subota, 23. rujna 2023.

WARRIORS - Ratnici (1983) EP


WARRIORS first EP from 1983.



As a teenager DEJAN CUKIĆ was a singer of band Dizel. After leaving Dizel, he joined Tilt, and later Bulevar. Cukić released two albums with Bulevar: "Loš i mlad" and "Mala noćna panika". After Bulevar disbaned in 1982, Cukić started working as a journalist. In 1984 he became a member of Bajaga i Instruktori. He recorded three albums with Bajaga i Instruktori: "Pozitivna geografija", "Sa druge strane jastuka" and "Jahači magle". In the spring of 1987 he released his first solo album "Spori ritam". Album featured a cover of Azra's song "A šta da radim". The same summer Cukić went on Bajaga i Instruktori Soviet Union tour, which was his last tour with the band. In 1988 he formed Spori Ritam Bend. The first lineup of the band featured Dragan Mitrić (keyboard), Vlada Negovanović (guitar), Safet Petrovac (guitar), Slobodan Jurišić (drums), and Branko Isaković (bass guitar). In 1989 Isaković became a member of Kerber, and Bata Božanić replaced him. This lineup recorded album "Zajedno". The title track was a cover of The Beatles' song "Come Together". At the time Petrovac left the band and Božanić was replaced by Nenad Novaković. In 1991 both Isaković and Petrovac returned to the band. Album "1991" was soon released. It featured a cover of Bulevar's song "Nestašni dečaci". As Yugoslav wars started, Cukić made a three-year break. (from wikipedia)

srijeda, 20. rujna 2023.

LINDJA - Lindja (1987-1990)


LINDJA was a rock band from Priština (Kosovo) in former Yugoslavia. This is their several songs from 1987-1990.

WALTER - Walter (1984)


WALTER was a punk rock band from Rijeka (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia. These are their two demo songs from 1984.

WALTER was a punk rock band from Rijeka (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia. These are their two demo songs from 1984.

utorak, 19. rujna 2023.

THE WHEELS OF FIRE - The Wind Cries Mary (1969)


THE WHEELS OF FIRE were founded by former members of various Zagreb groups Rajmond Ruić (Delfini, Roboti, The Five Up - bass), Viktor Hromin (Roboti, The Five Up - drums) and Vedran Božić (Kondori, Roboti, Zlatni akordi - guitar, vocal) in 1969. This is their cover of Hendrix song "The Wind Cries Mary" recorded live in 1969.

VIDEOSEX - Svet je zopet mlad (1987) Mini LP


VIDEOSEX mini LP from 1987.

nedjelja, 17. rujna 2023.

VIDEOSEX - Videosex 84 (1984)


VIDEOSEX was a prominent synthy-pop group based in former Yugoslavia (Slovenia). The group was led by the singer Anja Rupel. They recorded four albums. Their debut album, Videosex 84 appeared in 1983 and they played with bands such as Ekatarina Velika and Otroci socializma in Beograd. The group broke up in 1992. (from wikipedia)

TETRAPAK - Želela bih da sam vatra (1979) Single


TETRAPAK was a rock band from Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia). This is their one and only one single record from 1979.

petak, 15. rujna 2023.

VRIJEME I ZEMLJA - Vrijeme i zemlja (1979)


VRIJEME I ZEMLJA was founded in 1978, in Rijeka (Croatia). Members of the group were Nenad Bach (guitar, vocal), Marinko Radetić (bass), Joško Serdarević (drums) and Davor Tolja (keyboards). They recorded two singles and one album and then split.

SEPTEMBER - Domovino moja (1979)


SEPTEMBER second album from 1979.

četvrtak, 14. rujna 2023.

SEPTEMBER - Florida (1978)


In the United States the band SEPTEMBER recorded their second studio album "Domovino moja" in Seabird Recording Studio in Edgewater, Florida and produced by band members themselves. This is their version of second album named "Florida" recorded in english in 1978. (thanks to Sergej)

SEPTEMBER - Domovino moja (1978) Single


SEPTEMBER third single record from 1978.

srijeda, 13. rujna 2023.

SEPTEMBER - Zadnja avantura (1976)


SEPTEMBER grew out of the short-lived supergroup project Jugoslavenska Pop Selekcija in September 1975, whose members included Tihomir Pop Asanović (organ), Janez Bončina (vocals, guitar), Braco Doblekar (percussion, congas) and Ratko Divjak (drums). Čarli Novak on bass and formally educated musician Pero Ugrin on electric violin and trumpet joined soon for the recording of the first album, ironically titled "Zadnja avantura". The album was recorded in February 1976 in Ljubljana and released shortly afterwards but passed largely unnoticed. This is in fact a pure gem of Yugoslavian jazz fusion that lacked popularity simply because there was no single hit song on it that would draw attention of the wider public. That said, this album is probably the first complete fusion release in ex- Yugoslavia that did not rely on the blues/R'n'B fundament, going instead further into free jazz exploration in a vein of Mahavishnu Orchestra or Return On Forever. Ugrin's electric violin has a dominant role in the album and influence from Stephane Grapelli or Jean Luc Ponty is obvious, which only adds a merit to it. The rhythm section is firm and playful in a jazz manner while Asanović gives important keyboards layers, especially his traditional Hammond sound. Bončina plays guitar, which is not much present, but in those few moments it fits nicely into compositions. The sound is uniform throughout the album without any particular song standing out, so there is a sense of a skillfully developed album concept. "Život nema pravila" is perhaps too similar to Time's famous booze ballad "Kralj alkohol" but not so as to accuse them of plagiarism. It is rather natural because Bončina and Dado Topić collaborated much together, which is evident here in a repeated performance of their co-authorship of "Ostavi trag". That song was previously included in Asanović solo album "Majko Zemljo" in 1974, but instead of female vocal of Josipa Lisac, here the male choir sings the intro before Bončina jumps in. The title track carries a good drums/percusion solo, and "Kanin" is sung in Slovene language (Boncina's mother tongue). "Zadnja avantura" is a brave and adventurous work which ranks among the most accomplished ex-Yugoslavian progressive rock music of the 1970s that is unjustly covered with dust and obscured. Jazz-rock enthusiasts are strongly encouraged to go for it if lucky enough to find this rare LP on the market. This album should be a part of any self-respecting prog rock and jazz collection. (from