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Gorky Park (international title) or “Парк Горького” (Russian title) was a band, that gained short-lived mainstream popularity in USA during the Perestroyka times. Gorky Park is famous for its kitch use of western stereotypes of russians, such as pseudo-traditional clothing, balalaika-like guitar design and Hammer and sickle as their logo. It was the first russian band to be aired on MTV.

In 1987 guitarist Alexey Belov, vocalist Nikolay Noskov, bassist Alexander “Big Sasha” Minkov
, guitarist Jan Janenkov, and drummer Alexander Lvov (formerly from Aria) came together to form Gorky Park. Stas Namin, a famous 70’s soviet musician and a leader of Tsvety, became band’s manager. Since Gorbachev has lifted the censorship, many of underground rock bands, including Gorky Park, became able to recieve more widespread popularity. Later that year the band left Russia for USA in search of a record deal.

In the U.S. the band soon made some connections in the record business. One of the first people to take notice was famous guitarist Frank Zappa. Also Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora helped them to secure a deal with Mercury Records.

The band released a self-titled debut album in 1989, featuring initials GP stilized as Hammer & sickle on the cover. With a fall of the Iron Curtain and growing interest to soviets in western countries, Gorky Park soon became widely known. The band seemed to be a kind of symbol of American-Russian friendship.

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  • MaggiePN

    moskauuu!

    21 Oct 2:14pm Reply
  • ginger_wannabe

    Сколько уже слушаю., а всё не верится, что наши ребята. Воистину гордость.

    15 Sep 1:58pm Reply
  • CatMonster31

    Наверное, единственный русский хэви, который заслуживает внимания и похвал. [2]

    31 Aug 12:03pm Reply
  • AleksKelso

    фізрук все зіпсував... Я в шоці. Чуваки афігенні. Але до фізрука мішати не треба було(

    25 Jun 9:05am Reply
  • Aeonfall

    Если это наша гордость, то воистину пизда стране

    19 Jun 4:29pm Reply
  • Kirk_Murray

    Благодаря сериалу "Физрук" группа снова в тренде :D [2]

    25 May 9:17pm Reply
  • Overture1383

    CabroOones, да уж, не говори))

    24 May 7:47am Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    Bang Bang!

    15 May 8:32pm Reply
  • CabroOones

    Благодаря сериалу "Физрук" группа снова в тренде :D

    9 May 12:21am Reply
  • Alex_01001

    Наверное, единственный русский хэви, который заслуживает внимания и похвал.

    29 Apr 3:04pm Reply
  • dev_inside

    Доказательство того, что люди могут писать что-то хорошее, когда делают для души. А потом Маршал ударился в попсу и начал петь совершенно откровенную херню.

    9 Apr 11:40am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    третьеразрядный пошлый хэви, да и их успехи за рубежом весьма и весьма преувеличены

    9 Mar 10:15am Reply
  • RenoLanza

    Better than Linkin Park! ;-)

    8 Mar 10:39pm Reply
  • Aktervalia

    Шикарные

    8 Mar 12:51am Reply
  • RaichelGlam

    вступайте в группу: http://www.last.fm/group/Moscow+Music+Peace+Festival+1989

    7 Mar 7:43am Reply
  • Russian_Wolf

    ого, как патриотично

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Globeize

    Наша гордость! [37]

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Selfi5h

    Наша гордость! [37]

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • AleksKelso

    Однозначно варті уваги!

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • CabroOones

    Басков тролле

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
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