Tomasz Lipiński

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Tomasz Lipiński after a concert at the Fraktal Student Club, Mikołów. Photo by Małgorzata Miłaszewska

Tomasz “Frantz” Lipinski is a Polish rock guitarist, lyricist, composer and singer. Born August 21, 1955 in Warsaw, Lipinski is the founder of Tilt, one of the first punk rock bands in Poland, and co-founder of Brygada Kryzys, regarded as an influential rock band in Poland. Furthermore, he was a member of the bands Fotoness and Izrael.

He is the son of the satirist and caricaturist Eryk Lipinski, but was raised by his mother, only meeting his father for the first time at the age of eight. In 1975, Lipinski graduated from high school, and continued his education at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 1979, Lipinski founded Tilt, one of the first punk rock bands in Poland. In the summer of 1981, together with Robert Brylewski, Lipinski founded Brygada Kryzys, an influential rock/new wave group in Poland. After the dissolution of Brygada Kryzys, Lipinski shortly joined Izrael, later re-creating Tilt. In the 1990s, he wrote a column for the “Tylko Rock” music magazine, worked for BMG Poland, was editor in chief of the “Aktivist” magazine, wrote music for several films, and acted in some movies.

Lipinski is a Buddhist, and has two daughters. In 2011, he was awarded The Order of Polonia Restituta.


With Tilt

  • Tilt (1988)
  • Czad Kommando Tilt (1990)
  • Rzeka miłości, koncert w Buffo '96 (1996)
  • Emocjonalny terror (2002)
  • Gwiazdy polskiej muzyki lat 80. (2007)

With Brygada Kryzys

  • Brygada Kryzys (1982)
  • Cosmopolis (1992)

With Fotoness

  • When I Die (1988)

Solo albums

  • Nie pytaj mnie (1994)[2]
  • Złota kolekcja: Mówię Ci, że... (2014)
  • To, czego pragniesz (2015)



External links

Text adapted from Wikipedia