Retko te viđam sa devojkama

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"Retko te viđam sa devojkama"
Single by VIS Idoli
A-side Pomoć, pomoć
Released May 1980
Format 7"
Recorded 1980
Genre New wave
Length 3:17
Label Vidici
Writer(s) Vlada Divljan

"Retko te viđam sa devojkama" ("I Rarely See You With Girls") is the second song which appeared on the first single by Serbian new wave band Idoli (the first being "Pomoć, pomoć"). The song did not actually appear as a B-side as both of the songs appeared on the A-side while the B-side contained Slobodan Škerović's narrative poem called "Poklon".

History[edit]

Having formed as a band, Idoli got a chance to record their first single within a month after their formation, which was a true record in former Yugoslavia and later.[citation needed] The band recorded two songs which would appear as the A-side of the single given as a present with the May release of the "Vidici" magazine.

The song was credited to Vlada Divljan. However, other sources claim that it was written by the former Idoli member Aleksandar Prokopiev.[1][2] This is one of the first gay-themed songs in Yugoslavia (the first was "Neki dječaci" by Prljavo kazalište).

In the 1990s and 2000s, allegations have been made in ex-YU press that the song text refers to Boris Tadić, as e.g. in Serbia and on a Germany-based internet news service in Serbian, who was a childhood friend of the Idoli member Nebojša Krstić (and whom he later appointed as his media relations advisor while in office as President of Serbia).

Track listing[edit]

  1. Idoli - "Pomoć, pomoć"
  2. Idoli - "Retko te viđam sa devojkama"
  3. Slobodan Škerović - Poklon

Personnel[edit]

Second version[edit]

"Retko te viđam sa devojkama"
Single by VIS Idoli
A-side Maljčiki
Released 1981
Format 7"
Recorded 1981
Genre New wave, post-punk
Length 3:05
Label Jugoton
Writer(s) Srđan Šaper
Vlada Divljan
Producer(s) Goran Bregović

"Retko te viđam sa devojkama" was recorded once again in Zagreb with producer Goran Bregović and was released as a B-side of the Maljčiki single. This version of the song also appeared on the Svi marš na ples! compilation.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Maljčiki" (S. Šaper, V. Divljan)
  2. "Retko te viđam sa devojkama" (V. Divljan)

Personnel[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

  • Serbian hard core/punk band Lude Krawe recorded a version of the song on their 2007 album Sve Tuđe.

External references[edit]

  1. ^ Danas: [1], Weekend edition, May 3 and 4, 2003, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro (Serbian)
  2. ^ Zarez: [2], biweekly, November 2, 2006, Zagreb, Croatia (Croatian)