Our Russian music of the day is none other than the one and only controversial band – Leningrad! 😀
Hey guys, long time no see! It’s been suuuch a long time from work work work work work
and, oh, I’ve just recently been to Japan btw! 🙂 It was a long needed breather indeed and not without benefits considering how much of a confidence boost it was for me to know I actually understand some of the basic stuffs the locals said and understood enough of the kanjis/hiraganas/katakana to not get lost on the stations! …so, basically, the trip stroke some of my weeaboo ego, woot! -insert tear-cry-whatsapp-emoji- Thus, inspiring me to learn my Japanese seriously HAHA. (I kid you not!)
But enough about that! I am actually very, very excited to introduce you to these guys for a long time now! 😀 Along with Mumiy Troll, they’re definitely one of my favourite bands from Russia hands down.
Leningrad is a popular ska-punk rock band hailing from Saint Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), and the 14-member band is led by their leader Sergey “Shnur” Shnurov. Although they briefly disbanded in 2008, they reunited again in 2010, choosing the red-head jazz singer Yuliya Kogan as their main vocalist.
From what my Russian friend told me when he introduced me to their music, they are quite notorious with their use of vulgar words in their songs, singing about sex and alcoholism in their music, leading them at one point being so disliked by the then mayor of Moscow ,Yuriy Luzhkov, that he banned them from attempting to put on any large-scale events in the city during his term in the office!
But, hey! As the frontman himself said,
Our songs are just about the good sides of life, vodka and girls.
Well said, Shnur. Well said. 😀
If any of you are interested in an in-depth article regarding the band, you can click the link here. Now time for some goodies! 😀
Leningrad – Sweet Dreams
-headbangs to song- mmm yeah \m/ \m/
holy crap this POV-camera be making me dizzy doe @_@
Leningrad – Pussy-talker
Yeeeeah I’m not really sure if I wanna know what the lyrics mean.
On a serious note, Yuliya doesn’t fail on being charismatic here! 😀
Leningrad – No and No Again
Another one featuring Shnur as the main vocals. Yuliya’s voice, even after all these years, never fails to impress me!
Leningrad – Love Is…
Look at the video carefully and see what’s odd. (Surprise – Yuliya has a baby bump! 😀 ) Also, why do I feel like the song is weirdly going to be “deep” (no pun intended) for a Leningrad song? …no? Ok. ._.
And last but not least…
Leningrad – Hot Winter
So from what I’ve heard the lyrics are basically just “spray c*m” or something. …it must be really odd if I’m singing this so happily in front of a Russian then ahaha. 😛
Phew that was a lot! Hope you like their music guys! Feel free to comment or follow me! 🙂