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Yu Grupa - Uzivo Beograd 71 (bootleg)



Z muzyką byłej Jugosławi zawsze byłem trochę na bakier choć słyszałem wiele dobrych opinii. No i ostatnio właśnie wpadły mi bootlegowe nagrania z koncertu serbskiej grupy - YU Grupa - dokonane w Belgradzie w 1971 roku. Przyznam się szczerze, że po prostu oniemiałem. Nie spodziewałem się tak wspaniałego brzmienia. Ciężkie oparte na bluesie granie wprost mnie powaliło. Zespół jest w rewelacyjnej fomie. Długie jamy i improwizacje nie ustępują najlepszym brytyjskim wzorcom blues-rockowym w stylu Steamhammer, którego cover zreszta znajdziemy na płycie. Dla mnie absolutna rewelacja.

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YU grupa (trans. "YU band") is a Serbian and former Yugoslav rock band. One of the pioneers in use of folk music elements in Yugoslav rock music, YU grupa is arguably the longest-lasting Serbian rock band.

YU grupa was formed in the autumn of 1970 by brothers Dragi and Žika Jelić (guitar and bass guitar), Miodrag Okrugić (organ) and Velbor Bogdanović (drums). In the beginning the band performed under the name Idejni Posed, given by Kornelije Kovač. In November of 1970 on their concert in Sinagoga club in Zemun, disc jockey Zoran Modli asked the audience to pik a name for the band. An unknown young man suggested the name YU grupa. Consistening the name, the band continued to hold birthday concerts on November 29, the date of Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia declaration.

Their first song, "Nona", was recorded at the end of December. The song was inspired by folk music of Kosovo, and recording it YU grupa became one of the Balkan rock pioneers. Their first concert was organised by Nikola Karaklajić and Petar Popović, editors of the Radio Belgrade show "Veče uz radio". The concert was held in Dadov on the 21st of January 1971. During the year they held a number of concerts, mostly in Serbia. They recorded fourteen songs for the needs of Radio Belgrade, part of those songs later released on their single records. All the copies of their first single "Nona" were sold right after the release, but PGP RTB did not want to release new number of copies, so Jugoton became YU grupa's record label. The band performed at the Belgrade spring festival with the song "Tajna", also performed by Zdenka Kovačiček. Songs "Drveni most", "Mali medved" and "Devojka Džoj" were hits on all of their concerts. Okrugić's song "Opus 1" was very significant, but it was not released on any YU grupa album. (wikipedia)

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