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Examples of popular Polish music?


Miloslaw 21 | 5,170
18 Apr 2024 #901
This is the nail in the coffin for those that don't believe that Poland is,slowly, becoming more embracing of other cultures and styles.


johnny reb 50 | 7,433
18 Apr 2024 #902
Still having to ignore the trolls on here....

They do hold you in check don't they. 🦴

here is another Polish guy that has embraced Reggae.

Wha ? Na, no patwa so in essence he is butchering true raggae.
As they say in Jamaica, "if you don't feel it, you don't have it" and that guy ain't got it even remotely as hard as he is trying to pretend.
Miloslaw 21 | 5,170
19 Apr 2024 #903
There is one persistent troll on these music posts, who has a huge lack of understanding about all forms of popular music, especially Polish Music, because he has very little Polish in him..... at least the other troll seems to have decided to leave the music threads alone,for now..... he seems to have more sense.

Tonight I am focusing on Polish Prog Rock bands,many of them sing in English, with good reason, because they are good enough to hit a wider audience outside of Poland.

But this song is in Polish.


Miloslaw 21 | 5,170
19 Apr 2024 #904
Oh, troll 2 has chipped in again.... a socialist siding with a fascist..... what a surprise!There is very little between the two doctrines..... they both want to supress free speech.

Anyway, back to the music and Riverside are probably the best Polish Prog Rock band right now,this is not in English or Polish, it's an instrumental.


Miloslaw 21 | 5,170
19 Apr 2024 #905
This is sung in English.Very different, very Polish and a little Floydian......what's not to like?


Miloslaw 21 | 5,170
19 Apr 2024 #906
The Polish troll has had a fit now! HaHaHaHa!! He has less idea about proper Polish music than I have, he still seems to think that Punk Rock still rules....... he hasn't noticed that Rap and Pop are now the most popular music genres in Poland!!

Totally out of touch!
Novichok 4 | 8,268
20 Apr 2024 #907
Rap and Pop

...and the most popular group: Pimp and the Hos...

Sorry, Milo, but somehow I can't fake excitement...
mafketis 37 | 10,880
20 Apr 2024 #908
Let's have another PRL era song!

The group VOX was formed in 1978, sort of an Eastern Europe answer to the Bee Gees.... while they never caught on internationally (despite releasing an album in English... at a time where singing groups were no longer a thing) they had a number of hits in Poland.

The two co-frontmen were Witold Paszt and Ryszard Rynkowski (who left the group for a solo career in 1987 and is maybe best known as the singer of the theme song to the (far too) long running soap opera Klan "Życie jest nowelą" (life is a novel)

One of their best known songs is from 1984 - Rycz mała rycz (wail baby wail) with lyrics by Maria Czubaszek (1939-2016) a lyricist and screenwriter, essayist, satyrist, journalist and political commentator. Weirdly their is a slight calypso vibe to the instrumentation. But the highlights are the harmonies and the hook, a well-known earworm that can follow you around for days...

The song is about a guy telling a girl that all he can give her is tears and so she shouldn't expect any more from him.

The video is probably state of the art for the PRL of the time though it's..... pretty weird now. Rynkowski shows off his not very well-developed arms in a sleeveless t-shirt and his hair is already thinning at an alarming rate and he would later shave his head.

Meanwhile Paszt is maybe trying to look Japanese? With a red head band and the other two members look like they were late to the studio and wandered onto the set in their streetclothes.

There's also lots of tragic choreography (including an assisted flip by Rynkowski at the beginning).

Still. for the time, the song is a banger (as they kids now say).

first comes my rough (non-singing) translation (with parts that aren't really in the original but help the English version in parentheses). and then the original


Miloslaw 21 | 5,170
20 Apr 2024 #910
Sorry, Milo, but somehow I can't fake excitement...

I know Rich, this is not your kind of music.

@mafketis

Not my style of music but at least you are making an effort!
Unlike the two J trolls.....

Nice to see that the mod or mods are organised and are moving the troll posts to Random, where they belong.
pawian 223 | 24,583
20 Apr 2024 #911
you are making an effort!

When will you make some effort to post something of value about Polish culture devoid of that pathetic copy and paste style of yours??
Miloslaw 21 | 5,170
20 Apr 2024 #912
that pathetic copy and paste style of yours

That is such a weak argument...... I research, I read, I talk to Polish people and then I find what they have been advising me on.....I will move to Polish Cuisine next......
pawian 223 | 24,583
20 Apr 2024 #913
I talk to Polish people

No, you don`t. Your only contact with Polish people is through this forum. Without me and my input, you would be like a kid lost in foggy forest. Ha!!!
Miloslaw 21 | 5,170
20 Apr 2024 #914
No, you don`t. Your only contact with Polish people is through this forum.

You really are a naive SOAB! My extended family, mainly cousins, are mainly in Poland, England and France.

And they are my first point of contact.

Your input is worse than useless......
pawian 223 | 24,583
20 Apr 2024 #915
are mainly in Poland, And they are my first point of contact.

AmaSSing! The problem is you don`t speak Polish. :):):)
Novichok 4 | 8,268
20 Apr 2024 #916
Hey, Milo, speaking Polish in Poland won't even get you a free visit to a public restroom. As a Brit, you might get lucky...

If you fake American, that toothless lady may even give you some extra toilet paper.
pawian 223 | 24,583
20 Apr 2024 #917
you don`t speak Polish

speaking Polish in Poland

Wow!! You have put me off ignore coz you can read my posts again!!! AmaSSSSSing!!! :):):):)
Miloslaw 21 | 5,170
20 Apr 2024 #918
The Polish J troll seems to think that people on here use the ignore button........ very few do..... even if they could find it..... hahahaha! What a moron!
mafketis 37 | 10,880
21 Apr 2024 #919
Not my style of music but at least you are making an effort!

Yes! Maybe pick a PRL era song you like and look at the lyrics and write about it!
pawian 223 | 24,583
21 Apr 2024 #920
that people on here use the ignore button.

Yes, they do. Quite a few. AmaSSing you have no idea about it. :):):

look at the lyrics and write about it!

He can`t speak Polish. That is why it is only copy and paste.
Feniks - | 221
21 Apr 2024 #921
PRL era song!

The song is actually quite catchy and that's what I was concentrating on rather than the band members, but after seeing them and reading your description of the video from this point on had me in stitches:

Rynkowski shows off his not very well-developed arms in a sleeveless t-shirt

Keep going with the commentary maf!
Miloslaw 21 | 5,170
21 Apr 2024 #922
The song is actually quite catchy

Really? I think it's awful......

Maybe pick a PRL era song you like

I agree, there was some good Polish music in the PRL period, I liked 2 plus 1 from Warsaw, but I won't go into a running commentary about them like you did.....


pawian 223 | 24,583
21 Apr 2024 #923
I won't go into a running commentary about them

Yes, we know, you have nothing to say about Polish culture.
Miloslaw 21 | 5,170
21 Apr 2024 #924
Nurt are a band I have known about for a while but don't know too much about, except that they were a "Heavy/Progressive" band and did struggle under the Communist regime.


Feniks - | 221
21 Apr 2024 #925
2 plus 1

The first Polish song I ever heard was from them, Chodź, pomaluj mój świat.
I don't know much about them to be honest.

Chodź, pomaluj mój świat- Dwa plus Jeden



The song was covered years later by Goya. I like both versions:



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pawian 223 | 24,583
21 Apr 2024 #926
hat they were a "Heavy/Progressive" band and did struggle under the Communist regime.

They dissolved in 1974.
Miloslaw 21 | 5,170
21 Apr 2024 #927
Stress were arguably Poland best and only power Rock trio of the seventies......


Miloslaw 21 | 5,170
21 Apr 2024 #928
I'll end my posts on this thread tonight with a slightly lighter cover tune that would not have caused the band any worries from the communists.

Different, but nice.....


johnny reb 50 | 7,433
22 Apr 2024 #929
.I will move to Polish Cuisine next......

We can't wait to learn how to make pierogi and golumpki.
And whatever you do don't copy and paste a bunch of Polish food pictures.
Pawian is the expert on Polish recipes here so don't embarrass yourself with pretending you are, Brit Boy.
Alien 21 | 5,220
22 Apr 2024 #930
Pawian is the expert on Polish recipes here

He often modifies them in his own way.


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