• WPR 020
  • LP

ZBOMBARDOWA LALECZKA, a band from Poznań,active in the years 1983-1986 and emerged from the earlier formations of MAŁY BRZYDAL and KBW. It was one of the few groups operating in Poland whose character clearly indicated inspiration from British peace-punk. Echoes of Poison Girls, Crass or Flux Of Pink Indians penetrated their own view of music and message. Another characteristic element that distinguished the band was its composition, which differed from the standard of the time. In the first half of the 1980s, there were only a few punk or post-punk bands with women in the line-up (including FORNIT, ATAK, TILT, BIALE WULKANY, BIKINI, KONTROLA W., DZIECI KAPITAN KLOSS and the aforementioned KBW). For many people, the performances of ZOMBARDOWANA LALECZKA with the vocalist Gertruda were the first contact with strong female vocals in a native punk band The group’s message was no less important than the music. It was a direct protest against war, militarism and violence. As reality shows, today, unfortunately, it will again sound exceptionally up-to-date and shocking. The band’s poignant lyrics and music were complemented by graphic accents created by them – collages, posters or the band’s fanzine distributed at concerts. Unfortunately, despite the huge potential, the band never managed to enter the studio. They did not live to see any record or cassette release, and the only trace they left behind was the cassette compilation “Róbrege ’85”, which included the song “Children die first”. The same number, registered during the performance in Jarocin ’85, was used in Piotr Łazarkiewicz’s film “Wave”. Both festivals were certainly the most important events in the history of the band, and thanks to them, the memory of the group had the opportunity to survive despite the lack of releases. A photo session for one of the first issues of the “Wprost” magazine from 1983 is also worth noting. In addition to the aforementioned cassette compilation and recording in the legendary film “Wave”, poor quality concert recordings were also circulating among the fans. This release double fills an important gap in the history of punk in the 80s. The band Zbombardowana Laleczka not only debuts on the album, but also after 37 years, their full material will sound in good quality, previously unavailable, for the first time. Recordings recorded during a performance on the big stage (for which the band qualified without sending an application cassette!) are 95% recordings from the console, and with the transfer from the original reel-to-reel tape and mastering in the invaluable Studio As One, the whole thing sounds great and we are sure,that this disc will give the band, their rightful place in the history of the Eastern Bloc punk movement. Due to the historical value, we decided to include the band’s full performance on the album, also with the song interrupted by the organizers due to fights in front of the stage. After about an hour’s break, the band managed to present the entire programme. Traditionally, like the rest of the series of punk recordings from the festival in Jarocin presented by Warsaw Pact Records/Archiwum Trasa W-Z, the album is released with a gatefold cover and this time with two additional booklets: one with the history of the band, photos, collages and graphics and the other with a faithful reproduction of a zine released by the band in the 1980s. Comes with a 24-page booklet with information about the band and a reproduction of a zine released by Zbombardowana Laleczka in 1985. (Warsaw Pact Records)
Regular edition on black vinyl. 550 copies pressed.

Comes with a 24-page booklet with information about the band and a reproduction of a zine released by Zbombardowana Laleczka in 1985.