Klaus Mitffoch

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Klaus Mitffoch
Origin Wroclaw, Poland
Genres Post-punk, new wave
Years active 1979–1984, 1986–1989
Labels Tonpress
Associated acts Klaus Mit Foch
Members Lech Janerka
Krzysztof Pociecha
Wiesław Mrozik
Marek Puchała
Past members Kazimierz Sycz

Klaus Mitffoch was a Polish rock group founded in 1979 in Wrocław by Lech Janerka, Krzysztof Pociecha and Kazimierz Sycz.[1] Soon joined by Wiesław Mrozik and Marek Puchała (who replaced Sycz on drums), the band gained a large underground following. They recorded their first single Ogniowe Strzelby/Śmielej in 1983 and their debut album Klaus Mitffoch in 1984.[1] It received several awards and is considered one of the most important albums in the history of Polish rock music.[1][2]

The band disintegrated in 1984.[2] Janerka went on to a long-term solo career; Pociecha collaborated with Janerka on two more albums. From 1986 to 1989 Mrozik and Puchała, joined by Paweł Chyliński (guitar/vocals), Jacek Fedorowicz (bass guitar) and Zbigniew Kapturski (guitar/vocals), continued to perform under the name 'Klaus Mit Foch'; this latter line-up released the album Mordoplan in 1988.[2]

Personnel[edit]

  • Lech Janerka (bass guitar/vocals)
  • Krzysztof Pociecha (guitar/backing vocals)
  • Wiesław Mrozik (guitar/backing vocals)
  • Marek Puchała (drums/backing vocals)

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Ogniowe Strzelby / Smielej (1983)[5]
  • Jezu jak się cieszę / O głowie (1983) [6]
  • Siedzi / Tutaj wesoło (1984)[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gnoiński, Leszek (2001). Encyklopedia Polskiego Rocka (in Polish). In Rock. pp. 285–286. ISBN 83-86365-08-0. 
  2. ^ a b c "Klaus Mitffoch biography" (in Polish). RMF FM. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  3. ^ "info about the first album". discogs.com. Tonpress – SX-T40. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "info about Mordoplan album". discogs.com. Polskie Nagrania Muza – SX 2599. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "info about Smielej". discogs.com. Tonpress – S-472. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "info about item". discogs.com. Tonpress – S-475. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "info about Siedzi". discogs.com. Tonpress – S-522. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 

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