КАЛИНОВ МОСТ  Nikak 40693

Although in "Nikak 406" you can find almost all early "Kalinov Most" hits, this release sounds rather dull, strained and uncertain. The sound itself is dirty, the energy is gone, Jim Morrison is...

Although in "Nikak 406" you can find almost all early "Kalinov Most" hits, this release sounds rather dull, strained and uncertain. The sound itself is dirty, the energy is gone, Jim Morrison is dead. Still Revyakin sings about Morrison, paying no attention to the dirty sound and lacking energy. That's his way of living. ("Nikak" in Russian means "no way".)

"Nikak" is an interesting release because of two things: first of all, this album is a valuable contribution to the feeble history of Russian bootlegs. Besides, this concert, recorded on the 4th of June in 1993, was an attempt of "Kalinov Most" musicians to reunite. Unsuccessful, though. The rest is interesting only for the "Kalinov Most" fans.

The problem is that in this country live concerts appear to be much worse than studio recordings. The sound of live concerts is not "live", it is completely dead. "Nikak" is another prove of this rule.

Still the audience liked "Nikak" show - you can hear cheerful screams after each song. Those who listen to "Nikak" on their CD-players will also feel some strange masochist pleasure, at least they will remember hot rock-life of the 90es. Real rock fans do not care about sound and arrangements. If Revyakin sings "Honestly" and "Girl in Summer", life seems just wonderful. It does not matter how he sings or how those songs are recorded. Who cares? Somehow. Someway. No way.

29.09.1999, Ксения РОЖДЕСТВЕНСКАЯ (ЗВУКИ РУ)