Time Machine is My friend (the best blues player)! (1992)

Evgeny Margulis: “This song is my Yesterday!”

Song Story: Time Machine - My friend (best blues player)!

Every second listener knows this song! “My friend plays the blues best of all” is the work of Evgeny Margulis, a musician who rightly bears the title of Legend of Russian Rock. Under what circumstances was the legendary hit born? Let's find out!

Legends of Russian rock...
Legends of Russian rock...

The story of the song "My friend plays the best blues"

He is called an icon of Russian blues... Like Pyotr Podgorodetsky, this permanent member of the "Time Machine" left the group more than once... However, unlike his colleague, Evgeny Margulis not only returned to her, but also managed to maintain good, very warm relations with everyone.

Evgeny Margulis
Evgeny Margulis

One of the most popular songs in the history of Russian rock was written by Margulis during friendly gatherings at Andrei Makarevich's dacha! Already after its publication, Eugene recalled:

“... The idea of the song came to me after a good drink at the old Makarovskaya dacha. I remember falling asleep in the kitchen with a Tom Waits tape playing all night. When I woke up early in the morning, the first thing I did was pick up the guitar. An hour later, the motive was ready, which Andryukha really liked! He quickly wrote the lyrics, and by noon the song was ready!”

Music video

In many ways, the music video directed by Alexander Faifman contributed to the popularity of the song. Filming took place in the old Moscow club "Bunker". The "icing on the cake" was the guitar solo of Makarevich himself!

In addition to extras, in the clip you can see the hippie poet Alexei Beketov, his colleague in the creative association of the sunset of the 1980s "Vnuki Arbat" - musician Yevgeny Latyshev, as well as other Moscow bohemians of that time.

In the first mid-90s, the video was actively played on television, and in 1995 it took 10th place in the nomination "Clip of the Season" according to the "Musical Truth" hit parade.


The composition was released in 1992. The members of the "Time Machine" felt great potential in it, but ... it took the public time to accept the new hit of the group.

Group "Time Machine" on stage...
The Time Machine group on stage…

In his interviews, Alexander Viktorovich Kutikov said:

“... It took this song 8 years - no less to reach the listeners ...”

Subsequently, the composition was performed by the group until the departure of its author (Margulis finally left the "Time Machine" in 2012).

critical reception

The songwriter himself considered it his best creation! Margulis said more than once:

"This song is my Yesterday!"

A similar assessment of the composition was given by Alexander Kutikov. As for Podgorodetsky, he stated that the keyboard riff from the song became his main reason for pride:

“…After me, no one has been able to reproduce this riff! Everyone just "puzzled", but all in vain ... "

Pyotr Podgorodetsky
Pyotr Podgorodetsky

Journalists and music critics dubbed the song "My friend (plays the blues best)" the best work of "Time Machine". The publication "Komsomolskaya Pravda" included the composition in the list of "Songs-Legends".

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