What can we say about Jakub "Kuba" Sienkiewicz? Well, he staunchly refuses to be put in any sort of box, that's for sure. Put him in the eccentric pop/rock musician box? You'll learn he's also a practicing MD. And a guy who looks and sounds so friendly could never come up with strange, ironic, weird lyrics like these, right?
So, yeah, he might be just a little bit Crazy Sane. And slightly cool. Has covered a lot of Jacek Kleyff (communist-era poet and comedian) songs, most famously Telewizja, and cooperates with his fellow doctor/musician, the legendary skiffler Zacier.
No relation. (That we know of.) He is however a nephew of a famous Polish actress Krystyna Sienkiewicz, known from comedic routines and movies.
Tropes that have run out of school:
- Author Tract: Kuba is a vegetarian, and some songs like Krowathat means reflect this.
- Gratuitous English: Leasing
- Horrible History Metal: Dywizjon 303 is bit too mild to be properly called metal, and way too wistful. But it is about history. It's also not the only historical themed song in Elektryczne Gitary repertoir - most of them are about XX century events.
- Kids Are Cruel: Dzieci wybiegłythat means . Sort of averted in the official video, where the kids inexplicably turn into a pair of young adults after running out of school and do nothing of the things the lyrics speak of (they evilest thing they do is stealing a hat from some random person).
- List Song: Wszystko ch.. that means lists all the places and states the singer has been in, periodically reminding us how much they sucked.
- The Men in Black: In the music video for Kiler. With Cool Shades.
- Multilingual Song: Apart from Leasing, there are Gratuitous German bits in Nie pij, Piotrek, goodness knows why.
- Ode to Intoxication: Nie pij, Piotrek might be one. Sooorta.
- Phrase Salad Lyrics: Up to The Beatles levels.
- Pop-Star Composer: Wrote and performed songs for Kiler and S.P.O.N.A soundtracks.
- Renaissance Man: Why doesn't he record more songs? Well... he's a PhD in medicine, is one of Poland's leading specialists on Parkinson's disease, used to be a medical academy lecturer and activist, and took care of detox patients for years. Napady might sound like a Wanderlust Song - but it's actually about the life of a man with temporal lobe epilepsy.
- A lot of his more recent songs are Sci-fi themed, like Atomistyka (that could be read as 'atomic science', 'what a mysticism', 'I dig it', depending on where you put the spaces).
- Rockers Smash Guitars: Parodied Trope in the video for Dylematythat means where the guitar being shashed and stomped upon is a plushie. (No, we don't know where they got it.)
- Silly Love Songs: Parodies them... with a song showing how to write one.
- Surrealism: Loads, but Głowy Lenina znad pianina (do obrazu Salvadora Dali)that means merits a special mention, being a sort of Filk Song for... paintings of Salvador Dalí.
- Three Chords and the Truth: Not very varied melodically, but there is a lot of odd philosophy there. Oftentimes Word Salad Philosophy, true.
- Trash of the Titans: "Przewróciło się, niech leży" that means is about how relaxing it is not to clean up.
- Wild Hair: Włosy that means a song about how cool having long hair is.