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UC 270 - 271 – 272 – Cracks in the Iron Curtain, vol.s #7, 8; 9 - 60s (mostly) uncomped
November 25th, 2018
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UC 270 - 271 – 272 – Cracks in the Iron Curtain, vol.s #7, 8; 9

When I searched beyond the Iron Curtain the last time (in march 2016!), I never imagined there will be a follow up, but never say never. In the meantime, I have learned that Pieciolinie and Piec Linii are two different Polish bands, how to pronounce words such as Gdzie chcesz, and I know now that Ej ta droga does not mean what you think (Google suggests "Hey, this way!”, and anyway, ‘t would be Vodka, and these sets are dedicated to two of its most famous victims, i.e. Peter Novak of George & the Beatovens and Miki Volek of Olympic).
So I hope you’ll welcome 75 new entries of rare and never compiled Sovjet gems (tho’ in some nations, like Poland and Csz, some groups had anthology CDs, but try to get them). I collected some lesser known (and better) tracks from the “famous” groups (at least in their homelands), a good charge of versions (all a little pedestrian but still fine and sometimes, like Romanian Sincron’s Money Money (sic!) even better!), challenging no singers less that Eric Burdon,  Steve Marriot, Phil May, Mick Jagger et al), and to good avail I’d say. You ‘ll be stunned by their most particular harmonies and rhythm patterns by the many original tunes which prove a strong homegrown tradition you won’t find in many other nations I guess. And even though in the lands behind the Curtain there was not one single fuzz pedal to get a grab on, all bands succeeded to deliver a sharp sound anyway and you will easily feel just like in a Western garage. Of course, the musicians featured here earn an extra praise as they struggled hard to build their own instruments and amplifications (including guitar pick-up wiring by means of sewing machines!), risking heavy censoring and concert interdiction and sometime even ended in jail.
We have to thank Google Translator for many strange sounding titles which add some extra-fun to this set, and all bloggers and youtubers who proudly presented and still present their treasures in the net. My plough through the Russian Beat diasporas is continuing and has already yielded two nice songs for Cracks #10, so just wait another 2 1/2 years! In the meantime, enjoy the gems!

PS: if you want to be right in the middle of it, don’t miss the Omega 1968 convert excerpts at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ9FoFewteU

Volume #7
01/ Kvratet Elektron - Sputnik - USSR
02/ Kvratet Elektron - Postup' veka1 - USSR
03/Dzikusy - El Passo - PL
04/ Szwagry - Babunia - PL
05/ Pop-Pojad - Fever - ESTONIA
06/ Metro - Help! - HU
07/ Metro - You Know You So Misty - UH
08/ Liversing - Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut - HU
09/ Czerwone Gitary - Nikt Na Swiecie Nie Wie - PL
10/ Atlantis - What Do I Say - HU
11/ Atlantis - Inside looking out - HU
12/ Sincron - Wooly Bully - ROM
13/ Czeslaw Niemen Niebiesko Czarni & Blekitne Pon - Ach jakie oczy - PL
14/ Phantoms - Hello Josephine - SCT
15/ Phantoms - Hey Girl - SCT
16/ Golubye Gitary - Barynya - USSR
17/ Dogs - I Am A Believer - HU
18/ Theo Schumann Combo - In meinen Gedanken - GDR
19/ Theo Schumann Combo - Wer war gestern bei dir? - GDR
20/ Aigul - [unknown, instro] - KAZAKSTHAN
21/ Aigul - Barinende Sen Sulu - KAZAKSTHAN
22/ LIversing - It's all over now (live) - HU
23/ Pannonia - Szerelemben nincsen szimultán - HU
24/Pannonia - Tusket szurtal a szivembe - HU
25/ [unknown] - [One way ticket] - ?



Volume #8
01/Sputniks, Die - Shazam - GDR
02/ Olympic - Nebezpecan postava - CZ
03/ Pesymisci - Nocny Spacer - PL
04/ Gear Cutters - Hippy Hippy Shake - GDR
05/ Liversing - Walking the Dog - HU
06/ Liversing - Now I must go - HU
07/ Skaldowie - Nie chce odejsc - PL
08/ Filipinki & Dzikusy - Oj Maluski - PL
09/ Atlantis - At the Scene - HU
10/ Atlantis - Kislany, gyere velem - HU
11/ Pieciolinie - Szkolne wspomnienia - PL
12/ Pieciolinie - Wzburzone Morze - PL
13/ Phantoms - Since I Lost My Baby - SCT
14/ Phantoms - Talking about you - SCT
15/ Optimistid - Stop The Music (live on TV) - USSR
16/ Sincron - Money Money - ROM
17/ Omega - Azert mert a faterod gore - HU
18/ Omega - Azt Mondta Az Anyukám - HU
19/ Scampolo - Ne írjon fel rendőo bacsi! - HU
20/ Pavlo Hamell & Prudy - V sedive rano - CZ
21/ Blues Five - I don't need no doctor (live) - CZ
22/ Mercur - Csunya lany - HU
23/ Kek Csillag - Aki téged sírni látott - HU
24/ Peter Novac - Ja budu chodit po spickach - CZ
25/ Josef Laufer - Rozbij Ty Chmure Hradby - CZ



Volume #9
01/ Tajfuny - Ej ta droga - PL
02/ Kristallid - Kes Sa Kuuled - ESTONIA
03/ Fryderyka Elkana - Tyle wiem - PL
04/ Liversing - Down Home Girl - HU
05/ Liversing - Carol - HU
06/ Blackout - Gdy ja spotkacie na swej drodze - PL
07/ Blackout - Gdzie chcesz isc - PL
08/ Helena Majdaniec &  Washington D.C.'s - Duzy Bad (live) - PL / UK
09/ Atlantis - Holnap délután ötkor - HU
10/ Atlantis - Nem vagy Te nagyuri dama - HU
11/ Sincron - Stop Stop - ROM
12/ Mira Kubasinska & Blackout - Zaspiewam ci tak - PL
13/ Phantoms - What Kind of Girl - SCT
14/ Phantoms - You must believe me - SCT
15/ Polanie - Deszcz i wiatr - PL
16/ Polanie - Podobni do mew - PL
17/ Omega - Nem új a Nap alatt semmi - HU
18/ Omega - Kiabalj énekelj - HU
19/ Bergendy - Csunya csunya fekete leany - HU
20/ Kvaratet Electron - Mirza - USSR
21/ Shut Up - Charon a obesnec aneb Pisen Viselcova - CZ
22/ Pasztor Lazlo /  Neoton - A télböl tavasz lett - HU
23/ Syncopy '61 - Mel jsem rad tvou penezenku - CZ
24/ Syncopy '61 - Hej, pane muj - CZ
25/ Electric - Povedz mi Miro - CZ


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From:marcusr
Date:November 25th, 2018 11:43 am (UTC)
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Спасибо! Внешающая уважение подборка.
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From:michaelvee
Date:November 25th, 2018 02:50 pm (UTC)
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Спасибо за вашу благодарность Marcus!
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From:marcusr
Date:November 25th, 2018 03:02 pm (UTC)
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Oh! I am sorry - greatest respect! :) - I have forget to translate...
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From:michaelvee
Date:November 25th, 2018 03:48 pm (UTC)
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don't worry Google translator told me!
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From:dcanimal
Date:November 25th, 2018 08:17 pm (UTC)
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At last, Volumes 7, 8 and 9 are here! Thanks Michael! Спасибо!

Edited at 2018-11-25 08:18 pm (UTC)
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From:michaelvee
Date:November 26th, 2018 08:21 am (UTC)
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have fun in Sovjet lands!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 25th, 2018 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Thank you comrade
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From:michaelvee
Date:November 26th, 2018 08:04 am (UTC)
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не за что (you are welcome!)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 25th, 2018 08:29 pm (UTC)
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Did you ever visit the Kosmos Favorites site? He would post "Soviet Beat" comps once in a while among many other genres. Unfortunately it looks like the site is down now.
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From:michaelvee
Date:November 26th, 2018 08:06 am (UTC)
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yes I did, and a few tracks on these sets come from the Lenin site. I didn't chexck it since long time, too sad it's down... RiP
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From:napoleon_xv
Date:December 4th, 2018 03:02 pm (UTC)
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hello Michael
much thanks for your work - it's greatly appreciated
my site is down
but it has transformed to vk blog
you can find it if googl as "lenin in space"
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From:michaelvee
Date:December 4th, 2018 05:08 pm (UTC)
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found it! keep on your great work!
From:Steve M
Date:November 26th, 2018 08:11 pm (UTC)
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спасибо товарищу
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From:michaelvee
Date:November 27th, 2018 07:44 am (UTC)
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пожалуйста !
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 27th, 2018 04:40 pm (UTC)

A "Briks" song.

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Hi!

This has nothing to do with what you're currently sharing here. Looking for the Briks (US TX Garage) song "From A Small Room" ("B" side of Bismark BK 1020) & since it appears to be "uncomped" wondering if you may have included it in one of your "US Garage" comps. If so, which one please? If not, do you have it & could you please e-mail it?
MUCH appreciated.

29musicman@gmail.com

Cheers!
Ciao! For now.
rntcj
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From:michaelvee
Date:December 4th, 2018 05:06 pm (UTC)

Re: A "Briks" song.

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I'm sory, no find (:-()
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