Classic Rock

The following bands and artists are generally older groups whose popularity has spanned at least decade and sometimes much more. Some are solidly pop musicians while others are more punk or alternative, but the vast majority are true cultural icons for their regions. Most are profoundly influenced by bardic, shanson, or folk styles. Note that most Eurasian cultures do not actually use the term “classic rock” – and instead rely on less-time sensitive terms. Russian, for instance, uses “Russian rock” (Русский рок) to refer to Russian-language rock with fewer percieved commercial and western influences and more influences from Russian bands from the earlier days of Russian rock.

Languages: Search for classic rock music performed in Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, or Belarusian, or in Baltic, Caucasian, Turkicor Other languages.

Alyans / Альянс

Alyans (which, from the Russian, translates to “Alliance”) started out as a New Wave, synth-pop band from Moscow, Russia that played and recorded in the musical underground from 1981 to 1984 in the Soviet Union. In 1984 the Soviet Union began to persecute underground rock bands who they believed were too closely influenced by the style and music […]

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