ponedjeljak, 31. prosinca 2012.

URAGANI - Počinje igra (1966-68)

URAGANI was the first rock band in ex-Yugoslavia. Band founded by Dario Ottaviani, Ante Škobrnja, Mario Peharda & Saša Sablić 1960 in Rijeka, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia). In 1967 they had a big hit "Školjka" and in 1968 they had a second big hit "Deborah". They split in 1970.

GEA - Gea (1985-89)

GEA was a rock band from Osijek (Croatia), in former Yugoslavia, active in 80's. They recorded only two songs for Radio Osijek.


nedjelja, 30. prosinca 2012.

ALEKSANDAR MAKEDONSKI - Za heroje i princeze (1988)

ALEKSANDAR MAKEDONSKI was formed in 1986, in Skopje, then Socialist Republic of Macedonia as an offshoot of the prominent punk rock group Badmingtons, and it included the frontman Vladimir Petrovski - Karter (guitar, vocals), Dejan Škartov-Deko (keyboards), Zoran Janković - Bajo (bass guitar), Vladimir Dimovski (drums) and the female singer Melita Stefanovska (backing vocals). Unlike Badmingtons, who were a punk band, Aleksandar Makedonski was initially a more pop-rock oriented act. The third former Badmingtons member, the drummer Boris Georgiev decided to join the gothic rock cult band Mizar and played on their first self-titled album released in 1988. Aleksandar Makedonski recorded several songs for the national Macedonian Radio-Television music production and soon became popular across the country. The group released its debut album "Za heroje i princeze" for Jugodisk record label in 1988. Unlike their previous material, the album was in Serbo-Croatian, because it was the most widespread language in the multilingual former Yugoslav market. In 1990, they recorded two songs, "Mi se igra" and "Sečavanja" in Macedonian at Mladinski Radio Klub 100, which were released on the Demoskop tape. The line-up soon changed. Melita Stefanovska left and joined the all-female alternative rock band Royal Albert Hall, while Dimovski joined the psychedelic rock group Kleržo together with Škartov, who later moved to Italy in 1991. Karter continued to work with a new bass player Mite Brljamov, but with a different musical style. In 1991, they recorded songs for the second album at the studio of Nikola Kokan Dimuševski of Leb i sol, however it was never released. After a long pause, they recorded a new material throughout 1995, which was finally released as Aleksandar Makedonski's second album "Moeto carstvo" for the Makoton label in 1997. All three original members of Badmingtons are on "Moeto carstvo" along with bassist Zoran Janković. The group finally disbanded, and Karter switched to studio and film work. Later he formed a new group called Opstrukcija which released an album in 1999 before disbanding. In 2007 he reformed the 1997-era Aleksandar Makedonski under the Badmingtons name without Janković. To celebrate that reunion, a CD single was released of two Aleksandar Makedonski tracks and one Badmingtons track under the Badmingtons name. (from wikipedia)

subota, 29. prosinca 2012.

KLADIVO, KONJ IN VODA - Vidov ples (1983)

KLADIVO, KONJ IN VODA was a Slovenian acid-folk band active in period 1978-1983 in former Yugoslavia. This is their first album from 1983.


srijeda, 26. prosinca 2012.

ponedjeljak, 24. prosinca 2012.

WALT - Walt (1971-77)

WALT was formed in 1971, in Osijek (Croatia), active through the seventies. Members were Mladen Kujundžić (guitar, vocal), Ivan Čečić (bass guitar, vocal), Gašpar Hodonj (keyboards, vocal), Zdenko Rogina (drums) and Dragutin Matošević (vocal). They recorded a few songs for Radio Osijek.

nedjelja, 23. prosinca 2012.

OK BAND - Vrata zapada (1987)

OK BAND was a rock band from Osijek (Croatia), active in the eighties. They recorded two songs on the compilation of  rock bands from Osijek "Pogonsko gorivo" in 1987. At that time Miroslav Škoro played with them.

petak, 21. prosinca 2012.

DUGE - Duge (1975-82)

DUGE were a rock band from Osijek (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia, active from 1975-1982. Members were Damir Vojvodić (guitar), Damir Mihić (guitar), Damir Prlić (vocal), Berislav Crnković (drums) and Željko Gusić (bass guitar). They recorded a few songs for Radio Osijek.

srijeda, 19. prosinca 2012.

VALTER - U ime naroda (1988)

VALTER was a hard rock band from Osijek (Croatia), active in the end of eighties. They recorded two albums. Members are Zdravko Peko (vocal), Miroslav Zečić (guitar), Boris Šanić (bass guitar) and Damir Galeković (drums). This is their first album from 1988.

ponedjeljak, 17. prosinca 2012.

NOVE IGRE - Rođeni u prvoj liniji (1986-87)

NOVE IGRE were a pop rock band from Osijek (Croatia), active during the eighties. They released two songs on the compilation of rock groups from Osijek "Pogonsko gorivo" in 1987. Members were Renato Lukić (vocal), Denis Dumančić (guitar, vocal), Alen Vekić (guitar), Damir Šenk (keyboards), Renato Miler (bass guitar) and Davor Mikulić (drums). They split up in 1990.

nedjelja, 16. prosinca 2012.

HAD - Sunčani dan (1973) Single

Their second single from 1973 and then they split up.

HAD - Nebeski dar (1972) Single

HAD formed in 1971, in Osijek, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia). Members of the band were Davor Brkić (bass), Veseljko Oršolić (guitar) and Rajko Svilar (drums). This is their first single from 1972 with big hit "Nebeski dar".

subota, 15. prosinca 2012.

TREF - Marica rock (1976-77)

TREF was a rock band from Osijek (Croatia), active in the seventies. Members were Slobodan Ivanović-Danče (guitar), Zlatko Vukasović-Kec (bass guitar), Ivica Matković-Makika (drums), Boro Vidović (vocals) and Damir Rokšer-Roco (keyboards). They recorded a few songs for Radio Osijek.

četvrtak, 13. prosinca 2012.

TOK ŽIVOTA - Don Kihot (1979) Single

TOK ŽIVOTA was a rock group from Doboj (Bosnia and Herzegovina), active at the end of the seventies and early eighties. They recorded two single records in 1979, and one album in 1981. This is their first single record from 1979.

srijeda, 12. prosinca 2012.

AMON RA II - Sjećanja (1971)

AMON RA II was a rock band from Osijek (Croatia), founded in the late sixties, and active until the end of the seventies. Members of the group were Miljenko Gambiraža (vocal, guitar), Antonio Budano (guitar, vocal), Ernest Nappholz (drums) and Miroslav Levakovic (bass guitar, vocal). They recorded a few songs for Radio Osijek.

ponedjeljak, 10. prosinca 2012.

DUŠAN PRELEVIĆ - Na oštrici brijača (1983)

DUŠAN PRELEVIĆ-PRELE was a Serbian singer, journalist and writer. During his career Prelević released three solo albums and a large number of 7" singles. He also made recordings with rock band Korni Grupa, symphonic rock band Opus and jazz rock band Oliver. He was widely known for his raspy voice and, since the first half of the 1990s, an eyepatch (which he wore because he lost his eye in a fight). He died in 2007. This is his first solo album from 1983. (from wikipedia)

utorak, 4. prosinca 2012.

BIJELO DUGME - Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu (1975)

"Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu" is the second studio album from influential former Yugoslav rock band Bijelo dugme, released in 1975. The album is a continuation of the band's early folkish hard rock sound that was featured on their debut album "Kad bi' bio bijelo dugme", again incorporating folk music elements blended with blues. Although the album was recorded in London, the songs were written during August, September, and October 1975 in the Bosnian village of Borike (near Rogatica), renowned for its breeding of Arabian horses. The album is perhaps most memorable for its songs "Ne gledaj me tako i ne ljubi me više", "Požurite konji moji", title track "Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu", all tracks exceeding 6 minutes, and all-time hit "Tako ti je mala moja kad ljubi Bosanac". (from wikipedia)

ponedjeljak, 3. prosinca 2012.

BIJELO DUGME - Kad bi' bio bijelo dugme (1974)

BIJELO DUGME were a highly influential rock band stationed in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, originally when in Yugoslavia. Active between 1974 and 1989, they are considered to have been the most popular band ever to exist in the former Yugoslavia. Founder of the band was Goran Bregović, who spent much of his childhood in a Musical School for violin players, from which he was expelled for “lack of talent”. Soon after his expulsion, his mother bought him a guitar, and thus, Bijelo Dugme was born. Goran Bregović often admitted that his main motivation for forming the band was because “women were more receptive to musicians”. Bregović was the band’s sole composer and wrote most of the lyrics, although some of the most popular Bijelo dugme songs weren’t written by Bregović, for example: "Ima neka tajna veza", "Glavni junak jedne knjige", "Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu", "Pristao sam biću sve što hoće" were written by Duško Trifunović, "Da sam pekar", "Selma" were written by Vlado Dijak, "Loše vino" by Arsen Dedić etc. After recruiting the band’s first line up, Bijelo dugme under the name Jutro were turned down by Sarajevo based record company Diskoton, but were offered to record a single for another record company, Jugoton. The first single was named "Kad bi’ bio bijelo dugme". After the single was released, Bregović was convinced by the band’s manager to change the band’s name to Bijelo dugme. With charismatic vocalist Željko Bebek, the band soon reached stardom in the former Yugoslavia, as one newspaper put it, they sold more albums then there were record players in Yugoslavia. The pinnacle of the band’s career was 1979’s Bitanga i Princeza, the album is often heralded as their most mature with vocalist Željko Bebek. They were often referred to as the Yugoslav Beatles. The turn of the decade brought the rise of numerous new wave artists, including Azra, and Bijelo dugme soon found their popularity sinking, to which they reacted by reinventing themselves for their 1980 release "Doživjeti stotu", featuring a much more new wave oriented sound. 1984 brought the departure of Željko Bebek to pursue a solo career and Mladen Vojičić - Tifa was recruited to replace him for their 1984 self-titled release. He was booted from the band because of inner conflicts and was replaced by Alen Islamović, formerly vocalist of the heavy metal band Divlje jagode for their last two, folk-inspired records. The band disbanded in 1989 after Alen Islamović checked into a hospital for chest pains during their last tour, without telling anyone he was ill. The real reasons have never been elaborated, but most people suspect the dissolution of Yugoslavia caused the breakup of the band, because the band was often seen as a symbol of unity among the peoples of Yugoslavia. Some of Bijelo dugme’s the most popular songs are: "Selma", "Lipe cvatu", "Đurđevdan", "Ipak poželim neko pismo", "Ima neka tajna veza", "Pristao sam biću sve što hoće, "Loše vino" "Lažeš", "Ne spavaj mala moja muzika dok svira", "Blues za moju bivšu dragu" etc. The band reunited for three concerts in Sarajevo, Zagreb and Belgrade in 2005 with all three vocalists, but without drummer Goran “Ipe” Ivandić who committed suicide in Belgrade, Serbia in 1994. "Kad bi' bio bijelo dugme" is the 1974 debut LP from influential Yugoslav rock group Bijelo Dugme. Together with their second album "Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu", is considered the most heavy metal driven album of their 16 year career. At the time the band was strongly influenced by popular rock pioneers such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, together with blues and traditional Balkan music a genre that would be further explored by band leader, chef lyricist and composer Goran Bregović in latter years. (from wikipedia)

nedjelja, 2. prosinca 2012.

DESETI BRAT - Madona dejmi danes (1985)

DESETI BRAT was a Slovenian New wave rock band formed in Koper 1981., active from 1981 - 1988. Band members were: Drago Mislej (vocal), Igor Korenika (bass), Vlasti Kozlovič (drums), Duilio Peroša (guitar), Zoran Mlekuž (guitar) and Gorast Radojević (keyboards).