Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming - Gulag Tunes 1

Hi all - as I post this here in the Wash. D.C. area we are getting pounded by a blizzard of historic proportions for our area. Snow is falling at a rate of 3" and hour, whiteouts are happening with some frequency, and we have over 2 feet of snow on the ground and are due for anoter foot or so before it's over. It's not such a big deal for you guys in the snow belt - but- for us wusses - it's a major weather event. Being snowbound got me thinking of other snowy places and Mother Russia hit my list.

So to ease my suffering and maybe yours,too, here's some of the best Russian surf around - both new and old - to keep you going. I know these have been around on other places thruout the blogosphere - but here theyare all in one place - my own personal rips at a higher bit rate. Enjoy. I'll be humming some of these work songs when I shovel out over the next few days.

According to misc sources there seems to be an agreement that these Gulag Tunes are actually a project by The Vivisectors. Surf instro vesrions of traditional Russian prision songs. Prison songs (called blatnjak) are very popular in Russia. They are just as popular there as country music or blues here - and similar in origin. Very melodic and surprisingly catchy numbers, very well played. Great fun - making good a bad situation. Enjoy.

1. Free Flying Birds 2. Stop That Train (I Wanna Get Off) 3. Tagunca (Old Moscow Jailhouse) 4. "Vurkuta - Leningrad" Express 5. Uncle Ivan"s Cherry Garden 6. Kolyme 7. Limunchiki 8. Kyev and Varanezh 9. New Pub On Deribasovskaya 10. Cigarette Stub (From White Kulyme Hell) 11. Two Punks Escape From Prison In Odessa 12. Bublichki 13. Night Lights 14. Gop-So-Smykom (Natural Born Thief) 15. Pigeons Flying Over Our Jail 16. Night Lights(Drunk Version).



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Swank Daddy said...

Thanks for all the great music. It's been appreciated and I've been including a link to you from my own music blog:

and wonder if you would be so kind as to reciprocate.

Thanks, again.
Swank Daddy

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