Soviet Punk & New Wave in the 1980s: A Pivotal Decade (History of Soviet Rock)

Building a music scene is difficult without any radio airplay, commercial recording studios, or paid gigs. Not to mention the KGB breathing down your neck. – Bandsplaining

Songs featured in this video: 0:24 Kino – “Close The Door Behind Me, I’m Leaving” 1:45 Benny Goodman – “Stompin’ at The Savoy” 2:35 Jimmy Kennedy & Nat Simon – “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” 3:34 VIA Poyushchiye Gitary (Singing Guitars) – “The Cyclists” 3:45 Ariel (Ариэль) – Любите струны гитар 4:00 Tsvety – “Do Not” 5:24 Plastic People of the Universe – Jam at a public practice 5:40 Sipoli – “Medijums” 5:48 Time Machine – “Puppets” 5:56 Akvarium – Jam from Tbilisi ’80 6:21 Yuri Morozov – “Inexplicable (pt 4)” 7:50 Yuri Morozov – “Machine Dancing” 8:11 Akvarium – “Bljuz NTR” 8:39 Akvarium – Scene from Иванов (Ivanov) 8:49 Akvarium – “Railway Water” 10:25 Gunesh – Live at Tbilisi ’80 10:53 Magnetic Band – Live at Tbilisi ’80 11:03 Time Machine – Live at Tbilisi ’80 11:06 Autograph – Live at Tbilisi ’80 11:10 Интеграл (Integral) – Live at Tbilisi ’80 11:22 Akavarium – Live at Tbilisi ’80 12:23 Time Machine – Candle (Live at Tbilisi ’80)


80s music in the Soviet Union has been compared to the 60s in America and Western Europe. Not in terms of sound, but cultural significance. It was a breakout decade where rock, punk, new wave and dance music reached a creative zenith, despite crackdowns from the authorities, and political upheaval.

ALL SONGS IN THIS VIDEO (In order of apperance): 0:00 Vova Blue & The Brothers Of The Mind (Вова Синий и Братья По Разуму) – “My Youth” (“Молодость моя”) 0:39 Vova Blue – “Be Quiet!” (“Молчать!”) 1:20 Vova Blue – “Blue Dream” (“Голубая мечта”) 2:04 Centre (Центр) – “Radioactivnost” (“Радиоактивность”) 2:46 Akvarium (Аквариум) – “Vana Khoya” (“Вана Хойа”) 4:14 Mike Naumenko – “Leto” (“Лето – Песня Для Цоя”) 5:18 The Russians (Россияне) – “There Will Be a Day” (“Будет день”) 5:38 Kino (Кино́) – “Films” (“Фильмы”) 5:44 Strange Games (Странные игры) – “Aha” (“Ага”) 6:24 Centre (Центр) – Forever and Ever (“Навсегда”) 6:52 Zvuki Mu (Зву́ки Му) – “Spiritualism” (“Спиритизм”) 7:10 Grazhdanskaya Oborona (Гражданская Оборона) – “Optimism” (“Оптимизм”) 7:32 Original (Оригинал) – “How Do You Know?” (“Сен Қайдан Биласан”) 8:37 Time Machine (Машина времени) – “Crystal City” (“Хрустальный город”) 10:15 Grazhdanskaya Oborona (Гражданская Оборона) – “Harakiri” (“Харакири”) 10:27 Akvarium (Аквариум) – “Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Dead” (“Рок-н-ролл мертв”) 11:27 Televizor (Телевизор) – “Your Dad’s a Fascist” (“Твой папа – фашист”) 12:00 DDT (ДДТ) – “Хиппаны” 13:19 Forum (Форум) – “Let’s Call Each Other” (“Давайте созвонимся”) 14:02 Zvuki Mu (Зву́ки Му) – “Gadopiatikna” 14:30 Auktyon (АукцЫон) – “Nepman” (“Нэпман”) 15:15 Kino (Кино́) – “I Want Change” (“Перемен”) 15:26 Kino – “The Last Hero” (“Последний герой”) 16:54 Boris Grebenshikov – “Radio Silence” 17:38 Kino – “Pack of Cigarettes” (“Пачка сигарет”) 19:57 Vova Blue (solo) – “Redhead” (“Рудый”) 20:32 Akvarium (Аквариум) – “Vana Khoya” (“Вана Хойа”)MOSTRAR MENOS

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