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Hycz Orkestr. Pid markoyu Ivana Yakovycha. /premium, mini-book+CD/. (Under the Brand of Ivan Yakovych)
poetic art-folk-rock
Domestic: 174.96UAH
International: $25.92USD
Lesya Ukrainka. Lysty. 1876-1897. (Letters)
Lesya Ukrainka. Letters. (1876-1897)
Domestic: 222.21UAH
International: $32.92USD
DakhaBrakha. Shlyakh. /premium, digi-pack/. (The Road)
the Ukrainian Zen
Domestic: 249.48UAH
International: $36.96USD
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Mad Heads

It was back in 1991 when Vadim Krasnooky started the first neo rockabilly/psychobilly band of Ukraine. The style was completely unknown there, so the guys felt like aliens with their quiffs, semi-acoustic guitar, double bass and stand up drum set. They were the aliens on a mission, and the mission was to spread new sound across their country and to bring it back to where it had come from, but with their own vision.

It took time and a few line-up changes before Mad Heads became a band able to succeed with such a hard task, but since they were ready there was nothing to stop them. Their debut album Psycholula was out in 1996 on Crazy Love Records in Germany, while in Ukraine they were already a well known band: seen on TV, heard on radio, talked about in major press. They filmed a video to support their album, and it was actually rotated on the channel of national importance.

Soon after, Mad Heads started to tour abroad. They appeared 4 times at Rock'n'Roll Jamboree in Finland, 3 times at Calella Psychobilly Meeting in Spain, they rocked the halls of many festivals and clubs in Russia, Poland, Germany, Great Britain, Finland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands. They've been invited to the USA and only couldn't make it because of some visa problems. They played the same stage with the most of their favorite bands of the scene while becoming the heroes for many younger acts.

The debut album was followed by Mad in Ukraine in 1998 and Naked Flame in 2002 (both out on Crazy Love Records) which brought the acknowledgment for Mad Heads of being #1 band of the scene in Eastern Europe and with no doubt an outstanding act among the psychobilly bands of all the world. In Ukraine, they simply become a rock'n'roll legend, so they decided to do even more for their local fans and in 2003 was released the album Contact with all the songs in the mother languages (the first 3 albums were in English). This record was out on local EMI sub-label Comp Music.

In 2004 the guys felt that their mission was complete. Their music was changing throughout the years, and now they had to face the fact that it didn't fit psychobilly scene anymore. So they took it even further, doubled the line up with 3-piece brass section and mixed up their older sounds with ska punk, swing and Ukrainian folk music. The new project called Mad Heads XL became a smashing success in Ukraine, so it was decided to quit as a trio for an indeterminate period.

The best known and the longest lasting Mad Heads line-up was:

Vadym Krasnooky - vocal, guitar; Maxym Krasnooky - double bass; Bogdan Ocheretyany - drums.

In the early years the band had Vladimir Stalinsky, then Stanislav Lisovsky on double bass; Roman Sharkevich, then Evgen Medved on drums.

official site: www.madheads.kiev.ua/old

photo of Mad Heads from: http://kmstudio.com.ua/index.php?nma=cherem&fla=stat&nm=153

Albums:

Mad Heads. Mad in Ukraine.

Domestic price: 107.46UAH, International price: $15.92USD

Mad Heads. Contact.


The group has deviated from its rockabilly image and offered its listeners melodious and vigorous rock. However, the groups rock'n'roll alive spirit, as well as its power and dynamics, are preserved on this dis.
Domestic price: 107.46UAH, International price: $15.92USD

Mad Heads. Psycholula.


...for Ukraine this group and this album present a real classical music. Even today there are not so many groups, which are interested in real rockabilly, and the group Mad Heads is undoubtedly the best known among them...
Domestic price: 154.71UAH, International price: $22.92USD

Mad Heads. Naked Flame.


It is well known fact that from times of the first rock and-roll half century has passed. But lads play with such a vigorous energy, a healthy and young pressure as if this wave has recently begun. And with the skill that is pleasant.
Domestic price: 154.71UAH, International price: $22.92USD

Mad Heads, Mad Heads XL. Najkrascha myt'. Best Hits and Ballads. (The Best Instant.)


If first Mad Heads were among the brightest stars of psychobilly in the world, now Mad Heads XL are real stars of the new Ukrainian rock format. And historically it happens so that fans of Mad Heads and those of Mad Heads XL somehow intersect quite rarely. So, maybe it is worth trying?
Domestic price: 154.71UAH, International price: $22.92USD

Mad Heads. 8. /eco-pack/.


It seems that the musicians just played the songs as they wished, and, due to all their previous experience, it turned out multicolored. That is, there are elements of both rockabilly, ska, and ethno, and honest rock without frills but there is no issue of purity of style, everything just works for the sake of the resulting drive. Works well..
Domestic price: 107.46UAH, International price: $15.92USD

Songs:

Shock! Super Dance Ukraine.


It is that modern Ukrainian pop art, which has had no time yet to become paunchy and boring, but it is not already too young and inexperienced. But none of the compositions presented here sound in an original version - all are remixed.
Domestic price: 100.71UAH, International price: $14.92USD

Novyy zvuk etnichnoji Ukrajiny. (New Sound of the Ethnic Ukraine)


This collection, on the large account, is a successor of the popular series "Nova Ukrajina. The Best" a deserved successor. Based on the title, the disc "New Sound of the Ethnic Ukraine" should comprise pieces by the performers whose creativity has a perceptible influence of the Ukrainian folklore either in lyrics or in music. Basically, that is a sort of that.
Domestic price: 154.71UAH, International price: $22.92USD

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