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The evening of this Saturday at the Onirica Club in Parma (22.00, ex-Salamini area) is entitled "Punk Revolution": free entry and 5 Parmesan groups, one for each punk contamination. The organizers expect the program: "On stage Water on Wheels, harcore drawn in American style, voice changes and now also drums.
In front of them the bank robbers: not only punk, but also experiments, originality, various pieces of culture and music. And again the Dankepet, the up-and-coming Parma scene group, which is characterized by punk sounds mixed with the classical sounds of clarinet and double bass, comes to eccentric confusion of saxophone and guitar, creating an experimental punk rock and a unique style.
Ex-Ju: la punk revolution of the Pankrti / Slovenia / aree / home - Osservatorio Balcani and Caucaso
Punk quickly angered the musical paradigms of America and Europe with a bursting proposal directed against everything and everyone, removing the classic pentagrammed leitmotifs and giving space to bands who often couldn't even pick up an instrument. They wrote songs that have gone down in history as "Anarchy in UK" today, but they burned fast, as did many other bands of that time, and as did the same punk movement that, at least in terms of the purity of the original virgins, was consumed with the arrival of the 80s, overwhelmed by the lustrines and sequins of the epic synth-pop and the darkness of Robert Smith and his co-workers.
The Iron Curtain prevented Western fashion from penetrating the habits and customs of those living beyond the borders of West Germany and Austria and marked a watershed that was not so much geographical as cultural, social and ideological.
Punk came to Ljubljana in 1977, two years after the official founding of Sex Pistols. He arrived there thanks to many enterprising young people who usually crossed the nation's borders to buy imported records in Trieste or to participate in the punk concerts that regularly took place in Austria, where the music movement had broken out in all its roar, openly embraced by a good part of the local musical intelligence.
In addition, some critics had already tried to outline the term Novi Val (New Wave) by referring to young people who lived or wanted to live from art, by paraphrasing Western initiatives where creativity in the social sphere found free rein, made news and found the right channels to emerge from civil undergrowth.
In the marasmus of this new "avant-garde" adventure two young men from Kodelijevo, a suburb of Ljubljana, where today the park of the same name and the largest swimming pool complex of the metropolis, is located, were also born. He returned home and visited the University of Ljubljana to prepare himself to become a researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Ljubljana and collaborator of one of the most important modern philosophers, Slavoj ?i?ek, a perfect connoisseur of Marxism and lacan psychoanalysis (and author of the Beautiful Life at the End of Time, published in Italy in 2011 for Ponte di Grazie).
Also known as Pero, Peter Lov?in is a singer, studied sociology and political science at the University of Ljubljana and has always been active in journalism. They know each other and decide to give shape to their ideas by naming the birth of a group that knows how to combine protest and loud music; a punk group is the immediate answer to their needs.
Pankrti were born almost forty years ago in Ljubljana, by audiences and critics (and of their own accord) as the first punk group to be born "on this side of the Iron Curtain". They gave their first concerts at grammar schools in the Slovenian capital and immediately attracted the attention of the masses and young people who saw in them their desire for emancipation and westernization.
They debuted with covers of Sex Pistols and Clash and groups dealing with proto-punk New York, such as the New York Dolls, before dedicating themselves to the production of lyrics and original music, such as "Za cellzno zaveso", a song that clearly owes its existence to the sounds of Joe Strummer's group. They made a name for themselves in 1980 when they recorded and mixed the first official work, Dolgcajt, in the Akademik Studios in Ljubljana.
In the same year they rose with the Novi Punk Val collection in honor of the music chronicle recorded between 1978 and 1980. Other paladins of the Slavic punk revolution, Paraf, from Rijeka and Prljavo Kazaliste, from Zagrab, then appear. DRZAVNI LIUBIMCI drzavni liubimci, the band's second record, was released in 1982 and won the prize for the best record of the year in Yugoslavia.
In 1984 they played with words, especially with the title of a Beatles album: The fantasy of the red record became the red one. The colour is not random and explicitly refers to the political struggle and the privileged shade in revolutionary contexts symbolically defined by the first Marxist government of the Paris Commune, which headed the city for a very short period in 1871.
The political focus is evident in all its facinity in the cover of the album "Bandiera Rossa", the famous hymn of the Italian working class, the melody of which dates from the 19th century, while the text goes back to an unknown author, Carlo Tuzzi. The piece is still today the most representative of the group and certainly the easiest to find.
The last official adventure of the group was in 1987. The last concert is from the same year, takes place in Ljubljana and is not by chance called Zadnji Poker (The Last Poker). It' not clear what will happen next, but the group stops, maybe because the interests of the two leaders are too big and no longer controllable within a punk group.
They played together again in 1996 and supported the Filthy Lucre Tour of the Sex Pistols, and in 2007, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the birth of Pankrti and the release of the most legendary punk record in history: Never Mind The Bollocks.