Red Warszawa

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Red Warszawa
Origin Copenhagen, DenmarkDenmark
Genres Heavy metal, Polish punk
Years active 1986-present
Labels Gusten Fætter Records
Website www.rw.dk
Members "Lækre" Jens Mondrup
"Heavy" Henning Nymand
Kenneth "Gucci Lala" Gøtsche
Matthias "MyTightAss" Pedersen

Red Warszawa is a heavy metal band from Copenhagen, Denmark. The band was formed in 1986 by "Lækre" Jens Mondrup and "Heavy" Henning Nymand.

The band is one of the very few - if not the only - successful metal band singing their lyrics in the Danish language. Red Warszawa's lyrics mainly concern taboo themes such as alcoholism, child abuse, prostitution, drug abuse and the like, presented in a blackly humorous and satirical fashion. The band's lyrics and image present the group as low-class, uneducated, crass, alcoholic and proud of it. The main recurring theme of the band's lyrics is low-class Danish social misery and its connected vices such as racism, alcoholism, domestic violence, drug abuse and lacking education.

The band was also starred in In China They Eat Dogs movie.

History[edit]

In 1986 "Lækre" Jens Mondrup and "Heavy" Henning Nymand's teacher played a song made by a Polish punk band. They liked it and decided to play it themselves, so they started the band today known as Red Warszawa.[1] Around 1990 Red Warszawa changed their music style into Heavy Metal but they still claim they their style is Polish punk because they think it sounds much cooler.

Band name[edit]

According to the band's website, the name was supposed to mean "Red Warsaw" - red as in the colour red, and Warsaw as in the capital of Poland. But the band members thought that the city was called Warszawa in English - as it is called in both Danish and Polish - so they named their band "Red Warszawa". Red in Danish means save, and because of that, many Danes thought that Red Warszawa was an organisation like Save the Children (Danish: Red Barnet).[1]

Red Warszawa is pronounced as in English red and Danish Warszawa.

Members[edit]

  • "Lækre" Jens Mondrup - Vocals (1986–1991, 1992–1993, 1995–present)
  • "Heavy" Henning Nymand - Guitar (1986–present)
  • Morten "Måtten Møbelbanker" Nielsen - Drums (2000–present)
  • Matthias "MyTightAss" Pedersen - Bass (2006–present)

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