Kino

Soviet/Russian rock band

Kino (Russian: Кино́, lit. 'cinema, film', IPA: [kʲɪˈno]) was a Soviet rock band formed in Leningrad in 1982.[1][2] The band was co-founded and headed by Viktor Tsoi, who wrote the music and lyrics for almost all of the band's songs. Kino released over 90 songs, several studio albums, and a few live albums. Their music was widely recorded illegally. After the Soviet Union became more open, Kino became popular around the world.[3] In 1989, they had a small concert in New York City.[4] They also became very popular in Russia.[4][5] Their album Gruppa Krovi was called one of the best works of Russian music.[6] Viktor Tsoi died in a car accident in 1990.[7] After releasing an album of the songs they were working on before Tsoi's death, Kino broke up.[8] In 2012, on Tsoi's fiftieth birthday, the band reunited to record a song called 'Ataman'. This song would have been in their last album, but the only recording of it that they had was bad.[9]

Kino
Кино
Kino1986leningrad.jpg
Yuri Kasparyan (seated) and Viktor Tsoi (standing) in 1986 during a concert in Leningrad
Background information
OriginLeningrad, Soviet Union
GenresPost-punk, new wave, gothic rock, folk rock
Years active1982–1990
LabelsAnTrop, Yanshiva Shela, Melodiya, Moroz Records
Associated acts[U-Piter, Aquarium, Pop-mekhanika, Dzhungli
Websitekino.band
Past membersViktor Tsoi
Aleksei Rybin
Oleg Valinsky
Yuri Kasparyan
Alexander Titov
Georgy Guryanov†
Igor Tikhomirov

Band membersEdit

  • Viktor Tsoi – lead vocals, guitar, bass (1981–1990; died 1990)
  • Aleksei Rybin – guitar (1981–1983)
  • Oleg Valinsky – drums (1981–1982)
  • Mikhail Vasilev – drum machine (1982–1983)
  • Yuri Kasparyan (Юрий Каспарян) – lead guitar (1983–1990)
  • leksandr Titov – bass, percussion (1983–1986)
  • Aleksei Vishnia – drum machine (1985–1986)
  • Georgiy Guryanov (Георгий Гурьянов) – drums, percussion (1986–1990; died 2013)
  • Igor Tikhomirov (Игорь Тихомиров) – bass (1986–1990)

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Year Album details Highest chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
SOV*
1982 45
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

1983 46
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Yanshiva Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

1984 Nachalnik Kamchatki
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

1985 Eto ne lyubov...
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: Vinyl
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

1986 Noch
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: Vinyl
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

1988 Gruppa krovi
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: Vinyl
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

1989 Zvezda po imeni Solntse
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: Vinyl
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

1990 Chyorny albom
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: Vinyl
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

"*": Information about the music sales and music recording certifications could not be found. This could be because of copyright issues.

Compilations and demosEdit

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
SOV*
1983 46
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

1986 Red Wave: 4 Underground Bands from the USSR
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

1989 The Last Hero'
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

1992 The Final Recordings
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

2001 'The Greatest Hits
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

2002 Kino in Film
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

The Story of This World
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

The Final Recordings
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

"*": Information about the music sales and music recording certifications could not be found. This could be because of copyright issues.

Live albumsEdit

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
SOV*
1985 Live at the Rock Club
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

1987 'Live in Dubna
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

1988 The Acoustic Concert
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Moroz
  • Format: CD

SOV: *

"*": Information about the music sales and music recording certifications could not be found. This could be because of copyright issues.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Victor Tsoi. Illustrated History of the life and work of Viktor Tsoi and "Kino". – M .: ANTA, 2005. – S. 346. – ISBN 5-94037-066-7
  2. Rybin, Aleksey V. Kino S Samogo Na?ala I Do Samogo Konca. Moscow: Feniks, 2001. Print.
  3. Groupa Kroovy (Blood Type) review by Robert Christgau.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Andrew Burlaka. Volume II. Kino / / Rock Encyclopedia. Popular Music in Leningrad-St Petersburg 1965–2005 . – M.: Amphora, 2007. – 416 p. – ISBN 978-5-367-00362-8
  5. Marianne Tsoi, Alexander Zhytynsky Viktor Tsoi. Poems. Documents.Memories . – Issue 1. – St. Petersburg: New Helicon, 1991. – S. 291. – 368 p. – (Stars of Rock 'n' Roll). – ISBN 5-85-395-018-5
  6. Alexander Zhytynsky. From the review of the album "Gruppa krovi". – Roxy, № 14, 1988.
  7. The death of Tsoi: how the accident occurred on the road Sloka-Tulsa. INFOgraphics . RIA Novosti (15 August 2007)
  8. Alexander Kushnir. Chapter II. Boris Grebenshikov / / Headliners . – Moscow: Amphora, 2007. – S. 21. – 416 p. – ISBN 978-5-367-00585-1
  9. "Барабанщик группы "Кино" Гурьянов скончался в Петербурге | РИА Новости". Ria.ru. 2013-07-20. Retrieved 2013-08-05.

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