A little about one of Konstantin Nikolsky's most famous masterpieces
Konstantin Nikolsky - an outstanding, truly brilliant author and performer, from whose pen came many first-rate hits! The peak of his popularity came at the beginning of 1980swhen he joined the ranks of the group "Sunday". Soon the second album of the band of the same name was released, generously adorned with well-known compositions. One of these compositions was a favorite of many fans "I have a residue of evil in my soul". This song caused a furor and became a classic, which domestic music lovers relentlessly listen to to this day... So, in 2002 year in "Novaya Gazeta. a note appeared:
"There's a sludge of evil in my soul" is a powerful, breathtaking composition that should be in the blues textbooks! That's how beautiful it is with that classic blues harmony..."
To this day there is a lively debate in music circles about who was better. Nikolsky or Romanov? We are not going to dive into this discussion, but just remember a wonderful masterpiece "I have a residue of evil in my soul"!
Group "Sunday" was very popular and well-liked among rock fans. Many critics attribute this to the fact that it was Nikolsky and Romanov Closer than other colleagues in the industry picked up to the real poetry in Russia. The band stood out significantly from other Russian rock bands. Their songs were more heartfelt, romanticized, measured, and penetrating to the most hidden corners of the human soul... Beautiful lyrics and wonderful music could not fail to touch the hearts of music lovers. And even today, when these songs are several decades old, they still sound as fresh, elegant and topical as ever...
Composition "I have a residue of evil in my soul" aptly complemented second studio the band's tape album, released in 1981. By the way: "Resurrection 2" counts one of the most important of tape albums in national rock! Largely due to the excellent set of songs: among them we can single out "One Look Back," "Who's To Blame?", "I'm Used to Wandering Alone.".
At the time the album was recorded, the lineup had undergone a change and Nikolsky became leader "Resurrection. This was the period when Konstantin Nikolayevich withdrew from Santana's influence and shifted his gaze to the work of Dire Straits with their pronounced reggae rhythms... This influence is well felt in the song "One Look Back".
A little about the song
"I have a residue of evil in my soul" - this song Nikolsky performed for the album personally. It quickly pleased the public and became a favorite of many of the band's fans. Penetrating The composition has not lost its relevance over the years: on youtube, for example, it has over a million auditions!
In general, Konstantin Nikolayevich should be given properbecause he masterfully performed guitar solo in every track of the album! As for "There's a residue of evil in my soul," we can hear in this track one of the best bass riffs in the history of domestic rock... But, of course, the success was not instantaneous.
"I only played a few notes, but I did it with style, in my opinion. However, I'm still doing it today, that's my refined way," Nikolsky once said.
Remarkably, but for a long time the audience could not figure out who was singing on vocals! Some people were sure that it was Nikolsky, while others thought that the song was performed by... Makarevich! Yes, some have claimed that these musicians have very similar voices. In any case, the composition won recognition, though unfairly late...
In general, Peru Konstantin Nikolaevich The following are a number of timeless hits, including "The Musician," "I am one of those...," "My Friend the Artist and the Poet" and many others! All of them are well known and popular these days in certain circles of rock fans. When the paths of Nikolsky and Resurrection broke upThe author asked his ex-colleagues not to perform his works because he had his own project. But it turned out to be very difficult to fulfill this request. complicated…
"There was no conflict between us. We even thought about reviving, but that idea never succeeded... I asked them not to touch my songs at their concerts: I have my own project, after all. But my request was never heard. They said, "It's not us, it's the audience that asks". For example, when they ask me to perform "Who's to blame?", I answer that this song will be sung by Alexey Romanov, its author. And they... Apparently, they were afraid that without "Night Bird" they would have to refund people's tickets..."