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  1. gitarzysta January 18, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    “I like this! So amazing that I’m definitely coming back again later.”

  2. Andrei Zamfirescu December 2, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    Hi there,

    I am following your blog for quite some time and I found it very interesting as I am studying as a personal project Cold War history. However, I did not find any Romanian music on your blog although it was a in those years a way of opposition against communist regime. So, why is completely missing from here any Romanian music? Thank you in advance!

    • wayneburrows December 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

      It’s mostly because I started with what I could find in the UK, which was mainly Polish records, then gradually extended my researches through chance discoveries – so I only belatedly found Romanian records. Haven’t had chance to scan many of these yet, or find ways to make translations of the song lyrics, but am working on it. There are great records by Phoenix and Grupul Stereo I’d love to include, and probably many more records to discover. Some others (by people like Mondial and Sincron) I’ve only ever found on DDR pressings and compilations, but have never seen in their Romanian versions. This whole site is really a work in progress, though, as I learn myself!

      • Andrei Zamfirescu December 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

        Phoenix is a great indeed, unique sound, I waited for 20 years to part of them live in my birth town but worth it. Mondial is my father favorite band šŸ™‚ Well, I am offering my help with translation and information, articles or whatever you need when you’ll get to that part, I can even look for vinyls although you should know I am not an expert but only a keen listener of music. Feel free to contact me trough email when you’ll need a Romanian native speaker. I think your work is fascinating, thank you very much for your blog.

      • wayneburrows December 3, 2015 at 6:57 pm #

        Many thanks – yes, definitely helps having native speakers who can draw mistakes (well, the ones I don’t know I’m adding) to my attention, & sometimes give glosses of lyrics where there isn’t a text readily available in the original language. But mostly, it’s great to hear about bands, songs and artists I didn’t already know about – recommendations from other people on here has been a huge help in finding new directions and artists to explore!


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