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Гражданская Оборона


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Omsk, Siberia (1984 – 2008)

Гражданская Оборона or ГрОб and Г.О. (Grazhdanskaya Oborona or GrOb and G.O.) was one of the earliest and most famous Russian bands (and the only one famous Soviet / band). The name of the band can be translated from Russian as “Civil Defence” (abbreviated as “grob”, which translates to “coffin”). There are also side projects Егор И Опизденевшие (Egor and Opizdenevshie) and Коммунизм (Communism).

The band was created in Omsk, Siberia, by a young Soviet poet and musician, Egor Letov, in December of 1984, who was inspired mostly by 60’s American garage rock and Russian Futurist poetry in his vision of music, lyrics and lifestyle. It was shortly disbanded by KGB in late 1985, after one of band member’s mother wrote a complaint that her son is involved in anti-Soviet organisation. Letov was sentenced to compulsory treatment in psychiatric hospital, his friend and fellow band member Konstantin Ryabinov (Kuzya UO or Kuzma) was sent to army, and other people linked with band were warned to break any relationship with Letov. After his release from mental hospital, Letov started recorded his early albums alone (until 1988, when Kuzya UO returned from army) in his home, playing all instruments. His home also was recording spot for all GrOb and his side-project albums: such a DIY-position was one of Letov’s main principles.


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  • OG-Gurda

    Пфф, это разве жанр? Русский рок - по происхождению, российский, русский, беларусский и т.д. Так что не вижу ничего такого.

    Yesterday 8:37pm Reply
  • Ramrout

    Всю жизнь открещивался от жанра русский рок и даже тут в тегах пихают

    Yesterday 6:56pm Reply
  • Post-romantic

    да, рупор прекрасный [3]

    20 Sep 1:44pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Великий человек...

    13 Sep 11:09pm Reply
  • Rock__Devil

    Вечная память Егору! Слушаю его песни, и перед глазами пробегает вся история. И вся жизнь.

    13 Sep 1:16pm Reply
  • kulakovvv

    С юбилеем, Игорь Федорович! Царствие небесное...

    12 Sep 7:46am Reply
  • Lusildo

    Егор, спи спокойно, у нас всё идёт по плану.

    10 Sep 8:39pm Reply
  • YouDieAlone

    С юбилеем, Игорь Федорович! Царствие небесное...[2]

    10 Sep 7:57pm Reply
  • WhiskeyPony

    Спасибо тебе, Егор. Я никогда не забуду твои песни.

    10 Sep 7:14pm Reply
  • Star_Cow

    С юбилеем, Игорь Федорович! Царствие небесное... [1]

    10 Sep 4:03pm Reply
  • ArcEnigma


    10 Sep 2:29pm Reply
  • excessive_joy

    Спасибо за нашу сопливую юность, человечище.

    10 Sep 2:06pm Reply
  • blissofsolitude

    С юбилеем, Игорь Федорович! Царствие небесное...

    10 Sep 11:46am Reply
  • 0_JUT_0

    Сегодня бы 50 Летову стукнуло!

    10 Sep 10:04am Reply
  • EasySlow_


    1 Sep 1:13pm Reply
  • crimsonmaestro

    this is great

    1 Sep 3:55am Reply
  • crimsonmaestro

    holy shit

    1 Sep 3:55am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    извинения приняты. слушать приятно.

    30 Aug 2:03am Reply
  • heytheredammit

    непонимаю как такое слушать извините.

    29 Aug 10:32pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Егор Летов классика музыки !

    28 Aug 11:38pm Reply
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