Sektor Gaza

The Russian punk band known as Sektor Gaza.

Sektor Gaza, a Soviet and Russian punk rock band, emerged from Voronezh in 1987 under the guidance of Yuri Klinskikh, also known as Yuri “Khoy.” The band drew its name from an industrial area in Voronezh nicknamed Sektor Gaza due to severe environmental contamination, echoing the Russian name for the Gaza Strip. The group’s inaugural performance took place at a local rock club on June 9, 1988, with the official founding date noted as December 5, 1987, coinciding with Klinskikh’s solo performance of future Sektor Gaza repertoire at the Voronezh Rock Club.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Sektor Gaza recorded demo tapes like “Plugi-vugi” and “Kolkhozny pank” before moving on to studio albums. Notable works include “Zloveshchiye Mertvetsy,” “Yadryona Vosh,” “Noch pered Rozhdestvom,” and “Gulyay, muzhik!” The band’s eclectic style, marked by punk, rock, and folk influences, garnered attention, leading to TV appearances and nationwide fame.

Discography

Demo Albums:

  • 1989: “Плуги-вуги” (Plows-woogie)
  • 1989: “Колхозный Панк” (Kolkhoz Punk)

Studio Albums:

  • 1990: “Зловещие Мертвецы” (The Evil Dead)
  • 1990: “Ядрёна Вошь” (Vigorous Louse)
  • 1991: “Ночь перед Рождеством” (The Night before Christmas)
  • 1991: “Колхозный Панк” (Kolkhoz Punk)
  • 1992: “Гуляй, мужик!” (Make Merry, Man!)
  • 1993: “Нажми на Газ” (Hit The Gas)
  • 1993: “Сектор Газа” (Gas Sector or Gaza Strip)
  • 1994: “Танцы после Порева” (Dancing after Sex)
  • 1994: “Кащей Бессмертный” (Kashchey The Immortal)
  • 1996: “Газовая Атака” (Gas Attack)
  • 1997: “Наркологический Университет Миллионов” (Narcological University for Millions)
  • 1997: “Сектор Газа” (Gas Sector or Gaza Strip) [Re-recording]
  • 2000: “Восставший из Ада” (Hellraiser)

Compilations and Remixes:

  • 1996: “Избранное I” (Best of I)
  • 1996: “Избранное II” (Best of II)
  • 1998: “Баллады” (Ballads) — contains calm rock ballads
  • 1999: “Extasy” — Techno-style remixes by Aleksey Bryantsev (DJ Krot)
  • 1999: “Extasy 2” — Techno-style remixes by Aleksey Bryantsev (DJ Krot)
  • 2002: “Избранное III” (Best of III)
  • 2003: “Баллады II” (Ballads II)
  • 2015: “Вой на Луну” (Howl at the Moon)

Vinyl Releases:

  • 1991: “Колхозный панк” (Kolkhoz Punk)
  • 1993: “Нажми на газ” (Hit The Gas)

Music Videos:

  • 1992: “Колхозный панк” (Kolhoz Punk)
  • 1993: “Лирика” (Lyric)
  • 1996: “Туман” (Fog)
  • 1999: “Пора домой” (Time to go home)
  • 2000: “Ночь страха” (Fright Night) [completed by the fans in 2013]

Band Members

  • Yuri “Khoy” Klinskikh – vocal, texts, music – 1987–2000
  • Oleg Kryuchkov – drums – 1988–1990
  • Semen Titievsky – bass – 1988–1991
  • Igor Kuschev – guitar – 1989–1991
  • Sergei Tupikin – guitar, bass – 1989–1993
  • Aleksey Ushakov – keyboards – 1989–1995
  • Alexandr Yakushev – drums – 1989–1998
  • Tatiana Fateeva – vocal – 1990–1993
  • Vladimir Lobanov – guitar (on concerts only) – 1991–1993
  • Igor “Egor” Zhirnov – guitar (on albums only) 1991–2000
  • Vitaly Suchkov – bass (on concerts only) – 1993
  • Vadim Gluhov – guitar (on concerts only) – 1993–2000
  • Irina Puhonina – vocal (on albums only) – 1994, 1996
  • Vasily Chernykh – guitar (on concerts only) – 1995–1998
  • Igor Anikeev – keyboards – 1995–2000
  • Elbrus Cherkezov – bass (on album only) – 1997
  • Valery Podzorov – bass (on concerts only) – 1997–1998
  • Veronika Nekiforova – vocal (on album only) – 1998
  • Vasily Dronov – bass (on album only) – 2000

Sektor Gaza left an indelible mark on Russian punk rock, with their diverse discography and energetic performances. Despite their disbandment, their music continues to resonate, and they are remembered as pioneers in the Russian punk scene.

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