Saturday, July 15, 2006

Blatnaya pesnya

Aficionados say it has become the ultimate crossover genre, with Johnny Cash-type singing about sin and redemption, a Spice Girls-style girl-group singing about girlish antics, and a remarkable number of very tough-looking, thick-necked middle-aged men in gold chains singing about a mother’s love.
-- Sophia Kishkovsky Notes from a Russian Musical Underground.

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