27/09/2007

Pidżama Porno - Bułgarskie Centrum (2004)

A great band from Poland, playing an infectious punk-rock (with touches of ska & reggae for good measure) and showing very good instrumental and vocal technique, above average compositional skills and excellent taste for arrangements. I discovered them some weeks ago thanks to Last.fm, and since then they have become a staple in my daily music “diet”. Recommended.

«Pidżama Porno evolved from Polish underground acts, such as Ręce Do Góry, Ryzyko and Papierosy. The name Pidżama Porno was first used in 1987. It was then an underground band. Their first demo albums, Ulice jak stygmaty and Futurista, were widely spread across Poland through amateur copying, and achieved great popularity among punk rock and hardcore music listeners. Pidżama Porno disbanded in 1990, but reactivated 4 years later, following a continuously big popularity. The demo album Futurista was officially released under the same name, but it also contained six songs from Ulice jak stygmaty. In 1997 Złodzieje zapalniczek was released, Styropian followed in 1998. Then, the Ulice jak stygmaty demo album was recorded again, and released as Ulice jak stygmaty - absolutne rarytasy. The next album, Marchef w butonierce, arguably their most popular one, saw the light in 2001. As for now, their newest album is Bułgarskie Centrum, which appeared in 2004.» (Velvetundergroundforum)

Official site: http://www.pidzamaporno.art.pl/

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5 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing
FRTTLY

Anonymous said...

nice to see a bit of punky-reggae party at the babe(b)logue - cheers for all the fascinating music...

FR

Anonymous said...

I saw this band play on an island opposite the university in Wroclaw. They were OK. The party was good too. You would find a lot to photograph in Wroclaw / Silesia. Go before they renovate it. It is currently full of bullett holes from the war, which is pretty cool.

This shows galleries in Wroc' but not the music. Wroclaw is famous for both.
http://www.lookatwroclaw.com/

the "stare miasto" around ul. nowawiejska might be the most atmospheric place there, but there are lot's of other places to go. For example,around the synagogue behind the helios cinema. You can see examples of the German architect Max Berg. (Hala Ludowa is impressive, but the Hala Targowa is the people's choice in winter for shopping) You should also go to the famous Rura jazz club. Mozdzer sometimes plays piano for the Musical Theatre which is near the station.

-And much more. Ask the tourist office in the Rynek and they will sort you out.

You should also check out; Torun, Gdansk/Sopot, Krakow, and Maybe Kalisz if you are passing.

Anonymous said...

Pidzama Porno maybe is popular in Poland, but it is good when you're a teenager, because of simple lyrics...;) If you want to listen to good Polish music, try to find some songs of ''Kult'', or ''Kazik'', this is the best polish stuff!