Dec 22, 2014

691/917 Martin Durinda & Tublatanka: Neverending song (Slovakia 1994)

Ever since the countries from the so called "East-Europe" started to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest from 1993 (with the exception of Yugoslavia, which of course took part already from 1961 on) there is one genre of music that has never done well no matter how good the song actually was. That is the east european rock. One of the first brave countries to try in that vein was Slovakia, which had its song crash and burn in 1994.

I also have dismissed this song for 20 years until the random number generator tossed it at me and I had to listen to it again, maybe for the third or fourth time ever since the actual contest. I don't remember exactly how I reacted to the song then, but now Neverending song by Tublatanka is well crafted, well performed and heavenly arranged poprock song, that in a perfect world would have gathered points from left and right.

But the world is not perfect, and in the Eurovision Song Contest justice rarely prevails. This song with its 19th place in the final results (of total 25 songs) was the first of many east european rockers that would find itself at the bottom of the pile.

My points 4/5.

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