Soviet Rock. 25 Years in the Underground + 5 Years of Freedom
8vo. Illustrated paper wrappers. Some creasing to corners. Underling and annotations throughout in pencil (it can easily be rubbed out). Copiously illustrated in b/w and colour and beautifully laid-out by Alexander Yefremov. Written by 8 different authors; all specialists in their own fields. Translated from the Russian by Mark Buser and Dmitry Linnik. *** The famous Moscow Music Peace Festival that many say helped to end the Cold War (and inspired the Scorpions song ‘Wind of Change’) clearly didn’t bring rock ‘n’ roll to Russia, it just allowed it to come to the surface. Soviet Rock is a fantastic encyclopedic overview of all the bands and musicians that existed in the underground before 1990. With good, informative writing and excellent photographs, this book is a real marvel and a great timepiece of rock in Russia before the Wall came down and the Soviet Union collapsed.
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|Zaitsev, Igor (editor)