U Skripcu biography
U ŠKRIPCU was formed by three high school friends Zoran "Vule" Vulović (keyboards), Milan "Delča" Delčić (vocals, guitar for a short period of time) and Aleksandar "Vasa" Vasiljević (guitar). The three used to write amateur theatre plays and in 1979 decided to form a band. The group was initially called "Prolog za veliki haos" and then "Furije furiozno furaju". The three also worked as associate journalists for the "Mladi novi svet" show airing on Studio B radio station. In 1980 the band was renamed U Škripcu, adding two more members, drummer Miloš Obrenović and bassist Aleksandar "Luka" Lukić. The band's first recordings, tracks "Južno voće" and "Pamflex dom" were released on the "Artistička radna akcija" compilation, which featured the second generation of Beograd New Wave bands, in 1981. The beginning of their career is also connected to the "Pamflex" concept. Pamflex was an imaginary company, invented by Delčić. The songs were actually commercials for imaginary products, as the band members considered advertising to be the finest form of art. Part of the concept was also reading of ironic and comical speeches, usage of Pamflex flags and using theater language style. During 1981, the band had numerous live appearances in Beograd and Zagreb, and soon established a fanbase. Their debut album "Godine ljubavi", released by PGP-RTB in 1982, did not feature Lukić on bass guitar, who was at the time serving the mandatory Yugoslav People's Army stint, and was replaced by Idoli bassist Zdenko Kolar, who recorded bass sections. During the tour, Dejan Grujić from the band Braća played bass. The band established a team of co-workers who collaborated on their next releases, producer Saša Habić and album artwork designers Slobodan Šajin and Momčilo Rajin. The album's most notable tracks were "Ti imaš dosta godina", "Hamuamule", "Samuraj", "Kao u boji" and "Proleće", dealing with various theme orientations. After the album release, Saša Dragić became the band's manager. In 1983, the band signed a contract with Jugoton and released the album "O je!" and the EP "Nove godine!". The album was well accepted by the audience and the critics and the Rock magazine voted the album the best release of 1983. Guest appearances featured Gordi bassist and arranger Slobodan Svrdlan, Đorđe Petrović on keyboards, Nenad Jelić on percussion and Jovan Maljoković on saxophone. The tracks "Beograd spava", "Kockar" and "Siđi do reke" were the most notable tracks on the album. The "Nove godine!" EP was intentionally released during the New Year holidays and featured five songs including the title track, also released on single, and the hit "Koliko imaš godina". In 1984, Lukić returned to the band and together they toured mainly in Croatia and in 1985 the band released album "Budimo zajedno!" which was a combination of pop and electronic music. It featured a new version of "Hamuamule", "Tama me prati", "Crni anđele", "Baj, baj" etc. Due to the inability to achieve the success of the previous records the band ceased to exist.