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Tilt. Photo sourced from Discogs

Tilt is a Polish rock band who have been playing together on and off since 1979. They are regarded as one of the first punk bands in the nation, but as the founder mentioned in an interview, they were a post punk band from the beginning.[1]Tilt was founded in Warsaw in 1979 by Tomasz Lipinski[2] and it has continued to exist to the present day, with several breaks in between. In its first years, Tilt performed songs in English, later switching to Polish. Currently, they perform and record as Tomek Lipinski & Tilt, with Lipinski on guitar and vocals, Wojciech Konikiewicz on keyboards, Karol Ludew on drums, Piotr Leniewicz on bass, and Alek Korecki on saxophone.


The name comes from the penalty message "Tilt" in pinball machines, which is displayed after excessive "nudging", and in Polish gamers' parlance "to nudge" was actually "tiltować", "to tilt". As Lipinski explained, "We wanted to act on society in this way: to 'tilt' it."[3]

Members (past and present)

Several members of the Polish punk scene have rotated through the band's ranks:

  • Tomek Lipiński – vocals, guitar
  • Tomasz Szczeciński – bass
  • Jacek Lenartowicz – drums
  • Tomasz "Gogo Szulc" Kożuchowski – drums
  • Aleksander Korecki [pl] – saxophone
  • Franz Dreadhunter – bass, keyboards
  • Tomasz Pierzchalski – saxophone
  • Artur Hajdasz – drums
  • Dariusz Malejonek – bass
  • Marcin Ciempiel – bass
  • Tomasz Czulak – drums
  • Piotr Lewicki – keyboards, guitar



  • Tilt (1988)
  • Czad Kommando Tilt (1990)
  • Rzeka miłości, koncert w Buffo '96 (1996 - live album)
  • Emocjonalny terror (2002)
  • Gwiazdy polskiej muzyki lat 80. (2007 - compilation album)
  • TILT i Tomek Lipiński - przebojowa kolekcja DZIENNIKA (2007)


  • "Runął już ostatni mur" (1985)
  • "Za zamkniętymi drzwiami (Widziałem cię)"(1985 - featured on the compilation Fala)
  • "Mówię ci, że..." (1986)
  • "Co się stało w tym kraju nad Wisłą?" (2002)


  1. "Lider Tilt o "Tilt", czyli prawdziwa historia pewnej płyty" [Tilt frontmant about "Tilt" album, or the true story about some album] (in Polish). 30 April 2005. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  2. "Wywiady – Tomek Lipiński" [Interviews - Tomek Lipiński] (in Polish). Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  3. An interview with Tomasz Lipiński, in: Mikołaj Lizut, PRL – Punk Rock Later, Sic! Publishing House, Warszaw, 2003, ISBN 83-88807-31-5, p. 48

External links

  • Tilt discography at Discogs

Text adapted from Wikipedia