Two significant Russian poets - Boris Chichibabin and Yevgeny Yevtushenko - independently of each other, but driven by a feeling of deep suffering, wrote bitter lines. The first is “We were born in that Fatherland, which is no more,” the second is “We were born in a country that is no more.” Amazing "single-stranded" shower.
However, why is there to be surprised if there are thousands and thousands, millions of our contemporaries from this sunken Atlantis? That is why, hardly having heard the first musical chords from the introduction to the song “My Address - Soviet Union” performed by the “Gems” VIA, many people lean back, straighten their shoulders, their eyes begin to shine like they used to be in far youth.
And when it was not?
Of course, among the songs about the USSR there were a lot of things frankly weak, ideological, tendentious, passable. They remained in their own time and now they are interesting only to the meticulous historians of the national musical culture.
With the filing of the satirist Mikhail Zadornov it became fashionable to mock the senseless texts of modern pop songs. It is interesting, but how would Zadornov respond to the pearl from the song that sounded in the movie "On the ruins of the county": "In what year we were born, we were born in the seventeenth year." It is clear that it is said metaphorically, figuratively, but all the same, as the hero of the cult cartoon Shrek would say - "Well, bredyatina!" So time made its natural song selection, and only those works that survived the "wickedness of the day" entered the long-term consciousness, rose above it, gained a universal sound and meaning.
We all come from there ...
The orthodox Soviet writer Vadim Kozhevnikov is now almost forgotten. But the film in his novel "Shield and Sword" has long outlived the author. Not to mention the song that sounded there - "Where does the Motherland begin". This very first line spread throughout the country in a jiffy. Her "staked out" as a standard theme for school essays, began to be used in the headlines of newspaper editorials. The first performer was already widely known by that time, Mark Bernes.
However, evidence of the "vitality" of the song are modern interpretations of it. For example, a popular singer in the genre of chanson Sergey North (he is also Sergey Russkikh) even shot a video for this song.
Not torn thread of time!
And it happens that over the years, both the work and the film that was shot on it are forgotten. Long life is destined only to Her Majesty Song. It happened with "A song about anxious youth", sounded in the film "On the Other Side", based on the novel by the writer V.Kina. According to the plot, two friends are traveling in a train to the Far East with a dangerous task, to the White Guard rear.
The author of the music was Alexander Pakhmutov, the “chief Komsomol composer” of the USSR, and the poems were written by the famous songwriter Lev Oshanin. It took two versions of the text and 17 (!) Doubles to record a song at a film studio. Among the songs about the USSR, this one holds a special place, binds the fate of several generations of Komsomol and Communists into one tight knot. Here is how the legend began:
After all, recently it was!
It is surprising that even the seemingly ideological songs would sink deep into the souls of ordinary Soviet people for a long time. But is it any wonder if, after all, the text of the National Anthem has always been printed on the back of school notebooks, and music lessons were precisely music lessons, where many songs about the USSR were learned in chorus.
The famous bard Oleg Mityaev is "a man who is over 50," on some performances he purposely "checks" the hall for knowledge of Soviet hits. "Chip" was the choral performance of the song "And the battle continues again":
Not all about the same thing!
The songs about the USSR and the Soviet Motherland were not at all songs that exclusively Lenin, the party and the Komsomol were glorified in. It is a delusion to think that the communist ideology has filled all the song pores and there is no space left for the lyrical expression of the will. It remains, and how! Simply, the “small Motherland” in the minds of almost every Soviet person was inseparable from the whole, from the entire Union. The small was perceived through the large. That is such a piercing song. "I will go to the far station".
For the first time she sounded in the children's film "In secret to the whole world." In the musical intro to the "secret of the fourth," it was performed by Gennady Belov. And VIA "Flame" even shot a clip for this song - yes, yes, it is a clip! Let it be a studio, let the musicians be static, but everything is shot so professionally that it can serve as a real textbook, a tutorial on how to make music videos:
First, the whole ensemble in the distance and in the twilight. Then it gradually dissipates, as if morning is coming. A little later, women's parties enter. After the third verse, the camera shows the faces of the musicians and soloist - Valentina Dyakonova. Who has not seen - see for sure. I assure you - get a huge aesthetic pleasure!
The author - Pavel Malofeev