“Song of Unrequited Love for the Motherland” is the fourth album of the group “Zero” , released in 1991 . He is considered the best creation of the group, it contains all the major hits for the entire period of creativity: “Russian rock and roll”, “Going, smoking”, “Man and cat”, “Song about a real Indian”, “We drove along the street trams ”,“ Lenin Street ”... Almost all the songs, except for the title instrumental, entered the radio broadcasts, most of them remain on the air until now. And this is the only album of the classical period, songs from which generally sound on the radio, except for informal and unofficial Internet stations. At the same time, "Song of ..." - the album is not electric, but acoustic ; in full-fledged electricity, with percussion and weighted sound, only one song was made here - “You are a brake”.
|Song of unrequited love for the motherland|
|Studio album |
|Date of issue||1991|
|Recorded by||summer 1991|
|Genres||Russian rock , folk rock , postpunk|
|A country||the USSR|
Since the release of this disc, and largely thanks to it, the Zero group has entered the so-called “first echelon” of Russian rock , becoming one of the leaders of Russian rock music. And from that time, ironically, the sunset of the collective began. Musicians began to abuse alcohol and drugs, which led to the famous tragic events in the biography of Fyodor Chistyakov, who ended up in a psychiatric hospital. In addition, creative disagreements between the musicians played a role, and this led to a temporary split in the composition. After all these rehearsals, the group was unable to consolidate their success in subsequent albums, however, the disc “Song of Unrequited Love for the Motherland” is still one of the strongest and most influential works in Russian rock music, and “Zero” is one of the main groups Russian rock.
Initially, the album was released only on vinyl by FeeLee , on CDs two years later, immediately in Jewelbox and Digipack . Then he came out on compact cassettes ; the issue was also handled by the same company, FeeLee. In 1995, Zeko cassettes were released.
The first re-release of the album on CD took place in 2003, the release was carried out by the company “Branch Exit” . In 2012, Mirumir released records; it was the second vinyl edition.
The first FeeLee vinyls erroneously indicated the timing of the instrumental composition “Song of Unrequited Love for the Motherland” - 4:37, although this is the total duration of “Song” and “Man and Cat”. In fact, the duration of the instrumental is 0:44, “Man and Cat” - 3:52.
The songs “Doctor Hyder” and “Forward Bolts” appeared on the first CD as bonuses . These recordings were made in 1988 and 1989 on UFO MOBILE SOUND STUDIO specifically for the film Dawai Rock'n'Roll.
When the CD was published in 2003, the original 1991 phonogram was first used. As bonuses, demo versions of the songs “Brake” and “Man and Cat”, as well as “Y.L.YU.B.L.YU.T.E.B.Y.” that was not included in any albums, were added here; Also, the discs contained a multimedia part with five video clips. There are two different designs, yellow and white. This is due to the introduction of mandatory requirements for the design of audio products (the presence of a barcode , an indication of the manufacturer, his legal address responsible for the claims, etc.)
The vinyl version of 2012 is closed by one bonus - the song "Ya.L.YU.B.L.Yu.T.E.B.Ya."
List of Songs
|The main list. Songs are present in all editions of the album (1991, 1994 and 2003)|
|one.||"This Russian Rock-n-roll"||5:23|
|2.||“We drove along the street trams”||5:25|
|five.||“I'm coming. I smoke||3:33|
|6.||"Song of a Real Indian"||4:27|
|7.||"You're too slow"||3:22|
|eight.||"Song of unrequited love for the motherland"||0:44|
|9.||"Man and the Cat"||3:52|
|Additional Songs CD Edition|
|ten.||"Doctor Hyder" (soundtrack for the film "Dawai rock-n-roll")||3:01|
|eleven.||“Go Bolts!” (Soundtrack for the film “Dawai rock-n-roll”)||4:13|
|Additional Compositions of the 2003 Reissue from the “Exit” Branch|
|ten.||“Ya.L.YU.B.L.YU.T.E.B.Y.” (the song was recorded in 1991 but was not included in the first edition)||3:44|
|eleven.||“You are a brake” (demo version)||4:32|
|12.||"Man and Cat" (demo version)||4:51|
- Song of unrequited love for the motherland
- I'm coming. I smoke
- Song about a real Indian
- You're too slow
- Man and Cat
- Fedor Chistyakov - button accordion , vocals , solo
- Dmitry Gusakov - bass
- Georgy Starikov - guitar
- Alexey Nikolaev - balalaika , percussion (5.6), drums (7)
- Pavel Litvinov ( AuktsYon ) - percussion (1-6)
- Nikolay Rubanov ( AuktsYon ) - saxophone (2)
- Vadim Rokitsky, Yasin Tropillo, Vladimir Korovin - sound
- The song “I'm Going To Smoke” contains a genuine quote from Yuri Antonov ’s song “On Kashtanova Street” ( I will walk along Aprikosova, turn onto Vinogradnaya and on Shady Street, I’ll stand in the shade ... ).
- Melamed, Victor. Hall of Fame. The best albums of all time: Zero - A song about unrequited love for the Motherland (Russian) // Rolling Stone Russia : magazine. - 2013. - September. - S. 112 .