- Radnička Kontrola
Infobox musical artist
Name = Radnička Kontrola
Background = group_or_band
Genre = Punk Rock
Years_active = 1979 – 1981
Associated_acts = Urbana Gerila
Partibrejkers Ekatarina Velika Disciplina Kičme
Kazna Za Uši
Past_members = Cane Kostić
Radnička Kontrola (meaning in
serbian language: Workers' control) was a Punk Rock and New Wave band from the former SFR Yugoslavia in the late 1970s and early 1980s notable for its vocalistZoran Kostić Cane who later rose to nationwide and international popularity as a frontmanof the eminent ex-Yugoslav and Serbian rockband Partibrejkersfrom Belgrade. Another member of the group was Srđan Todorović, who later became a drummer for the cult band Ekatarina Velikaand played for Disciplina kičmeas well. He achieved international success as a movie actorin films such as Emir Kusturica's award winning " Black Cat, White Cat". Radnička Kontrola was included in the compilation album " Artistička radna akcija" released by Jugotonin 1981 which has a cult statusin the former Yugoslav countries.
Formation and breakup
The band was formed in
1979featuring Zoran Kostić Cane (vocals) who previously worked with Kopilad and Urbana Gerila, Srdan Đile Marković (bass), Darko Milojković (guitar) and Srđan Todorović Žika (drums).
The band recorded only two tracks, "Dosada" ("Boredom") and "TV u koloru" ("Colour TV"), both of which appeared on the various artist compilation "
Artistička radna akcija" which is one of the most influential and appreciated cult Yugoslav rockreleases. The recordings featured guest appearances by Petar & Zli Vuciguitarist Ljuba Sedlar who played drumms and drummer Relja Obrenović also from Petar & Zli Vuci.
Radnička Kontrola appeared on a two days new wave festival held at
Belgrade's Tašmajdan on September, 1981, when Cane managed to provoke the audience and police and the show was stopped. Later Cane's behaviour was discussed in the newspappers.The band's last live appearance was in October, 1981in Ljubljanaas a support act for Šarlo Akrobata. This was also Šarlo Akrobatalast concert.
After the band disbanded, Cane formed his own band
Partibrejkers. The band became one of the most popular Yugoslavbands. He also participated the Rimtutitukianti war project in 1992. He also participated the "Pesme iznad istoka i zapada" various artists project and "Kao da je bilo nekad", Milan Mladenovićtribute album.
Srđan Todorović Žika moved to
Bezobrazno Zelenowith whom he recorded their first studio album and moved to Disciplina Kičme( 1984- 1987) and later to Ekatarina Velika( 1987- 1990) and Kazna Za Ušion their 1994album "Izliv radosti napad srece". Beside music he also worked as an actor and later completely devoted to it. He is one of the most successful Serbian actors.
Srđan Marković Đile started working as a journalist and a visual artist mainly inspired by sixties underground comic books. He also worked with
Disciplina Kičmeand in 1992formed an electro post-punk duo Supernaut.
Darko Milojković worked with
Disciplina Kičme, his later career is unknown.
Artistička radna akcija" ( Jugoton, 1981)
* [http://www.geopoetika.com/book.php?id=99 Janjatović, Petar. "Ilustrovana Enciklopedija Yu Rocka 1960-1997", publisher: Geopoetika, 1997] sr icon
Punk in Yugoslavia
Yugoslav New Wave
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