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Goran Bregović — Wedding Čoček
Album: Underground
Avg rating:
5.9

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Total ratings: 803









Released: 1995
Length: 3:30
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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 yoksa wrote:
I come from the same part of the world as Bregovic (known to locals as Brega).

Saw him for the first time in the early 70' at the one day festival at Hajducka Cesma (Highwayman Spring) with the band Jutro (Morning) which eventually became Bjelo Dugme (White Button) the most successful band in the former Yugoslavia.

Their success was due mainly to wonderful lyrics (by poet Dusko Trifunovic). However, not only in my view, no musical originality at all - stealing left right and centre from all over the world and all genres. 

The same with his current project. Total theft of Serbian brass band music. If you want to hear a real unadulterated power this type of music visit a yearly festival in the Serbian village Guca. 

In short, despite his enormous success, he is considered in serious circles to be a con artist. Though, great arranger, credit where it due.
 

For those of us who probably won't visit Serbia anytime soon, this is a reasonable substitute. 
Never heard a quinsanerra(s)  that I liked.
Gucha cha!
gipsies of the world unite!!!
I come from the same part of the world as Bregovic (known to locals as Brega).

Saw him for the first time in the early 70' at the one day festival at Hajducka Cesma (Highwayman Spring) with the band Jutro (Morning) which eventually became Bjelo Dugme (White Button) the most successful band in the former Yugoslavia.

Their success was due mainly to wonderful lyrics (by poet Dusko Trifunovic). However, not only in my view, no musical originality at all - stealing left right and centre from all over the world and all genres. 

The same with his current project. Total theft of Serbian brass band music. If you want to hear a real unadulterated power this type of music visit a yearly festival in the Serbian village Guca. 

In short, despite his enormous success, he is considered in serious circles to be a con artist. Though, great arranger, credit where it due.
Saw Bregović with a full band live several years ago - more fun than humans should have!
Ye flippin' gods! This could send a Scotsman running for them hills with his bagpipe in tow!!

But it's got that...thing, where it's hard to sit still and listen to it. Aaarh Like it {#War} A solid 8.
Oh, I love this! This is so Cool!
You've got to be in the mood for this one.

I'm not in the mood. {#Grumpy}
 Randy1 wrote:
Mexican Trumpets??? AWFUL!!!

 
Jericho pipes :)
Goran Bregović is a common fraudster and compiler. This is not his music; he only takes money for other people's music,from the very first day when he started to play music.You should remove it from the playlist. Serbia  have many much better , real musicians than he.

From me : - 1
 Reckoner978 wrote:

It's serbian actually.  And that's as close as it gets LizK, except its  not  'c' (ć) in Check, its rather c in italian 'Ciao'. Or in any serbian surname such as Stojaković,   Popović (Greg, San Antonio coach? :) ), Djoković (Novak) .... :)

 
If we're having this much trouble pronouncing the name of the band and the type of music that's playing we'd be here until midnight if there were lyrics to this.
Mexican Trumpets??? AWFUL!!!
Gipsy{#Boohoo}
 johnybladex wrote:
Origin of this music is Guča, Serbia. 
 

 
Nope, there is just festival, its balkan gypsy music, influented by turkish, greek and bulgarian music.
Trumpet, mostly used becouse a lot of them were left from VW 1, and it was available as instrument.
Goran mannaged to put all pieces together, nothing original, he stole this music from true masters of this kind of music, Feat Sejdic,Ferus Mustafov, Shaban Bajramovic.Ilmi Jasharov etc..All of them were, concluded by name, gypsy muslims, witch probably could bring some confusion, but that was the case with ex-yugoslav gypsies. Reason why i mention this, becouse those artist were robbed from recognition, by this fake musican and its a shame. Anyone who like this kind of music, could find above mentioned artist, some good stuff is available on YT..
Sorry for poor English
Juuuuriiiiiš...

 
Canned refried beans
This reminds me of Slavic Soul Party, Teknochek Collision, for example.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSu53V5fzKc

I really like this kind of music, and can't figure out why almost no one else does. 
going up to 4 for diversity, culturalism and I do like tuba
File this under "classic RP; stuff I would never, every normally listen to, but actually quite like". More ompah...
Kill it,  Kill it before it gets to the children.
 
Catchy! {#Bananasplit}
Yeaaaaah Baby!
 Euskadita wrote:
If you have the chance to see this guy live, just.... go! Excellent performances.

 
I¨ve seen him a couple of times here in Argentina. Awesome concert
Had a good friend from Croatia for many years.

Whenever I arrived I said, "How how's it going?
She always replied with a sad troubled face,  "Katastrophe, Katastrophe."
Then she's look at me with a wry smile, "Everyzing is terrrrific." Then laugh. 
Origin of this music is Guča, Serbia. 
 
 LizK wrote:

Hungarian? Romanian? Czech?  The "c"  should be as in Check.  So,  Gore' an   Breh' go vich
I hope that's right. 

 
Pronounced as Gore-han Breg-oh-which. Wedding Cho-check. It's Serbian.
 LizK wrote:

Hungarian? Romanian? Czech?  The "c"  should be as in Check.  So,  Gore' an   Breh' go vich
I hope that's right. 

 
It's serbian actually.  And that's as close as it gets LizK, except its  not  'c' (ć) in Check, its rather c in italian 'Ciao'. Or in any serbian surname such as Stojaković,   Popović (Greg, San Antonio coach? :) ), Djoković (Novak) .... :)
 stunix wrote:
someone please help me with the pronunciation, before I offend someone.....

 
Hungarian? Romanian? Czech?  The "c"  should be as in Check.  So,  Gore' an   Breh' go vich
I hope that's right. 
someone please help me with the pronunciation, before I offend someone.....
Love this!  {#Bananasplit}
 vito1975 wrote:
Cigani, juriš!

 
{#Smile}
If you have the chance to see this guy live, just.... go! Excellent performances.
You belive WRONG
 
rah wrote:
this guy did the music for "Borat" too, i believe.
 


Cigani, juriš!
plagiarist!
 ShamanManu wrote:
nope, never liked this quazi-gipsy/balkans music

 
Must be some kind of Cold War Communist influence
wicked  2ba  {#Jump} 
 ChrisVIII wrote:

"quasi - gipsy" ? It's full-size gypsy punk balkan music !! I miss Poland and its parties, this music tastes like heaven live !  On RP, it's a well deserved 10 :)

 
yep, quasi as Goran isn't gypsy and he tends to "borrow" ethno music.{#Flamed}

I guess I never had taste for gypsy punk balkan music   {#Wink}
 ChrisVIII wrote:

"quasi - gipsy" ? It's full-size gypsy punk balkan music !! I miss Poland and its parties, this music tastes like heaven live !  On RP, it's a well deserved 10 :)

 
{#Bananajam}{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Clap}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananapiano}
 ShamanManu wrote:
nope, never liked this quazi-gipsy/balkans music

 
"quasi - gipsy" ? It's full-size gypsy punk balkan music !! I miss Poland and its parties, this music tastes like heaven live !  On RP, it's a well deserved 10 :)
nope, never liked this quazi-gipsy/balkans music
Smell the chevapchichi, Leskovacka lepinja & kajmak, prebranac and a sound of gypsy's trumphet. Balkan all the way :)
Calexico anyone?
I wonder if Bill was ever a dancer. This stuff is great.
this is awful
the only real thing in my ears by Goran Bregovic is the stuff he played with polish singer Kaya
Crank it up REALLY loud! Shake your butt and throw your arms in the air.... woohooooo
Frater_Kork wrote:
Damn that was a while ago! Great soundtrack by Goran by the way, I suggest the movie "Black Cat, White Cat" for anyone interested in this kind of music and the cheerful spirit it embodies. I'll upload a track or two from that OST as well.
Black Cat White Cat - soundtrack by Kusturica
Damn that was a while ago! Great soundtrack by Goran by the way, I suggest the movie "Black Cat, White Cat" for anyone interested in this kind of music and the cheerful spirit it embodies. I'll upload a track or two from that OST as well.
RichardPrins wrote:
:bounce: Cool! Reminds me a bit of New Orleans brass bands...with slavic clarinets? :D
Yeah the first thing I thought was Mardi Gras when I heard this and I had to check just what it was. 'Never heard Slavic folk 'til now. You can tell there's a party going on somewhere.
ummm... let's see now... i think i'll have the tyropita.
a real gypsy king!
Now here's why I love RP. I'm giving this song a 4, but the fact that Bill plays it is why I love RP.
Dirktooth wrote:
trance polka?
I think that describes it pretty well. Diggin' it.
This album was conceived as the OST for "underground" (the kusturica's one, not that other crap...)..So lads watch the movie and think again about the rating.....IMHO a truly deserved 8...
gack! wedding crapotchka! :puke:
this guy did the music for "Borat" too, i believe.
helene wrote:
This is not Klezmer. That could be why it's not such good Klezmer. It's also not the greatest Celtic music, and it's not Bob Dylan's best performance either. :wink: As Balkan music, it's absolutely marvelous!
Well put! And BTW: great movie.
Duluoz wrote:
This falls under the genre of Klezmer. Not very good by Klezmer standards. Maybe I should upload some Klezmatics or Klezmer Madness?
This is not Klezmer. That could be why it's not such good Klezmer. It's also not the greatest Celtic music, and it's not Bob Dylan's best performance either. :wink: As Balkan music, it's absolutely marvelous!
dewinter wrote:
:dancingbanana: Wow! This one just came out of nowhere! It's one of those songs that pops up every now and again, you just have to stop whatever your in the middle of and find out what is this?
It certainly perks up a Tuesday afternoon!!!! :bananajumprope: :bananasplit: :whipit:
This was a thoroughly strange movie, I loved some of it but my overall experience was just "what the hell?". Didn't help that I really felt like I was missing a lot of the subtext and symbolism. Gotta say, the music is immediately identifiable after hearing it for 2.5 hours or whatever the movie ran. Made me laugh to hear it again. :) Of course, in my world the natural song to follow Underworld - Trim and a song from the movie "Underground" is Tom Waits - Underground. I just love any excuse to hear Tom Waits though... :)
Bust out the Slivovitz!
Bump for the Goran! dionysius wrote:
Hvala for the Goran! Jedan pivo molim!
outerspace wrote:
Gotta love it.
Wanna bet?
outerspace wrote:
Do It! Pleeeease.
I have some live David Krakauer stuff too from one of his concerts in NYC, but it does not meet the qualifications for upload. :sad:
Duluoz wrote:
This falls under the genre of Klezmer. Not very good by Klezmer standards. Maybe I should upload some Klezmatics or Klezmer Madness?
Do It! Pleeeease.
Gotta love it.
Am I at a wedding?
This falls under the genre of Klezmer. Not very good by Klezmer standards. Maybe I should upload some Klezmatics or Klezmer Madness?
OperaNrocks wrote:
"Trance polka"? Great descriptions! I'll be watching for more. The drumming's fun but those horns need more than one riff. But I guess if you're dancing at a wedding (presumably snockered) you probably couldn't care less.
in kosturica's films not only the wedding guests are snockered. everybody is generally plastered throughout...
Dirktooth wrote:
This is music that is throughly hard to describe.....trance polka? Gypsy rave-up? I don't know if I would want to listen it non-stop, but this one is likeable.
"Trance polka"? Great descriptions! I'll be watching for more. The drumming's fun but those horns need more than one riff. But I guess if you're dancing at a wedding (presumably snockered) you probably couldn't care less.
music from one of kosturica's fims i schould expect? maybe from 'underground' seeing as it followed 'underworld'? great film anyway with a non stop bregovic soundtrack.
Now iss ze time on Schprockets ven ve daance.
dewinter wrote:
:dancingbanana: Wow! This one just came out of nowhere! It's one of those songs that pops up every now and again, you just have to stop whatever your in the middle of and find out what is this?
True that!
Um........................no.
maryte wrote:
Must post the old dancing couple here!
You go girl! Love it!
teo wrote:
Many people gave 1 ?? You Americans, don't dig Balkan music. Pitty.
Some of us do! Thanks, RP! :bananajam:
This is an example of why I listen to RP. You find gold by sifting through the dirt, so to say. I actually like this somewhat. :dance:
Cigani.... juriiiisssshh :) More from Goran, please...
Must post the old dancing couple here!
This is music that is throughly hard to describe.....trance polka? Gypsy rave-up? I don't know if I would want to listen it non-stop, but this one is likeable.
teo wrote:
Many people gave 1 ?? You Americans, don't dig Balkan music. Pitty.
No worries - there are enough of us Yanks that appreciate Goran to keep the positive comments coming - and thanks, Bill, for recognizing that there's a place for GB on the RP playlist! :dance:
Okay, that was on the verge of actually being painful it was so annoying.
I dig it! The album he did with Kajah in Polish a few years ago is very nice, and was a huge hit here. Go Goran! Also nice segue from "Underworld" a very interesting film Bregovic did the sound track to. Recommended viewing RP listeners.
:dancingbanana: Wow! This one just came out of nowhere! It's one of those songs that pops up every now and again, you just have to stop whatever your in the middle of and find out what is this?
wow, that is annoying!
algrif wrote:
Sounds like Mexicans on amphetamines
Yeah, enough already :puke:
Hvala for the Goran! Jedan pivo molim!
Many people gave 1 ?? You Americans, don't dig Balkan music. Pitty.
algrif wrote:
Sounds like Mexicans on amphetamines
with polka thrown in for fun...I love it. It's like what you would hear if you dropped a bunch of acid, drank too much, and then wondered around in some Eastern European country's attempt to mimic a Mexican Fiesta.
Don't let anyone suicidal listen to this!
This song is absolutely incredible. Oh I Like! Oh, Oh, I Like!
naughteragain wrote:
HVALA LEPO!!!
I az sym syglasna. Vljbih se v muzikata na Goran o6te kato bqh nevrystno lape i do den dne6en tq prodyljava da mi vyzdeistva mnogo silno.
Ibreee jubreeee!!! Cigani JRIIII6 AIDE OPA!
Make it stop.
Sounds like Mexicans on amphetamines
hum, my brain has suddenly broken down :shifty:
More Cowbell! Great playing, but it kinda hurts when I listen to it. Sort of a Slavic Mariachis on Crank feel to it. :think:
hmmmm, not sure about this one, but why is my toe tapping?? :sunny:
passsion8 wrote:
Coming off of Underworld, I'd have to agree...yikes!
Underworld ---> Underground seems like a great transition to me. :yes:
Mariachis in Slovenia. Fun.
I don't get it, I don't know what it is...yet I like it for some reason. Go figure.
Thorp wrote:
Please, don't play this again! It really set me off from the usual "RP"-harmony!
Coming off of Underworld, I'd have to agree...yikes!
Devotchka!
Dejan wrote:
(Belgrade, Serbia) Oh No!!!!! I'm listening RP to get away from this!!!!!
Now you know how I feel when RP plays ZZ Top. :doh:
And Now, Everybody Dance!
Ajde Deki.... nije to najgore sto je moglo da ti se desi :)
Dejan wrote:
Oh No!!!!! I'm listening RP to get away from this!!!!!
:roflol:
eurotransient wrote:
I caught Underground on tape years ago. Great movie, but I was so hypnotised by the music, I swear I got up and started dancing spastically around the room by the end of it. Why can't all music sound this joyful w/o being saccharine? If this doesn't make you want to spasm around the room like you've just freebased espresso, then you, my heavy footed friends, are a corpse.
I agree - and if you like this, check out Bregovic's collaboration with Iggy Pop. I don't know why, but it works!
Oh No!!!!! I'm listening RP to get away from this!!!!!
Under different circumstances (sipping tequila on a Mexican market square, watching the village beauties dance to this) I might like this... sitting at the office, sadly......... I don't. :(
I caught Underground on tape years ago. Great movie, but I was so hypnotised by the music, I swear I got up and started dancing spastically around the room by the end of it. Why can't all music sound this joyful w/o being saccharine? If this doesn't make you want to spasm around the room like you've just freebased espresso, then you, my heavy footed friends, are a corpse.
vvaffle wrote:
No way. This is great. I'm from the same country as this guys and if you're looking for eclectic this guy's got it. In the 80s he was with a band called "Bjelo Dugme" (white button). They were one of the first rock bands in Yugoslavia, or at least one of the first ones I ever heard. He has done alot of very good movie soundtracks for Yugoslavian movies, many songs mixing folk music and rock. I would say that this is one of his more mediocre songs so if you like this you might really want to check him out.
hey vvaffle the name of the band was Bijelo Dugme (you are missing an I). it seems that it's time for you to brush up on the native language. maybe i'll give you a lesson next time i stop by :-)
I love this song! It's so cool.
Whoa! Woke me up in my cubicle!
Love it. If you've ever danced to this stuff (Slavic folk music), it's unforgettable, and you can't sit still.
Please, don't play this again! It really set me off from the usual "RP"-harmony!
Would be more interesting if it had more than two bars repeated endlessly... EDIT: Maybe someone rapping over the top of the loop in Yugoslavian. :nodhead: