petak, 28. veljače 2014.

NECA FALK - Neca Falk (1979-81)






































MARIJETA NECA FALK is an Slovenian pop-rock female singer from Ljubljana, most popular in 80's. This is compilation album of her best songs from 1979-80.

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utorak, 25. veljače 2014.

subota, 22. veljače 2014.

PETAR UGRIN - Samo muzika (1979)







































PETAR UGRIN was a  Slovenian jazz musician (trumpet, violin) and composer. He was a member of many Yugoslavian jazz projects at the time (Mladi levi, September, Jugoslovenska pop selekcija, Greentown Jazz Band etc.). He died in 2001.


srijeda, 19. veljače 2014.

KRIK - Krik (1986)










































KRIK was a rock band from Serbia, in former Yugoslavia. This is their one and only one album from 1986. All further informations are welcome.

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ponedjeljak, 17. veljače 2014.

KATAPULT - Jesenji vetar (1988)










































KATAPULT was a pop-rock band from Bar (Montenegro), formed in 1987. in fomer Yugoslavia. This is their first album from 1988.

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nedjelja, 16. veljače 2014.

BUMERANG - Najdi si drugega (1972) Single










































After break up of group Kameleoni, Zlatko Klun (drums), Danilo Kocijančić (guitar), Petar Veri Gorjup (guitar) and Ladi Koradin (bass) formed group BUMERANG, in 1971, in Koper, Slovenia. They had major success with Status Quo on Yugoslavian tour and played with Barcley James Harvest in Subotica. First single "Najdi si drugega" they released in 1972, second single "Živjeti iznad tebe bar jedan dan" in 1979, first album "Boomerang " in 1979 and second album "Na zapadu ništa novo" in 1982. (from exyupoprockmadness.blogspot.com)



utorak, 11. veljače 2014.

DAH - Veliki cirkus (1974)












































DAH was formed in Beograd, in 1972, and original members were Zlatko Manojlović (guitar), Branko Marušić Čutura (vocal, guitar), Branko Gluščević (bass) and Radomir Dubičanin (drums). The band appeared at Ljubljana's "Boom Pop Festival '73". They promoted the first 7" single "Ako pozeliš" by playing live in a record store's shopwindow, which was a bit of oddity at the time. Čutura left the band and they continued as trio with Manojlović assuming vocal responsabilities. Velibor Bogdanović soon joined as a new drummer, replacing Dubičanin. This line-up recorded debut album "Veliki cirkus" in 1974. The group enjoyed brief but prominent international success when they recorded hit single "Šošana" during their sojourn in Belgium, in 1975. For this occasion Manojlović was supported by his brother Dragan Mihajlović (violin), Zdenko Pomper (bass) and Stevan Milutinović (drums). While in Belgium, the band used the name "Land", and featured new members. Along with Manojlović and Bogdanović, there were keyboardist Goran Manojlović, Tommy Schpalteholtz and Villy Pulz. "Šošana" single was issued by Polydor across Europe and it even raised to No. 1 on the top list of Radio Morocco. During their stay in Luxembourg in 1975 they played joint sessions with Dutch progressive rock legends Focus. Upon return to Yugoslavia in 1976 they released the second album "Povratak". The band disbanded soon after its release. Manojlović continued with a not-so-successful solo career and formed heavy metal band Gordi in late 1977. (by Seyo)


nedjelja, 9. veljače 2014.

KOZMETIKA - Kozmetika (1983)










































KOZMETIKA was a Serbian new-wave band from Beograd, active in period 1978-1983. Their discography includes just one long play.

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subota, 8. veljače 2014.

ELEKTRIČNI ORGAZAM - Distorzija (1986)








































ELEKTRIČNI ORGAZAM formed in 1979, in Beograd, Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia). Originally starting as a combination of new wave, punk rock and post-punk, the band later slowly changed their style, becoming a mainstream rock act. Their fourth album named "Distorzija" is really one of the best yugo rock records. Almost every song is hit. They smelted late 60s Stones r & b sound together with punk energy and great power pop melodies. Here and there they added some psychobilly spices and acid rock magic. With this record they became very popular in whole Yugoslavia. (from jugobeat.com)


četvrtak, 6. veljače 2014.

DAG - Sećanja (1974)










































DAG was seemingly a typical representative of the so-called "Belgrade acoustic scene" of the mid-seventies. Dragan Popović (vocals, guitar) and brothers Aleksandar (vocals, guitar) and Grujica Milovanović (vocals, percussion) came together in 1972 naming the band after their first names initials. After two singles that enjoyed moderate success on the local acoustic folk scene, they recorded LP "Sećanja" in 1974. In order to expand the musical performance and offer richer arrangements, they invited a large group of colleagues and session players to support the recording. The result is pretty remarkable acoustic/electric acid folk rock album with elements of psychedelic and symphonic/chamber pop. However, the term "folk" should be understood as describing the Anglo-American "folk rock" rather than the local/Balkanian folk influences as was the case with another famous similar band, their contemporaries S vremena na vreme. The album starts with gentle acoustic ballads "Svitanje" and "Jutro jednog fauna" that are enhanced by symphonic/baroque sounding strings. It seems like an early precursor of what would recently be labelled "chamber pop". "Ljubav" continues in the acoustic style, bringing a sad, melancholic atmosphere of the Pink Floyd's "A Pillow of Winds" and the dark moments of Nick Drake's songs. A Neil Young-ish mouth harp introduces another beautiful harmony of tenor vocals and acoustic guitars in "Cvet starog samuraja". The song ends with an odd psychedelic effect of reversed electric guitar solo, like the one utilised for instance in the Beatles' "I Am Only Sleeping". The second part of the album provides a space for guest players to add their spices to the musical act. Notable appearances include the Pop Mašina rhythm section (Robert Nemeček on bass guitar and Bata Popović on percussion), another two drummers: Rasa Đelmas (ex YU Grupa, Pop Mašina) and Nikola Jager (ex S vremena na vreme), a distinguished session keyboardist Slobodan Marković on organ and piano, who played on numerous rock and pop albums in the seventies, and lyricist Marina Tucaković who was yet to build her, often disputed, song writing career in the pop music scene by the end of the decade. "Tragovi u pesku" has a pleasant and highly accessible melody provided by laid-back organ chords, supported by slow drums pattern and fine brief electric guitar solo. Psychedelic/acid highlights of the album are present in the following two tunes, which are played in a very electrified folk rock style of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young or Jefferson Airplane. "I sad..." contains changes of tempo between easy/acoustic and speedy/electric sections of the song. The eight and half minutes magnum opus "Na Drini ćuprija" opens with sitar sounds courtesy of Ljubomir Ristić. The song develops along the Incredible String Band sounding raga rock timbre with additional electric guitar with wah-wah effects and piano. DAG vocals are somewhat put in the background but nonetheless are perfectly fitted within the frame of this acid folk masterpiece. Strings are back again just to announce a sudden shift into a brief hard beating boogie-rock led by electric guitars, while the organ fades out the track. The album finishes with another ballad "I na kraju zvuk" which presents even a nice, short jazz-rock jamming with electric piano, energetic drums and excellent lead guitar play. If compared with international contemporaries, this record may sound sub-standard, even dated or amateurish. But, being situated within the Yugoslav rock scene, "Sećanja", due to its sincerity, creativeness, lyrical and topical approach and unpretentious performance, must be graded with high mark. Together with the eponymous album of S vremena na vreme, DAG debut is perhaps the best album of acoustic prog folk of the seventies in former Yugoslavia. (from wikipedia)



srijeda, 5. veljače 2014.