Disciplina kičme

Disciplina kičme

Infobox musical artist
Name = Disciplina Kičme

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Alias = Disciplin A Kitschme
Origin = Belgrade, Serbia
London, England
Genre = Punk-Funk
Jazz fusion
Noise rock
Alternative rock
Drum & Bass
Years_active = 1982–present
Label = PGP RTB
Tom Tom Music
Babaroga Records

Associated_acts = Bezobrazno Zeleno
Bukvar Bukvar
DD Smash
Dee Dee Mellow
Karatina II / Ekatarina Velika
Električni Orgazam
Kanda, Kodža i Nebojša
Katarina II
Kazna Za Uši
Limunovo Drvo
Lip Service
Pop Mechanix
Psihomodo Pop
Radnička Kontrola
Šarlo Akrobata
Urbana Gerila
Current_members = Dušan Kojić
Manja Đorđević
Miloš Velimir

Past_members = Branislav Trivić
Dušan Dejanović
Gofie Bebe
Jurij Novoselić
Nenad Krasavac
Peter Warren
Srđan Gulić
Srđan Marković
Srđan Todorović
Will Parker
Zoran Erkman

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Disciplina Kičme (English: "Spinal Discipline"; currently working under the slightly altered name of Disciplin A Kitschme), is a Serbian band, one of the two spin-offs of the seminal Yugoslav New Wave and later post-punk band Šarlo Akrobata, the other being Ekatarina Velika. Musically, they are best described as an aggressive and artistic rhythmic explosion, experimenting and seeking out new expressiveness while finding inspiration in the traditions of Punk rock, Funk, Jazz fusion, Jimi Hendrix and Motown.


The Belgrade years (1982–1995)

The band was formed by former Limunovo Drvo and Šarlo Akrobata bassist and vocalist Dušan Kojić Koja in late 1981 with former Urbana Gerila drummer Nenad Krasavac Kele. The lineup also featured Radnička Kontrola bassist Srđan Marković Đile, but after a short period of time, he left the band. The following year Krasavac went to serve the Yugoslav People's Army and was replaced by former Radnička Kontrola drummer Srđan Todorović Žika.

The band prepared material for their debut album, but due to the non-commercial musical style, the major Yugoslav record labels denied releasing it. Eventually, "Sviđa mi se da ti ne bude prijatno" (I like when you feel uncomforatble) was released by Slovenian record label Helidon in early 1983. The record producer was Kojić with the help of Toni Jurij (one of the producers of the Šarlo Akrobata album "Bistriji ili tuplji čovek biva kad...") and Partibrejkers guitarist Nebojša Antonijević Anton (signed as Riki Rif). The tracks "Uživaj" ("Enjoy"), "Zgodne kretnje" ("Attractive movement"), "Mladost ne oravdava besvest" ("Youth does not justify senselessness") and "Nemoj" ("Do not") presented Kojić's dominat basslines combined with the agressive sound of Todorović's drums, similar to the style of Šarlo Akrobata drummer Ivica Vdović Vd. A rerecorded Šarlo Akrobata unreleased track "Pečati" ("Stamps"), written by Kojić, appeared on the album featuring a part of the Yugoslav anthem "Hej Sloveni", stylistically similar to the Jimi Hendrix cover of the "The Star-Spangled Banner". The album was printed in a very small circulation and was rereleased on cassette by "Slovenija" record label in 1987, but did not help the band to gain wider audience popularity. The band continued playing in major Yugoslav cities, mainly in clubs.

The next release was an EP called "Ja imam šarene oči" (I have colorful eyes), with the track "Novac neće doći" ("Money will not come") as the most notable track, released by Slovenian record label Dokumentarna in 1985. Todorović did the drums and Krasavac appeared only on the intro for the track "Sviđa mi se..." ("I like...") and on "28. jun 1984" ("June 28th 1984") recorded live at Belgrade's SKC on the same date as the song title. Kojić produced the EP (which he did on all later releases) and for the first time included a trumpet in the lineup, played by Jugoslav Muškinja.

The album "Svi za mnom" (Everybody, follow me), released in 1986 by Helidon, brought some lineup and style changes. The album was recorded by Kojić with drummers Krasavac and Todorović and a brass section featuring Zoran Erkman also known as Zerkman and Dedža on trumpets and Branislav Trivić on saxophone. Backing vocals on the album were done by the members of the Novi Sad band Boye which collaborated with Kojić on the next releases. Other guest appearances featured Električni Orgazam guitarist Branislav Petrović Banana who did the backing vocals and former Radnička Kontrola guitarist Darko Milojković appeared as percussionist. A cover of the popular Yu Grupa song "Čudna šuma" ("The strange forest"), originally recorded in 1973, appeared as the opening track on the album. Kojić also partially used a violin theme of the Smetana' Humoreska on the track "Zašto" ("Why") and some acoustic guitar sections on the instrumental version of "Čudna šuma" called "Šuma igra" ("The forest is dancing"). The track "Ovo je zvuk" ("This is the sound") featured a part of the interview Kojić did for Vrnjačka Banja radio and "Ne, ne, ne" ("No, no, no") featured lyrics from the "Marš na Drinu" ("March on the Drina"), a Serbian patriotic World War I song. The mentioned tracks became popular and, for the first time in the band's history, were taken seriously by the media and the critics. After the record release Krasavac moved to the USA where he lives today.

In the early 1987, the band celebrated the fifth anniversary and released a live album, "Najlepši hitovi! Uživo!", recorded on November 3 and 4 1986 at the Belgrade club "Akademija". The album was recorded with an eight channel technique without additional studio works. The album was released by PGP RTB records. In the meantime Todorović joined Ekatarina Velika and was replaced by former Limunovo Drvo and Katarina II drummer Dušan Dejanović and former Film and Dee Dee Mellow saxophonist Jurij Novoselić Kuzma replaced Dedža.

The same record label released an EP called "Dečija pesma" (Children song) featuring five different versions of the song "Dečija pesma", children, disco, early, hit and superior mix of the track. The song lyrics featured the verse "Nije dobro Bijelo Dugme; Nije dobra Katarina; Šta je dobro; Šta nam treba; Kičme, Kičme Disciplina") ("Bijelo Dugme is not good; Neither is Katarina; What is good; What we need; Kičme, Kičme Disciplina"). As guests on the EP appeared Yu grupa guitarist Dragi Jelić, Ivica Vdović Vd, Žika Todorović and Roze Poze guitarist Željko Nikolić. Ironic cover versions of Robert Palmer's "Addicted To Love" and The Cult "Love Removal Machine", recorded live at "Akademija", also appeared on the EP.

The same lineup recorded the album "Zeleni Zub na Planeti Dosade" (Green Tooth at the Boredom Planet), released in 1989 by PGP RTB, with the tracks "Tata i mama" ("Dad and mum"), "Ah, kakva sreća" ("Oh, what happiness"), "Iza 9 brda" ("Behind 9 hills") and "Betmen, Mandrak, Fantom" ("Batman, Mandrake, Phantom"). In February 1990 Kojić appeared on MTV show "120 Minutes" and the promotional video for the English version of "Dečija pesma" ("Children song") was broadcast. In the meantime Kojić, with Vlada Divljan and Srđan Gojković Gile, recorded the soundtrack for the movie "Kako je propao rokenrol" (The fall of rock 'n' roll) and appeared in the movie as the super-hero Zeleni Zub.

The album "Nova iznenađenja za nova pokolenja" (New surpriezes for new generations), released in early 1991, featured former Haustor drummer Srđan Gulić Gul and former Pop Mašina and Innamorata i Papatra drummer Dušan Đukić Đuka on goč (a Serbian folk drum). The album featured the usage of sampled music, on "Buka u modi" ("Noise in fashion", featurinh a sampled riff of the Dah song "Noćna buka" ("Night noise")), "Zlopamtilo" ("Grudge-bearer", featuring a part of the Yu Grupa song "Bio jednom jedan pas" ("Once uppon a time there was a dog")) and "Zemlja svetlosti" ("The land of light", featuring chorus of the Time song "Rokenrol u Beogradu" ("Rock 'n' Roll in Belgrade")) which is a cover version of the Pop Mašina single. "Buka u modi" was also released on single with a different version of the track on the B-side. At the time Kojić was also playing the guitar in the ad hoc band Kod Tri Balona performing cover versions of Atomsko Sklonište, Buldožer, Pop Mašina, Smak and Yu Grupa.

On March and June 1991 at the students' protest in Belgrade, Kojić's lyrics "Vreme je za pravdu; Vreme je za istinu" ("It is time for justice; It is time for the truth") were shouted and the song "Buka u modi" became an unofficial anthem of the Winter 1996 / 1997 protests in Belgrade. The last concerts the band held in August 1991 in Kopar and Pula. In 1992 Kojić went to London and Zerkman went to Holland.

The London years (1995–2003)

After performing cover versions of Yugoslav rock song with Serbian musicians in London and working with local musicians in the bands It's Good To Smoke and Brushstick blues, Kojić decided to reform Disciplina Kičme. In the meantime he started performing as Black Tooth and with an African-American singer Gofie Bebe and drummer Pete Warren (also known as Beat) from Auckland reformed the band with an altered name, Disciplin A Kitschme. Beat used to work with the bands DD Smash from Australia and various American bands and Gofie Bebe debuted in Disciplin A Kitschme.

The band performed in minor clubs in England and in Spring 1996 they found their own record label, Babaroga records, for which they released an EP "Have You Ever Heard Of Any Other Rhythm?", featuring three versions of the song "Have You Ever Heard Of Any Other Rhythm?" (English version of "Da li znaš za neki drugi ritam") and the song "I've Got Those Technicoloured Eyes". In November the band released the album "I Think I See Myself On CCTV" featuring the songs from the EP and English versions of Disciplina Kičme songs, "Do Not" ("Nemoj"), "Oh Why" ("Zašto"), "Children Song" ("Dečija pesma") and "Is That Really All?" ("Zar je to sve").

In 1997 Helidon released the album "Svi za mnom" on CD. Kojić released new versions of "Do Not" and "Oh Why" and released it on single. The next album, "Heavy Bass Blues", released in 1998 beside the new material featured a cover version of the John D. Loudermilk song Tobacco Road. Only two Disciplina Kičme songs appeared on the album, "Noize In Fashion" ("Buka u modi") and "High Temperature Man" ("Čovek sa visokom temperaturom"). Co-producer of the album was Skip McDonald who also did backing vocals on the track "Bedroom Muzik" featuring the lyrics "You got a mouse in your hand; You need no people in a band" as a comment on the media and record label attitude towards musicians.

In February and September 1998, the band performed in Serbia and partially the former Yugoslav republics. The band returned to Serbia in the late 1999 and presented the new drummer, Will Parker. In the meantime the band released a CD single featuring three versions of the song "Da Answer", signed as Tooth-Goofie-Nappy. During the same year, the record label Tom Tom Music released a compilation "Ove ruke nisu male...1" (These hands are not small...1) featuring the first two Disciplina Kičme releases and a recording of the band's live appearance in Zagreb's Lapidarij.

The band performed in Zagreb in February 2000, and as guests on the concert appeared Jurij Novoselić Kuzma and former Haustor member Igor Pavlica. During the summer, the band played at the 34th Zaječar Guitar festival. The following year the band released the album "Refresh Your Senses, NOW!" featuring "Da Answer" and songs dealing with the new political situation in Serbia (the songs "D' Demoncracy Yeah" and "Surely They Won't Get Much... of My Sympathy"). The lineup continued touring and performing live until 2003.

Back in Belgrade (2005–present)

In 2003 Kojić returned to Belgrade and started working on several projects. In 2004 Tom Tom Music released "Ove ruke nisu male...2" (These hands are not small...2) featuring the reissue of the album "Svi za mnom!" and as bonus tracks appeared the unreleased music Kojić recorded for the movie "Lepe žene prolaze kroz grad", "Humoreska" by Antonín Dvořák and arranged by Kojić and the musical part of the corronation of Zeleni Zub.

In 2005 a new lineup of Disciplin A Kitchme, featuring Kazna Za Uši vocalist Manja Đorđević, Sunshine and Električni Orgazam drummer Miloš Velimir Buca and percussionist PP who left the band after a short period of time. Together they recorded a comeback single "Političari + virusi" ("Polititians + viruses"), released by Tom Tom Music in 2005. The single featured TV mix, antivirus and instrumental version of the track. On July 10 2005 the band performed on the main stage at the Exit 05 festival. The recording of the performance was released on the "Uživo sa Egzit-a! / Live At Exit!" DVD released by PGP RTS in 2006.

In 2007 Disciplin A Kitchme released a new album "Kada kažeš muzika, na šta tačno misliš, reci mi?" (When you say music, on what exactly do you think, tell me?). The album mainly deals with the growing MP3 popularity, especially in the songs "Bunt" ("Riot"), "Info" and "Neko mora to da spreči" ("Somebody has to stop it"). The album also featured a new version of "Političari + virusi". After the album release, the band started touring and performed at the 42nd Zaječar Guitar festival, Exit 08, Jelen Pivo Live festival and other festivals as well as on their own concerts held in Serbia and abroad.


As Disciplina Kičme

Studio albums

* "Sviđa mi se da ti ne bude prijatno" (Helidon, 1983)
* "Svi za mnom!" (Helidon, 1986)
* "Zeleni Zub na Planeti Dosade" (PGP RTB, 1990)
* "Nova iznenađenja za nova pokolenja" (PGP RTB, 1991)

Live albums

* "Najlepši hitovi!Uživo!" (PGP RTB, 1987)

Singles, EPs

* "Ja imam šarene oči" (Dokumentarna, 1985)
* "Dečija pesma" (PGP RTB, 1988)
* "Buka u modi" (PGP RTB, 1990)

Compilation albums

* "Ove ruke nisu male... 1" (Tom Tom Music, 2000)
* "Ove ruke nisu male... 2" (Tom Tom Music, 2005)

Various artists compilations

* "Metalka 35" (Dokumentarna, 1984)

As Disciplin A Kitschme

Studio albums

* "I Think I See Myself On CCTV" (Babaroga Records, 1996)
* "Heavy Bass Blues"(Babaroga Records, 1998)
* "Refresh Your Senses, NOW!" (Babaroga Records, 2000)
* "Kada kažeš muzika, na šta tačno misliš, reci mi?" (PGP RTS, 2007)

Singles, EPs

* "Have You Ever Heard Of Any Other Rhythm?" (Babaroga Records, 1996)
* "Do Not" / "Oh Why" (Babaroga Records, 1997)
* "Da Answer" (Babaroga Records, 1999) - as Tooth-Gofie-Nappy
* "Političari + virusi" (Tom Tom Music, 2005)


* "Uživo sa Egzit-a! / Live At Exit!" (PGP RTS, 2006)

See also

* New Wave in Yugoslavia
* Punk in Yugoslavia
* Serbian rock

External links and references

* "EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006", Janjatović Petar; ISBN 978-86-905317-1-4
* [http://www.myspace.com/disciplinakitschme Official Myspace]
* [http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Disciplina+kicme&search_type=&aq=f Disciplina Kičme at Youtube]
* [http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Disciplin+A+Kitschme&search_type= Disciplin A Kitschme at Youtube]
* [http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/disciplina_kicme Disciplina Kičme at RateYourMusic]
* [http://www.last.fm/music/disciplina+kicme Disciplina Kičme at Last.fm]
* [http://www.last.fm/music/disciplin+A+kitschme Disciplin A Kitschme at Last.fm]
* [http://www.b92.fm/music/Disciplina+ki%C4%8Dme/albums/ Disciplina Kičme at B92.fm]
* [http://www.b92.fm/music/Disciplin+A+Kitschme/albums/ Disciplin A Kitschme at B92.fm]
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Disciplina+Ki%C4%8Dme Disciplina Kičme at Discogs]
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Disciplin+A+Kitschme Disciplin A Kitschme at Discogs]

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