četvrtak, 2. srpnja 2015.

SUPER NOVA - Super Nova (1985-89)










































One of the first critically acclaimed acts was the rock band SUPER NOVA from Skopje, which utilized rap music elements in some of its songs. The group recorded several rap music tracks for the music production branch of the Macedonian Radio-Television, including "Hip-hop blues", Rap, "Vero" and others, some including pop, rock, funk, reggae or other elements. One of those songs was the anti-war themed "Rapovanje". Its catchy rhyme, ("Better to rap, than to wage war") made it very popular across the country in 1989. In the same year, they performed at two prominent festivals in Subotica and Zaječar). The most notable members of the group were: Vikto Mastoridis (guitar, vocals), Miki Kostadinov (drums), Vlatko Georgiev (keyboards) and Vlasto Janevik-Lucky (bass). (from wikipedia) (thanks to death row)



srijeda, 1. srpnja 2015.

EKATARINA VELIKA - Live 1986 (1987)





































Album "Live 1986" EKATARINA VELIKA recording at the Zagreb, in club Kulušić, on November 2, 1986. The band promoted the release of the live album in Beograd during January 1987 and triumphed at Dom Omladine with six sold-out shows.


ponedjeljak, 29. lipnja 2015.

četvrtak, 25. lipnja 2015.

PLAVI ORKESTAR - Soldatski bal (1985)










































PLAVI ORKESTAR is one of the most popular bands from former Yugoslavia. The band was formed in 1983, in Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina, by Saša Lošić who was the lead singer and songwriter of the group. In the winter of 1984/1985, the band's first album "Soldatski bal" was recorded in SIM studio, Zagreb. From this album the band had many hit singles such as "Suada", "Medena curice", "Odlazi nam raja", "Bolje biti pijan nego star", "Goodbye teens", and the title track, "Soldatski bal". The album's lyrics were formed following Loša's experiences whilst serving the army. Their second album "Smrt fašizmu" was another outstanding success for this band, selling over 300 000 copies in Yugoslavia, and being certified diamond. This album spawned several hits: "Fa, fa fašista nemoj biti ti", "Puteru puteru", "Sava tiho teče", "Zelene su bile oči te" i "Kad si sam druže moj". In 1989, they returned with third album "Sunce na prozoru" which was another big hit for the band, and it included such hits as "Kaja", "Lovac i košuta" i "Proljeće". Their 1991. release "Simpatija" would be their last album released in Yugoslavia prior to its breakup. It included their version of Mamas and Papas hit single "California Dreaming" (titled "Ljubi se Istok i Zapad) which is still a big hit to this day in post-Yugoslav republics. They were on hiatus until 1998. when they released "Long Play" which included smash hits "Ako su to bile samo laži" and "Od rođendana do rođendana". Their last album to date "Infinity" was released in 1999, and it included numerous hit singles like "Odlazim", "Djevojka iz snova" i "Pijem da je zaboravim". The band is currently working on their new album titled "Revolucija" that should be released in the autumn of 2011. The first single from the album titled "(R)evolucija" will be released on july 14th. (from wikipedia)


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utorak, 23. lipnja 2015.

LEB I SOL - Beskonačno (1981)










































"Beskonačno" is the fourth album by LEB I SOL and the first album without keyboardist Kiki Dimuševski.


LEB I SOL - Ručni rad (1979)










































After two successfull albums LEB I SOL decided not to repeat the formula but to go into a deeper exploration of jazz. For the third album they almost abandoned the lyrics and invited a saxophone guest for two tracks. Vocals are present but except "Lenja pesma", an excellent even semi-commercial hit at the time, they were utilized as an instrument. Koki Dimuševski is more active than ever with his electric piano and plethora of synths, Vlatko Stefanovski's guitar technique is brought to perfect here,while rhythm section of Garo Tavitijan and Bodan Arsovski is impeccable as always. Macedonian folk is less present in favour of more "avant-garde" approach in a manner of jazz improvistions, so "Ručni rad" is not very accessible on the first listen. Production of Josip Boček is finally top notch for the time, the whole album carries the balanced sound of all instruments, perfectly arranged so you could get a sense of the band playing as a single body. Solos are rare but very effective and functional. All 7 tracks are perfect but obvious favorites would be "Lenja pesma" (lyrics as always by Goran Stefanovski, Vlatko's brother, who is a renowned Macedonian playright), Arsovski's title track "Ručni rad" with some beautiful fretless bass melody line and Stefanovski's "Kumova slama", one of the most memorable instrumentals of the former Yugo music scene, beautiful melody with emotional guitar solo weeping. However there is present a sort of optimistic, positive feeling in this composition. This is a true gem of ex-Yugo prog and probably the best fusion album of the era just before the coming of New Wave age. (review by Seyo)


ponedjeljak, 22. lipnja 2015.

PSIHOMODO POP - Live in Amsterdam (1989)










































After a very successful tour in Netherlands, in 1989, PSIHOMODO POP published album "Live In Amsterdam".


BAŠ ČELIK - Gunđaju ti za sitnice (1983)










































BAŠ ČELIK founded in the early eighties, in Požarevac, Serbia (Ex-Yugoslavia). This is their only album released in 1983. by Diskos.


nedjelja, 21. lipnja 2015.

SIMON INSANIA - Demo (1989-1990)







































SIMON INSANIA was a post punk rock band from Skopje (Macedonia) in former Yugoslavia. These are their demo recordings from 1989-1990. (thanks to SMNP)

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SVE PO SPISKU - Šugavi svijet (1990)









































SVE PO SPISKU was a punk rock band from Zagreb (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia. These are their demo songs from 1990.

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subota, 20. lipnja 2015.

RADNIČKA KONTROLA - Dosada (1981)









































RADNIČKA KONTROLA was a former Yugoslav punk rock/new wave band from Beograd, active in the late 1970s and early 1980s and notable for its appearance on the compilation album "Artistička radna akcija" from 1981.

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petak, 19. lipnja 2015.

PARTIBREJKERS - Partibrejkers III (1989)










































On February 1989, PARTIBREJKERS made new demo recordings, this time with the help of the Električni Orgazam frontman Srđan Gojković "Gile", who played rhythm guitar. The recordings appeared on the third album "Partibrejkers III", which, like the previous, was released through Jugodisk. The album, recorded on August and September 1989, was produced by Milan Ćirić, mixed by Vlada Negovanović, and as guest appeared Petar Miladinović "Pera Joe" on harmonica. (from wikipedia)



četvrtak, 18. lipnja 2015.

PARTIBREJKERS - Partibrejkers II (1988)










































For a short period of time PARTIBREJKERS were reformed in a new lineup, featuring a drummer Vlada Funtek and bassist Dime Todorov "Mune". The band recorded the material for the second studio album on June 1987 at the Barbaro Studio in Bukovac. The recordings were sent to PGP-RTB, but they were not prone to releasing it. On May 1988, Funtek left the band, being firstly replaced by Marko Milivojević, and then by Igor Borojević. On September 1988, the band's second album was released. "Partibrejkers II" featured prominent tracks "Ja se ne vraćam", "Prsten", "Mesečeva kći", "Pet ispod nule" and "Nema cure", for which Antonijević sang the lead vocals. The song "Put" was not recorded in Bukovac, but at the O Studio on March 1988 and added to the rest of the material. At the same time, MTV made a report on the band's work. (from wikipedia)