Yatsyna Pavel Anatolyevich - Soviet and Russian musician, performer in the style of punk rock. Vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and leader of the Red Mold group for 25 years.
The beginning of the creative path
The future musician was born in 1969 in the city of Krasnodar. The surname Yatsyna is of Serbian origin and means "strength" of degrees in alcohol. When the boy was seven years old, the family settled in Yalta. His parents were engaged in scientific activities at the Institute of Winemaking. After school, Pavel left on the call to serve as a signalman in distant Siberia. The next stage in his biography was the search for his place in life. Whoever Pasha did not work: from the guard of the dance floor to the employee of the excursion Bureau.
The future celebrity tried to get an education at the physics department of the university, but it never came to a diploma. The only thing that always interested him was music. Pavel mastered playing the guitar in the 7th grade, at the same time he created his first group, which played music in the style of heavy metal. He began his career as a singer and guitarist by performing popular songs of those years in sanatoriums and rest homes. In 1989, under his leadership, a musical group with the unusual name "Red Mold" appeared.
To record songs at home, Yatsyna used a minimal set of instruments. There was enough synthesizer, electric guitar, microphone and Oreanda cassette recorder. The very first work never saw the light of day. The album was recorded and destroyed - its quality turned out to be too low. And in the first five collections, fictional members generally appeared - a drummer and a guitarist. Only four years later, the twelfth album was created professionally, in the team's own studio "West-Master".
1995 is considered the beginning of the concert activity of the famous group. The first performance took place at the Mir cinema in the Crimean capital. The idols of novice musicians were: Vladimir Vysotsky, the groups "Kino", "Leningrad" and "Sector Gas". In their work, Yatsyna and his colleagues focused on the theme of protest, a lot of profanity sounded in the songs, sex, drugs, and crime were mentioned. The musicians themselves did not give the lyrics any political orientation and ideology, they considered them exclusively humorous. But it was the patriotic songs about Russia and the Soviet Union that made them popular among the people ("Cossacks", "Patriotic", "Red Army", "Since February 23").
In addition to song albums, the guys became famous for banter and parody. They dedicated their first collections to these genres and several of the last. The artists originally sang with voices of different sexes, ages and nationalities, parodied famous politicians and actors: Leonid Brezhnev, Mikhail Gorbachev, Anatoly Papanov, Yevgeny Leonov, Verka Serduchka, Boris Moiseev. In total, 15 collections of the most successful parodies have been released. In addition, ditties, couplets, anecdotes and poems were heard at the concerts. But there were few performances, the team did not often appear in public, spending most of their time in the studio. The scandalous group was not invited to television. The first television recording and showing of the clip took place in 1996. "Red Mold" is one of the rare groups that gained popularity not because of large financial investments, but thanks to the recognition of the people. Cassettes and discs with their songs were passed from hand to hand, many have learned the legendary hits by heart.
The team chose a style that disregarded all existing norms of morality and ethics ("Necrophile", "Lesbian Girls"). They made fun of drug addicts ("Galyuny", "Anasha") and the Third Reich ("Morning in the Gestapo", "Rusish partisan"). In their songs, they were not afraid to raise many topics that were subject to public taboo. The lyrical direction was not spared either (the album "Ballads and Lyrics", "Last Love", "Afghanistan"). But the main theme, perhaps, should be called the anthem of anarchy ("New Year", "Pistol") and the challenge to the existing pop culture ("Pops", "Anthem of punks").
The composition of the participants changed all the time, at different times about 60 people were involved. Many session musicians, singers and singers were involved in the work. The clips released for the songs were mainly animated, for their creation, as well as for the design of albums, a significant staff of artists worked.
Pavel Yatsyna has been married for over 20 years. His wife is named Lyudmila, the couple has two children: daughter Maria and son Vadim. Pavel considers himself an exemplary family man and claims that he does not allow himself to be obscene in front of children. The famous musician's hobbies are philosophy and history. He says that he read all of Kant. His own book "History of the group" Red Mold "was published in the late 90s and was devoted to their formation. He was also the first in the world to figure out how to make an electric guitar out of a shovel, for which he later received a patent.
"Punks will never die"
The sidereal time of "Red Mold" coincided with the dashing 90s. Many people associate the phenomenon of Russian punk with the social chaos that was happening
then in the country. Some foreign musicologists call Pavel Yatsyna himself the second Daniil Kharms. The works created by him are addressed not to a narrowly focused group of people, but to the widest audience. Full of absurd images and plots, they made a revolution in the subculture, demonstrated that punk music is built not only on aggression, but also on humor. The collective gave its listeners a significant fortune - 58 albums. The Internet channel on YouTube regularly introduces thousands of its subscribers to the new works of the collective and tells about the life of its members.
A big disappointment for the fans of "Red Mold" was the message of its leader that he was leaving the band. On February 25, 2018, the last concert of the group in the old line-up took place. Pavel Yatsyna named Sergey Levchenko as his successor and new vocalist of the line-up.