Bata Kostić Company and a review of “Old Iron”

photo: Wood

After a long discography break, Kostić presents a project called Bata Kostić Companyand edition “Scrap” is a studio album with 11 new songs that smell of the golden age of rock music in our area. A great team of musicians gathered for the purpose of recording another superb rock album consists of Nenad Božić (bass guitar and lead vocals), Nikola Mirković (guitar and vocals), Isidor Gerić (drums) and Miodrag Bata Kostić (guitar and vocals), and as guest musicians Aleksandar Saša Lokner (keyboards), Miroslav Cvetković (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Nina Ćorić (backing vocals) appear. All compositions are signed by Bata Kostić. Below is an article by Aleksandar Žikić.

Guitar sound Bate Kostić he was and remained instantly recognizable, for his noble tone that corresponded without any problems with the most convincing sounds not only on the Yugoslav and, later, Serbian, but also on the world scene, as well as for his distinct refinement and extremely individual style that never slipped into banality and exhibitionism. Although he remains best known for his collaboration with the Yu group during the band’s golden period (he joined them in 1971), the fact that he was part of one of the first rock and roll bands from this area – the Terusi from Tuzla, founded in 1964 – is not denied, nor that he , for the right reasons, always found among top, selected instrumentalists, whether it was the concert “Congress of Yugoslav Rock Masters”, the associated tour or, finally, the anthology double album “Congress of Rock Masters” (1975). At the beginning of the new millennium, he was a member of the band Rock Stars and the supergroup Rock Mission. “Rock” was obviously the term that followed him throughout his entire career and, upon meeting his latest achievement “Scrap” published under the name Bata Kostić Companyit is completely clear why.

Bata KostićThis exceptional guitarist belongs to that rarest group of musicians who enjoys the unreserved respect of other musicians. In any art, it is difficult to receive a more serious compliment. Like all people aware of their true values, he never pushed himself to the front lines, for the simple reason that he didn’t need to. Those who wanted and knew how to listen, and there were not a few of them, heard everything they needed and thanks to that he was unmistakably recognized as an artist who always had something to say. First of all, a professional musician, and only then a potential or actual rock star. The circle of his admirers was never overly wide – many of his “disciples” fared much better in the market – but anyone who had an ear and was lucky enough to stumble upon him knew why he was there. With the right measure of dignity, without narcissism and associated intrusiveness, drawing confirmation of his values ​​from within, and not from a back reaction, he consistently stayed on the right path, whereby the public – that is, each of us – was never denied the opportunity to be on it. join the road. “Scrap”an album realized under the baton of a reliable producer Miroslav Cvetković Cvelet and released on the prestigious label “Jugoton” is the latest such opportunity. The least we can do is to use it in the best possible way.

Aleksandar Žikić

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