Saturday, April 24, 2021

Russians Love Rammstein. (Friday on Saturday).

I am OK with Rammstein music wise, not so OK with some of their practices, but Rammstein's leader Till Lindemann is a whole other story altogether and considering a number of tours and visits to Russia, Till did what no Russian ever expected but once he did it--he did it so well, so profoundly and so beautifully that even Russia 1 TV Channel had to report on it. But first, here is the original, which since then became truly a people's song, by immortal Mark Bernes from 1939 prewar movie Fighters (Fighter-pilots). 

Till's version is for another fighter-pilots' movie (by Timur Bekmambetov), this one is brand-new and has a title of Devyataev, about a legendary Soviet pilot and POW. And, boy, did Till deliver. German, singing Soviet song which became everybody's beloved war-time song in USSR.

Russian reception is enthusiastic to put it mildly, and yes, these are Lend-Lease American Bell P-39 Airocobras you see in clip, the fighter plane beloved by Alexander Pokryshkin, who Devyataev knew personally. So, enjoy. This, however, is not the first time German rock-stars sing Russian songs, enough to recall a wonderful collaboration between Russian power metal stalwarts Aria and legendary Udo Dirkschneider of Accept (and U.D.O.), doing dramatic Shtil by Aria.  

BTW, Till also did Shtil


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