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Examples of popular Polish music?


mafketis 37 | 10,848
22 Apr 2024 #931
More music from the PRL!

And for Mirek, something more rock-like (for those that like that sort of thing)

Bank was formed in Silesia in 1980 and after two weeks of rehearsal made their first recording (in a Wrocław radio studio) which led to their first hit.

In October 1981 they recorded the album "Jestem Panem Świata" which was released in 1982 and became a mega-hit selling 960,000 copies.... sometime arounrd 1983-84 the two frontmen Mirosław Bielawski (vocals) and Marek Biliński (keyboards) left the group which led to a rapid loss of popularity and the group disbanding.

My own history with the title song is kind of humorous.... when I was still learning Polish I thought that it meant something like "I'm a man of the world" and only figured out the real meaning.... many years later.

The song is about an old homeless/beggar on the street who shouts out "I'm the master of the world!" to passersby and sleeps on the grass in front a building. There may or may not be a political message..... does the man represent the PRL? Maybe... or it might be simply a street scene that made an impression on the songwriter....

lyrics: Grzegorz Tomczak, music: Marek Biliński

So here's that title song with my (quick non-singing) translation and then the original.

Note that the song seems to be in free verse without much in the way of meter and no real rhyme...

Also note the very tinny sound that was characteristic of most PRL recordings (and which some seem to try to recreate to evoke that era)



No need to copy-paste lyrics.
Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
22 Apr 2024 #932
@Feniks

Nice Polish tunes.

They dissolved in 1974.
@ pawian

Thank you for that, any slight contribution to this thread is welcome.

We can't wait to learn how to make pierogi and golumpki.

Poor old Tom (Jim) he doesn't have a clue..... and is posting in the wrong thread again!As if he has a clue about Polish cuisine..... being of German descent.....
pawian 223 | 24,582
22 Apr 2024 #933
which was released in 1982 and became a mega-hit selling 960,000 copies...

Hmm, not sure so many were really sold. I remember seeing bookshop windows with the BANK record displayed for months or even years in early 1980s. I didn`t buy it coz their music wasn`t so fascinating like other groups`.
Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
22 Apr 2024 #934
@mafketis

Can't say that I remember Bank, a bit too "Punky" for me anyway.

If we are still talking about Communist era Rock, I think this lot were/are much better.


Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
22 Apr 2024 #935
Formed in the sixties, this band survived at least until the mid nineties, or maybe longer.....this is a bit "Hippyfied" but it's not bad.


mafketis 37 | 10,848
22 Apr 2024 #936
No need to copy-paste lyrics.
@ mafketis

What do you mean 'copy paste'???? The translation is my own original work! Put it back!
Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
22 Apr 2024 #937
The translation is my own original work! Put it back!

Looks like the new mod/mods got it wrong this time, but give them a break!They are new to this job.
And in any case, I don't think any of us need your translations anyway.
mafketis 37 | 10,848
22 Apr 2024 #938
I don't think any of us need your translations anyway.

I am! There's no point to listening to vocal music if you ignore the lyrics... might as well be instrumental and the lyrics are often interesting
Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
22 Apr 2024 #939
the lyrics are often interesting

Yes, but most of us understand them anyway!
From my personal perspective, I always listen to the music first, lyrics are secondary for me.
mafketis 37 | 10,848
23 Apr 2024 #940
I was going to post a bunch of songs with translations but I'm not going to if the mods delete my original translations for no good reason.

Why do the mods keep discouraging people from posting?
johnny reb 50 | 7,368
23 Apr 2024 #941
As you would tell me maffy, "quit stomping your feet and save the tears."
You don't like, you don't have to post here.
Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
23 Apr 2024 #942
Why do the mods keep discouraging people from posting?

I am not sure that they do...... they just don't want boring posts......

You don't like, you don't have to post here.

As you don't, Mr.No taste in music.Tom( or Jim/JR) we know that you have no knowledge at all of popular music!
Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
23 Apr 2024 #943
Some PROPER Polish Blues Rock........!


mafketis 37 | 10,848
23 Apr 2024 #944
. they just don't want boring posts...

Thank you for that vote of confidence!

Posts with background information on the performer and/or song and with translations = boring?

So just random videos with no context = not boring

No interested in just posting random videos.... so I'm out of here.
pawian 223 | 24,582
23 Apr 2024 #945
So just random videos with no context = not boring

yes, maf, it was so strange your informative post was censored. I strongly believe it was a mistake. Your input compared to Milo`s copy and paste is really valuable.
johnny reb 50 | 7,368
23 Apr 2024 #946
Oh maffy, quit your pouting.
Thats not what the Mod said.
Here, read what he/she posted again.
No need to copy-paste lyrics.
Now have four fingers of some good bourbon and a couple of pulls off a left hander and listen to some good tunes.
Life is good but you have to relax.

Your input compared to Milo`s copy and paste is really valuable.

Of course it was but the Mod's tolerance for Milo's meltdowns has run out.
Have you noticed that the Mods just ignore him anymore and let him rattle.
Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
23 Apr 2024 #947
Thank you for that vote of confidence!

LOL!!!

Posts with background information on the performer and/or song and with translations = boring?

Unless it's brief, yes!!

None of us want a long monologue......

Your input compared to Milo`s copy and paste is really valuable.

Except for the chief flaw in your argument......I don't just copy and paste..... I post with knowledge, which is much more than you have managed..... make some posts and then judgements will be fair..... until you do....STFU!
mafketis 37 | 10,848
23 Apr 2024 #948
No need to copy-paste lyrics.

Then delete the original lyrics but keep the translation (not copy pasted but my original work) there's no reason to do that.
Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
23 Apr 2024 #949
but the Mod's tolerance for Milo's meltdowns has run out.

Really? show us an example.

Have you noticed that the Mods just ignore him anymore and let him rattle.

Again, please show us some examples of your flawed theory....... crickets......
pawian 223 | 24,582
24 Apr 2024 #950
.I don't just copy and paste.

Where did I say it???? :):):)
Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
24 Apr 2024 #951
OMG!!! you are just as bad as Jim as a denier!"Copy and Paste" has become both of your to go to phrases.....

Anyway, enough rubbish.... let's get back to some decent Polish music.....



Where did I say it?
Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
24 Apr 2024 #952
I am just posting Mela Koteluk videos tonight, because I think she is brilliant and deserves it.


Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
24 Apr 2024 #953
My last post on this thread tonight...... just superb.....


pawian 223 | 24,582
25 Apr 2024 #954
Copy and Paste

Exactly! That`s your new nick! hahaha buhahaha CaP in short. Check what cap means in Polish. hahahaha buhahaha
Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
25 Apr 2024 #955
Ignoring Tom(Jim/JR) and Jerry(Jerzy/Pawian) on here is the best policy....... these trolls HATE being ignored.....Tom and Jerry need to be destined for the puke bucket.....
Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
25 Apr 2024 #956
Ignore the trolls that try to spoil this forum and continue posting high quality Polish music.


Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
25 Apr 2024 #957
Can Poles "Do the Blues"?...... of course they can.....


Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
25 Apr 2024 #959
My last post on this thread tonight is from the superb Polish band Totentanz......I don't think they are still together, but I hope I am wrong.


Miloslaw 21 | 5,122
26 Apr 2024 #960
I am going to go a bit "Pop Music" tonight, even though it's not my first choice of music, but because Poland is pretty good at "Pop Music".




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