SMF is a band formed in February 1989 in Belgrade, Serbia, as a project of four musicians who were already playing in their own bands. The idea was for SMF to perform at a festival, held at SKC, and play hardcore style influenced by bands like S.O.D., G.B.H. and Suicidal Tendencies and for the lyrics to be simple, kinda "sick", sarcastic and even ridiculous. However, themes sometimes carried a strong message yelled in the listener's face or metaphoric meaning hidden under the "direct" level. The result appeared to be a quite unique style, brutally sounding and aggressively played music, full of weird breaks and unusual guitar riffs leading to bizarre harmonies. Finally, the whole idea was also considered a good fun and that's how it also went. Some people consider that SMF followed this original idea so closely and systematically that a completely new sub genre was born: "Sick Core".
One other interesting thing about this first gig was that 8 songs were written in one day. Even though everything started out as a joke, the audience at SKC accepted SMF much better than the other more known bands. That was our main incentive to continue working.
SMF's first line-up was:
Kokan - vocals (bands: Amnesia, Kerozin, X-centar)
Djura - guitar (bands: Crist, Brainstorm, Overdose, Svarog, THC)
Dare - bass (bands: Genocide, Heller, Brainstorm)
Francuz - drums (bands: Charisma, Amnesia)
The idea was that no one played their instrument. Kokan and Dare are guitarists, while Francuz a bassist (so only Djura played his own instrument).
After the concert at SKC, Djura and Kokan returned to their own bands. Due to the positive reaction of the people who heard SMF's songs, Francuz and Dare decided to continue working. They were joined by Sale (Bands: Kerozin, Saht) and Sola (Bands: Brainstorm, Svarog):
Sale - vocals
Dare - guitar
Francuz - bass
Sola - drums
In this formation SMF worked until 1994.
After a couple of gigs, in 1989 we recorded (now legendary) DEMO at the Zodiak studio. The demo contained 9 songs and lasted for about 10 minutes total. Don't be fooled by the duration - it does not take away from the quality. Even though this demo was later supposed to appear as a single for the "Start Today records", it was never formally issued. However, the demo has been carried "from hand to hand" and spread by word of mouth, so, wherever we had played, people knew our songs and accepted us well. This demo is still very interesting today, even though these songs can be found on our first official album. The production was raw (and fierce), and the style being authentic hard core from the late eighties.
In 1991, upon the breakout of war, the band stopped working (due to understandable reasons). During that period, the style of SMF was not adequate to the happenings and the situation as a whole. So, we began work on new songs using the entire newly formed situation as an inspiration. We were waiting for better times to come, that were somehow, nowhere on the horizon. Everybody got used to the all around madness… and we were completing the material for our first album. At the beginning of August 1994, for an incredible 30 somewhat hours, we recorded "Dalje neces moci..." ("You can't go any further..."), at the Focus studio. The material was issued by ITV Melomarket (aka ITMM). There are 26 songs on the album. We could have put more, but we didn't want to overdo it. Songs were mostly silly, although some of them may be metaphorically taken and understood. On that album, we have definitely formed a style from which we have not backed off anymore.
During that time, we were fascinated with the jokes from legendary Serbian movies "Ko to tamo peva" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076276/) i "Maratonci trce pocasni krug" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084302/), which can be noticed on the album through songs like "Dalje neces moci", "Djenka", "Opljackani smo" i "Vozi Misko". We must admit that we were the first ones to use samples from these movies, which were later adapted by other bands, radio stations and even TV stations. SMF wishes to thank the director of these two exceptional movies , Mr. Slobodan Sijan. We have always considered these films to be the finest accomplishments of our domestic cinematography. Recently, an official acknowledgement was formally given to the cult film "Ko to tamo peva". It's the title of the best Serbian movie in the first 100 years of cinematography.
Of all the cover tunes we've done over the years, our album had a parody takeoff of the Suicidal Tendencies song "I saw your mommy…" At the gigs, we were doing songs by: YELLO - "Race", M.O.D. - "Bubble Butt", BEASTIE BOYS - "No Sleep Till Brooklyn", 2 UNLIMITED - "No Limits", G.B.H. - "Big Women", PEKINSKA PATKA - "Biti ruzan, pametan i mlad". During one show at the KST, we performed a hit song by our leading lady folk singer Ceca (to the all around horror and amazement of the audience).
Sola left the band in 1994 and joined Svarog. Taking his place was Boris, formerly of Brainstorm.
The line-up of SMF became the following:
Sale - vocals
Dare - guitar
Francuz - bass
Boris - drums
The same line-up remains today.
In 1995, our friend Dejan Zecevic, a movie director, used our music for the soundtrack of his movie "Decak iz Junkovca" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0254254/). You can watch a clip from the movie on YouTube (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ytW4AeeaHhk). We are flattered he did so, because we really like this great movie. Furthermore, it is dedicated to an extraordinary person, legendary Serbian film director, actor, producer, writer and a scientist - Radomir Belacevic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radomir_Belacevic).
We began to prepare the new material in mid 1996. We worked pretty hard and compiled 17 songs. Of course, all of the time we tried to incorporate the now well known style of SMF into our songs. At the beginning of 1998, we recorded our second album "Lako cemo" at the Akademija studio. Since we have not made a buck during all this time, plus we had little or no air time on the radio and TV, we decided to remain truthful to ourselves and to those who love us. We did no "sell out" the music, stayed aggressive and hostile, the production of the very album was now much better than the previous one and the lyrics were still provocative, direct, carrying a hidden meaning. The CD edition of this album represents the first formal multimedia disc of any domestic band in Serbia. If you put the disc in your CD ROM drive, you will be able to see a short video story relating to the album itself.
We have to point out that SMF is a band that exists primarily for performing live. At our shows, the songs sound more energetic, the audience is in a great mood and a feeling is created that can only be seen and felt at hardcore shows. That's why we call all of our fans and those who haven't heard us yet to come and see us live.
In year 2000 we started working on our 3rd album. After amazing 6 years of work, 14 new songs were completely mastered at the end of year 2006. Well known SMF's unique style, sounding, rhythms and harmonies, this time has developed further beyond the boundaries of standard hardcore and crossover. While influences of metal core, traditional metal, punk rock and funk were usual before, now in SMF’s music could be found some elements of fusion, industrial, break beat, drum‘n’bass and even a some traces of purely electronic music, like techno and trance. The album was finally released in November 2007 for PGP-RTS.
Keep on checking our website for more up to date news.
PART OF THE INTERVIEW GIVEN FOR "BEHIND THE VEIL" E_ZINE IN MAY 24th, 2005.
1. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): FIRST OF ALL, YOU ARE AN OLD BAND EXISTING 15 YEARS MORE OR LESS. SO PLEASE POINT OUT THE MOST IMPORTANT MOMENTS OF THE BAND’S HISTORY TILL NOW AND INTRODUCE THE LINE UP TO THE READERS...
DARE (SMF): Yes, the band was formed back in February of 1989, so if my math skills serve me well, that’s slightly over 16 years! Damn, we’re getting old, hehehe! It’s amazing how long the band exists. We are good buddies, still the same crazy fanatics as we were at the beginning, kicking just for fun, our friends and fans.
The most important moment in the band’s history would be the gathering, that’s for sure. There were four of us, each one playing in a different band, but we decided to form a new band as a joke for the upcoming festival. All the famous Serbian punk and heavy metal bands were coming there to play and we had in mind to make some kind of parody, to let other “serious” bands look funny, because of their fake dignity. We decided to play grind core, which was quite new back then and very few bands were into that style world wide, but there was absolutely nothing similar in Serbia. Themes for the lyrics were extremely bizarre and sarcastic at the same time. Part of the plan was to wear weird clothes and shock the audience that way too. Anyway, the strangest decision was changing of instruments at the gig - no one should play his main instrument! The bass player became a drummer, a guitarist took the bass and so on. The result of this weird project was unbelievable! We were kicking so good that we got the best reaction of all. People wanted more and we had to go on further with the new band and have more fun. Each one of us gave up on playing in previous bands, got back to his main instrument and band was formed. This time for real.
Another interesting thing is that our line up didn’t changed since the beginning: Sale (vocal), Francuz (bass), Dare (guitar) and Boris (drums). We had only one change somewhere in 1996 if I can recall. Our first drummer Sola left playing and dedicated his life to religion. Boris replaced Sola, got adapted in our style very quickly, since he was an old friend who understand our style very well. List of buddies and close supporters is pretty long. Numerous musicians from other bands were playing in SMF. Some were joining us at the recording studios to leave their mark on tracks, some were guests at the gigs, usually to have fun with us or to replace a missing member of the band. However, only four of us are the band itself.
2. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): WHAT DO THE LETTERS SMF STAND FOR?
DARE (SMF): Don’t know if I should reveal the mystery, hehehe…
3. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR MUSIC!! ALTHOUGH I ONLY HAD THE CHANCE TO LISTEN TO ONE SONG OF YOURS, I REALIZED THAT YOU ARE A GREAT BAND FULL OF POTENTIAL. I’D SAY THAT YOU ARE A CROSSOVER, HARDCORE BAND WITH CATCHY RIFFS AND A PUNKISH ATTITUDE. DO YOU AGREE WITH ME?
DARE (SMF): Thanks, I’m glad you like the song and get the riffs as catchy. Actually I always had intention on composing riffs the way they sound recognizable, like you’ve heard them already somewhere, but also as unique as possible. We all know that the scale has only 12 semitones and 99% of modern music is in 4/4 tact. We could say these are constrains, but bringing something interesting is a must for every music composer. He has to find a way how. It’s a hard task today when we are swamped in the sea of mass production, but every music need to have at least a small reason for the existence. I am always trying to compose riffs which are telling some story, whatever it may be. The riff must have some kind of harmony, even it is dissonant or choppy. Also prefer to keep them simple, minimal…. the less is better, that’s how I like them. Sometimes, these simple riffs come up very interesting through the constant repeating, like themes in psychedelic trans. I think we have interesting riffs and so is our music in general, but it’s also quite ok if people don’t like it, I would understand that too.
Yeah I would agree with you about the style we’re playing, it surely could fall into crossover gender. Particularly the song you’ve heard. However, we also like to experiment in that manner, so there are elements of many different styles involved in our music as well. For example, the latest influences we got from industrial, break beat and jazz, but all those are only influences. Some elements could be heard in the newest material we are working on right now. Of course, in very small doses and built into aggressive form we are playing. After all, it’s obvious that the energy is at the first place for us, pure and powerful.
4. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): RECENTLY YOU HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A COMPILATION CD BY STEVIE HAYES LABEL CALLED “UNCONSTITUTIONALISM IN THE USA”. TELL US A FEW THINGS ABOUT IT.
DARE (SMF): We are grateful to Stevie for putting us on this compilation. It’s a nice reward for us, to know that there are people outside the Belgrade and Serbia, who are also enjoying our music and seeing it valuable. We never had any bigger ambitions to promote our music, but who knows, maybe this compilation will change our attitude, hehehe.
5. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): WITH WHICH CRITERIA HAVE YOU CHOSEN THIS SONG TO REPRESENT YOU IN THIS COMPILATION?
DARE (SMF): We don’t have a “typical promo song” or something like that. “Nacin Zivota” was quite appropriate to represent us, but I think we choose it mainly because of the lyrics. A good friend of ours wrote this beautiful rebel poem. It carries the strong message, just like the one mentioned above, but it’s pointed in a completely opposite direction.
6. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): FILL US IN ON THE BAND RELEASES AND POINT OUT THE MAIN DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES AMONG THEM. ARE YOU SATISFIED BY YOUR WORK TILL NOW?
DARE (SMF): Only two albums were released during all these years. We could blame the situation in Serbia in 90’s and that’s an easy one. On the other side, big state-owned music productions were closed at that time, a good independent ones didn’t existed, so it’s good that we had released anything at all.
The first album was released in 1995 after the first impact of war, sanctions and general crisis in society. The complete situation in the country reflected on this album on a special way - we treated all the themes a funny way! We financed the studio on our own, recorded 26 songs and got 55 minutes of material.
The second album “Lako cemo” was released in 1998. The free translation could be “take it easy, it’s going to be ok”. Indeed things looked a little bit brighter at that period of time, never had a thought that we are going to be bombed soon. We had more serious approach in making music and lyrics for this one; paid more attention on each guitar riff, bass line and drum beat. In general we slightly slowed down the tempo and switched into heavier sounding. Basically it’s the same style as the first one, just it has evolved a little bit, that’s all.
I am still proud of all our music. Maybe the final production could be better and mastering wasn’t highly professional, but it was the best we could obtain. The situation was really hard, so from that point of view the final product is quite satisfying.
7. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): RIGHT NOW YOU ARE RECORDING AND PREPARING YOUR NEW THIRD ALBUM. SO, GIVE US SOME INFO ON IT. WHAT’S IT MUSICAL DIRECTION? WHERE IS IT BEING RECORDED, ETC?
DARE (SMF): I like changes and always had respect for bands that are trying themselves in new things. Those who are playing the same for 20 or more years are much less interesting to me. It doesn’t matter if I like the music or not, I just respect the innovations. Further, I don’t care much for the tradition, those bands who stick to it are usually getting boring after a while. Hope you won’t get me wrong, I don’t like being trendy, not at all, but innovative - yes. So we have changed too. The third album will be a completely new chapter in evolution of our music. However, the style is still recognizable and we won’t drift too far away. Just the form is more modern. I am listening lots of different kinds of music and all that had some influence for sure. We found interesting to break beats in a many different ways and to involve syncope in the rhythms. Of course, simple kicks are still there, as the most powerful ones. Some hard jazzy harmonies also found their places. Dark ambient passages are concatenated to “in your face” brutal themes, making it all quite unique. Generally speaking the sound evolved slightly into machine-like synthetic sounding and minimalistic approach has been accentuated. The thing I am very proud of is that each song is like an independent “world”, built of it’s own original elements and having it’s own atmosphere. It was the case before, but now more then ever. Shortly, regardless of your taste, there is one thing you can’t say – SMF is boring.
8. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): WHAT ABOUT THE LYRICAL CONTENT OF YOUR SONGS? TELL US A FEW THINGS ABOUT THEM. WHICH ARE YOUR SOURCES OF INSPIRATION?
DARE (SMF): Now that’s something really weird. Can you guess why we are the Sick MF, hehehe. We had plenty of inspiration for our sick lyrics, especially during the time of crisis in Serbia. Finally, I can’t say we stayed normal after all, maybe our minds got really sick forever. Can you imagine our singer writing down some rhymes in a drank state or while he was “flying high” with buddies on the streets of Belgrade? The ideas were priceless, although we had a hard time fixing rhymes to get the form and to fit the music. Furthermore, some of the most unusual creeps of mankind and the most bizarre happenings were our inspiration too. We had them all here. Also, we had some of our sources in Serbian mentality. Finally, we are treating social and political themes too. I can recall, we had a couple of love songs, but since we are SMF, it’s all about cheap hoes and cute young junkies. Not much romantic, rather pure reality.
9. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): FROM THE FEW WORDS I KNOW AND UNDERSTAND “NACIN ZIVOTA” MEANS “IT’S MY LIFE”. AND MORE OR LESS THE LYRICS SAY THAT NO ONE SHOULD TELL US HOW TO LIVE OUR LIVES, ETC. RIGHT? WHEN WAS THIS SONG WRITTEN? WAS IT WRITTEN DURING THE WAR?
DARE (SMF): Hey you know Serbian very well, hehehe. Yes, you got it right, but have to disappoint you about the second part of your guessing. The lyrics were written long ago, before the wars, even before the band was formed, in the middle of 80’s. As I said before, a good old friend of ours wrote it and it’s a great rebel song. Could be a hymn of each and every single young guy, starting typical social life and entering into the machinery named modern civilization. I like the message pointed out and simple anarchistic philosophy it carries. Unlike some other songs, this one has absolutely nothing funny in it.
10. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): BY THE WAY, DON’T YOU THINK YOU SHOULD CHANGE YOUR LYRICS AND FROM SERBIAN START SINGING IN ENGLISH? I MEAN YOU HAVE A REALLY STRONG MUSIC AND ENGLISH WOULD HELP YOU BROADEN AND EXPAND YOUR FAN BASE. DO YOU PERHAPS ONLY AIM IN FANS FROM YOUR AREA?
DARE (SMF): You’re right, it would be wise, no doubt. First we had no intentions to become a big band. It was spontaneous, really. Beside we were playing locally, only for fun. The situation has changed long ago, people from different countries have heard our music and we will have to think of them too. Still there would be a big problem for someone to understand what we are talking about in most of our songs. He would have to live in Serbia to get the point correctly.
I have asked people from different countries how the Serbian language sounds to them. Of course I’m thinking of the modification we guys from Belgrade are speaking. The answer was like unusual, strange, unmelodic, flat in accents, hard, rough. So keeping all that in mind, the language is kinda compatible with our music. After all, it could be an excellent excuse for being lazy to make a really good translation on English, hehehe.
11. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): LET’S SUPPOSE THAT YOU WERE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO REVIEW AND PRESENT YOUR MUSIC TO THE METALLERS. WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM, TRYING TO BE AS OBJECTIVE AS POSSIBLE?
DARE (SMF): Don’t know really. How about encouraging them to listen to it and letting them judge by themselves? Honestly it is only a music we are talking about. Simply has to be listened. If you like it - great, that’s all that matters. If not, well then go further and find the one you like. The music is art and everyone is getting it subjectively. For example I never paid any attention on written critics about some band or album, because it’s only one man’s point of view. Maybe I like exactly the thing he don’t, so it's just the individual taste that counts.
12. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): WHAT’S THE BEST AND WHAT’S THE WORST PART IN YOUR MUSIC, ACCORDING TO YOU? IN WHICH FIELD DO YOU THINK YOU NEED FURTHER IMPROVEMENT?
DARE (SMF): There is no such thing as perfection, so everything can be improved. Completely another thing is what you are going to get with improvements. For example, I was working a lot on solos during the 80’s and finally became very good in all those fancy guitar licks that “big guys” were utilizing. I got near the top of my capabilities and finally figured out that I don’t need these skills at all. Then I throw away all the tablatures and decided to give up on playing solos, since I don’t have frustrations of being the fastest guitarist or anything similar. I saw how useless these things are, especially in music we intended to create. Ok, it’s important to learn your instrument to the appropriate level, get some technique so you could express yourself. Beyond that level it’s all useless, unless you have the aim to impress the listeners rather then to enjoy playing and having fun with the band. Don’t get me wrong I am still fascinated about great musicians, but would never spend any more time on improving my techniques. Just want to have fun with the band. The same goes for other guys. We are not perfect musicians, but we don’t need to be either. The best thing we could do to make us better players is to avoid excessive drinking before the gig, hehehe. Oh there is more , you won’t believe this one. Our singer Sale once stopped singing at the middle of concert, yelled into mic that he has to pee and went to backstage to find a relief of all those bears he drank earlier, hehehe. We had to play hardcore instrumentals until he got back. Anyway, we were lucky he didn’t pissed right there on the stage, which could be possible too. As you see, there are things we could improve, like our attitude, hehehe.
13. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS FOR LIVE SHOWS? WHAT SHOULD THE METALHEADS EXPECT TO SEE?
DARE (SMF): We don’t have any plans, not for live shows, not even for our lives in general, but guess that’s exactly what we are alike. Anyway, if we get a call and decent offer for playing in some club or at a festival, we always accept it. A few packs of beer are usually enough to get up our asses.
Metalheads, skinheads, mohicanheads … whatever heads there are in audience, it’s all the same to us, we love them all. We are a small band and always had a very close relation with our audience. First of all, they get the energy, no doubt about it. We are delivering lots of energy even there are no walls of amplifiers behind us. We have a honest, down to earth approach. No fancy visual effects, since we like to keep it simple. Tight sound, brutal riffs, aggressive playing. We were made for live shows at the first place, so hope it explains everything.
14. CHRISTINE (Behind The Veil): IF YOUR MUSIC WERE AN EMOTION, WHAT WOULD IT BE? IF IT WERE A PAINTING, WHAT WOULD IT SHOW?
DARE (SMF): Our music is made of adrenalin and it sounds like that. We could say it has muscles too. When I take a look at the audience there are guys only. Almost like on the football matches (soccer for US friends). There are girls too, but they are usually coming because their boyfriends brought them or because they would like to meet a hardcore type of guys. I think very few girls listen to our music. So I can’t translate our music into any particular emotion, but it raises the adrenalin. A vivid energy is something obvious and very characteristic.
The similar goes for the painting issue. Our music in general can’t have any kind of adequate visual representation. It’s mainly because each song is telling it’s own story, having more or less unique sounding atmosphere. Can’t merge them all to one painting. Btw, it would be a way too trivial to paint a lightning to represent the energy of our music. It’s much, much more complex. Now, a particular song could build an imaginary visual representation in the listener’s brain. Something like images created in head while reading a book. But it’s better leaving it to the reader’s imagination to handle these virtual illustrations, thus listeners in our case.
REVIEW OF 3rd ALBUM FOR "BESTSELER" MAGAZINE BY MILAN B. POPOVIC (ON SERBIAN)
Nakon dva ujednaceno efektna izdanja, debija Dalje neceš moci, iz sad vec daleke 1995., i njegovog naslednika, tri godine kasnije objavljenog albuma Lako cemo, za našeg najveceg izdavaca i pod istom etiketom izlazi dugo išcekivano CD izdanje Ma kome majku, koje, u svih svojih cetrnaest kompozicija nudi pregršt raspršujuce pretecih energetskih projektila, koji opet, imaju njihovu prepoznatljivu humoristicku izražajnu liricku crtu, spesificno osobenu za rad i karijeru sastava Smf. Bilo da se radi o zvucnim detonacijama koje se kriju iza (gotovo i doslovce svih) numera Bolje nego pre?, zatim Ajde, Seljacina i Narkoman ili pak u onim drugim ali verodostojno nepraštajucim - po vaše culo sluha, naravno ali ne i raspoloženje - Speedbal, Otišlo sve i još sijaset drugih... Sale (vokal), Francuz (bas i vokal), Dare (gitara i vokal) i Boris (bubnjevi) su nanovo svojim istinskim obožavaocima (kojih ce ovim ostvarenjem, verujem, biti još više) a u okvirima totalne underground kulturne opcije, dakle izrazito vernim i strpljivim, priredili još više razloga za radovanje i zadovoljstvo. Još jedanput se muzicki oslanjajuci na americki novi gabaritno teški gitarski riff bedem, transponovajuci ga kroz prizmu groteksnih visoko pozicioniranijuih tekstualnih ipsacija, oni, Smf, neumetno ukazuju da im, kao takvim a gotovo jedinim i jedinstvenim na sceni, izgleda, nema premca. Niti konkurencije.
SMF na EXIT-u 2007, Explosive Stage, Petrovaradinska tvrdava, Novi Sad, 13.07.2007.
Live Report by David Vartabedijan
Pomalo sam se odvikao od vodenja bendova na koncerte. Ali, pos'o je pos'o, a ja SMF ionako volim, te mi zadatak uopste nije tesko pao, pogotovo sto je Dare (gitara) sigurno vozio svoju masinu tokom celog puta.
Termin za nastup SMF-a je bio, pa onako kako da kazem kriminalan. U 03:25h izjutra. Kada smo pristigli na poljanju na kojoj se nalazi Explosive Stage, primetih svega stotinak rastrkanih ljudi i nikoga na bini. Hitman su vec odradili svoj set, cekali su se Blitzkrieg. U backstage-u, bagra je vec popila sav alkohol (dobro pivo). Katastrofa.
Suoceni sa tim problemom, iskusni Sale (vokal), poucen nekim prethodnim iskustvima je pronasao neciji stek sa pomenutom tekucinom, te nas je lepo zbrinuo sa T...rzima (niko nije platio reklamu).
Nakon vrzmanja okolo, u dogovoreno vreme vratih se na Explo- sive poljanu. Fadelow ili tako nekako su bili pri kraju svog seta.
Doslo je vreme i za SMF, a vec pomenuto poljance je kao po komandi bilo prepunjeno. Po mojoj proceni nekih 4.000 ljudi. Eh, da, SMF odavno nisu svirali. Uzelela ih se raja, gaja i vlaja. Tako i treba. Kole (Rapid Force) se pobrinuo za zvuk. Hvala mu i ovim putem.
Koncert su zapoceli pesmom koja je i zgodna za otvaranje istog: "Zurka". To je ujedno i posluzilo kao lajt-motiv njihovog polusatnog nastupa. Sale je sve vreme nesto gundao izmedu pesama, novi (stari) bubnjar Mengele ili Alek (Eyesburn) se sasvim dobro uklopio u ovaj zajbantski kvartet. Cvrstine u ovom hard-core zajebavanju nije nedostajalo. Skokovima (kojima je ocigledno zeleo da skine po koje kilo), sve zajedno sa basom Francuz, je bio na visini zadatka i samo je doprinosio opstem veselju koje je vladalo u publici. Dare je svojom gitarom i nacinom sviranja kontrolisao sva desavanja i dodavao gas kada je trebalo.
"Ajmo" je bila jedna od dve nove, a onda je usledio splet opstepoznatih narodnih igara i posalica u SMF maniru. Redale su se: "Burek", "Vodka", pa ona o bandi pokvarenoj (nije li to autogrupaska, mislim autobiografska?) i svasta nesto (i sami znate koliko im pesme traju), da bi pred kraj nastupa predstavili drugi novitet "Kinezi u Japan", ocigledno buduci hit. Publika je sve vreme pevala, a zadatak je maksimalno izvrsila u dve poslednje "Doktore pomagaj" i "Cvikam zicu". Koji su to hitevi, bre!!!
SMF su se predstavili po ko zna koji put, kao skoro pa odlicno uigrana i na bini razigrana ekipa, koja zna sta hoce i koja zna da zabavi publiku. A publika je to evidentno videla i poziv na bis uz gromoglasno skandiranje nije izostao, ali suoceni sa festivalskim pravilima, SMF se na zalost nisu odazvali na poziv. Nema veze, novi album pod radnim naslovom (konacno sam zavrsio dizajn omota) "Ma, kome majku?" bi trebalo da se uskoro pojavi.
Onda ce (nadam se) uslediti i jaca koncertna delatnos'.
Ma SMF, bre!
P.S. posle SMF-a nastupili su Kaoz (Slovenija). Opasni su bili, meni je to malo onako vrlo dobro Kreatorisanje. Jedino sto je bilo odvratno je pocetak izlaska sunca ili rudenje zore... joj, naocare na nos pa paljba u BGD.