Label: RMG Records - RMG 3502 MP3 • Series: Лучшее На MP3 • Format: CD CD-ROM, Compilation mp3, 320 kbps • Country: Russia • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Avantgarde
Over the long history of the group, Letov would go on to be its only constant member. Setting his group apart from other Russian groups of the period that were only nominally objectionable to the tenets of Communism, Letov branded Grazhdanskaya Oborona with the slogan "I will always be against.
Grazhdanskaya Oborona started in as the group Posev Sowingwhich included founder Letov, who played drums and sang and who joined Как листовка - Гражданская Оборона - Лучшее На Mp3 - Коллекция Легендарных Песен with bassist Konstantin Pibinov. But because of the group's unapologetically defiant stance against the administration and aggressive music that condemned militarism and totalitarianism some song titles included "I Hate the Red Color" and "Good Tsar, Familiar Stink"it immediately Second That Emotion - The Chosen Few - Everybody Plays The Fool a target for the KGB.
Letov was subsequently committed to a mental ward, and Pibinov was sent to the Army. In Letov formed Grazhdanskaya Oborona and immediately began to write and record albums. He would often record all on his own, though he credited other musicians, who were really just pseudonyms.
His style verged toward lo-fi, noisy punk rock, occasionally drawing inspiration from Russian folk tunes. His Polecats* - Live And Rockin albums were recorded with minimal technology in Letov's apartment or the apartments of friends and a changing cast of collaborators. He was so prolific, recording other groups as well, that his apartment came to be known as GrOb Studio, or GrOb Records. During this period of heavy censorship and monitoring by the Soviet administration, GrOb's albums were copied many times and passed from one friend to the next.
This system was named the magnitizdat network after the illegal samizdat self-publication and distribution of the literature of dissident authors throughout the Soviet Union.
The group occasionally performed at small amateur venues and played a few rock festivals, which on one notable occasion ended with the electricity being cut off by KGB officials in the audience. They traveled the country, playing songs and evading the KGB. They recorded three albums rooted in folk music: No Permission inand Go Home and Angedonia in He started working on the conceptual project Kommunizm Communismwhere kitschy Soviet art and Stalinist poetry were accompanied by Letov's dissimilar compositions.
In Letov's music experimented with lo-fi and noise. His lyrics became more irrational, and Letov began releasing recordings of his solo performances.
He was incredibly prolific, releasing more than 30 albums under the name Grazhdanskaya Как листовка - Гражданская Оборона - Лучшее На Mp3 - Коллекция Легендарных Песенthough he was experiencing personal problems, some say related to drug use or schizophrenia.
When Communism ended, Letov became a contradictory character. Though once he had bitterly expressed his hatred for the Soviet regime through his lyrics, he proclaimed himself a "true Communist. He also rejected offers of recording contracts, complaining that professional recording technology tainted the authenticity of his work. He started to expressing opinions of "ultracommunism" and "love of totalitarianism" in interviews, and his music reflected the same patriotic sentiment.
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In the new millennium many Russian groups have recorded and performed tributes to GrOb, and in the group toured the United States. They also recorded the critically acclaimed album Reanimatziya Reanimation. Egor Letov died at the age of 43 on February 19,because of heart problems. Title Description. Sex Pistols. The Slits. Kultur Shock. System of a Down. Mission of Burma. The Mekons. Gang of Four. Don't you just wish this were a real message?
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