Bad Man Records - kraj jedne izdavačke kuće

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A Dejan Bambulovic film
Dedicated to Radomir Belacevic
Thanks to everyone who helped and participated
Good afternoon.
Now I'm supposed to talk about Bad Man Records. It's our record label
that we founded in 2003. I think we did it in a tavern in Skadarlija.
That's where our friend Goksi took me, Bambulovic and his best man Vajagic
to treat us because he won some money on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?".
And we were sitting there and drinking beer and talking about
how this "punk/ska/Oi!/whatever" scene of ours is in a poor condition
and how we should make a compilation. And we all said: "Yeah, it's a great idea,
we're all gonna do it, it will be the best record label in the world..."
But then everybody kind of withdrew mysteriously from that project
and it basically became my business. - began. So, Cokule had these
two recordings - albums - and we decided to make a compilation
when Goksi got that money... That was actually the beginning of Bad Man Records,
the main subject of this movie. We gathered in a tavern in Skadarlija -
Goksi, the guy who won the money on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" -
we wanted that money before he'd invest it all into bathroom tiles
and toilet seat, we wanted to use some of that and we gathered - Dobrica,
Bambulovic... - We wanted to extort it from him! - ...Goksi and me -
we came to a tavern in Skadarlija and we sat there and got to a deal
that saw the four of us participate in some way and try to make a compilation.
And soon everybody gave up on that and the only one left was Mr. Veselinovic
from Danteova 60, Karaburma. And that's actually the beginning of Bad Man Records.
The first thing we released was that "Beogradsko Prolece" compilation.
We gathered some Belgrade bands that were active at that point
and important for the scene and we made an initially modest number
of 100.000... 100.000 dinars, ha-ha! 100 copies. We thought that was great,
like, 100 copies - we're never gonna sell it, nobody buys that...
And then it went pretty well when it started. I just couldn't believe
that those CD's were being sold. We brought them to the Felix shop
and to the gigs, people were ordering through the internet,
and then we made another 100 and then another 100 copies.
So, in total it was 300 copies and that is the record among all our releases.
After that we released Cokule - Bambulovic's and Vajagic's band,
a rather controversial one. After that we released Skepsa, a band from Sabac.
That's some punk rock, kind of. Then there was...
I should have made a concept, I don't remember all the things.
Then there was Potres, yes. Nordisc label from Netherlands
released that and it was all fancy. He contacted me and told me:
"You could sell these CD's here. We released it together, everything's great."
And, of course, I said: "Okay, man!" Then there was Infrakt or High Stakes.
One of those two bands. High Stakes - we've just sold out the first set of that,
100 copies, and that's the least successful Bad Man Records release.
I think I sold 20 CD's out of that, yeah. Then there is Birtija, Miki Pirs
and finally B.O.L. Birtija has two releases, Miki Pirs one,
that's our 10th release and B.O.L. is the 11th.
Bad Man Records works on friendly basis and there were around 20 bands
that wanted us to release them - Serbian and foreign bands -
but we were mostly saying: "No way, you're a bunch of plonkers!"
Except for when they begged us to release them and we said: "Okay, we will."
That's how all the bands got released. For example, I was contacted recently
by some Bosnians and I told them: "No way, don't get enthusiastic about it."
Not because they are Bosnians, but because this industry is dead.
This documentary is called "The Death of Bad Man Records".
We said that our best-selling release was that compilation, as expected,
because people prefer having a bunch of bands at the same price
to having just one. The price was mostly around 200-300 or 50 dinars...
So, we would basically make around 100 copies initially and then we would
buy more if it's necessary. Usually it's not, but let's say that 200-300
is a number of copies per release that we do or that we did.
On the internet it will be a lot bigger and better because we'll be able
to follow the number of people downloading it, watching it and so on,
and it will be cheaper, blah, blah, blah... Yeah.
At the concerts we sell the CD's for beer and give them away to people
if they are okay. Once we also had "a kiss for a CD"...
No, whoever bought a CD, got kissed. And there's this famous story
when Ivan Andonov, who plays whatever he plays in the High Stakes
and all these bands, nevermind... So, a band member bought his own CD
to get a kiss. No compromise, that's how we do it.
One of my most interesting anecdotes was after a big punk concert in Belgrade.
So I came back home, everything was cool, night, blah, blah, blah,
I went to sleep under the impression from the concert. And at 7 a.m.
someone rang on my door. I was like: "Fuck, what the hell?" Or 8 a.m.,
I don't remember the exact time. "Come on, what's happening?" I was ignoring it.
I thought it was the postman or whoever, I didn't care. But it kept on ringing
for 5 minutes. I said: "Now what? I have to open." And I got up all drowsy
and opened the door and there was this guy in front of it.
And he said: "Hey, I'm sorry, I saw on your releases that this is the address
of Bad Man Records and I brought you our CD." I was looking at him
and couldn't believe it. "Come on, man, are you kidding me, what's the catch?"
He said: "No, no, I was at the concert..." I really forgot which concert it was.
Maybe even The Exploited or something like that. "I was at the concert, I live in..."
I don't know, the band was called Razocarenje or something, I even forgot
where they're from, because I lost the CD afterwards and they didn't write
the address or anything, there was just the cover. "I brought our CD
to Bad Man Records, so that you could see if you wanna release it."
Still drowsy, I told him to come in. He said: "No, I gotta go."
And so I said goodbye to the guy and haven't seen him since and I never did
anything with that band, but it was pretty interesting.
Besides all these situations at concerts, calling at home... Yeah, it's interesting
when someone calls me at home, because I left my home number somewhere once,
and they say: "Hello, is this Bad Man Records?" And my dad or mom answered,
so they say: "It's for you, some idiots." That's great!
I don't even remember that, to be honest. The Bad Man Records founding meeting -
I don't remember it because I have no idea what we did on that occasion
nor where it was. But we did release an album on Bad Man Records - Cokule -
where I was a kind of additional member. I guess.
And then the furious breakthrough of Bad Man Records began,
with the third album of Cokule, I guess, where people were fighting for a CD.
I mean, for a tape. Neither could we print enough covers
nor record enough CD's for everyone who wanted it to buy it.
And the rest is history.
The first big money that I earned in my life legally
was the money from "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" and then I invested
and retrieved it for the big concert at Dom Omladine,
where just enough people came to cover that amount of money.
I was even, but no one believed me that so many people came...
And it was a good concert. Pretty good. - And then Goksi Corluka...
In Bambulovic's 6th... no, 5th year of high school, he met this young man.
A nice young man. - Yeah, nice. - From a good family. - Goran Corluka.
And then Corluka enters the band - buys a bass guitar and enters Cokule
and applies for the first season of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?".
So, as Goksi bought the bass guitar, although he never knew how to play it...
1996. Crisis and inflation raging. And I bought a bass guitar.
And I lent it to Cokule. - ...what he does in his life.
We were at the "Barakuda" studio on Zvezdara, whose owner was playing
in a band called Pastrmke. The studio was, let's say, on the second floor...
Actually on the first, if the ground floor is the ground floor.
And we recorded those 50 songs on tape... - 50 songs? - 50 songs, on tape.
Man, have you ever wondered... - Bambulovic played bass, I played guitar
and sang and we recorded it in two hours. The drummer played
everything in one single take and then the guy from Pastrmke came and said:
"Guys, I really had all kinds of people coming here, but nobody was like you."
So, at that point we were really...
Sone wasn't that bad. - No, Sone played later.
Someone else played back then. - Oh, Smit! Oh, yeah, Smit.
He's a great guy, man. Fat, played like shit.
I guess that's why we sounded so bad that even Vajagic was sick of it.
Well, we were even worse. - We were good. We were trying...
I couldn't learn one single song while you were coming back to bass...
Okay, but when we formed the lineup that followed that one, we were good.
With Sone and Svaba. So, Sone played drums and Svaba sang,
Drenca played guitar, I played bass and that was the last lineup of Cokule,
which was active in 2004 and 2005. We played a couple of good concerts...
And a couple of bad concerts! - We'll sweep those under the rug.
No, we won't, we'll remember them! - In fact, we were magnificently drunk.
Well, Oi! without alcohol...
The best-known band from Sabac
...after Goblini
I think it was in '99. Since NATO bombed Serbia with depleted uranium,
that had to have influence on certain people's brains, including ours,
so we decided to form a band. In that band we had Kuman,
the vocal of Skepsa, me, Maric - Milomir Maric - but not the editor
of "Duga" magazine, but a friend of ours from Bosnia. He played drums,
of course, being from Bosnia, and the bass player was Rajko Marinkovic,
who left the band soon afterwards and started studying law, escaped to Canada,
got smarter. And so we were playing and changing members until 2000, 2001.
We played in the Cultural Center "Zika Popovic" in Sabac. It's a great place
that shows the fall of the real socialism. Something like this kiosk here.
So, we played there, and in 2000 we even played in SKC in Belgrade
at an event called "Fanzinijada" ("Fanzine gig"), and we played there just because
Kuman was sure it was "Slaninijada" ("Bacon fair"). But it was "Fanzinijada"
and we played in SKC and Maric, the drummer at that time,
current bass player Bobisa and Kuman don't even remember playing in SKC.
So, it was a rather hazy night. And when I realized what was happening there
and fortunately Kuman joined the army, I told this to myself:
"Either your life will be flowers or you will play in Skepsa!"
And then we stopped that sad story and Kuman went to heal his body
from various opiates, which then led to his call in 2005 when he said to me:
"Let's reform the old band." And I said yes because in the meantime
I didn't get any smarter and I guess I also started taking some opiates.
So, in 2005 we actually made the band in the way we wanted it to sound
and settled the lineup in a way. Bobisa, who started playing with us
and played with us in the past, plays bass guitar now, too.
And we recorded our first album at my country house.
Now, we recorded that album in 2005 in the countryside. The producer was
Darko, called Guza. He played various bands to us and told us:
"I think this is how I should engineer Skepsa's sound."
For example, he played Infrakt. And we told him: "You know,
to us this is punk for babies. We're a lot more horrendous than that,
we don't know how to play and we scream a lot." And then he managed
to somehow direct it to a decent level. Now, when we recorded that album
and named it "Izbeglice iz Besmisla", we were wondering who would be
crazy enough to take this rubbish that we made and print it on CD's
for someone to listen to it. And I found Bad Man Records on the internet
and a guy named Dobrica (Good man). I thought, since that's his name -
"Nomen est omen", as simple Latins used to say - he must be a good man
and he'll probably have mercy to persuade this rubbish to go on CD.
And I sent him some recordings, we were in contact via e-mail,
and then he called me and said an unbelievable thing, I was devastated
and had to take two Bensedines. He said: "I like this and I wanna release it."
Kuman wasn't allowed to take Bensedine at the time
because he already had a history of taking these pills.
And then we began preparing the cover and CD's and it all turned out
pretty successful. So, that CD was out in 2005, I don't know the exact date.
And things got better for Skepsa. So, Bad Man Records is responsible
for the fact that everybody heard us and realized that we're complete idiots.
So, that's the beginning of our collaboration with Bad Man Records.
I mean, at the same time it's the end, because after three years
of our collaboration with Dobrica and talking to him on the phone
and seeing him at some concerts and drinking beer,
I saw him on the street the other day and he crossed to the other side
because he probably doesn't want to see Skepsa ever again, let alone release us.
This is my friend Zoran. He's been playing in Potres since 1991
and I've been in his band since 1997, right? - And I've been in the band
since November the 2nd 1998, since ten years ago. - It was his 10th anniversary
just recently. - 1997. - Me too, and he's a 1991 War in Slavonia veteran.
Darko isn't here, he's been an additional member for some time now.
There is Darko, on the T-shirt. This one here.
Yes. - The one smiling.
Bad Man Records, huh?
Man, they fucked us big time! - Our brother Robert screwed us in the end.
The story with Bad Man began... Which year was it, 2005?
We recorded the album in 2003, then Nordisc Records released it... - In 2004.
And then Robert found some kids, he said: "There is a Bad Man Records
in Belgrade, I'll let them be your label." "Why them, I don't know who they are,
they'll take your money..." Oh, yeah, you knew Dobrica previously.
You just didn't know that he was that criminal. - Dobrica was always
with a little girl, a very cute one, and Pop introduced me to them.
I thought: "Not them!" They were all sweet and stuff and our album was
very aggressive. I wasn't sure about him releasing it. - Okay, but in the end
Bad Man did a good thing because that album came here
and people saw it. I think it's a very positive thing... - He's so smart!
Otherwise no one would have probably seen it. How much money he took -
I don't know. I haven't seen a penny. - I know! - Bambulovic, I don't know
if he gave you something or not... - In 1991 Zoran, Darko, Toki and Peca
formed the band Potres in Smederevo. I was a kid, they played on the balcony
of his pigpen. - My pigs have a balcony! - Yeah, on a board above the pigpen.
We watched the older guys play. They were born in 1974, we were born in 1978,
just kids. We came there and looked at the guitars. - We were already shaving.
Yeah, you were shaving here. - Some of us. - Some of us still don't shave.
And it started and went on and on... As for Bad Man himself,
I think it's a very good thing. Enthusiasm. It's very nice to see
kids and their bands gathered around someone who's gonna release them.
Doesn't matter if it's only ten copies, to say: "We released a CD, look, mom!"
But then if you don't have anybody, then it's... - "Is that mommy's boy?" - Yeah.
If you don't have anybody, it's a little pointless and you get dissatisfied.
To release it yourself, to print the CD's and put the stickers.
I don't know, Bad Man probably lost some money there, but hey, we all pay...
On our gigs we don't usually get drunk and fall and throw up
and start fights. There is discipline in all that. - Sometimes the singer falls
off the stage. - Yeah, sometimes the singer falls off the stage,
gets messed up, but never stops singing. - They don't turn him off.
Talk to me, director!
Ready? With the camera!
...if it's gonna work. - No, it will be great... - We are one half...
Whoa, look at him panning the camera! - We're one half of the High Stakes,
a punk rock band. - The other half are hipsters. - Why are they not here?
We didn't call them, right? - No. As if they would come. My ass!
Can I curse, Bambulovic? - Yes. This won't be aired on RTS (national network).
So, I'm Johnny, the lead vocal of the High Stakes, former guitarist and vocal.
This is... What's your name? - What's my name? I don't know, Andonov, Ivan,
age 25. - And what do you do here? - I play bass with distortion, man,
but I don't know if it's gonna work. - No... - When did we gather?
Exit 2002, the one that lasted nine days, a totally unnecessary and crazy Exit,
but great. And we're sitting at our place... - I crashed their place, they rented a flat
in Novi Sad, so that everything could be cool... - And they disbanded
Half Way There six months before that. It was a beautiful band.
And the same guys from that band - Kefa, Grisi and him - formed a band
and there he is telling me that and I'm nodding and two hours later he says:
"You could play!" I said: "Man, it was about time!"
We figured it out with Dobrica, I managed to trick him to release our second EP
that has four... - Five. - Five songs. Like a maxi-single. - He forgot to put Saka...
Enough said. - Saka was a guest. He's the vocal in a band called From Sin.
And Johnny forgot to put him on the cover. - It happens. - A guest vocal!
It's the one with a pig? - That's the one. - And that song is track 2.
And then Dobrica agreed to release it rather unwillingly, he said:
"Okay, let's see what happens." We sold it out within two days,
you couldn't find a copy anywhere. - And gave away. - Yeah, some, but anyway,
200 copies vanished like that. - We were once supposed...
Johnny had a great idea that unfortunately failed because of a higher power.
He wanted us to do a split EP with an Indonesian band.
There was a guy named Fitrah, we don't have a proof if he's still alive
or the tsunami took him... - Let me explain the situation. I started sending
our recording to all kinds of DIY labels abroad and the only guy who replied
was Fitrah from Indonesia, from... What's it called, Sumaraya? No...
Sumatra? - No... - Surabaya? - Surabaya! - That was the epicenter
of the tsunami, fuck! - And we arranged everything, we were gonna release a split,
everything was great, we were supposed to get our share of copies and get
famous in Asia and everything. And then wham! The tsunami two days later,
it completely destroyed that area... - We could have conquered the entire Indochina.
That happens to people who wanna work with us. - A Buddhist temple tour...
INFRAKT (a band from Becej)
Yeah, yeah, yeah... Well done!
It was to be expected from him. Where's my jacket?
Birtija... When Cokule disbanded, there was a short break
and then my best man Bambulovic and I formed Birtija and our friend Mica...
The "vajagicisms" couldn't stop! - ...and Sone, a drummer from Dorcol,
and then Mica quit first, then Bambulovic quit, then Sone
preserved the street spirit of Birtija. He called me and cried out
that we should keep playing and cried and cried... - Does Sone appear in the movie?
Sure he does. - Mickesh, Birtija, frenzy! The first album - the sickest album ever!
Millions, chicks chasing us and all - you wouldn't believe it!
I don't need to tell you anything, you know it all. Birtija - that's it!
Have a nice day, bye! See you! - I'm Dejan Bambulovic's girlfriend,
former roadie of Birtija. In 2007 I had the honor to drive Birtija to Kovacica,
a village near Pancevo. And they promised me all kinds of things,
not just a beer or whatever when they go out, but unfortunately
I didn't get anything of that. - ...please show us. - Well, the Dorcol school
is different for several reasons, it's true, because we, the Dorcol people,
do it with style. Do you understand? We practiced it. We practice...
Not necessarily every day, you know, but, for instance, thousands of hand twists.
Literally thousands. Legs... You have to stretch a leg for five minutes first
before doing it. I watch them at concerts as they clatter and wave -
they're not serious. I don't think it's serious. I say it to every mosher -
come to Dorcol to see how you're supposed to mosh! - Can you please show us
various schools of moshing? - I can show you the three basic steps
that are really... - Please stand there and show us. - Okay. Ready?
I'll take off my jacket so that you could see the correct hand movement,
since they usually don't do it. - Thanks. - The basic steps are: the first one -
I'll show it from several angles, so that you could learn. Like this...
How does it look from the side?
There. That's the first school. The second one has...
This one's a little harder. Don't do this by yourself! Only in the company of someone!
Injuries happen every day and it's really fucked up.
If you allow me... So... This was in slow motion.
The fast technique looks like this...
Of course, there are various techniques. Baboon style...
Okay, here is the regular one. People will say we're copycats, doesn't matter.
Pizza maker...
Got it? I don't know if you wanna know something else.
All styles of moshing. - All styles... We have a secret Dorcol style
that's not recommended to all the institutions.
That's not recommended to all the people. Here are my friends, they broke a leg,
I'll be right back.
As I said, injuries happen every day. So, please avoid doing anything
without warming up. Jovan, demonstrate it. - No fooling around!
See? Look what I can do and look what he can do.
And he could do the same thing once.
Little School of Moshing. Kids, don't try this at home!
...Mickey Pearce, that's interesting. - And then we were sitting at "Polet"...
Did Viktor have something to do with it, too? - Yes. Before a Sixpack concert
we were sitting at "Polet" and I said: "Sixpack is crap. Everyone can play
melodic punk rock." Then Johnny said: "Let's make a melodic punk band!"
And I said okay and Dobrica said okay and then we met Viktor and Saka
and they said okay and then I said that Bambulovic would play bass,
Johnny said that Andonov would play drums. Then we went to SKC
to the Sixpack gig and we stayed to see our friends. Infrakt also... Infarkt?
Infrakt? What's their name?
What do you think? - Just kidding. Our friend Bakandza - Vladimir Bakic
from Becej has two successful bands. One of them is Super s Karamelom,
they beat us, they released for, let's say, Automatik or One Records...
But they disbanded. - They disbanded, so, those conditions are not so good.
Members of that band started quarreling. - We threw hate at them!
Unlike Bad Man Records, where the conditions are on a high level.
I mean, look at this. - Check out the flat that I bought!
Louis XVIII. Louis XXI! - You know what it looked like in 2000? There was nothing.
Johnny will speak for Mickey Pearce. - Good idea. Just don't let Andonov.
Johnny's mom called and said: "Can Johnny be filmed for television?"
The singer of Birtija, Vajagic... We were drinking
and he started talking to me at a concert. Bambulovic was there,
the guy behind this camera. Or you weren't there at all?
Viktor was there, right. Viktor, Vajagic and I were watching some assholes,
maybe Sixpack or whatever, and Vajagic just said something like:
"We could play, look at these fucking assholes, we should do it!" - Yeah.
And I said okay, I called Andonov to play drums and we started rehearsing
and shortly after we recorded an album. We did it all kind of quickly.
Yeah, that's because it's a very fertile combination, a creative oasis.
Yeah... - On every rehearsal we make a song just like this and that's it.
14-15 songs... 15 songs, bam, that's it! - We recorded it and produced it at home.
Branko from Nosebleed recorded it. He played the drum parts in the studio
and the rest was done at my place. The label of Dobrica's released it.
And there's a success! - Or Dobrica's label? - Dobraca's? No, Dobracina is that street...
Dobracina. But it's "Dobrica's label". - You got it mixed up. - No...
It's a band that plays some kind of punk rock... - With elements from Peckham...
...ska, reggae, hardcore, heavy metal... And Vajagic fucks around with the mic
just like in every other band and it's all great. And what happens there...
We released the album, we're about to record the second one,
because it's all hyperproductive... Yeah, soon we're gonna record it
and then we'll see if Bad Man Records... - Why doesn't Bambulovic say something?
Look at him standing behind the camera. - Because he thinks he's the new
Emir Kusturica, David Lynch or something. Doesn't matter. We're gonna record that
and maybe the ever falling apart Bad Man Records will release it once again...
And a new car! - That goes without saying. We don't release two albums
for the same car. - Word up. - Where else did we play?
I don't know, but the band's name, like, Mickey Pearce is a great guy...
Initially we were supposed to be called Stomaklija, but, you know,
Birtija, Stomaklija... - After all, we're a hybrid band, a symbiosis
of two beautiful Belgrade orchestras and that's it. Now, after a creative hiatus,
we're being very fruitful and new songs are just pouring, one after another.
Hey, we didn't say who plays there... Did we say that Bambulovic plays,
the guy behind the camera? - Doesn't matter, he can film himself afterwards
in the bathroom. - Bambulovic plays bass guitar, I play guitar, Vajagic sings,
Andonov plays drums. - I'm a multifaceted multi-instrumentalist, yes.
Those are our bands and... - And the bottom line is the following:
Vajagic insists that on the ehearsals-ray we eak-spay in ig-Pay atin-Lay.
And don't uck-fay up-way! - That's it. Or he will... - Ick-kay your ass-way.
Exactly. How the fuck did you know? That's it. - I ew-knay.
That's it. - Okay. Goodbye, the night fell. - Cut.
Hi. I'm Bole. I don't know why I'm here, Senfa will explain that later.
Anyway, our third album was released last March for Bad Man Records.
People who don't know - fuck it. It's Dobrica, our man, we help him,
he helps us and that's it. Gigs, having fun, jerking around and stuff...
In general I'm not that well-informed on those administrative details.
Senfa is better for that. He's my childhood friend. We've known each other
since we were playing in the mud. - Give me a kiss.
See how much we love each other. - Protecting each other from thugs,
we sure fucked each other eventually. But he will tell that with more accuracy.
Yeah. Like Rasa said, this year we released an album for Bad Man Records.
No, okay, who are we? We're Beogradski Orkestar Ludaka
(Belgrade Lunatic Orchestra). When, for instance, my wife's parents ask me:
"What's your band called?", I say: "Well, you know..."
You know, it's not that representative when you talk to somebody, the lyrics...
It's not a story to tell everyone. But, honestly, I wasn't making decisions there.
It was Senfa and his great friend Daca Guberevac, they came up with the name.
That's why we often refer to Daca as the godfather of the band,
'cause he contributed to the naming of the band. So, it's Beogradski Orkestar Ludaka.
I'm not totally from that side... - Yeah, it was, like, local kids from Lion.
Yeah, but I'm not totally from that side. - Alcohol and jerking around
was how it went. But... Guberevac, yeah. We were making a band.
We wanted to make funny songs in the style of The Gonads or Frankie Flame.
Funny songs about alcohol, whores, having sex and stuff.
Everything that surrounded us back then. - And since we had little of that,
politics were inevitable. - Yeah, of course.
He bought the strings after 6-7 years. - The story of our professionality -
here's the illustration: we went to buy new strings, since my old one snapped
at a concert and I didn't have a clue, had never bought bass strings before.
Senfa and I went there, we entered a store at Slavija, near the hospitals,
went down the stairs and asked the guy if he had bass strings, he said yes.
Then we looked around, he recommended some, I had no idea,
just looked at the prices. And here we are talking and I hear him say:
"You should change them every..." - Three months! - Something like that...
He said every month! - You know, I said: "Man, can you give me your old ones?
Some worn out ones." - He enters the store and asks for the guy's old strings!
"They don't need to be the last ones, the third ones from behind are okay."
He just looked at me. Then the pick... "Do you have picks for the bass..."
No, "Do you have picks?" "Yes." "Which one do you recommend me for the bass?"
"The natural one - the fingers." I said: "Come on, I'm not gonna play bass
with the fingers. I'm not Misa Blam." And...
...We really play a lot and really, as much as we seemed significant,
we're not that significant because we've been around for so long
and we had to leave a lot bigger legacy. But, you know, when you listen to me,
I sound sort of rational. They all laugh at me, fuck around with me,
you know, I'm a black sheep here. When I tried to establish order
and settle some things, they just stared at me and wondered
what was my problem. - And you're fat. - That too. They would say:
"You're tripping with some philosophy and we're just drinking..."
Whatever I said to Senfa... For example, at some concerts
he badmouths some bands and he doesn't even know those people, he talks bullshit.
I say to him: "Stop it, it's stupid." "It's not stupid! Fuck them all!"
Sometimes I couldn't cope with those things and get to a compromise.
Then I would give up everything, then I would get upset, then nothing,
and then I would look at him like this and he's pitiful, there's nothing to do.
Now it sounds cool. But with those guys - Toma Cetnik, Daca Guberevac -
that was a disaster. You wouldn't believe those brains. That's lumpenproletariat.
They are a category in sociology. And the things they are doing.
And you know what's the craziest part? That in those situations...
Now when I remember all those things - Kragujevac, recording with Vuja -
I'm laughing all the time and we all are, we're drinking... But in those moments
I was covered in cold sweat, I couldn't ignore it at all.
You can't imagine those situations... - Don't embarrass me, man!
Like, you see an old lady on the street and you spit in her mouth.
Sometimes they would be so rude. Like, we're spontaneous and that's great,
that's punk. Yet again, sometimes they wanna be classy and they act classy.
This one here, too. Sometimes he can act like a big shot on the stage,
he's classy, he's important... - Who? Me? Suck my dick!
Here, he'll tell you. I'm maybe a little out of the context,
you should hear other people. Here are other people. - Suck it! He's saying bullshit.
A lot of bullshit. - And that's all you can say after this monologue of mine?
After this? Enough, he's not feeling well... - Oh, come on, smash me...
...Come on, pussies, say it - who popped your cherry?
No, really, he writes the lyrics that made people accuse us of sexism.
You know, really, when you read some of them, you can get an impression,
if you don't know us in person, that we are some kids that are very frustrated
with their sex life. I don't know how else to explain it.
You know, when you sing about someone, it looks like that's about other people,
but actually it's about your own unfulfilled desires and dreams.
And he's not frustrated, he's okay, has a normal and healthy sex life,
more or less regular... - My ass! - I don't know what's his problem.
I don't know what kind of problem makes him sing: "I'm spanking my monkey..."
No, look, those are really songs based on truth. - Then it's even worse!
It's hideous! - Fucking idiot! It's not worse, it's just true.
Everything I write... - Okay, so, you don't have anything against chicks, women,
it's just the lyrics. No, just so the people wouldn't think that our goal
is the propaganda of pussy abuse. - No, that's not the case.
It's all personal experience. - For fun. - It's really personal experience.
I'm not insulting anyone. Everything that happened and is happening to me
isn't nonsense, it is how it is. Everything. - What's your favourite song?
"Skrndelj" ("Ugly Bitch")? - "Skrndelj", the one he mentioned minutes ago -
it's really, you know... I won't tell the name. There's really a chick like that.
What, she likes to be an ugly bitch? - I mean, he's an idiot. - You mean,
she's ugly and what now? - She's not ugly, but she's a moron. It's 30 Celsius outside
and she walks with semen stains on her sweatpants, it's true.
No names, because it will be in the movie. - I thought it was, like, she's ugly, no tits...
But really, all those - "Skrndelj", "Odvratna Riba" ("Repulsive Chick") -
they're all songs from personal experience. It's not like...
So, it is a form of frustration. It is. When you're with an ugly bitch
and a repulsive chick. - Fuck off! See how he's insulting me... No, really,
that was when we were... Since Rasa... To be honest, both Marko and Vuk are...
Good guys. - We're all friends, but Rasa is the only guy from my neighborhood
that is normal - a black sheep, as he said. All my life I've been hanging out
with all kinds of scum, as my mother would say. Whores, criminals and so on.
All my life I've been... - As that guy says - hypocrites, billionaires... - Idiot.
No, really, Rasa was the only normal guy from Lion. Everybody else was, like...
He was. Not anymore. - Of course, he's not been normal for a while now.
But he's normal in another way. My friends were, like - this one killed that one,
this one robbed that... So, those were my homies. I grew up on the street.
But in the elementary school Rasa was... Since we've known each other
since childhood, Rasa was really okay. My mom would always say:
"Where are you going, son?" And when I fuck up... - "I'm going to see
Daca Guberevac." "Not him!" - Fuck him! Or I go out to cheat on my girlfriend
and then I would always lie that I was with Rasa, since my mom knows he's normal
and the rest are all idiots... - "He reads and studies, so maybe Sasa will, too."
Sasa will study... Sasa finished my ass, not even the elementary school.
And it was always like that, he was always my alibi. When I fuck up,
it's always Rasa. "I was with Rasa", "Rasa, cover me on this one, that one"...
Because Rasa was the most normal guy where we grew up, on Lion. That's it.
As for the financial part, it all sucks, we lost money with each release
and I'd like to say to all the bands that they suck big time and I hate them
and I'll never release anything again. Just kidding, we'll release those poor sods
"The Group" from Pancevo someday and we'll release poor Zivan.
He's our punk poet and that will be great. We also thought of releasing
Daca Guberevac's album called "21", with his ballads, where he plays alone.
That's the size of his penis. Yeah, 21. And it should be on the front cover...
Dobrica is Vajagic's bitch! Whore!
Spank, spank!
The End
"Bad Man Records - The End of a Record Label", November 2008
Filmed and directed by: Dejan Bambulovic
Music: Bad Man Records releases
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English subtitles by: Ivan Andonov