Hey comrades, anyone here heard of Vladimir Vysotsky? I happen to onw a record of his and i like his music but i would like to know who he is etc...
Andrei this is Alex is case you havenâ€™t learned i am the all knowing Vladimir Vysotsky is a bard ( some one who likes the arts a lot) he didnâ€™t really give a shit about government he just wanted to be a bard. he was critical of the soviet union. died at 42 from drug and Alcoholism
A funny thing about him was that his criticism was highly tolerated (mainly because Brezhnev personally liked him). He made very good music, in my opinion, singing about the realities of Soviet life and about the Great Patriotic War.
"The thing about capitalism is that it sounds awful on paper and is horrendous in practice. Communism sounds wonderful on paper and when it was put into practice it was done pretty well for what they had to work with." -MiG
I have his music. He didn't really sing about any thing about politics. He usually sings about themes in a normal soviet citizen's life.
"Whenever you're downloading pirated MP3s, you're downloading Communism."
Economic Left/Right: -5.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.77
Didn't sing about politics???
What about one of his most famous songs: Ohota na volkov? That is politics.
In fact, it was banned by Brezhnev's sons (not sure exactly), but Brezhnev wanted to hear the song and invited Vysotski to his home to listen to the song. Brezhnev, after listening to song said: (paraphrase "Hey! It's about me ")
After that, the song was un-banned, and Vysotski wrote a song about that incident.
Vysotski was also good actor; anyone seen Mesto Vstrechi Izmenite Nelzya?
I like his songs. Instead of pompous elevated songs, he just sings about normal life and people. Also, he has a strong voice, the kind a strong man would have. I do not have his records, but he is played on the radio often enough.
By the way, his name is Vladimir not Vladimer
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