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Composed of 14 members, the band was founded in the late s. Leningrad worked in Gypsy punk style and soon became notorious for vulgar lyrics including lots of Russian mat and celebration of drinking.
As a result, most radio stations initially avoided the band, which did not stop Leningrad's growing popularity, partly for purely aesthetic reasons, such as the rich brass sound. The band eventually made its way to radio and TV with profanity bleeped out.
Inthe group began experimenting with female backup vocalsfinally choosing jazz singer Yuliya Kogan as a permanent band member. Leningrad disbanded inand then reunited in Several new songs and videos have been released since, most of them featuring lead vocals by Kogan rather than Shnurov. In MarchShnurov announced, through his daily Instagram poem, that Leningrad would disband by the end of the year, after a farewell tour .
As Shnurov said himself: "Our songs are just about the good sides of life: vodka and girls that is. The band was so disliked by the then mayor of Moscow Yuriy Luzhkovthat he cancelled all of its attempted large-scale events in the city during his term in office.
Kandidaty - pidory " Candidates are faggots People Circulate (Mr Scruff Remix) - Moodymanc Vs Jamie Finlay - People Circulatethe refrain of their song "Vybory", became a widespread post-Soviet meme referring to electoral abstention. The song I Bolsche Nikovo "And Nobody Else That I Love"  addresses Saint Petersburg 's intended image as "Russia's cultural capital", ridiculed with the use of mat and references to alcoholism and street crime.
Shnurov is also fond of ridiculing Russian pop music and pop rock by covering the songs of popular performers and then inviting them to appear with Leningrad live Ленинград · Leningrad (In Memory Of Lidia Klement) - Алла Пугачева - Поднимись Над Суетой stage. Ленинград · Leningrad (In Memory Of Lidia Klement) - Алла Пугачева - Поднимись Над Суетой songs appeared in several popular pulp and crime films, notably DMB and Bimmer.
Three songs by Leningrad appeared prominently on the soundtrack to the film Everything Is Illuminated. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in Russian.
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