Du Du A* ‎– Primitivni Ples

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PGP RTB ‎– 2121263
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A1 Ja Ne Bi, Ne Bi, Ne Bi
A2 Primitivni Ples
A3 Bugi Pored Reke Kongo
A4 Hop Ap, Du Ap
A5 Solar
B1 Znaš Li Devojku
B2 Afrikanac Iz Beograda
B3 Ja Tarzan, Ti Džejn
B4 Strast - Fever
Music By – Cooley*, Davenport*
B5 Pozdrav

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): 2121263 A 17183
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): 2121263 B 17183
  • Rights Society: SOKOJ

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Crijevo

Crijevo

September 23, 2007
One and only problem with this record is its stupid lyrics (including song titles), ruining otherwise great, pristine production. However, foreigners uncommon with Yugoslavian dialects, will undoubtedly love it - electronic pop at its finest, defined by additional funk and reggae elements, sometimes sounding more avant garde than it seems at first listen; the drum machine used here is at times quite reminiscent of Borghesia's early work.

But that is of course, just a small, tiny reminder - in reality, Du-Du-A reached other interests in music altogether (the group, or what's left from it nowadays, operates under a more international-friendly name of 'Du-Du-Ah';
their first incarnation of 'Du-Du-A', as appearing here on the record 'Primitivni Ples', is a pronounced type - very possibly from English vocabulary, marking pop rhythm's appeal). It should work on a certain level but despite constant listening attempts - it fails.

As said earlier, the reason for such an impression is music and its lyrical contents here, both hard to ignore - music for its discipline and lyrics for every lack of it. The title song 'Primitivni ples' ('Primitive Dance') is a lonesome case where the song title, the lyrics and the music, work satisfactory - albeit here, there are also elements of the group's drowning in self-parody (the song is at odds with sociopolitical issues).

However, most other songs sadly haven't been spared from at least one situation where lyrical contents and the way they've been executed, destroy the dignity (or say seriousness), reaching worrying levels of stupidity. The opener, as one such example - 'Ja ne bi, ne bi, ne bi' ('I Don't Wanna, Wanna, Wanna'), at times sounds early Sisters-alike (take 'Body Electric' for instance), but when lyrics start to interfere (especially the grotesque vocal line at the very end of the track), things fall apart.

At its best, 'Primitivni ples' sounds as if the group hadn't much inspiration in relevant songwriting, instead taking loads of piss from what they managed to pull at the time. Imagine someone telling you bad jokes even small children have opinion in trashing away.