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Električni Orgazam was formed in 1980 by Srđan 'Gile' Gojković (vocals, guitars), Ljubomir 'Jovec' Jovanović (guitars), Marina Vulić (bass) and Ljubomir Đukić (keyboards, organs). Their first self-titled album was released in 1981 featuring a fairly straight-forward punk sound with a small dose of post punk aesthetics. 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 album 'Les chansones populaires' consisted only of classic covers from David Bowie, The Doors, T. Rex, 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.

Altough maybe not artisticly highstending it did give the band their best selling albums with 'Distorzija' ('Distortion') and 'Letim, sanjam, dišem' ('Flying, dreaming, breathing'). The title's acronym of 'Letim, sanjam, dišem' was supposed to give a small hint to LSD. The last album included their biggest hit ‘Igra rock'n'roll cela Jugoslavija’. In 1989 the band called a temporary pause. Srđan Gojković started work on his solo album and released released a few albums with rock'n'roll songs specially written for children (together with Idoli member Vlada Divljan).

In 1994 Električni orgazam started again with the Balkan Horror Rock project. Which was in fact live in studio-performed tracks from Lišće prekriva Lisabon and their first album. The also (again) adopted a new sound in sync with the popular Stonerrock-sound that went around at the time. In 2007 the band played as support act for The Rolling Stones in Belgrade. Afterwards the band went on their first US tour.

On the web:

- The band's official website: http://www.elektricniorgazam.com

If you like this, you probably like... / european counterparts:

Maanam (Poland)

What do we think:

DB: Another band introduced to me by the Serbian recordseller around the corner. He heard I liked Maanam and set that Električni Orgazam was their big inspiration. I find that highly unlikely since Maanam was already active and popular when the band went on tour in Poland. Nevertheless their sounds are indeed similar. Warped, speedy and punky. After their second album the band adapts a more mainstream, read standard guitar punkrock style, and is in my opinion less interesting.

Recommended albums:

♪♪♪ - Električni Orgazam - 1981

♪♪♪ - Lišće prekriva Lisabon - 1982

♪♪ - Braco i sestre (live album) - 1985

♪♪- Letim, sanjam, dišem - 1988

Further listening:

; Kako bubanj kaže - 1984; Distorzija - 1986 ; Zašto da ne! - 1994; A Um Bum - 1999; Harmonajzer - 2002

♪♪♪♪♪ = outstanding album, an absolute must-have
♪♪♪♪ = great album, highly recomended
♪♪♪ = nice album
♪♪ = be careful, requires listening before buying
♪ = best to be avoided