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Barley Corn

Barley Corn

Barley Corn


BARLEY CORN was founded in Moscow in February, 1991. At first it comprised: Dmitry Poushkarev - keyboard, vocal; Timur Rafiev - bass, vocal; Peter Pljuhin - drums; Ilya Fedulov - guitar. From the debut band has covered the listeners with a breaking wave of progressive-rock with lyrics written in English. This music was congenial to the creation of intellectual collectives of 60 - 70's (Yes, Gentle Giant). The first performances took place in Moscow clubs well known at that time. Read more on Last.fm
BARLEY CORN was founded in Moscow in February, 1991. At first it comprised: Dmitry Poushkarev - keyboard, vocal; Timur Rafiev - bass, vocal; Peter Pljuhin - drums; Ilya Fedulov - guitar. From the debut band has covered the listeners with a breaking wave of progressive-rock with lyrics written in English. This music was congenial to the creation of intellectual collectives of 60 - 70's (Yes, Gentle Giant). The first performances took place in Moscow clubs well known at that time.

Also BARLEY CORN participated in fashionable post-hippie actions peculiar to the end of 90's. At the middle of 90's stylistics of the band somewhat changed. In the music created by BARLEY CORN appeared elements of folk, blues-rock and funk. The style of band approximated to traditional music of the end of 60's - beginning of 70's (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad). Prominent features of BARLEY CORN sound from those years till nowadays are powerful rhythm-section and exellent vocals. In 1998 the band recorded the album "Till We Make It Alive" (cast: Dmitry Poushkarev - (keyboard, harmonica, vocal), Paul Holnov (guitar), Ilya Petrov (bass), Peter Pljuhin (drums)).

Alongside with own compositions the album included cover-versions of songs, written by other authors (Drive My Car (Lennon - McCartney), Jumping Jack Flash (Jagger - Richards) and Crocodile Walk (Mayall)). It should be noted that arrangements for covers interestingly differ from the original songs, and the composition "Crocodile Walk" could be heard periodically at "Otkrytoe radio" station. In February, 1999, the band appeared on MUZ TV channel with an hourlong live concert. In December of that year BARLEY CORN takes part in rock festival in Kostomuksha town (Karelia) as the headliner.

Then the album "Hard Works №1" appears in autumn of 2001. In December the band made a video on one of the compositions from this album named "Milkman". Now the band continues to give successful concerts in the clubs of Moscow and some other Russian cities. BARLEY CORN today is: - Dmitry Poushkarev - vocal, mandolin, harmonica - Andrey Efimenko - lead-guitar, vocal - Alexander Radunsky - vocal, acoustic guitar - Ilya Petrov - bass - Alexander Viazhsky - drums, vocal Cast of BARLEY CORN was rather unstable. During the fifteen year history there were many musicians known by Moscow public, who played in the band. Information about them can be found on the sites of other bands.

In BARLEY CORN participated: Peter Pljuhin (Fools In Paradise, Puck'n'Piper, White Owl, The Stone Shades), Dmitry Krasivov "Grusha" (King Biscuit, Serebryany Roubl), Roman Gegart (Cry Baby, King Biscuit, Stainless Blues Band), Timur Rafiev (Puck'n'Piper, Slynchev Bryag), Ilya Fedulov, Oleg Ahmetshin, Pavel Holnov (Dans Ramblers), Ilya Toumanov, Dmitry Platonov (The Stone Shades), Alexey Portnov (Amadeus Band), Sergey Boudarin (Old Fashion, Avantura). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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