Monday, 10 December 2007

Roboti-1967-Oh, jeee [Ep]

Roboti (The Robots) started in 1963. Till 1965 they are more famous in Austria than in Yugoslavia. They play very often in Vienna in clubs and on Beat Festivals (there they were only foreign band among 150 Austrian bands). In 1966 they play on famous Beat Festival in Zagreb. They also play on First Beat Meeting Italy-Yugoslavia. All those years they have problems to find their own style. They play raw rhythm and blues songs but also pop numbers. In 1965 they have big hit with Drafiy Deutscher's cover 'Mramor, kamen i zeljezo'. But in 1966 they have first member changing - Ivica Percl (vocal and rhythm guitar) leaves the band and goes solo as singer-songwriter. He was influenced by Bob Dylan and Donovan and in late 60s and early 70s he had quite successful solo career. The rest of the band finally makes cut and goes further as pure rhythm and blues band with organ/sax player instead of rhythm guitarist. They spent 1966 touring Italy and playing in Piper Club in Rome. Because there were already two bands with the same name in Italy - they changed the name into Five Up. After they spent half year and more playing in Italy - Roboti came back to Yugoslavia. Readers of popular music magazine Dzuboks (Jukebox) choose Roboti for the best band of 1966 and they record their first 7". In 1967 and 1968 they tour Yugoslavia and Italy again and they play on International Pop Festival in Rome together with Pink Floyd, Ten Years After, Traffic and others. Trying to reach more international glory they are moving to Germany 1968. There they played in many clubs. This period was very difficult for band and very disappointed they came back to Zagreb 1969. That's the end of Roboti. Few members go further as The Wheels of Fire. There are rumours that Roboti met and played together with Jimi Hendrix in some club in Germany. Jimi came there as guest, joined and had small session with Roboti. They also played together with Little Richard. In early 70s Roboti have reunion. They made one more 7" and after that they finally split up. Here is their first single released in 1967.

01-Oh, jeee
02-Hold on, I'm coming
03-Ha, ha, ha
04-Taste of honey

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Vinyp Rip by Lajso

1 comment:

esmenard.victor said...

Great EP ! Good songs, wonderful cover.

Thank you :-)