U Škripcu

Serbian and Yugoslav rock band from Belgrade

U Škripcu (Serbian Cyrillic: У Шкрипцу; trans. In Dire Straits) was a Serbian and Yugoslav rock band from Belgrade.

U Škripcu
OriginBelgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
GenresNew wave, art punk, post-punk, synthpop, pop rock
Years active1980 – 1985
1986 – 1987
1989 – 1991
(reunions: 2007)
LabelsJugoton, PGP-RTB, Jugodisk, Taped Pictures, Mascom
Past member(s)see the members section
Aleksandar Vasiljević, guitarist, and Aleksandar Lukić, bass guitarist, of U Škripcu

The band was created in 1980 by Zoran Vulović "Vule" (keyboards), Milan Delčić "Delča" (vocals) and Aleksandar Vasiljević "Vasa" (guitar), who later added Miloš Obrenović (drums) and Aleksandar Lukić (bass guitar) to the band, and to change the name of the band to U Škripcu. After the band became successful and popular around Yugoslavia with the release of the album O je! and EP Nove godine!, they failed to repeat this success, and so they disbanded in 1985.

In 1986, Vulović and Delčić re-created the band, but the latter soon left the band, so the new lineup, which included the vocalist Aleksandar Tabaš and various musicians, recorded the fourth studio album, U Škripcu. The album was not successful, so the band disbanded again in 1988. The next year, Vulović reunited with Delčić and Vasiljević, Lukić on guitar, bassist Dejan Škopelja, and drummer Ratko Ljubičić. They recorded the fifth studio album Izgleda da mi smo sami. After this, the band disbanded again. After this, Vulović became a producer and manager, Delčić pursued a solo career with his band Sklekovi, and Vasiljević and Lukić became a part of the supergroup Familija. In 2007, the original lineup came back together at the Delča i Sklekovi concert at the Belgrade Dom Omladine, which was released in 2008 as Ljubilarnih 20 i nešto godina - Live, under the moniker Delča a i U Škripcu. Delčić died of cancer on 24 July 2011.


Former members

  • Zoran Vulović "Vule" – keyboards (1980–1985, 1986–1987, 1989–1991, 2007)
  • Milan Delčić "Delča" – vocals (1980–1985, 1986, 1989–1991, 2007)
  • Aleksandar Vasiljević "Vasa" – guitar (1980–1985, 1989–1991, 2007)
  • Aleksandar Lukić "Luka" – bass guitar (1980–1985) guitar (1989–1991, 2007)
  • Miloš Obrenović – drums (1980–1985, 2007)
  • Davor Vidiš – drums (1986)
  • Dario Kumerle – bass guitar (1986)
  • Zdravko Jurković – guitar (1986)
  • Dejan Škopelja "Škopi" – bass (1987, 1989–1991, 2007)
  • Aleksandar Tabaš – vocals (1987)
  • Zoran Veljković "Kiza" – guitar (1987)
  • Marko Milivojević – drums (1987)
  • Ratko Ljubičić – drums (1989–1991)


Studio albumsEdit

  • Godine ljubavi (1982)
  • O je! (1983)
  • Budimo zajedno! (1984)
  • U škripcu (1987)
  • Izgleda da mi smo sami (1990)

Extended playsEdit

  • Nove godine! (1983)

Live albumsEdit

  • Ljubilarnih 20 i nešto godina – Live (as Delča, a i U Škripcu; 1991)


  • "Nove godine" / "Beograd spava" (1983)

Other appearancesEdit


  • EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960–2006, Janjatović Petar; ISBN 978-86-905317-1-4

Other websitesEdit