ponedjeljak, 21. srpnja 2014.

BORIS NOVKOVIĆ - Kuda idu izgubljene djevojke (1986)










































BORIS NOVKOVIĆ was born in Sarajevo, while it was a part of the former Yugoslavia. His interest in a musical career was cultivated by his family background, with a mother who taught music, and a father, Đorđe Novković, who was a leading Croatian songwriter and music manager. He released his first album, "Kuda idu izgubljene djevojke" in 1986, selling 120,000 copies, while his follow-up release in 1987, "Jači od sudbine", was more successful still. Two more successful albums followed: "Dok svira radio" in 1988 and "Obojeni snovi" in 1989. In 1990 he narrowly missed out on the chance to represent Yugoslavia at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Dajana", but his second-place finish in the national pre-selection instead secured him a place at the International festival in Kuala Lumpur. Seven more albums followed up to 2003, as well as two "best of" compilations, but few songs were able to match the popularity of the early ones. Perhaps most notable are "Struji struja" from the eponymous 1993 album, "Sve mijenja se" from the album "U dobru i u zlu" (1995), and "Daleko" from the 1997 album "Sve gubi sjaj bez ljubavi". In 2005, fifteen years after his near miss in the Yugoslav pre-selection, Novković won the right to represent the now independent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest. He performed his song "Vukovi umiru sami" together with members of the Lado ensemble. To win the Dora pre-selection competition on 5 March 2005, they had to vanquish an impressive array of former Croatian Eurovision representatives, including Magazin, Danijela Martinović, Vesna Pisarović and Goran Karan. Despite the respectable showing of Croatia's 2004 Eurovision entry "You Are The Only One", the country did not achieve a high enough placing to qualify automatically for the 2005 grand final. Thus Boris' song was performed in the semifinal, where it finished 4th with 169 points, qualifying for the final. Novković represented the country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 in Kiev and finished 11th with 115 points. (from wikipedia)


subota, 19. srpnja 2014.

KAMEN NA KAMEN - Kamen na kamen (1973)




KAMEN NA KAMEN was formed in early 70s, in Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina (ex-Yugoslavia) by composer, musician and producer Nikola Radovan Borota. They were one of the first pop rock bands who used folk elements in their music. This is their first album from 1973.


U ŠKRIPCU - Nove godine (1983) Single










































U ŠKRIPCU first single record from 1983.

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petak, 18. srpnja 2014.

U ŠKRIPCU - U škripcu (1981)










































These are their two songs released on the compilation album "Artistička radna akcija" from 1981.

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srijeda, 16. srpnja 2014.

ponedjeljak, 14. srpnja 2014.

77 - Demo Tracks (1982)










































77 was a punk band from Pula (Croatia) that played a kind of darkened depressive punk, existed just few years (1980-83) but played a lot of gigs. (thanks to pularockcity.blogspot.com)

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subota, 12. srpnja 2014.

MORE - More (1974)










































MORE was a Croatian pop-rock band from Split, formed in 1973, active during 70s and first half of 80s in former Yugoslavia. Here is their first album from 1974.

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petak, 11. srpnja 2014.

ZABRANJENO PUŠENJE - Dok čekaš sabah sa šejtanom (1985)

































"Dok čekaš sabah sa šejtanom" is the second studio album by former Yugoslav band ZABRANJENO PUŠENJE released in 1985, recorded at SIM studio, Zagreb.


četvrtak, 10. srpnja 2014.

ZABRANJENO PUŠENJE - Das Ist Walter (1984)










































ZABRANJENO PUŠENJE was founded in 1981, in Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina (ex-Yugoslavia). The band they formed was called Pseudobluz Band. All members were involved in the radio show "Top lista nadrealista", so they already had stage names. The original line-up consisted of Nenad Janković (vocals, keyboards), Davor Sučić (guitar), Zenit Đozić (drums), Mustafa Čengić (guitar), Mladen Mitić (bass guitar) and Ognjen Gajić (saxophone, flute). They were occasionally accompanied by Mirko Srdić as a guest, since he had his own band, "Elvis J. Kurtović & his Meteors". They soon started calling themselves "Pseudobluz bend Zabranjeno Pušenje", and after some time simply dropped the first part. Their first recording, "Penzioneri na more idu zimi", was made for Radio Sarajevo in early 1981. They performed around Sarajevo for two years before recording their first album "Das ist Walter" in June 1984, for Jugoton label. The line-up was altered and now Nenad Janković's younger brother Dražen Janković was on organ and Predrag Rakić took drums. Although it was publicized that Nenad Janković and Davor Sučić wrote the first album material, the fact is that Mustafa Čengić (lead guitar) and Mladen Mitić (bass guitar) were unpublished composers of a large portion of it, and also greatly influenced and contributed to all song arrangements. The album was initially released in 3000 copies, but the final count was 100,000 copies sold, setting a record for exceeding the initial release by 30 times. In autumn 1984 they embarked on a 60-concert nation-wide tour, making them one of the biggest Yugoslav rock attractions after just one album. (from wikipedia)


srijeda, 9. srpnja 2014.

SENKA VELETANLIĆ - Lutka koja kaže ne (1966) EP





















SENKA VELETANLIĆ is one of the most famous pop singers in former Yugoslavia in the 60s and early 70s. This is her third EP from 1966.