Top 5 Best Songs of the «Combination» Band
An iconic band for the «deficit» generation of the 1990s «Combination» began in the late 1980s. Despite the years that have passed, in the souls of fans and lovers imperishable The girls are still young and enthusiastically perform their repertoire.
Today we turn to к Five The best songs of the group, which became not only the pride of the group, but also brought the members fame.
A song shrouded in dreams all Soviet girls during the perestroika period to go abroad and find themselves foreign guy. The composition was recorded in 1990, and was released a year later on the band's third album, Moscow Residence.
In the hard times of young Russia, foreign culture and objects of its use became the subject of admirationand the Mercedes mentioned in the song was one of those luxuries. The foreign country is presented as an island freedoms for the heroine of the song, who desperately asks the abstract «boy» to take her away with him.
One of the notable features of the song was the use of English speaking words, which until then was not allowed in the domestic pop culture. The composer of «Combination» Vitaly Okorokov admitted that the idea of adding English words to the song belonged to him. Popular refrain corrected by The song has been played many times, and so has the music, but now it delights in its lightness and unforgettability. The critics have different opinions about the song, but it all boils down to offset cultural attitudes among young people.
«Two Slices of Sausage»
As always, the band sang about the usual things for a man in his 90s, including scarcity. This track became one of the major after Svetlana Kashina joined the group.
The heroine tells how a young man invited her to his place to feed. In times of famine, when people stood in line for food, those «two pieces of sausage» became iconic attributes.
The band's vocalists Tatiana Ivanova and the newly arrived Svetlana Kashina, after learning about the song, refused perform it. Ivanova admits that she immediately did not like the lyrics, especially the mispronounced word «bite». Attempts to correct the words were unsuccessful, and the story of the creation of the hit could end on the refusal of the singers, if it were not for the cunning of Alexander Shishinin. He offered to try to record the song for him to evaluate it, but without a release. However, the composition was included in the new album under first number.
So far, Ivanova does not love to play this song at performances, but fans are still demanding the legendary «sausages».
The hit that became anthem for the entire coalition of post-Soviet accountants, was written By Alyona Apina in a very short time. According to the singer, she does not know why the hero of her lyrics was an accountant, but it is quite logical: in the new country new enterprises will soon open, the debit and credit of which will have to count.
The song, traditionally reflecting the realities of the newly born Russia, shows the evolution of desires Russian girl: not a foreigner will love her, but a simple accountant, who will be faithful and loyal.
A particular success was video clipIt was shot in just two days by VGIK student Sergey Kosach. The clip is made as a short film the movieThe main character was an accountant played by actor Yuri Olennikov. The group received an award for the release of the video «Ovation»and the main character is widely known.
From the very beginning in the success of the song did not believe The band's lyrics were not used by Okorokov, who composed music to Apina's lyrics, nor by any of the other members of the band. Only on the record «Moscow Residence» in 1991 did the track become folk hitwhich «Combination» still includes in its track list.
One of the band's timeless compositions is "Cherry Nine," which has not only the atmosphere of the bygone '90s, but also Irony. The tempting first verse leads the listener to believe that the heroine's lover loves another woman, but when the girls get to the chorus, it becomes clear: another «beloved» has become cherry colored car.
As in other songs, «Combination» did not fail to take advantage of the element of folk singing at the very end of the chorus, which emphasizes the stereotype that Russian music is «folk».
This song was released in 1989 and immediately became hitwhich gave the band great popularity. It was also in this composition for the first time foreign words began to be used, which would later become the band's thing. The hit was played in all remote corners of the homeland, and although no one understood the English words in the chorus, people welcomed bright girls on stage.
The heroine sings about fleeting love of a foreigner to her, who, after coming to visit Russia, soon went abroad and Forgot all promises to take the girl with him. The girl is left with only remember of a foreigner who asked for «only love. Despite such a song about sad love with a visitor from another country, the song «American Boy» comes out later, in which dreams of going abroad with the beloved still prevail.