Lollypop Lorry Is The Greatest Russian Ska Band You'll Ever Hear

Submitted by: fancylad 6 months ago in Entertainment


Russian ska! Proof that Russia isn't completely shady -- Amy Winehouse fans who enjoyed her ska influences will enjoy this. The only thing the backing band needs to work on is loosening up. You'd think Putin was off camera with a sickle, threatening to behead any band member who looks like they're enjoying themselves. 

Check out Lollypop Lorry on Bandcamp.

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Female 4,359
They all look so excited.
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Male 201
"Russian ska! Proof that Russia isn't completely shady"

Yeah, right. I thought that 2000 years of Russian scientific and cultural achievements used and enjoyed by the whole world was the proof that Russia is only "shady" in ignorant western minds suckling on the CNN propaganda. 

The only president watching and listening what his people do is an American president. This is not a Russian propaganda either but government funded set of spying tools. 

I guess that you see others through a image of yourself.
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Male 442
srximus What's your opinion on Pussy Riot?
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Male 569
Love these guys.  Thanks for posting this, Fancy!  Never heard of them before now.

Despite the fact that Svetlanka can be a little pitchy, I love her vocals.  Can't tell if it's unintentional or a stylistic thing but either way, it works.  And she does this really cool passing tone at 1:15 on the "won't" of "won't ever let you go" - I've never heard a vocalist do that.  Thought it was really neat.

They have a website of their own.  It's mostly in Russian but was still interesting to have a look.  And I was able to figure out the singer's name.

I can't find them now but I did come across a couple of videos of them performing live and the band is actually capable of moving and looking engaged :)
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Male 2
Aww yeah! thanks for the new tunes fancy. Really digging their dubs tracks on bandcamp.
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Male 3,147
Overall, I like this a lot - agree about the slightly robotic band members though.
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Male 344
I don't like music...is that ok to say?
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Male 1,049
I've loved ska since it was fresh, but yeah, the musos are way too stiff. I liked the singer, she was into it, her voice suited the music (and she was cute), but the band (not all of them) seemed like....unemotional? cold? The only (imperfect) way I can describe it is that they sounded like they'd been formally studying music for so long that they were concentrating more on pleasing their professors with playing the piece correctly as written in the score, rather than interpreting what they were playing, blending their parts with the others, and making it enjoyable for the fans...to me, ska has always had a quality that sounds like it's just very natural and off the cuff, like it's unpracticed, but blends and works perfectly (which it isn't, of course. It takes a lot of work and practice for a band to sound like that).

Some of them kind of reminded me of the drummer in Lily Allen's clip of "it's not fair"...the bored session musician on the cheesy C&W show, just going through the motions (which was the intent, obviously, of the acting in that clip).

Just my 2c worth...
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