mercoledì 31 agosto 2016

BAJAGA I INSTRUKTORI - "PRODAVNICA TAJNI" (1988)

Bajaga i Instruktori were founded in Belgrade by Momčilo Bajagić "Bajaga" after he left hard rock quintet Riblja Čorba, where he played the guitar. Luckily, Instruktori proved to be much more interesting than his old band. 

This is their fourth and most accomplished work. As far as I know, it is also the best selling album in the history of Yugoslavian music, with around 700.000 copies sold before the start of the war (please correct me if I'm wrong).

Despite its enormous popularity, it doesn't sound trivial at all. On the contrary, it is a refined, beautiful anthology of songs which encompass post-punk epicness ("Tišina"), local folk tradition ("Verujem, ne verujem"), psychedelic synth pop ("Plavi safir"), mysterious ballads ("Ruski voz"), and funny calypso numbers ("Život je nekad siv nekad žut").

It's exciting how it goes from silly refrains to suffocating atmospheres in the space of one song. A must hear for anyone who loves pop-rock music from the Eighties.


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