Contra-intelligence, 2006. Contra-intelligence, 2006. KGB. Call It a Night, 03:58.
KGB - Contra intelligence. KGB are a Seattle-based band, which play New England style contra dance, and English Contry Dance (band named MI-5 in this case).
Fiddle tunes infiltrated by foreign agents. No security clearances are required to enjoy Seattle's KGB. With fiddle, mandolin, guitar and piano, KGB creates subversive music, lulling the unwary with traditional New England contradance tunes, then jumping off into Balkan modalities, tango riffs and bluesy jigs. Claude slides from growling grooves to impossible high notes on the fiddle. Dave creates percussive energy and dazzling riffs on anything with strings.
Contra-intelligence captures the essence of KGB-distilling the long, improvised medleys of live dances into tight arrangements.
The KGB, translated in English as Committee for State Security, was the main security agency for the Soviet Union from 1954 until its break-up in 1991. As a direct successor of preceding agencies such as the Cheka, NKGB, NKVD and MGB, the committee was attached to the Council of Ministers. It was the chief government agency of "union-republican jurisdiction", acting as internal security, intelligence and secret police.