Lady Pank

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Lady Pank
Origin Warsaw, Poland
Genres Rock
Years active 1981–1991,
1994–present
Labels Starling S.A., Negro, MTJ, BMG Poland, Intersonus, MCA, Klub płytowy "Razem", Koch International, Universal Music Poland, Sony Music Entertainment Poland, TMM Polska, Zic Zac, Tonpress, Tomi, Andromeda, Polskie Nagrania "Muza", Digiton, GM Records, Poljazz, Savitor, Zbigniew Mamok & Jan Borysewicz, Bo Production, Ania Box Music, Silverton, Sky Media / Presspublica Sp z o.o., ZPR-Records, Polska The Times
Website Official Website
Members Jan Borysewicz
Janusz Panasewicz
Kuba Jabłoński
Krzysztof Kieliszkiewicz

Lady Pank is a popular Polish rock band, started in 1981 in Warsaw by Jan Borysewicz and Andrzej Mogielnicki. Its first hit was Mała Lady Punk ("Little Lady Punk").

Lady Pank garnered some attention in the United States in 1986, when MTV placed the video for the band's single Minus Zero on rotation. The title was somewhat changed for the English language release; the original Polish title Mniej niż zero means "less than zero".

Lady Pank was quite a curiosity on the Polish musical market in that they gained widespread attention and notoriety even before they were actually formed. The group, which was originally planning to call itself "Żużel", received a lot of media coverage as a result of a skillfully conducted promotional campaign.[1]

The video for one of the band's greatest hits Zawsze Tam Gdzie Ty is set on Chicago's 'L', the Quincy Station in particular.

Lineups and musicians[edit]

Lady Pank's lineup has changed many times over the years but the core of Jan Borysewicz and Janusz Panasewicz have maintained a specific and recognizable sound for the quintet. The role of the frontman is played by lead vocalist Panasewicz, with occasional help from guitarist Borysewicz (who has sung lead on a few tracks).

The original members of band were:

The band's current line up is:

  • Jan Borysewicz - solo guitar/vocal
  • Janusz Panasewicz - vocal
  • Kuba Jabłoński- drums
  • Krzysztof Kieliszkiewicz - bass guitar
  • Michal Sitarski - guitar

The band's most popular songs are: Tańcz głupia, tańcz ("Dance stupid, dance"), Mniej niż zero ("Less than zero"), Wciąż bardziej obcy ("More and more of a stranger"), Kryzysowa narzeczona ("Crisis fiancée"), Zamki na piasku ("Castles on the sand"), Tacy sami ("Just the same"), Zostawcie Titanica ("Leave the Titanic alone"), Mała wojna ("Little war"), Zawsze tam gdzie ty ("Always there, where you are"), Znowu pada deszcz ("It's raining again"), Na granicy ("On the Border"), Stacja Warszawa ("Warsaw Station").

Live performances[edit]

In 1983 alone, the group performed live 369 times. After another three years the total number of live shows grew to over 800, a record at the time in Poland. On November 30, 2000 Lady Pank played a jubilee concert in Wrocław, celebrating the group's 18th birthday.

Instruments[edit]

Both Jan Borysewicz and the other guitar players in the band have a soft spot in their hearts for Fender Stratocaster guitars and Marshall amplifiers, although recently they have also been experimenting with Orange amplifiers. Lady Pank's road crew is also very partial to this equipment.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[2]
Lady Pank
  • Released: June 20, 1983[3]
  • Label: Tonpress
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[4]
Ohyda
  • Released: May 14, 1984[6]
  • Label: Savitor
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[7]
Drop Everything
  • Released: March 1, 1985
  • Label: MCA, Klub Płytowy Razem
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[8]
LP3
  • Released: September 22, 1986[9]
  • Label: Polskie Nagrania Muza
  • Formats: LP, CD
O dwóch takich,
co ukradli księżyc
  • Released: June 16, 1986[10]
  • Label: PolJazz
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[11]
O dwóch takich,
co ukradli księżyc cz. 2
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: PolJazz
  • Formats: LP
Tacy sami
  • Released: October 10, 1998[12]
  • Label: Polskie Nagrania Muza
  • Formats: LP, CD, digital download[13]
Zawsze tam, gdzie ty
  • Released: August 20, 1990[14]
  • Label: ZPR Records
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[15]
Na na
  • Released: September 12, 1994[16]
  • Label: Koch International
  • Formats: CD, CS, digital download[17]
  • POL: 200,000+
Międzyzdroje
  • Released: July 15, 1996[19]
  • Label: Starling S.A.
  • Formats: CD, digital download[20]
Zimowe graffiti
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Starling S.A.
  • Formats: CD, digital download[21]
W transie
  • Released: October 13, 1997[22]
  • Label: Starling S.A.
  • Formats: CD, digital download[23]
Łowcy głów
  • Released: June 22, 1998[24]
  • Label: Starling S.A.
  • Formats: CD, digital download[25]
Nasza reputacja
  • Released: September 11, 2000[26]
  • Label: Zic Zac
  • Formats: CD
18
Teraz
  • Released: June 28, 2004[27]
  • Label: BMG Poland
  • Formats: CD
3
Strach się bać
  • Released: May 28, 2007[28]
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD
3
Maraton
  • Released: June 20, 2011[31]
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download[32]
1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lady Pank history". Lady Pank. 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  2. ^ http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp?idlisty=2&lang=
    http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp?idlisty=240&lang=
    http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp?idlisty=415&lang=
    http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp?idlisty=696&lang=
  3. ^ http://muzyka.wp.pl/rid,56986,title,Lady-Pank,plyta.html
  4. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/lady-pank/id608336292
  5. ^ http://bestsellery.zpav.pl/wyroznienia/zloteplyty/cd/archiwum.php?year=2008#title
  6. ^ http://muzyka.wp.pl/rid,6312,title,Ohyda,plyta.html
  7. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/ohyda/id631204016
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/drop-everything/id626700580
  9. ^ http://muzyka.wp.pl/rid,5503,title,LP-3,plyta.html
  10. ^ http://muzyka.wp.pl/rid,6307,title,O-dwoch-takich-co-ukradli-ksiezyc,plyta.html
  11. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/o-dwoch-takich-co-ukradli/id631196859
  12. ^ http://muzyka.wp.pl/rid,6313,title,Tacy-sami,plyta.html
  13. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/tacy-sami/id608358510
  14. ^ http://muzyka.wp.pl/rid,6314,title,Zawsze-tam-gdzie-ty,plyta.html
  15. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/zawsze-tam-gdzie-ty/id794742884
  16. ^ http://muzyka.wp.pl/rid,6309,title,Na-na,plyta.html
  17. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/nana/id631191676
  18. ^ http://bestsellery.zpav.pl/wyroznienia/platynoweplyty/cd/archiwum.php?year=1997#title
  19. ^ http://muzyka.wp.pl/rid,6310,title,Miedzyzdroje,plyta.html
  20. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/miedzyzdroje/id631189376
  21. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/zimowe-grafitti/id588285806
  22. ^ http://muzyka.wp.pl/rid,6311,title,W-transie,plyta.html?ticaid=1ffe6
  23. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/w-transie/id631472671
  24. ^ http://muzyka.wp.pl/rid,6306,title,Lowcy-glow,plyta.html
  25. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/owcy-g-ow/id631186924
  26. ^ http://muzyka.onet.pl/plyty/katalog/lady-pank-nasza-reputacja,103833,plyta.html
  27. ^ http://muzyka.onet.pl/plyty/katalog/lady-pank-teraz,104741,plyta.html
  28. ^ http://muzyka.onet.pl/plyty/katalog/lady-pank-strach-sie-bac,105853,plyta.html
  29. ^ a b http://bestsellery.zpav.pl/wyroznienia/regulamin.php
  30. ^ http://bestsellery.zpav.pl/wyroznienia/zloteplyty/cd/archiwum.php?year=2007#title
  31. ^ http://muzyka.onet.pl/plyty/katalog/lady-pank-maraton,137170,plyta.html
  32. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/maraton/id461754163
  33. ^ http://bestsellery.zpav.pl/wyroznienia/zloteplyty/cd/archiwum.php?year=2011#title

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