SBB (band)

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This article is about the Polish band. For the Michigan band, see Small Brown Bike.
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Background information
Also known as Silesian Blues Band; Szukaj, Burz, Buduj
Origin Siemianowice, Poland
Genres Jazz rock, blues rock, progressive rock, art rock, fusion
Years active 1971-1980, 1991, 1993-1994, 1998, 2000-present
Labels CBS Records International, Polskie Nagrania Muza, Supraphon, Spiegelei-Intercord, Omnibus, Wifon, Amiga, Jazz’N’Java Records, Metal Mind Productions, Polskie Radio
Associated acts Czesław Niemen
Members Józef Skrzek
Apostolis Anthimos
Jerzy Piotrowski

SBB (first known as Silesian Blues Band, later as Szukaj, Burz, BudujPolish for "Search, Break up, Build") is a Polish progressive rock band formed in 1971 in Siemianowice, Upper Silesia by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Józef Skrzek. It was one of the most popular super-groups in Poland in the 1970s; they also toured Czechoslovakia, East and West Germany, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United States. The band split up in 1980 but was briefly re-activated in 1991, 1993, 1998 and finally in 2000. In the years 1971-1973 SBB performed as Niemen supporting Czesław Wydrzycki, opening the Olympic Games in Munich and recording for the CBS label.

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Title Album details Peak chart positions
Niemen - Strange Is This World
Niemen - Kattorna JJ72
  • Released: February 28, 2009[3]
  • Label: Polskie Radio
Niemen - Vol. 1
  • Released: 1973[4]
  • Label: Polskie Nagrania Muza
Niemen - Vol. 2
  • Released: 1973[5]
  • Label: Polskie Nagrania Muza
Niemen - Ode To Venus
Nowy horyzont
  • Released: May 20, 1975[8]
  • Label: Polskie Nagrania Muza
  • Released: September 27, 1976[9]
  • Label: Polskie Nagrania Muza
Ze słowem biegnę do ciebie
  • Released: April 18, 1977[10]
  • Label: Polskie Nagrania Muza
SBB aka Wołanie o brzęk szkła
  • Released: 1977
  • Label: Supraphon
  • Released: 1977
  • Label: Wifon
SBB aka Amiga
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Amiga
Follow My Dream
  • Released: May 22, 1978[11]
  • Label: Spiegelei-Intercord
  • Released: March 19, 1979[12]
  • Label: Wifon, Spiegelei-Intercord
Memento z banalnym tryptykiem
  • Released: February 16, 1981[13]
  • Label: Polskie Nagrania Muza
  • Released: October 7, 2002[14]
  • Label: Jazz’N’Java Records
New Century
  • Released: September 19, 2005[15]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
The Rock
  • Released: October 29, 2007[16]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
Iron Curtain
  • Released: January 26, 2009[17]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
Blue Trance
  • Released: October 25, 2010[18]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Released: March 19, 2012[19]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


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