The Moped Lads belong to the oldest punkbands in Switzerland
and enjoy an excellent cult state there. They are an original
part of the Lucerne music scene. 1992 the band got together
and recruited themselves out of members of classic Swiss punkbands
like Crazy, Take A Virgin or helvetic 60s garage punkbands
like Flying Shrimps and Reaction.
Frustrated of the at that time almost non existent musical
punk scene and with disgust for the overproduced moanmetalgrungerock
publications they decided to cultivate with the Moped Lads
the attitude of the first punk bands, which they hold themselves
because they where there at that time. They took the name
for one part from Peter & The Test Tube Babies and from
Johnny Moped, in which tradition they feel and on the other
part it is the common past of the members: driving mopeds
and being a yobbo. To emphasize their common ground and to
show, that they are spiritual descendants of Johnny Moped,
they use the band name as their family name, like the Ramones.
In the course of the years they released the cds Chinese
Breakdown, Kicked Out Of 77, Moped
Lads, Bollocks On The Rocks and finally
the first vinyl: Dead People Smell Louder (soon
to be released also on cd).
Through the years they played countless intense concerts in
sometimes extraordinary dresses and make ups from the north
of Germany to Italy and crossed the way of bands like UK Subs,
Peter & The Test Tube Babies, Business, Dee Dee Ramone,
Terrorgruppe, Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards, 999, Lurkers,
Dropkick Murphys and many more.
The Moped Lads not only play punkrock together, no, they live
their punk thing, for example, they still promote a lot Punk
and Hardcoreshows, especially at the Sedel or Schüür
in Lucerne. The former prison and now musical center with
lots of rehearsal rooms is almost not thinkable out of the
work of the Moped Lads.
Drummer Sammy Moped made himself a name in the local art scene
with his very individual, colourful paintings and sculptures.
Sony Moped illustrates not only all the posters for their
promoted shows meanwhile he made himself a name with a lot
of RocknRoll Posters in Switzerland.
Moped bass / voc.
Moped guit./ voc.