Sunday, April 29, 2007

TOMA BEBIC - Oya noya

Toma Bebic (1935 - February 4, 1990) is a Croatian multidisciplinary artist.
During life he worked as a navy officer, teacher, secretary, journalist, court distraint, football coach, mechanic and much more. As an artist he was musician, writer, actor, painter, poet... All because, like he said, he never could became what he wanted to. Or.. in some other episode he liked to describe himself: Through millions occupations, for a crumb of epistemology. But most of all he was a humanist. Love for the people, love for the nature and love for the life. All mixed with his special and original humor.
The book of aphorisms: "Volite se ljudozderi" (Love each other, canibals) was published after his death from his unpublished books, manuscripts and tone records.
And his two very popular albums from 1975. "Volite se ljudozderi" and 1980. "Oya noya" becoming more and more popular, and every respectable Croatian artist finds inspiration in his distinctive lyrics and music. Some songs from those two cult albums are:
A well known song is "Tu tu auto vrag ti piz odni" (honk honk car, may the devil take you away) where he criticizes cars for polluting the air and making so much noise that he cannot hear his mule.
He was an anarchist and died of lung cancer in 1990.

1. smoci svoj... (3:47)
2. nevera (3:38)
3. za moj rad pitajte mene (3:47)
4. oya noya (4:15)
5. leute moj (2:57)
6. devizna balada (4:39)
7. tu-tu auto, vrag ti piz odnija (4:56)
8. ulica puna svijeta (3:39)
9. marcelina (5:06)
10. sjecanje (4:20)


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