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Ruja

From Unearthing The Music

Ruja was an Estonian rock band active in the 1970s and 1980s. The band's name is a new word created by Ilmar Sikemäe, which meant fantasy.

Members

1971-1975

  • Urmas Alender (vocals)
  • Jaanus Nõgisto (guitar)
  • Tiit Haagma (bass guitar)
  • Raul Sepper (bass guitar)
  • Rein Rannap (keyboards)
  • Andrus Vaht (drums)
  • Toomas Veenre (guitar)
  • Andres Põldroo (guitar)

1975-1980

  • Urmas Alender (vocals)
  • Jaanus Nõgisto (guitar)
  • Tiit Haagma (bass guitar)
  • Margus Kappel (keyboards)
  • Andrus Vaht (drums)
  • Ivo Varts (drums)
  • Priit Kuulberg (bass)

1980-1983

  • Urmas Alender (vocals)
  • Jaanus Nõgisto (guitar)
  • Tiit Haagma (bass guitar)
  • Rein Rannap (keyboards)
  • Jaan Karp (drums)

1983-1988

  • Urmas Alender ( vocals )
  • Jaanus Nõgisto (guitar)
  • Tiit Haagma (bass guitar)
  • Igor Garšnek (keyboards)
  • Toomas Rull (drums)
  • Arvo Urb (drums)
  • SP Gulliver (bass guitar)
  • Nevil Blumberg (guitar)
  • Rein Joasoo (drums)

Discography

Albums

  • "Ruja" (1979, EP)
  • "Ruja" (1982)
  • "The Stone Rolls" (1987)
  • "Pust budet vsjo" (in Russian "Пусть будет все", 1989)

Compilations

  • "Black Bird" (1994)
  • "They Don't Look Back..." (1999, 5CD or 2CD + 3CD (respectively They Don't Look Back ... Part 1 and They Don't Look Back ... Part 2 ))

Videos

  • "Rujavision" (1999, VHS)

External Links

References

  1. Valner Valme: Yesterday I saw Estonia. In the Key of a Tragicomedy , Postimees, November 3, 2008