- Yanka Dyagileva
Infobox musical artist
Name = Yanka Dyagileva
Img_capt = Yanka Dyagileva in
Zelenograd. September 1, 1990
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Yana Stanislavovna Dyagileva
Born = Birth date|1966|9|4
Died = Death date and age|1991|5|9|1966|9|4
Singing, guitar, bass guitar
Russian rock, punk rock
Occupation = Musician, songwriter
Years_active = 1988—1991
Grazhdanskaya OboronaVelikiye Oktyabri etc.
Notable_instruments = Yanka Dyagileva (full name Yana Stanislavovna Dyagileva, _ru. Яна Станиславовна Дягилева) (born
September 4, 1966in Novosibirsk- died May 9(?), 1991) was a Russian poet, songwriter and singer. one of the brightest figures of Russian underground punk-rock music. She played solo and with several artists, such as Egor Letovand Velikie Oktyabri (Great Octobers) rock band. She was greatly influenced by Alexander Bashlachev, who was her friend, and Yegor Letov, her lover and mentor. Her songs are mixture of desperate punk-rock nihilism and folk-like lamentations.
May 9, 1991, she left her home in the countryside where she lived with her family and disappeared. On May 17, she was found dead in the river Inya, probably committed suicide after long depression, although this version was never officially confirmed.
It was only after her death that her records became known to general public in Russia.
1988 - Ne polozheno! (Not allowed!)
1988 - Declassirovannim elementam (To the disclassified elements)
1988 - Live in Kurgan
1989 - Prodano! (Sold!)
1989 - Krasnogvardeyskaya (Live in Moscow)
Moscow Metrostation. A.k.a. "Akustika".
1989 - Live in Kharkov, Ukraine
1989 - Domoy! (Home!)
1989 - Anhedonia
1990 - Yanka & Grazhdanskaya Oborona live in MEI
1991 - Styd i Sram (Shame and Reproach)
There are two variants of this album. One contains 4 songs in acoustic. Another is a compilation and remastering done by
Egor Letov, there are 7 songs in it, most electric.
and some self-made recordings...
* [http://www.yanka.lenin.ru Tribute web site]
* [http://www.russia-ic.com/culture_art/music/703/ Yanka, Messenger of Russian Anguish] (Biography)
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