|Origin||Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia|
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal|
|1980 – 1982|
|Labels||Jugodisk, One Records|
|Pop Ma?ina, Opus, Apartman 69, Generacija 5, Riblja ?orba, Zona B|
Rok Ma?ina (Serbian Cyrillic: ; trans. Rock Machine) was a short-lasting former Yugoslav hard rock band from Belgrade. Rok Ma?ina was formed in 1980 by former members of the progressive/hard rock band Pop Ma?ina, and released only an album before disbanding in 1982.
The band was formed in 1980 by former Pop Ma?ina members Robert Neme?ek (vocals and bass guitar) and brothers Zoran and Vidoja Bo?inovi? (guitars). Soon afterwards, a former member of the band Pop ?ou, Vladan Doki? (drums) joined the band.
The band had its first live appearance in 1980 in Zagreb, as a part of the event named Pozdrav iz Beograda (Greetings from Belgrade). Soon afterwards the band released the album Rok Ma?ina through Jugodisk. Later that year, Dragan ?or?evi?, a former member of Generacija 5, replaced Doki?, but at the time of the great popularity of new wave bands in Yugoslavia, the future for the band was not very promising, and they disbanded in 1982 while recording their second studio album.
Part of the material recorded for the band's second studio album was released by Jugodisk in 1983, on the EP Izrod na granici (Bastard on the Border). The EP featured a live version of the song "Bilo mi je bolje" ("I Felt Better"), recorded on the Belgrade Rock Festival held in Pionir Hall in September 1982, which was also the last live performance by Rok Ma?ina. The song "Proma?en san" ("Failed Dream") featured a recording of Aleister Crowley's voice.
Zoran Bo?inovi? retired from music, but in the late 1990s he started performing with the blues-rock band Zona B. He died on July 12, 2004. Vidoja Bo?inovi? occasionally performed in blues clubs and with the jazz band Interaction, before joining Riblja ?orba in 1985. Robert Neme?ek became the film program editor at TV Politika.
In 1994, the band's song "Nulti ?as" ("Zero Hour") was released on Komuna compilation album Pakleni voza?i: Jugoslovenski hard rock (Hell Riders: Yugoslav Hard Rock). In 2001, One Records released the compilation album entitled Rok Ma?ina which featured all the tracks from both 1981 album Rok Ma?ina and Izrod na granici.
In 2008, Neme?ek released a collection of Pop Ma?ina recordings on the box set Antologija 1972 - 1976 (Anthology 1972 - 1976). During the following years, Vidoja Bo?inovi? tried to persuade him to do the similar thing with Rok Ma?ina recordings. Finally, in 2015, the compilation album Antologija 1980 - 1983 was released through Multimedia Music. The songs released on the album were remastered by Neme?ek himself and his son Jan. The compilation featured all the material officially released by Rok Ma?ina, previously unreleased recordings and a book about the band.
In 2012, Serbian alternative rock band Kanda, Kod?a i Neboj?a recorded a cover of Rok Ma?ina's song "Granica" ("Border") for the New Year's Eve edition of Radio Television of Serbia show Bunt. In 2016, the same song was covered by Serbian blues rock band Texas Flood in Radio Television of Serbia show Tri boje zvuka.