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I saw Lindsey Stirling live in Torwar arena in Warsaw.

I’ve been to other shows before. I saw U2 on the stadium in Chorzów at their 360 Tour. I saw eight hours long concert of four more or less progressive bands, culminating on a recorded on DVD show by the band Arena. I saw The Legendary Pink Dots twice and Pendragon thrice, including a 30th Anniversary show in Śląski Theathre, also recorded on DVD. Finally, I saw Roger Waters and his The Wall on National Stadium in Warsaw. So, what could a modest, 28-years old violin-playing Mormon girl give me?

I mean, besides THE BEST SHOW I’VE EVER BEEN TO IN MY ENTIRE LIFE?
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Republican Slip

Republika "82-85"

Republika "82-85"

I bought a CD today.

After spending a lot of money on new circuits to my stationary computer (to finally play some games from last five years) I told myself I’ll make it somewhat even by refraining from buying any CD for six months. And today I snapped.

But come on, the album of Republika’s early songs from the years 1982-85 for 15 PLN? Passing on it would be a serious crime, since it contains their best and most famous songs:

  1. “Kombinat” (“Combine”)
  2. “Gadające głowy” (“Talking Heads”)
  3. “Układ sił” (“Balance of Power”)
  4. “Sexy doll”
  5. “Telefony” (“Phones”)
  6. “Biała Flaga” (“White Flag”)
  7. “Zawsze ty (Klatka)” (“Always You (The Cage)”)
  8. “Tak długo czekam (Ciało)” (“I’m Waiting For So Long (The Body)”)
  9. “Sam na linie” (“Alone on the Tightrope”)
  10. “Moja Krew” (“My Blood”)

I love early Republika for their raw, garage, new-wavish style (comparable to Joy Division, Bauhaus or the first three U2 albums) and for lyrics reflecting the specific atmosphere of first half of the eighties in Poland – the Martial Law, deep communism, and the birth of punk underground.

Wonderful travel in time to the days just before I was born.

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