Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

You’ve never heard such versions of Krzysztof Krawczyk’s hits before! “The most filthy depths”

Krzysztof Krawczyk (check!) died on April 5, 2021. The whole of Poland loved his hits and was plunged into sadness after the sudden death of the legendary singer. The singer’s state funeral took place on April 10 and was attended by Krawczyk’s fans from all over Poland.

The singer’s work in highly unusual versions now resembles a compilation “Grindcore Tribute to Krzysztof Krawczyk”.

“The first and only such album in tribute to Krzysztof Krawczyk! Bands from all over the country pay tribute to the Polish Elvis, devastating his hits. 25 musical massacres straight from the deepest and most filthy depths!” – we read in the description.

The list of performers included, among others: metal guys from the group Cremaster (“My friend” converted to “My friend”). They also reached for the same hit Discordia feat. Karolina ‘Gigi’ Więcek and Unborn Suffer. On the other hand “As long as it was like this” they recorded AnalTonda and Final Sixand iconic “Steamboat”Knave and SARS.

The extremes of grindcore metal also used such hits as, among others: “I wanted to be”, “I will follow you like to the ball”, “Because you are you” and “You will dance with me for the last time”.

The publisher noticed Andrzej Kosmalaa long-time friend and manager of Krzysztof Krawczyk, as well as the author of some of his texts.

The star’s life was full of ups and downs. Among the many commercial successes he enjoyed in the 1970s and into the 21st century, there were times when his songs were censored. For this reason, he left Poland (in the late 1970s) and took up various jobs in the United States – he was, among others, a taxi driver or a manual worker. He also tried to be a follower Elvis Presleybut as he himself said, “he wasn’t the only one like Presley in the United States.”

The singer was known for many stage duets. Starting of Andrzej PiasecznyKrawczyk has recorded with almost all the most popular Polish musicians – from Maciej Maleńczuk By Maryla Rodowicz, Katarzyna Nosowska Whether Muniek Staszczyk.

He was persuaded to return from emigration mainly by… Nina Terentiew, which led to the renaissance of his fame in the mid-1990s by inviting, among others, for the festival in Sopot or the organization of benefit concerts.

Thanks to subsequent performances, his star began to shine more and more brightly after a dozen or so years. In the early 2000s, he began collaborating with Goran Bregović. Their Balkan hits appealed to millions of Poles, making Krawczyk the number one star in Poland.

The musician was professionally active almost until the end of his life. In 2018, he performed at the 55th KFPP. In recent years, he has been very popular with young audiences, mainly due to new versions of his hits “I wanted to be” and “Steamboat”. In 2011, Krzysztof Krawczyk was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for his contribution to the development of Polish culture.