is a Polish rock band
which was started in 1969 in Lublin
by Krzysztof Cugowski
, and, after disbanding soon thereafter, resurrected by Cugowski and Romuald Lipko
in 1974 and active to this day. They are perhaps best known for their rock ballads, such as "Jolka Jolka" and "Za ostatni grosz" that are often quoted as some of the best songs of Polish rock
Early days (1969-1974)
The band was started in 1969 with jam sessions by Krzysztof Cugowski (vocals), Krzysztof Brozi (lead guitar), Janusz Pędzisz (bass guitar) and Jacek Grün (drums). They performed cover versions of John Mayall
, Jimi Hendrix
and Led Zeppelin
in local venues and disbanded after making a few radio recordings and several concerts.
In 1970 Cugowski joined a band Stowarzyszenie Cnót Wszelakich, led by his school mate Romuald Lipko. Soon the band was renamed to Budka Suflera. After few member changes the band finally released their first major record, "Sen o dolinie", which was a cover of Bill Withers
' "Ain't No Sunshine
". The song received much airplay, which resulted in an offer from Polskie Nagrania
recording company, as well as numerous concert proposals.
In autumn 1974 the next song is recorded, "Cień wielkiej góry", inspired by death of two Polish mountaineers (Zbigniew Stepek and Andrzej Grzązek) in Himalayas
in 1973. It instantly became a hit and appeared on many compilations and live albums... Read More