Maanam

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Maanam
Maanam - Kora.jpg
Kora
Background information
OriginPoland
GenresRock, new wave
Years active1976–2007
Past membersKora Jackowska
Marek Jackowski
Milo Kurtis
John Porter
Ryszard Olesiński
Krzysztof Olesiński
Ryszard Kupidura
Paweł Markowski
Bogdan Kowalewski
Marcin Ciempiel
Krzysztof Dominik
Kostek Yoriadis
Janusz Iwański
Bogdan Wawrzynowicz
Jose Manuel Alban Juarez
Cezary Kaźmierczak

Maanam (Tamil for respect or dignity) was a Polish rock band.

History[edit]

Maanam was formed by Marek Jackowski and Milo Kurtis in 1975 as guitar band M-a-M. In 1976 the band was joined by guitar player John Porter and by Kora (Olga Jackowska) - Jackowski's wife. When Kurtis left, the band changed its name to Maanam Elektryczny Prysznic (Maanam Electric Shower). Originally an acoustic outfit, the band went electric in 1980, and since then has recorded some of Poland's best-selling[clarification needed] singles and albums over the past[when?] 25 years.[citation needed]

During the first half of the 1980s, Maanam featured an energetic, guitar-driven post-punk sound. Kora's vocal gymnastics were typical of the iconoclastic international female pop vocalists of the time, and showcased the consonant-laden Polish language as one perfectly suited to rock sounds. In 1988, Maanam's "Sie ściemnia" became the first Polish music video to air on the international MTV.[citation needed] Maanam's sound in the 1980s could be considered a cross between Nina Hagen, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Blondie.[original research?][citation needed]

In the 1990s, Maanam acquired a more melodic, but equally catchy, sound.[original research?][citation needed]

In 2007, Marek and Olga (Kora) announced the suspension of the band for an indefinite time. The two later performed with other musicians.[1]

Guitarist Janusz Iwański played[when?] with the group for a time.[clarification needed][citation needed]

Their former lead singer, Olga Jackowska, died from cancer on 28 July 2018 at the age of 67.[2]

Discography[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
POL
[3]
Maanam
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Wifon
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[4]
O!
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Pronit
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[5]
Nocny patrol
  • Released: November 19, 1983[6]
  • Label: Jako/Polton
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[7]
Mental Cut
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: Jako/Polskie Nagrania
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[8]
Sie ściemnia
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Pronit
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[9]
Derwisz i anioł
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Kamiling Co./Arston
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[10]
Róża
  • Released: September 22, 1994[11]
  • Label: Kamiling Co./Pomaton
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[12]
  • POL: 3x Platinum[13]
Łóżko
  • Released: September 30, 1996[14]
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[15]
  • POL: 2x Platinum[16]
Klucz
  • Released: September 28, 1998[17]
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD, CS, digital download[18]
Hotel Nirwana
  • Released: March 3, 2001[19]
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD, CS, digital download[20]
3
Znaki szczególne
  • Released: March 27, 2004[21]
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD, CS, digital download[22]
1
Miłość Jest Cudowna (1975-2015)
  • Released: October 16, 2015
  • Label: Pomaton EMI[23]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cieślak, Jacek. "the real story of Maanam". Rzeczpospolita (in Polish). Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  2. ^ "Kora, rebellious rock diva, dies of cancer aged 67". Thefirstnews.com. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  3. ^ "OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". Olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Maanam (Remastered) by Maanam". Itunes.apple.com. 1 January 1980. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-27. Retrieved 2014-10-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Nocny Patrol - Maanam". Muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Nocny Patrol (Remastered) by Maanam". Itunes.apple.com. 1 January 1983. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Mental Cut (Remastered) by Maanam". Itunes.apple.com. 1 January 1985. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Sie Sciemnia (Remastered) by Maanam". Itunes.apple.com. 1 January 1988. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Derwisz I Aniol (Remastered) by Maanam". Itunes.apple.com. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Róża - Maanam". Muzyka.pl. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Roza (Remastered) by Maanam". Itunes.apple.com. 1 January 1994. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  13. ^ "ZPAV :: Bestsellery i wyróżnienia - Wyróżnienia - Platynowe płyty CD - Archiwum". Bestsellery.zpav.pl. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Łóżko - Maanam". Nuzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Lozko (Remastered) by Maanam". Itunes.apple.com. 1 January 1996. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  16. ^ "ZPAV :: Bestsellery i wyróżnienia - Wyróżnienia - Platynowe płyty CD - Archiwum". Bestsellery.zpav.pl. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Klucz - Maanam". Muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Klucz (Remastered) by Maanam". Itunes.apple.com. 1 January 1998. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Hotel Nirwana - Maanam". Muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Hotel Nirwana (Remastered) by Maanam". Itunes.apple.com. 3 March 2001. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  21. ^ "Znaki Szczególne - Maanam". Muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  22. ^ "Znaki Szczegolne (Remastered) by Maanam". Itunes.apple.com. 27 March 2004. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  23. ^ "Maanam - Miłość jest cudowna (1975-2015) | Pomaton | 2015 | 4601869 0825646018697 | Archiwum Polskiego Rocka 1961 - 2018". Maanam - Miłość jest cudowna (1975-2015) | Pomaton | 2015 | 4601869 0825646018697 | Archiwum Polskiego Rocka 1961 - 2018 (in Polish). Retrieved 2018-09-29.

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