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

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


none 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(Cass, Album) Silver Cross Records SCR 013 Yugoslavia 1995 Sell This Version
SCR 005 Urgh! Unplugged(Cass, Album, Ltd) Silver Cross Records SCR 005 Yugoslavia 1995 Sell This Version
C007 Urgh! Oesophagus(Cass, Album) B92 C007 Yugoslavia 1997 Sell This Version
CD 005 Urgh! Sumo(CD, Album) Be Bop Records CD 005 Yugoslavia 2001 Sell This Version
none Urgh! Pozorište Surovosti(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Urgh! Self-released) none Serbia 2011

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