Slavic music

rastignac

Woodpecker
There is a whole world of Slavic music that can be helpful on the ground, useful for language acquisition and even enjoyable. This is just a little start based on experience.

1. Океан Ельзи - Okean Elzy

From Lviv and very popular throughout the FSU. Ukrainian language. Remind me of a band like U2 or Coldplay.


2. 5'NIZZA (means Friday)

From Kharkiv, about 10 years ago. Their homemade recording became huge through the FSU in 2002. Fun stuff. Acoustic slavic reggae?


3. Кино / Виктор Цой - Kino, Viktor Choi (means Film)

Legendary Saint Petersburg band and iconic singer around the end of the USSR. Died young. As big as Kurt Cobain in the FSU.


4. Владимир Высоцкий - Vladimir Vysotsky

Super huge Soviet singer/songwriter and actor. Another icon of Russian language music culture. Think Dylan.


5. Бумбокс - Boombox

Contemporary Ukrainian band mixes beats and acoustic guitar and moving more to rock these days. Nice lesson about beta provider behavior in the first video.

 

Icarus

Ostrich
Time for some Russian children's songs...

Песенка крокодила Гены (Crocodile Ghena's Song): a happy birthday song back from Soviet times. Most Russian chicks I have met were positively surprised that I know the song...

 

rastignac

Woodpecker
Icarus said:
Time for some Russian children's songs...

Песенка крокодила Гены (Crocodile Ghena's Song): a happy birthday song back from Soviet times. Most Russian chicks I have met are positively surprised that I know the song...

Same sing from the original cartoon sung my Ghena himself. I went ahead and learned it once. Soviet cartoons amaze me.

 

rastignac

Woodpecker
Fleur from Odessa.

Very much a goth chick band in Ukraine, influenced by early British things like the Cocteau Twins. They've been making music for about 10 years and have a number of spin off bands.


 

Handsome Creepy Eel

Owl
Catholic
Gold Member
I like most songs from other Slavic nations more than Croatian ones, although there are some many good ones there too. This one from the Czech rock singer Jaromir Nohavica is my absolute favorite (lyrics here):


My favorite song from Bosnia... light rock, and the lyrics are hilarious:


Also like this Macedonian folk song (link to lyrics under the video):

 

fokker

 
Banned

Grazhdanskaya Oborona (Civil Defence) - Khuy (Dick)

Basically, just one verse and chorus:

Right now, right now, right now it will rise
Like a slave on his knees

My dick is as white as Lenin
My dick is as hard as Stalin

Nu vot, nu vot, nu vot seichas vstanet
Peredo mnoyu kak rab na kolyany

Moi khui - bledny kak Lenin
Moi khui - zhelezny kak Stalin
 

Icarus

Ostrich
Gents,

Please consider embedding only one video per post. This thread has so many YouTube videos already, that my browser became excruciatingly slow when I opened this thread, and I had to kill the plugin-container.exe process (which was occupying over 200 MB already).
 

Icarus

Ostrich
Another one from Leningrad (Ленинград), this one is named "Bitch from The Facebook" (Сука из Фейсбука)


Here are the lyrics in Russian:

СУКА ИЗ ФЕЙСБУКА
Сергей Шнуров

«Котики» и «зайки» –
Из великих фразы,
Я ей ставлю «лайки»,
А она ни разу.

Вот такая сука,
Сука из «фейсбука».
Бяка, даже бука,
Из «фейсбука» сука.

Я пишу ей коммент,
А в ответ ни строчки,
Жизнь моя проходит
В этой суходрочке.

Вот такая сука,
Сука из «фейсбука».
Бяка, даже бука,
Из «фейсбука» сука.

В «инстаграме» луки
Все мои игнорит,
И без этой суки
В мире много горя!

Вот такая сука,
Сука из «фейсбука».
Бяка, даже бука,
Из «фейсбука» сука.

Вот такая сука,
Сука из «фейсбука».
Бяка, даже бука,
Из «фейсбука» сука.

And here's the Google Translate RU --> EN translation:

"Seals" and "Bunny" -
Of the great phrases
I put her "husky"
And she never.

That's such a bitch,
Bitch from "the Facebook."
Byaka even beech,
Of "the Facebook" bitch.

I write to her comments,
And in response to a single line,
My life passes
In this busywork.

That's such a bitch,
Bitch from "the Facebook."
Byaka even beech,
Of "the Facebook" bitch.

In "instagrame" bows
All my ignore,
And without this bitch
In the world a lot of grief!

That's such a bitch,
Bitch from "the Facebook."
Byaka even beech,
Of "the Facebook" bitch.

That's such a bitch,
Bitch from "the Facebook."
Byaka even beech,
Of "the Facebook" bitch.
 

Orion

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Serbian music, traditional and folk


There, over there (Written by King Nicholas I of Montenegro)

Folk dance, hard to translate title (Heroes had gathered/danced would be roughly)
 

Orion

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Interesting: This one is a pop-folk song from a Serbian diva of the genre. Apparently, this one is dedicated to her late husband, a dude widely suspected for war crimes during Yugoslav Wars, most notably for massacres during and after siege of Vukovar (many of his associates have been convicted, and he was also known as a thug and mafia boss)


Loosely translated as "My Darling". This genre sort of marked the nineties era.
 
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