1. their last album recorded at Andrei Tropillo's home-studio (Vitkor Tsoi and the producer have always had a troubled relationship);
2. their last album released illegally (and at the same time the first legal one, when Melodiya, the official Soviet label, reissued it two years later);
3. their first blockbuster, selling over a million copies in 1988 only;
4. their first effort as an effective quartet, with Tsoi (vocals & guitar), Yuri Kasparian (guitar), Georgy Guryanov (percussion), and Aleksandr Titov (bass guitar). Anyway, Titov would have left the band soon after, to focus on his career with Akvarium.
It is a great album indeed. "Videli noch'", a lovely song which mixes funk and jangle-pop, was Kino's first big hit; "Mama Anarkhiya" is a distorted power-pop anthem; "Fil'my", "Tanets", and "Zhizn' v stoklakh" are some exciting hybrids between new wave and indie-pop. You can also find an amazing, frantic new version of "Posledniy geroy".
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