Smak - Smak 86
Label: PGP RTB
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Record is VG++
cover has 2 inch tear on front top right and ringwear ( see pic)
Released: 08 Apr 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop, Prog Rock, Jazz Rock/Fusion
Credits: Artwork By [Design] - Ljupko
Bass - Zoran Milanović
Composed By, Arranged By - Smak (3)
Drums, Percussion, Drum Programming [Yamaha Rx 11] - Slobodan Stojanović Kepa
Engineer - Miki Todorović
Executive Producer - Dušan Pančić
Guitar, Lyrics By - Radomir Mihailović Točak
Mixed By - Dragan Vukićević (tracks: A1 to B3)
Photography - Zorica Bajin Đukanović
Producer - R.M. Točak*
Sampler [Ensonic Mirage, Akai], Synthesizer [Korg Dw 8000, Roland Jx-3p] - Miša Komnenić (tracks: A1, A4)
Sampler [Ensonic Mirage], Synthesizer [Yamaha Gs2] - Chris Nickols* (tracks: A3, B2, B3)
Vocals - Boris Aranđelović
Notes: Recorded at studio VI RTB (November '85. - March '86.).
A1 Želim Da Kupim Pantalone (2:57)
A2 Sava (5:00)
Synthesizer [Yamaha Dx7]
A3 Put Pod Noge, Bre (3:42)
A4 Suncani Sat (4:29)
B1 Kad Spavaš Sam (4:35)
Synthesizer [Fairlight] - Vlada Nikodijević
B2 Ja Volim Tvoje Grudi (4:05)
B3 Na Vrhovima Prstiju (3:05)
Synthesizer [Yamaha Gs2] - Vlada Nikodijevic;
B4 Kornjacina Koža (5:03)
Smak (Serbian Cyrillic: Смак; trans. End of the world) was a Serbian and former Yugoslav rock band, with strong jazz fusion and blues undertones. It was formed by guitar player Radomir "Točak" Mihailović in Kragujevac, in 1971. The group was, with some breaks, active during the 1970s, 1980s and the 1990s. Under Mihailović's guidance, The band, in all its line-ups, always strove towards a well-thought-out, complex and more rich musical presentation than what the rest of the ex-Yugoslavian scene was offering at the time. Their compositions included lengthy improvisations from all of the musicians (including vocalists). What also set them apart was the intentional use of a Laconic lyrical style, to help with the relative difficulty of pronouncing Serbian Language in energetic rock singing.
The original line-up gathered again in 1981, and with Dado Topić, released the LP Zašto ne volim sneg, which was dedicated to Točak’s recently deceased brother. It was supposed to be Točak's solo project, but their publisher (PGP RTB) considered it too risky and demanded it to be labeled as a "Smak" album. The most popular songs were the Macedonian folk tune "Zajdi, Zajdi" played as an instrumental composition in a bluesy 12/8 time, and the fast hard rock song "Juzni voz", sung by almost anonymous singer Zoran Živanović Hose, with guitar solos in an unusual scale. After that they split again.
During 1983, Točak recorded a Serbian patriotic war song "Marš na Drinu", with David Moss. This got unfavorable coverage in the government press at the time, as political songs were heavily restricted or censored. This particular song was also recorded by "The Shadows (Hank Marvin)", but was never released in Yugoslavia.
In 1986, with a new keyboardist Milan Đurđević, Smak came back and made the LP Smak 86 before splitting again. That album featured the songs "Sava" and "Kad spavaš sam".