known as Slankers.
Slank FANS CLUB
Taylor Fan Club (SFC) is an official club formed by management to accommodate Slank Slank fans.
To submit information to the Slanker, Slank and management decided to create a newsletter that came to be called by the name of Bulletin Slank. This bulletin contains schedules, short stories slank touring stage and so on. Name bulletin itself used as the symbol of the circle slanker (bulletin) calendar schedule slank in their respective events.
Bulletin Slank is then developed into Slank newspaper.
Slank newspaper was first published on March 10, 2002.
1. 1990 - Suit-Suit .... Hehehe (Sexy Girl)
2. 1991 - Kampungan
3. 1993 - Piss
4. 1995 - Generation Blue
5. 1996 - Minority
6. 1996 - Again Sad
7. 1997 - Seven
8. 1998 - Eye Heart of Reform
9. 1999 - 999 +09
10. 2001 - Virus
11. 2003 - The One
12. 2003 - Pirated!
13. 2004 - The Road to Peace
14. 2005 - PLUR
15. 2006 - Slankissme
16. 2007 - Slow But Sure
17. 2007 - Original Soundtrack "Get Married"
18. 2008 - Slank - The Big Hip
19. 2008 - Anthem For The Broken Hearted
20. 2009 - Original Soundtrack Generation Blue
Personnel: Bim-Bim Kaka Ridho Ivanka Abdee