Monday, May 7, 2012
VA - In the Company of Men - Yugo Metallic Rock '78-'87
Hehehe, yes, you get what you deserve - a torture for your ears! This time in shape of Yugoslavian late 70s until late 80s hard rock with some metal influences. Next time I'll dive deep into Yugo disco waters, but for now we're talking heavy sounds.
Heavy rock, same as 60s beat, 70s rock/prog, disco and punk/wave have spread around former Yugoslavia very quickly and before you could say "new wave of British heavy metal" Yugo bands started shredding and screaming and wearing tight pants.
Here is a homemade compilation of some cool 1978-1987 Yugo metallic hard rock stuff. There is heaps more where it came from (and maybe I will get onto another volume soon), but for now this will do - 20 songs, lots of similar riffs, lots of rip offs, lots of falsetto singing, lots of guitar shredding!
All joking aside, there is lots of amazing stuff here - my favourite by far is "Vatra" by Rok Masina, with mindblowing guitar work. In any case, all 20 songs are a good exercise in melodic metallic macho rock - just a perfect soundtrack for rainy autumn days...
And here is a small photo gallery for your viewing pleasure:
Gordi - a proof that homoerotic metal existed back in 1981!
III Kanal - in 1981 they were new wave, but in 1983 new wave was so 1981...
Kerber, from early days showing their passion for home-made knitwear
Legija, Zagreb 1987
Divlje Jagode shredding live on stage
Pomaranca - obviously had the biggest budget for leather/metal wear
Riblja Corba, with guy in the middle showing he's real feelings toward his band mate
Rok Masina, gods!
Vatreni Poljubac, fighting for man-man love since late 70s