Revolver (formed in 1988) is quite untypical a band on Russian / Karelian rock scene.
To begin with the band members claim they don't know “how to play rock”
To prove it they took part in many rock (and non-rock) events including enormously popular in Russia Nashestvie festival, DDT – rock festivals, hosted in various TV shows (e.g. cult TV show “Antropology”, Russian MTV shows), they had their videos on Russian musical channels, even charted in Russian hit list, but still…Nobody knows what's this.
On the other hand, unlike many rockers heading for sound perfection, Revolver stays “primitive” and doesn't use electronic gadgets exept amps, mikes and semi-analog delay unit made in GOOD-OLD soviet days and which colour is black.
Throughout their career Revolver members main intention was to write so-called “songs” and not to be involved in some musical movement
They used to change direction as often as they like, recording albums and playing live with funeral orchestra (1997) or even with blonde organ player/singer (1998) etc anyhow managing to sound distinctively “Revolverish”.
They lyrics are witty and simple to Russian audience and exotic to non Russian ones, proving that voice often is just another good musical instrument.
Current Line Up:
Maxim Koshelev - vocals, harmonica, percussion.
Nikita Vlasov - rhythm guitar, piano, e-organ, back-vocals.
Pavel Frolov - electro – lead guitar, synthesizers, complicated electronic devices.
Andrej Peteljaev - bass, back vocals.
Stepan Borodulin - drums.
Released albums include:
«Beatles» (Castle Rock Records, 1995)
«Revolver» ( DDT Records, 1997). w/funeral orchestra
«Robots Shag-O-Bots» ..( bedroom-r ecords 2001) w/ old soviet analog synth
«Life Suckseeded». (ROFF- music, 2003) w/ themselves
«Heart» (Nikitin-records, 2004 .)
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