Električni orgazam (Electric Orgasm) were formed in 1980 in Belgrade by Srđan “Gile” Gojković (vocals, guitars), Ljubomir “Jovec” Jovanović (guitars), Marina Vulić (bass) and Ljubomir Đukić (keyboards, organs). Their first recordings were published in 1981 in the Paket Aranžman omnibus album that also included songs from the bands Idoli and Šarlo Akrobata. Paket Aranžman was very important record because it highly helped the rise of Serbian punk, new wave and alternative scene, not only in Belgrade, but in whole Serbia and ex-Yugoslavia.

Their first self-titled album was released in 1981 featuring a fairly straight-forward punk sound with a small dose of post punk aestetics. This LP was also distributed in the rest of Europe via Rough Trade label, managing to get some very good reviews in the British musical magazine NME. During November 1981, Električni Orgazam toured Poland and recordings from the gig in Warsaw were released as EP Warszawa ‘81 limited to only 2,000 copies. It was a first official bootleg released in Yugoslavia.

On their second, quite experimental and artistic album Lišće prekriva Lisabon 1982 (translated: “Leaves Fall Over Lisbon”) they incorporated a wider range of psychedelic influences. It was a post punk record with dark edge in the goth manner of Bauhaus and the likes.

The third LP Les Chansones Populaires consisted only of classic covers from David Bowie, The Doors, T. Rex, The Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground and others. After “Chansones…” Električni orgazam adopted a more mainstream rock sound while their concert performances remained punk-oriented, mainly due to the stage persona of their frontman Gile.

After their third album Kako bubanj kaže 1984 (translated: “As the Drum Says”) keyboardist Ljubomir Đukić left the band. With next line-up, claimed by fans and critics as their best one (Srđan Gojković - guitars, vocals, Branislav Petrović - guitars, Zoran “Svaba” Radomirović - bass and Goran “Čavke” Čavajda - drums), Električni orgazam released their most successful mainstream rock albums Distorzija 1986 (translated: “Distortion”) and a little bit pop-influenced Letim, Sanjam, Dišem 1988 (translated: “Flying, Dreaming, Breathing”). By the way, the title’s acronym of “Letim, Sanjam, Dišem” was supposed to give a small hint to LSD. This album was remembered with anthemic hit-song “Igra rock’n’roll cela Jugoslavija” as the most commercial success and the highest popularity in the band’s career.

After the tour for this album, the band went on self-imposed hiatus. Srđan Gojković started work on his solo album and later together with Vlada Divljan (ex member of Idoli) released few albums with rock’n’roll songs specially written for and targeted at children. He also worked and wrote music for soundtracks.

In the early 1990s Električni orgazam emerged from hibernation again, releasing Balkan Horor Rock material in two parts (see discography bellow). This material consisted of live in studio-performed tracks from “Lišće prekriva Lisabon” and their 1st album, and also a few new tracks. In 1994 they released 2LP album Zašto da ne! (translated: “Why Not!”) characterized by a sound with a lot of hippie rock and retro 1970s influencies. Soon after this album original drummer Čavke left the band and moved to live in Australia where he died in 1997.

With new drummer, Električni orgazam released two more albums: semi-acoustic rock offering A Um Bum 1999 and Harmonajzer with more basic rock sound with kind of a modern touch in the vein to the likes of Queens of the Stone Age. During the recording process of “Harmonajzer”, original member Ljubomir Đukić returned in Električni orgazam.

At the end of 2006 the band started to work on their new album. In meanwhile, appeared officially released Breskve u teškom sirupu vol.1, compilation of the earliest rehearsal recordings and bootlegs of earliest gigs.

[edit] Discography

[edit] Albums

* Električni orgazam (Jugoton 1981)
* Lišće prekriva Lisabon (Jugoton 1982)
* Kako bubanj kaže (Jugoton 1984)
* Distorzija (Jugoton 1986)
* Letim, sanjam, dišem (PGP RTB 1988)
* Zašto da ne! (PGP RTS 1994) 2LP
* A Um Bum (City Records 1999)
* Harmonajzer (PGP RTS 2002)

[edit] Live/unplugged/cover albums/EPs

* Warszawa ‘81 (Jugoton 1982) - live EP
* Les Chansones Populaires (Jugoton 1983) - cover album
* Braćo i sestre (live, Jugoton 1987) - live album
* Seks, droga, nasilje i strah/Balkan Horror Rock (PGP RTB 1992) - live album + bonus studio tracks
* Balkan Horror Rock II (Master Music 1993) - live album
* Warszawa ‘81 (Yellow Dog Records 1996) - reissue, integral version
* Živo i akustično (B92 1996) - unplugged album
* Breskve u teškom sirupu vol.1 (Automatik 2006) - previously unpublished live bootlegs from earliest gigs and rehearsals

[edit] Singles

* “Konobar” / “I’ve Got a Feeling” (Jugoton 1981)
* “Dokolica” / “Dokolica (dub version)” (Jugoton 1982)
* “Odelo” / “Afrika” (Jugoton 1982)
* “Locomotion” / “Metal Guru” (Jugoton 1983)
* “Kako bubanj kaže” / “Tetovirane devojke” (Jugoton 1984)

[edit] Splits

* Paket aranžman (Električni orgazam, Idoli, Šarlo akrobata) (Jugoton 1981)

[edit] Compilations

* Svi marš na ples! (Jugoton 1981)
* Vrući dani i vrele noći (Jugoton 1982)
* Najbolje pesme 1980-1988 (Jugoton 1988)
* Najbolje pesme II (PGP RTS 2002)

[edit] Srdjan Gojkoviċ-Gile (solo)

* Evo sada vidiš da može (PGP RTB 1989)
* Crni bombarder (ZAM 1992) - soundtrack

[edit] Srdjan Gojkoviċ-Gile and Vlada Divljan

* Rokenrol za decu (PGP RTB 1989)
* Rokenrol bukvar (PGP RTB 1990)
* Lutka koja kaže ne (PGP RTB 1991)

Edited by AntiFa01 on 17 May 2010, 11:20

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