Zbogom Brus Li
|Zbogom Brus Li|
|Origin||Novi Sad, Serbia|
|Genres||Punk rock, folk punk, children's music, pop rock|
|Years active||1992 – 2000
2005 – present
|Labels||Music Yuser, L.V.O. Records, Tarcus, Zmaj Children Games, Flying Buffalo, PGP-RTS|
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Jovandeka Lee Metalika
Zbogom Brus Li (Serbian Cyrillic: Збогом Брус Ли; trans. Goodbye Bruce Lee) is a Serbian punk rock band from Novi Sad. Influenced by Misfits, Ramones, Toy Dolls, Cock Sparrer, Dickies, T.Rex, Hard-Ons and other acts, the band combines punk rock and folk music of Vojvodina into a style the band describes as "tamburaški punk" ("tamburitza punk").
1992 – 2000
The band was formed in 1992. Initially, the band had frequent lineup changes, until a steady lineup, consisting of Slavko Matić (also known as Shakin' Slavisha, vocals), Aleksandar Jovanović (also known as Jovandeka Li Metalika, bass guitar), Branislav Smuk (also known as Smuk Fu, guitar), and Boban Dejanović (also known as Boban Li, drums), was formed. The band started performing dressed in various costumes, and initially performed with the theatre group Alternativna scena Blek Stena (Alternative Scene Il Grande Blek).
In 1994, the band self-released the EP Zbogom Brus Li. The EP featured four songs, and was released on compact cassette only. The band released their debut album Penk Punk Pink Pank Ponk in 1995. The album was originally released through Music Yuser, and, during the same year, rereleased through L.V.O. Records. The album featured humorous songs, with quotations from Zvonko Bogdan's and Šaban Šaulić's songs and samples from the films Who's That Singing Over There, Reflections and Dune, and the TV show Grlom u jagode. During the same year, they participated in the recoding of Želimir Žilnik' film Marble Ass.
At the beginning of 2007, the band released the album Zlobro (Evilood) through the record label Tarcus. The album featured, besides new songs, seven songs from their debut album as bonus tracks. In 1999, they released the album Hogli-Vogli Rok (Hogley-Vogley Rock) with the help of children's music festival Zmaj Children Games. The album featured children's music songs played in a punk rock manner. After releasing the album, in 2000, Zbogom Brus Li disbanded.
2005 – present
The band reunited in 2005. In 2007, they participated in the Đorđe Balašević tribute album Neki noviji klinci i... (Some Newer Kids And...), with a cover of Đorđe Balašević song "1987.", Zbogom Brus Li version entitled "Jadna i benda 2007." ("Wretched and Miserable 2007").
In 2008, they released the album Ratatariteti (Ratatarities) through Flying Buffalo. The album featured written during the 1992 - 2000 period, but previously unreleased. During the same year, the band released the studio album Ukleti salaš (Haunted Farm) through PGP-RTS. The album consisted of ten new and eight old songs by the band.
In 2009, the band appeared on the compilation album Punks, Skins & Rudeboys Now! Vol. 18, released by Polish record label Jimmy Jazz Records. During the same year, the band appeared at the Beovizija 2009 semi-final with the song "Ha ha ha", ending up in 15th place and failing to qualify for the finals. The song was released on the festival's official compilation album.
In 2012, Zbogom Brus Li celebrated their twentieth anniversary by releasing a 10" mini album entitled Kokainka (Cocaine Girl), also available for free download from Exit festival official website, which featured Nikola Pejaković "Kolja", Bobo Knežević, Predrag Vranešević, and other guests. The comedy metal band Pero Defformero covered Zbogom Brus Li song "Ukleti salaš", in honor to Zbogom Brus Li's anniversary. in May 2013, the band released the live album "Noć živih hitova - Live at SKCNS Fabrika 22.11.2012. (The Night of Living Hits - Live at SKCNS Fabrika October 22, 2012) for free download via Nocturne magazine official website. The band also announced the release of a monography about the band.
- Penk Punk Pink Pank Ponk (1995)
- Zlobro (1997)
- Hogli-Vogli Rok (1999)
- Ratatatariteti! (2008)
- Ukleti salaš (2008)
- Noć živih hitova - Live at SKCNS Fabrika 22.11.2012. (2013)
EPs and mini-LPs
- Zbogom Brus Li (1994)
- Kokainka (2012)
- "Vaterpolo", "Legenda o Bužiju Fajteru", "Živeti bogato" (NS Subculture Volume 1: Ponešto Deluje; 1993)
- "Živeti bogato", "Vaterpolo" (It's Up To You; 1994)
- "Ja te volim, a ti si kremašica" (Punk! Oi!! Yu; 1996)
- "Kiše" (Novosadska Punk Verzija 1978 - 2005; 2006)
- "Vatra ljubavi" (CPB Kompilacija; 2006)
- "To je vatra ljubavi" (Role Model - Tribute to Ljubiša Georgijević 1976-2005; 2006)
- "Jadna i bedna 2007." (Neki noviji klinci i...; 2007)
- "Kaćuša", "Panonska krimi priča" (Mak Off - Vojvodina Calling, 2008)
- "Pankburaški splet", "Ladi, Ladi, Lom" (Punks, Skins & Rudeboys Now! Vol. 18; 2009)
- "Ha ha ha" (Beovizija 2009; 2009)
- "Tamburaški pank u SKC na Bombshellfestu", naslovi.net
- "ZBOGOM BRUS LI (novi sad) / purgeraj live". zagrebinfo.net
- Zbogom Brus Li at Discogs
- Music Yuser Penk Punk Pink Pank Ponk release at Discogs
- L.V.O. Records Penk Punk Pink Pank Ponk release at Discogs
- Penk Punk Pink Pank Ponk at Discogs
- Zlobro at Discogs
- Hogli-Vogli Rok at Discogs
- Neki noviji klinci i... at Discogs
- Ratariteti at Discogs
- Zbogom Brus Li: Novi album "Ratatatariteti", Rizingerium
- Ukleti salaš at Discogs
- "Ukleti pankburaški salaš", popboks.com
- Punks, Skins & Rudeboys Now! Vol. 18 at Discogs
- Резултати гласања — полуфинале и финале. Радио-телевизија Србије, 9. March 2009. Приступљено 09.03.2009.
- Beovizija 2009 at Discogs
- "Zbogom Brus Li, Kokainka EP (Odličan hrčak / EXIT, 2012.)", zlohadzo.com
- "Zbogom Brus Li poklanjaju live CD", balkanrock.com
- "Zbogom Brus Li slavi 20 godina", gruvanje.rs
- "Zbogom Brus Li obeležavaju 20. godina rada mini albumom", timemachinemusic.org
- Zbogom Brus Li on Discogs
- EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006, Janjatović Petar; ISBN 978-86-905317-1-4
- NS rockopedija, novosadska rock scena 1963-2003, Mijatović Bogomir; Publisher: SWITCH, 2005
- Zbogom Brus Li official Myspace
- Zbogom Brus Li on Discogs
- Zbogom Brus Li on Last.Fm
- Zbogom Brus Li on MyExit
- Zbogom Brus Li on PunkRock.org