Lenny Valentino

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For the song by The Auteurs, see Lenny Valentino (song).
Lenny Valentino
Origin Mysłowice, Poland
Genres Dream pop
Years active 1998–2001; 2006; 2010-2011
Labels Sissy Records
Associated acts Myslovitz
Ścianka
Penny Lane
Negatyw
Members Artur Rojek
Maciej Cieślak
Mietall Waluś
Jacek Lachowicz
Arkady Kowalczyk
Past members Michał Koterba
Bartosz Królikowski
Wojciech Kuderski

Lenny Valentino was a dream pop band from Mysłowice, Poland formed in 1998. They disbanded in 2001. Lenny Valentino formed in 1998, with guitarist/vocalist Artur Rojek (of the band Myslovitz) as the primary songwriter. Mietall Waluś (bass), Michał Koterba (guitar), and Wojciech Kuderski (drums) completed the band. The band's name is taken from a song by British group The Auteurs: "Lenny Valentino" appears on the 1994 album Now I'm a Cowboy. Kuderski was replaced on drums by Bartosz Królikowski in 1999. In 2000, Lenny Valentino underwent further personnel changes and added all three members of Ścianka—Maciej Cieślak (guitar), Arkady Kowalczyk (drums), and Jacek Lachowicz (keyboard).

Their first and only album, Uwaga! Jedzie tramwaj (roughly: Warning! The tram is coming), was recorded in April 2001 and produced by Cieślak. The album was released 12 November 2001 on Sissy Records, a branch of BMG. Uwaga! Jedzie tramwaj received mostly positive reviews, including an MTV Poland award.

After touring Poland in support of their album, Lenny Valentino disbanded in December 2001 and the members focused on other projects. Rojek continued to work with Myslovitz, Waluś focused on Negatyw's debut album Paczatarez, and the other three returned to Ścianka.

In 2006, they performed at Off Festival, of which Rojek is creative director, in their hometown Mysłowice.

Members[edit]

  • Artur Rojek (1998–2001) — vocals, guitar; member of Myslovitz
  • Mietall Waluś (1998–2001) — bass; member of Penny Lane, Negatyw, Kurtyna
  • Michał Koterba (1998–2000) — guitar; member of Korbowód
  • Wojciech "Lala" Kuderski (1998–1999) — drums; member of Myslovitz, Penny Lane
  • Bartosz Królikowski (1999–2000) — drums
  • Maciej Cieślak (2000–2001) — guitar; member of Ścianka
  • Arkady Kowalczyk (2000–2001) — drums; member of Ścianka
  • Jacek Lachowicz (2000–2001) — keyboard; member of Ścianka, Kobiety

Discography[edit]

  • Uwaga! Jedzie tramwaj
    1. "Zniszczyłaś to czy zniszczyłem to ja?" – 3:35
    2. "Karuzele skutery rodeo" – 3:41
    3. "Jesteśmy dla siebie wrogami" – 1:57
    4. "Chłopiec z plasteliny" – 3:25
    5. "Dzieci 2" – 5:02
    6. "Uwaga jedzie tramwaj" – 7:25
    7. "Dom nauki wrażeń" – 4:12
    8. "Dla taty" – 2:47
    9. "Trujące kwiaty" – 5:19
    10. "Otto Pilotto" – 4:46
    • Released 12 November 2001, Sissy Records
  • "Dom nauki wrażeń" (single)
    1. "Dom nauki wrażeń"
    2. "Dom nauki wrażeń" (acoustic version)
    3. "W-21"
    4. "W-34"
    • Released 22 October 2001, Sissy Records
  • "Chłopiec z plasteliny" (single)
    1. "Chłopiec z plasteliny" (radio version) – 3:30
    2. "Dom nauki wrażeń" (live) – 4:05
    3. "Otto Pilotto" (live) – 4:35
    4. "Uwaga jedzie tramwaj" (live) – 5:23
    • "Dom nauki wrażeń" (video)
    • "Chłopiec z plasteliny" (video)
    • Released 4 February 2002, Sissy Records