BRYGADA KRYZYS – Centrala/The Real One (Tonpress, Poland) ’82
Definitely 1st punk record released in Poland and 4th Polish punk record in total- previous are KRYZYS LP & DEADLOCK “Ambicja” LP – both released in 81 by French label Blitzkrieg, both rare and very expensive. Brygada Kryzys (Crisis Brigade) started 81 from the ashes of Kryzys, Deadlock & Tilt. Have many members changes but most important persons were Robert “Afa” Brylewski (later in Izrael, Armia, Falarek, Swiat Czarownic) & Tomasz “Frantz” Lipinski (later in reactivated Tilt and some shitty projects). Their 1st gig from the autumn of 81 have been recorded from sound-board and released at the end of the year as LP in UK without band’s permission & is also very rare & its third Polish punk record. 1981, December 13th communist administration established martial war. As 12 year old young boy I remember tanks in the city and no films on TV and no music on radio. Brygada Kryzys cancelled their Dutch tour and record session in Yugoslavia, but in 82 they recorded ST LP in Warsaw in new Tonpress studios. Half of 200 000 pressing was destroyed by authorities command – they’ve seen this LP as very dangerous for youth. BK was boycotted and couldn’t play many gigs. LP is known as “Czarna plyta” (Black Album) and was promoted by EP posted here. 2 songs with strong inspiration from 60s psychedelia and reggae. Very interesting is that band members in many interviews are talking about big influence of Bad Brains. Did they listened to “Pay To Cum” EP? I dont think so, maybe its the way of mixing or mastering, but for me it’s not music related with BB. Let’s appreciate by yourself. They played last gig at the beginning of 84 with Gogo from TZN Xenna on drums (later in 90s released on cassette). Reactivated in 89, released new CD, played many gigs and again dead and new reunion 3-4 years ago. At this time I’ve did their 1st gig in my area after 20 years and want to tell that Robert Brylewski is still nice friendly guy who love music (I’ve had possibilities to talk, drink vodka etc. with him once or twice), he was also owner of famous Gold Rock recording studio where many Polish HC/punk bands recorded in last 15 years. “Frantz” seems like man who think he is Bob Dylan and I think he plays in BK only because his rock projects doesn’t sell. Their music is still very inspirational in Poland and they are very known also by normal people, not only by punx. Many times covered etc. As cover of EP once again is paper bag. I added 1 bonus song – my favourite song from LP – “Radioaktywny Blok” – fast one minute killer, in some way the most similar to Bad Brains song of BK.
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