58 thoughts on “Soviet Russian Album Covers”

  1. Absolute Pure Genius!!
    Most of them most be from Perestrojka time, I cannot imagine Soviet government would have allowed most of the covers (and bands) earlier than ’86/’87!

  2. The cover of Vyssotski has nothing to do in this listing.. It’s a real great actor and not one of these ridiculous puppets out there. Anyway..

  3. Really, it is almost like what you could find in Western Europe at that moment, about local groups and singers. So Soviet Union was not lagging behind then 🙂

  4. bolsinstvo oblozek ponravilis.)
    oblozki rok grupp futuristi4eskije, hudozestvenno o4en otli4no sdelani.)

    kone4no visockij i kino kak i artisti bili silni, tak i oblozki lu4sie- prosto, stilno.

  5. Found one Swedish band in there, funny if they were a hit in the sovjet.


  6. Hey! Look pic 26…the soviet-russian version of late 80’s Depeche Mode! LOL…even the name has some resemblance…creepy and cheap. LOL

  7. I now have the hots for Alena Apina!

    Also want to hear a sample of Breshnev rocking out on the last album. I bet he kicks ass!

  8. Here are some videoclips:

  9. I can see Soviet Russia had its own Michael Bolton and Gloria Trevi O.o.

    Now seriously, a few of those rock band like covers look pretty interesting, what bands were those?

  10. They don’t look that different from Americans from the same era. Americans had more money and better agents, Russians had more innocence. I would love to hear Russian heavy metal!

  11. Vysotski has nothing to do here, he was really a great guy – he was married with a French woman and died in 1982 (he was only 42).
    My mother still has all his vinyls, including this one.

  12. The “Herrey’s” album is some kind of export version of a Swedish album. The original release used the same cover pic though.

  13. I’ve heard a lot of these unfortunately. Some real gems in a lot of worthless music.

    The Pulse series is probably the best. I put is up a little while ago: http://www.secretdancemoves.com/?p=1284

    Glad to see I’m not the only one who was so smitten with these album covers.

  14. A lot of these covers were later date reprints made for the Eastern Germany audiences. Some were released with these covers in the 90’s, the rest when Melodia went semi-independent in 87.

    The original covers from Любе and Машина Времени (За тех кто в море) should be on the list 🙂

  15. That Alexander Buinov gent, were he to lose the glasses, could be a stand-in for the stand-up comic who becomes The Joker in “Killing Joke.”

  16. “Diggi Loo Diggi Ley” by The Herrey’s won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1984 for Sweden, doesn’t have anything to do with the Soviet Union, but interesting that it was released there anyway! Alyona Apina is still going these days too, she released a new album last year!

  17. I will be happy to find some of these albums. I have some interesting records from eastern europe i found through the years here in Canada. I have one similar to the blue flexi disc, it sounds like a lesson of some kind.

  18. 3-ья сверху самая крутая обложка))) там где у наташы каралёвай нога дистрафичиская))гы. хотя кучерявай буйноув тож весёленькай

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