Vopli Vidoplyasova
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Vopli Vidoplyasova

Киев, Kyiv City, Ukraine | Established. Jan 01, 1986 | SELF

Киев, Kyiv City, Ukraine | SELF
Established on Jan, 1986
Band Rock Folk




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The band was formed in 1986 by guitarist Yuri Zdorenko and bassist Aleksandr Pipa, who had played in the band SOS since 1984. The band had their first performance at the Kiev rock club in 1987, with vocalist and accordionist Oleg Skripka and drummer Sergei Sakhno.

The band took its name from Vidopliassov, a character from The Village of Stepanchikovo.

In 1988, the band played its first concert in Russia at the Rok-Artel festival. The concert was taped and released as Pershyy koncert v Moskvi.

In 1989, the band recorded a session at the Faberge Hall of Culture in Kiev, and released it as Tantsi. That same year, they appeared on the French compilation De Lenine a Lennon, the soundtrack to a French documentary on Soviet rock.

In 1990, they released the album Hey, O.K on Kobza International and appeared on the Canadian compilation This Ain't No Polka (a recording of the 1989 Chervona Ruta) with the song "Tantsi". The following year, they played at the Eurockeennes festival in France, and the recording was released as Abo abo on BSA Records a year later.

In 1992, they entered Komora Studio in Kiev to begin recording what would become their debut album, Kraina Mriy, released two years later.

In 1996, the band, by then consisting only of Skripka and Pipa, who had just returned from France (having lived there since 1990), began recording the album Muzika, released in 1997. A single was released in 1996 with 4 tracks from the album. Skripka sang, programmed the drums and played accordion, traditional Ukrainian folk instruments and some guitar,

In 1997, Sakhno rejoined the band and Evgeny Rogachevski joined as guitarist. With this new lineup, they began recording their third album, Khvyli Amura, released in 2000. Around that time, Skripka became interested in Indian music, and the album reflects that, particularly in the song "Den narodjennya".

In 2000, the band contributed tracks to tribute albums to Grazhdanskaya Oborona ("Pops") and Kino ("Pachka sigaret" and "Solnechnye dni"), and appeared on the Sprite Driver 2 compilation in 2001 with the song "Osen". In 2002, the album Fayno was finally released.

They released the singles "Lado" and "Chio San" in 2009 and "Vidpustka" (a reworking of a track from 1987) in 2010.

The band is still active. Their next album, "Chudovy svit", was released on 18 October 2013. "Lado", "Chio San" and "Vidpustka" were included on the album.


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