Urgh!

Profile:
URGH! was a band active in Belgrade, Serbia, from 1991 to 2001. During a decade of their existence, they displayed an impressive ability to change their musical direction and merge various genres in their output.The band kicked-off as grindcore quartet and achieved relative fame when a video for their song Paradise Town got aired on the first national channel. It was a big thing back in the day, since Serbia had only three TV-channels.

The first “real” release was a split tape with P.M.S. in 1992 called Yonuss Tape. Although not a first band from Belgrade to play grindcore, URGH! managed to approach a wider audience with their sound. Searching for a new musical identity ensued, leading to another two cassette releases: 9194 and Unplugged. While former blended grindcore with all sorts of musical directions in a perplexing cacophony, the latter offered a mellow side of same songs including orchestrations with violin, accordion and toys. Until 1997 URGH! stabilized in a sort of post-core/noise sound and released Oesophagus. The song Kratko & Jasno, boosted by a furious video, became band’s most recognizable song. In 1999 URGH! re-recorded some old songs and complied a “best of” release. Planned to be band’s first CD, 120% never saw light of the day because band’s then-publisher B92 got taken over by the regime and CD destroyed along with some other releases. By 2000 URGH! has become a trio and recorded Sumo, their last album to date, released in 2001. The album was built upon samples and loops instead of live drums and spawned a minor hit “Kašika, viljuška, nož” using lyrics of an old children’s song.
As of March 2009 URGH! is preparing a new album for 2010.

2001 Line-up:
Dragoslav Ružić alias Guru Ghagi - vocals
Jovan Ružić alias Yolefist - guitar, sampling
Maja Cvetković - bass

Ex-Members:
Đorđe Smiljanić Đolle - guitar
Dejan Stanisavljević Stanna - drums
Igor Štanglicki Krrle - bass
Nikola Marković Morbid - bass
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Urgh! Discography Tracks

Albums

none Urgh! - Yonuss Tape album art Urgh! / P.M.S. (2) Urgh! / P.M.S. (2) - Yonuss Tape(Cass, Album, Spl) Take It Or Leave It Records none Yugoslavia 1992 Sell This Version
SCR 013 Urgh! - 9194 album art Urgh! 9194(Cass, Album) Silver Cross Records SCR 013 Yugoslavia 1995 Sell This Version
SCR 005 Urgh! - Unplugged album art Urgh! Unplugged(Cass, Album, Ltd) Silver Cross Records SCR 005 Yugoslavia 1995 Sell This Version
C007 Urgh! - Oesophagus album art Urgh! Oesophagus(Cass, Album) B92 C007 Yugoslavia 1997 Sell This Version
CD 005 Urgh! - Sumo album art Urgh! Sumo(CD, Album) Be Bop Records CD 005 Yugoslavia 2001 Sell This Version
none Urgh! - Pozorište Surovosti album art Urgh! Pozorište Surovosti(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Urgh! Self-released) none Serbia 2011

Compilations

C014 Urgh! 120%(Cass, Comp) B92 C014 Yugoslavia 1998 Sell This Version

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