Rashit is a Turkish punk rock band founded in Istanbul in 1993 by Tolga Ozbey (guitar), Adem Kurt (vocals), Murat Yesil (bass) and Gokhan Tuncisler (drums). They are considered to be the first major local representative of punk rock and inspiring several local punk bands during the late 1990s. In the 16 years, Tolga being the only constant member, Rashit has had numerous lineup changes.
Punk rock 1993–present
Vokal: Oğuz Taktak
Elektrik Gitar: Tolga Özbey
Elektrik Gitar: Atilla Kırcelli
Bas Gitar: Bülent Kabaş
Davul: Gökhan Tunçişler
To date, Rashit has released three studio albums and a couple of LPs Kadikoy`den Hareketler, Taksim’de Bangyjumping . Their 1999 album Telasa Mahal Yok has been regarded by some critics as the milestone for Turkish punk rock genre.
They are particularly known for their use of aggressive lyrics which was titled as “punk’n roll” by themselves during the initial years. Lyrics are often reflect matters of personal/social deviance, anti racism and degenerated politics.
Rashit; Marlyn Manson to date, The Cure, Korn, Offspring, Pet Shop Boys, Dead Kennedys, The Cardigans, Simple Minds, Suede, Echo and The Bunnymen, Massive Attack, Pulp, David Byrne, Hanin Elias, Glen Matlock (ex- Sex Pistols), Juliette Lewis and The Licks, Gallon Drunk, and so on. has performed in concerts and festivals with artists and ensembles.