Talco's project starts off within December 1999 and January 2000 as a politic ska-core band composed of Tomaso (vocals + guitar), Daniele (guitar) and Nicola (drums). During their first period Rocco (guitar) joins in while Daniele begins to play bass: the most important arrival is, though, the one of Riccardo at the trumpet. With him the band starts playing around, starting with a Lugo di Romagna (Ravenna) <<>> for a ska festival. 11 live tracks are recorded in the month of October 2000 as a first raw demotape, followed in April 2001 by a studio recording (Lesder Studio, Mogliano Veneto): the 6 songs include the first year of the band, <> combat ska-punk, <> bands like Clash, Banda Bassotti, Arpioni, Senza Sicura, Los Fastidios, Derozer, etc... In the same month of April 2001 Rocco, far from the band's ideals, is fired and Emanuele, old mate politically and musically <<>> with the rest of the group, takes his place. In the same period the horns section grows bigger, with Ilaria (tenor sax) and Davide (contralto sax). This is the beginning of two years of concerts and socio-political interest. Here are some memories:
-- Ponte nelle Alpi (Belluno): Talco back Alberto Camerini playing a new song, "Tutti Assolti" (<<>>), written to protest against the <<> the audience for a hour, closing with the eternal "Bella Ciao".
In May-June 2002 the band is engaged in several gigs in <>, also outside Venice. Talco present the newest song "L'Odorer Della Morte", against war on Iraq and America's foreign politics in <<>> Latin America, ...
-- October 2002: friendship and <<>> between Talco and the comrades of C.P.O. Gramigna (Padua) begins. Gramigna is a <> always in front line and socially <<>>: big bands (like Senza Sicura) have their roots there. Talco's show that night featured "Sessant'Anni", new track on Democrazia Cristiana that ruled Italy until not so long ago. Together with C.P.O. Gramigna the band played in many other fantastic gigs plus social and political <<>> linked to music (the band played with Malasuerte, punk-rock band from C.P.A. Firenze Sud; in Piazza dei Signori, Padua, for the Liberation Day and, more on, for <>, ...). Two more great and unforgettable shows: the ones during <<>> against Berlusconi's government. On both occasions Talco played in the middle of the crowd inside a <>.
-- Grown un in Marghera, city famous for pollution and death caused by Petrolchimico industries, Talco are in first line to rise against the situation: a concert in Marghera's square, with lots of people in memory of the dead <<>>, proves that.
-- In September 2003 live shows are interrupted in order to record the first studio disc: 10 higly-politic songs, the last of which, "Signor Presidente", against Berlusconi and, mostly, antifascist, is presented at the C.S.O.A. Zona Bandita (Venice) together with Marones, friends from Perugia.
-- Next venues will see the band playing in cities like Milan, Rome, Florence and Perugia: they will be back in Venice to play with the hystoric italian band Stormy Six, and in Padua to play with <> Erode.
-- Talco are a highly antifascist and against racism ska-punk band. They believe in music independence and in the message it has to send against every kind of discriminations.