Babayaga Ojo

Babayaga Ojo

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Warning: Not for Pregnant women nor the weak hearted. Babayaga Ojo; A mix of old pioneers and young hooligans, the band marches around Poland and leaves burns on the skin of concert goers. The group's been pushing buttons since the mid 1980s, and continues to do so with "Sila."

Biography

POLAND’S BEST KEPT SECRET…
In 1985, Poznan,Poland gave birth to a legend – which at the time was disguised by the name Cmentarna Elita, but eventually revealed as BABAYAGA OJO. The band was founded by Bangolot, who unfortunately died in as tragic accident in 2002. However during the years in which he lived, his work with the band gave root to lots of success, and was one of the key members in the group, meaning that he wasn’t replaceable. During this era in Babayaga Ojo’s history, the band recorded a demo cassette, in 1986 played at Jarocin Festival on the small stage, won first place at the Warsaw’s 1987 “Poza Kontrola” Festival, and finally in 1992 released the cassette “Goodbye Nancy Spungen.” Essentially with this cassette, the band dived underground and kept a low profile.
In 2002, during Bango’s funeral services, the old members of Babayaga Ojo decided not to bury his ideas and pride with his body, and threw up an idea to play a farewell concert in memory of Bangolot. Kobel has risen as the main man driving the reanimation of the band. He has met many struggles, witnessing many line-up changes and hard gritty dirty work. When all seemed hopeless, Kobel came up with an idea to mix up Babayaga Ojo’s line-up. Instead of a band of peers and old ex-members, Kobel decided to mix it up and make some change. His idea was to include the younger more ambitious generation into Babayaga Ojo’s tradition. From this point, Kobel slammed open the door of opportunity to many musicians.
By 2005, the band had a line-up and Kobel persuaded old Babayaga Ojo drummer “Kostek” to help him out, and Kobel passed the leader stick to him. The band proceeded by recording a new demo, practicing, and experimenting. Puszczykowo’s director of culture had been nagging the group to compete at a battle-of-the-bands nearby in Komornik. Eventually the band decided to give it a shot and left with first place prize.
With that prize money the band has recorded their first CD “Siła” – which literally means Strength. The line-up of Babayaga Ojo up to this point had seen some small tweaks and changes and the guitarist Adrian replaced Domin after the recording, although Adrian’s playing is featured on the CD, and most of his efforts have been directed at promoting the group, thus given by Kostek and Kobel duties of being the bands manager. Also, guitarist Radas had left the group after a year and Baszczak had taken his place.
Currently the band has their sites set on recording their next Demo CD which will be a hint of the bands 2nd CD. The band is blowing outside of the borders of Poland, with concerts booked in Germany, the Czech Republic, and the Slovac Republic. The band has also been featured on Baltimore’s (USA) 98 Rock, morning radio show, as well as other plans.
The secret is out, and now Babayaga Ojo is ready to blow away audiences anywhere in the world…

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Lyrics

Rozbrojenie

Written By: Karol Borowski, Dariusz Kostuj

Starsi panowie rządzący światem
widzieli już wszystko co chceli zobaczyć
zdążyli przeżyć to, co dla nas jest przeszłością
ich starość juz nadeszła, młodości nam zazdroszczą

Jedyna ich rozrywka - manipulacja strachem
już kończy się ich życie, więc biorą się za nasze
nasze, nasze, nasze, nasze, nasze!

Te ciągłe szczyty, rozmowy konferencje
nie wrócą pewnie nigdy świata bezpiecznego
już chyba jest za póżno, by zniszczyć arsenały
to dzięki ich staraniom śmiercią napęczaniały

Jedyna ich rozrywka - manipulacja strachem
już kończy się ich życie, więc biorą się za nasze
nasze, nasze, nasze, nasze, nasze!

Rozbrojenie, tak strasznie drażliwe
rozbrojenie, jest już niemożliwe
Rozbrojenie, tak strasznie drażliwe
rozbrojenie, jest już niemożliwe
Rozbrojenie, tak strasznie drażliwe
rozbrojenie, jest już niemożliwe
Rozbrojenie, tak strasznie drażliwe
rozbrojenie, jest już niemożliwe

Discography

Demos:
Przy Blasku Krzezyca (1989)
Babayaga Ojo [maxisingiel] (2006)
Cassette:
Goodbye Nancy Spungen (1992)
CD:
SILA (2007)

Set List

Set Lists vary from concert to concert: Average Performance time is 60 minutes. Can do a 1.5-2hr performance with no problem. Shorter sets are also possible. Songs from CD Sila, new songs from upcoming album, as well as a few covers.

Songs:
From SILA:
Rozbrojenie
Balon
Londyn
Sile Masz
Zadyma
Teatrzyk
Zalogowcy
Co Wy Robicie
Tamc Tadadam
Wojna
Kreator
Qrwa Radas
Mlodzi Starcy
Ulitza

Unreleased:
Terreferre
Pierdolony System
Zastanow Sie
Zwirek i Muchomorek
Dyskoteka
+others

Covers:
Pennywise - Bro Hymn Tribute
Kult - Polska
Iggy Pop - Passenger