|Studio album by|
|Recorded||Matrix Recording Studios, London|
February - March 1978
|Laza Ristovski chronology|
|Ipe Ivandić chronology|
At the time of the album recording, both Ristovski and Ivandić were members of the hard rock band Bijelo Dugme. During 1978, the band was on hiatus because the band's leader, guitarist Goran Bregović, was serving his mandatory army stint, so Ristovski and Ivandić decided to record an album as a side project. Stižemo was recorded in Matrix Recording Studios in London during February and March 1978. All songs on the album were composed by Ristovski, and the lyrics were written by Ranko Boban. Beside Ristovski and Ivandić, the album also featured Leb i Sol member Vlatko Stefanovski (guitar), Teška Industrija member Goran Kovačević (vocals), Ivandić's sister Gordana Ivandić (vocals) and Zlatko Hold (bass guitar, synthesizer). Zlatko Hold also produced the album.
All music written by Laza Ristovski, all lyrics written by Ranko Boban
|Side A: Odlazak (The Leaving)|
|1.||"Noć u paklu" ("A Night in Hell")||5:52|
|2.||"Ko sam ja?" ("Who Am I?")||7:39|
|Side B: Dolazak (The Coming)|
|1.||"Poslije svega" ("After All")||5:56|
|2.||"Top Hit Lista" ("Top Hit List")||2:59|
- Laza Ristovski - piano, Hammond organ, synthesizer, electric piano, Mellotron, acoustic guitar
- Ipe Ivandić - drums, percussion, vocals, arranged by
- Zlatko Hold - bass guitar, synthesizer, producer
- Vlatko Stefanovski - guitar
- Goran Kovačević - vocals
- Gorana Ivandić - vocals
- Richard Whaley - engineer
- Will Reid-Dick - engineer
- Andy Llewellyn - engineer (assistant)
- Peter James - engineer (assistant)
- Ray Staff - engineer (cutting)
- Ljubomir Milojević - design
Events after the release
Ristovski and Ivandić met Bregović during his army leaves and played him the recordings, believing they could persuade him to let them compose for Bijelo Dugme. They wanted more creative input within the band and their names on the writing credits, all of which would affect subsequent revenue sharing. After getting flatly rejected by Bregović, the two, encouraged by the positive reactions of the critics that had the opportunity to listen to the material, decided to leave Bijelo Dugme. However, on 10 September 1978, the same day the promotional tour was scheduled to begin, Ivandić, Goran Kovačević, and Ranko Boban were arrested in Sarajevo for possession of hashish. In the documentary series Rockovnik, Ristovski recalled:
|“||We were ready to go on tour, and I'm waiting at home, waiting for them to pick me up, we're leaving, to some town, I can't remember which one. And then, Ipe's sister calls me on the phone, saying: 'There won't be a tour', I'm asking: 'Why, what's the matter?', and she says: 'They arrested Ipe'. I immediately bought a plane ticket and went to Sarajevo. And there I heard what happened.||”|
Ivandić was sentenced to three and a half years in jail, but following an appeal, the sentence got reduced to three years. Kovačević was sentenced to a year and a half, and Boban to a year in jail.
Ristovski and Ivandić never performed live as Laza & Ipe. They would eventually perform together once again as members of Bijelo Dugme (to which Ivandić returned in 1982, and Ristovski in 1984).
- Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 33.
- Stižemo at Discogs
- Vesić, Dušan (2014). Bijelo Dugme: Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu. Belgrade: Laguna. p. 152.
- Krstulović, Zvonimir (2005). Bijelo Dugme: Doživjeti stotu. Profil. p. 32.
- "Rockovnik, Strana XVIII, "Pakleni vozači" Rock scena 1978-79", YouTube
- Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 34.