After the saccharine taste of that last post (stationery? I just wrote a post about stationery?), I feel the urge to link to some videos by the gritty Russian 80s band Кино (Kino). They were hugely important to young people in the Soviet Union in the 1980s, William Gibson is a fan, and I'm slightly obsessed myself. I was reminded of them while writing Tuesday's post, and haven't stopped listening since.
Victor Tsoi has a unique voice, and it's not for everyone, but if you were ever into The Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Killing Joke, or The Smiths (lyrically and mythically, Tsoi is very similar to Morrissey), you might find it at least interesting. The quality is pretty horrid on all of these (all YouTube links), but it gives you an idea.
Закрой за мной дверь, я ухожу (Close The Door Behind Me, I'm Off)There. Stationery and gritty Soviet rock. Now I feel all steampunk.
Группа Крови (Blood Type, English version)
Хочу перемен (I Want Change)
Видели ночь (They Saw The Night)
Спокойная ночь (Goodnight)