home to a variety of popular rock bands became the cultural capital of Russia's Leningrad (now - St. Petersburg).One of the oldest groups here is the "Aquarium", based poet and musician Boris Grebenshchikov.Songs by the group "Aquarium" is a sophisticated, full of metaphors texts and fascinating vocals of BG.
group "Cinema" has become legendary thanks to the tragic figure of its leader Viktor Tsoi, whose life suddenly cut short at the age of 28 years.Songs by the group "Kino" may seem the same type and the like, monotone.But it was in fulfillment of austerity and genuine depth of the seemi
ngly simple word was their appeal.In addition, the growth in popularity of the group benefited from the participation of Viktor Tsoi to become the cult film "Assa" by Sergei Solovyov and "Igla" Rashid Nugmanova.
group "DDT" and its unchangeable leader Yuri Shevchuk - a combination of the sample emphasized courageous and vocal virtuoso performance of musical parties.Besides, Shevchuk distinguished by a pronounced civic position, as reflected in his songs to the public, pacifist and religious themes.
idol of youth 80-90 years was a group of "Alice" and its soloist Konstantin Kinchev, became its main leader, after the departure of the main leader.Protest lyrics "Alice" is rejection of official censorship and delight young audiences.
Perhaps alone among the Leningrad rock bands is a bit-quartet "The Secret", the most famous of which were members of Maxim Leonidov and Nikolai Fomenko.The visual image and musical style of the group is associated with «The Beatles».In addition, each of the two brightest participants of the "secret" brought to its style of their individual start: Maxim Leonids - subtle lyricism, Nikolai Fomenko - humor and mischief.Unfortunately, today the star of the group "The Secret" is only going to perform at the jubilee concert.
greatest popularity among Moscow rock bands earned "Time Machine" and its unchangeable leader Andrei Makarevich.The direction of the band incorporates elements of classic rock, blues and art song.The songs "Time Machine" sounded in the film Alexander Stefanovich "Soul" and "start over", which largely contributed to the attainment of fame.
«Resurrection" - is one of Moscow's legendary rock bands.At the initial stage of its path very closely intersect with the group "The Time Machine."Thus, among the participants of the "Resurrection" was Eugene Margulis and later worked in the "Time Machine" Andrei Makarevich and brother Alex.But its heyday the group managed to achieve with the arrival of her singer Konstantin Nikolsky.
One of the most unique Russian rock bands was a group of "Bravo".Her music tends to the style of 50-60-ies of XX century.Contrary to tradition, the founder and leader of the group Evgeny Havtan a long time sought to carry out the vocals.For this reason, "Bravo" from time to time had difficulties in finding a soloist.The most successful group were times when it worked possessing outstanding vocal abilities Jeanne Aguzarova and endowed with poetic talent and a great scenic charm Valery Sjutkin.
identity of the direction in rock music began and Sverdlovsk (Yekaterinburg) rock.The most popular are able to win the group "Nautilus Pompilius".It is characterized by tight, topical texts with a strong social orientation and a rather high voice soloist and band leader Vyacheslav Butusov.
Russian rock - very versatile and interesting phenomenon.Among its members were and there are many popular rock bands, each of which has its own face and their audience.