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What does the Kino group mean to me? Victor Tsoi`s memories. Part 2

the Album “Blood type“ (1988)

it became clear to

In 1986 - 87 that “fashionable songs about hares“ are not actual any more. Winds of change blew, on scenes gorlana - ALICE`S leaders, the TV and DDT ran, crying out heroic slogans. To generation for some time was ceased to want to dance, and there was a wish to carry mohawks, to criticize fathers and to have a possibility of the choice from two and more candidates.

Victor Tsoi reacted to inquiries of time was late a little, but is powerful. In - the first, acted in the final of the idiotic movie “Assa“ with powerful pass along a corridor and songs “Changes!“. This old song had no relation to reorganization, but in the context of the movie and time looked quite so. In my opinion, Tsoi`s performance is the only effective moment in the movie. By the way, CINEMA group also counted this movie idiotic, and the odious song at once christened “Dumpling“. But played a role of “Ass“.

appeared in time also the album “Blood type“ which is written down at Cherry by this time - one of the best if objectively not the best, an album of CINEMA. Tsoi considered Kostya Kinchev`s lessons (“Try to sing together with me“ - well an obvious nod), replaced a slipshod manner of singing with severe muttering, and from the creative baggage took a little the become dusty heroic string. Strange, but the first presentation of the material “Blood types“ on fate - a festival of 1987 took place cold. Tsoi took offense because he understood that an album - a bomb.

This bomb in combination with “Pelmeni“ from “Assa“ became torn with a deafening roar in 1988, having begun to sound almost from thousands of tape recorders over all country. Each song is a hit! Besides it was not yet as monophonic as the subsequent albums. In it there was a place to both romanticism of streets (“Close behind me a door“), and the jokes (“Boshetunmay“), and even hooliganism (though the durkovaty song “Hey, the Passerby, Pass!“ obviously did not fit into an album). But generally the heroics of the such “lonely soldier“ dominated (did not do without Bruce Lee, Tsoi loved Bryusku). Tsoi called for changes, criticized society (“Quiet night“, “In our eyes“, “We will act“), but did it in the detached hidden manner that helped songs not to be vulgarized with the end of reorganization.

“Blood type“ as Tsoi already did not manage to die down went in Alma - Atu to act in “Needle“. The CINEMA at full speed gains popularity, catching up and overtaking NAUTILUS collapsing in the eyes.

the Album “Star by the name of the Sun“ (1989)

the Following album, with brilliant and astronomically competent name (though, in my opinion, among stars our star carries the pejorative name “yellow dwarf“), was written down at the beginning of 1989. But as “Blood type“ did not fulfill the yet, musicians decided release to hold for half a year. The album registered in Valery Leontyev`s studios, than often and justify too “smooth“ sounding. Though the powerful electronic introduction of “A song without words“ and the subsequent hit about the Sun first encouraged, nothing essentially excellent was farther from a sound of “Blood type“, and infinite monotonous losses especially tired at the end. Even the outlined Russian melodiousness was not beaten properly. Texts continued the same severely - a heroic subject, only became much more sad.

No, directly - it is impossible to call an album bad, but there was a danger of trample on the same place. Except actually “Stars...“ huge and popularity the song about a pack of cigarettes which personally I first also did not allocate got.

Same year there is a movie “Needle“, Yu. Ayzenshpis becomes the producer of CINEMA, and Tsoi becomes if not the “Sun of the Russian poetry“, then real “star“.

“Black album“ (1990)

Should tell

that all concerts of Tsoi which I saw in 1990 made the depressing impression. One my friend, having returned from such concert, in a fit of temper told that he will be better to listen to Tsoi`s songs in obshchagovsky kitchen in my execution.

And it is valid. Already nobody wanted to strain in CINEMA group. Played middlingly (and there is nothing to play there), on a scene Tsoi, unfortunately, refused plastic pases - took a guitar in hand and by Butusov`s example “hardened“ at the microphone. Singing turned into monotonous muttering. Creativity, probably, too was not going to move down from a knurled track.

In posthumously left “Black album“ there are no new finds in arrangement (though it can be understood) at all, in songs. Melodiously they were quite good, but we heard similar already hundred times. Texts of new songs did not please at all (except, maybe, “I wait for the answer“ and “Ant hill“): the same, only side view. Gathering fashion in fate - music the Russian singsongs and turns were also used plentifully, but for some reason did not please me.

Clear business, an album “finished“ several ancient songs as that “When your girl is sick“ (it is written not later than 1988) and “Watch yourself“ (it is written not later than 1987). Perhaps, in connection with the tragedy the last (as it seems to me, initially ironic) sounds somehow prophetically sadly.

Here, actually, and all. Whether Tsoi sputtered out? Whether it left “ripe apple“? I think, it is senseless and incorrect to discuss it. Both at the AQUARIUM, and at NAUTILUSA, and at DDT “second wind“ opened. I am almost confident that Tsoi still would surprise us. Perhaps, would let out a new album “It - not Love - 2“, CINEMA group had a crazy idea to create under similar songs the malchukovy project as the answer to TENDER MAY!

Of course, not 18 years and it is harder and harder to me to surprise me with “youth“ music. But the love of the young generations which were born after Tsoi`s death does not grow dull, they continue to listen to songs 20 - summer prescription and to feel them as the. And what to them put before my senile grumbling...