utorak, 29. ožujka 2016.

77 - Demo Tracks (1982-1983)

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. 

ponedjeljak, 28. ožujka 2016.

DON'T - By Don't (1990)

DON'T was a punk rock band from Koprivnica (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia. This is their first album from 1990. (thanks to arlly slash)


TOMAŽ DOMICELJ - "48" (1979)

TOMAŽ DOMICELJ is an Slovenian singer-songwriter and guitar player and blues/rock music performer. He was born in 1948, in Ljubljana, Slovenia (ex-Yugoslavia). This is his second album from 1979.

srijeda, 23. ožujka 2016.

LABORATORIJA - Telo (1979)

LABORATORIJA ZVUKA, sometimes credited as LABORATORIJA only, was a Serbian and former Yugoslav rock band. Noted for their eccentric style, erotic lyrics, unusual line ups and bizarre circus-inspired stage performances, Laboratorija zvuka were one of the pioneers of the Serbian and former Yugoslav alternative rock scenes. The band's history begins in 1977, when brothers Predrag (a former The Best of Nothing an Med member and a film critic, and an architect) and Mladen Vranešević (a former Falkoni and Neoplanti member) decided to form a band. The brothers previously worked together on music for films, theatre plays, radio and TV shows. They started working together in 1971, when they wrote music for Karpo Godina's short film "Zdravi ljudi za razonodu", on the lyrics of poet and musician Branko Andrić. For the music they were awarded on on the Festival of Short and Documentary Film, which motivated them to continue composing, often receiving awards for their music in Yugoslavia and abroad. They wrote music for numerous films, including "Splav meduza", "Veštački raj", "Još ovaj put", "Kraj rata", "Oktoberfest", "Original falsifikata", "Pun mesec nad Beogradom", and numerous TV shows, including "Poletarac", "Priče iz Nepričave", "Fore i fazoni", "Čik pogodi ko sam". The band, named Laboratorija zvuka, featured musicians with whom the Vranešević brothers previously worked in studio: Aleksandar Pejak (guitar), Stevan Lukić (guitar), Laslo Pihler (drums), Vera Lajko (vocals, keyboards), Dina Kurbatfinsky Vranešević (Mladen Vranešević's wife, vocals), Aleksandar "Caki" Kravić (bass guitar), and Olah Vince (violin). With the song "Dok vam je još vreme" they appeared on the "Opatija Festival". After the success of the single, they recorded their debut album. "Telo", released through Jugoton in 1979, was a concept album, with the A-side entitled "Vrline", featuring the songs which celebrated asceticism and healthy lifestyle, and the B-side, entitled "Poroci", featuring songs about bodily pleasures. The album opens with an acted transmission from the bodybuilding competition in Bački Jarak, and is followed by New Wave-oriented (but also featuring elements of other genres) songs "Suvarak", "Lepo telo" (featuring a quotation from Oliver Dragojević's song "Oprosti mi, pape"), "Alkohol, žene i..." (featuring a quotation from the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"), "Bajna mašina", and other songs. On the concerts the band performed in a thirteen-piece lineup, which, beside the band members, featured the female singer Renata Vigi, drummer Ivan Kašik, but also the world bodybuilding champion Petar Čelik and his wife Irena. While the band was playing, Čelik was practicing his bodybuilding using various training devices. In 1980 the band released the 7" single featuring their biggest hit, the ska song "Ska-kavac joj zaš'o u rukavac", which featured quotes from Crven ban, a collection of erotic folk poetry compiled by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić. The song also featured a debut appearance of the band's mascot, Vilmoš Kauboj, real name Vilmoš Lakatoš, a marginal character from the streets of Novi Sad, who toured with the band as an announcer. The band's following album, "Duboko u tebi", released through Jugoton in 1982, featured elements of rockabilly. The song "Zaboravljena draga" was recorded for Zoran Amar's film "Piknik u Topoli", featuring lyrics written by Predrag Vranešević and Slobodan Tišma, the member of Luna, and a former member of La Strada. However, as Tišma did not want to be known that he worked on the song lyrics, he was signed on the album as Bobo Misteriozo. The album also featured a cover of Larry Williams' "Bony Moronie", and "Odlazim dolazim", recorded live in 1978, on the band's performance on the "Subotica Omladinski festival". At the time, the band's new members became Deže Molnar (saxophone), and Miroslav Cvetković "Pis" (guitar). In 1982, the band performed in Germany, on the concerts organized by KPZ of Vojvodina for the children of Yugoslav guest workers. During this staying in Germany, the band recorded the electronic music-oriented single with the songs "Devica 69" i "Šetnja". In 1982, Predrag Vranešević, in the name of the band, was charged because the band "insulted socialist moral and hurt patriotic feelings" of the citizens of Novo Mesto, SR Slovenia. Some citizens of Novo Mesto saw a poster announcing Laboratorija Zvuka concert and thought that the image of Vilmoš Kauboj insults the image of the late president Josip Broz Tito. Predrag Vranešević was sentenced to 40 days in prison, but the whole case was soon hushed up as absurd and all charges were dropped. In 1983 the band performed in Germany once again, and after a performance at the "Zagreb Bienale Festival", which that year featured the bands Gang of Four and Classix Nouveaux, established contacts with English managers, and in August 1984 went to London, and during five evenings they performed in the Institute of Contemporary Arts, under the name La Boratoria. The happening, entitled "Jašući konje Svetog Marka", featured an art exhibition and a theatre play about a hero named PVC, an illegitimate son of Sergei Yesenin and Isadora Duncan. On the scene appeared the members of the band, ballet dancers, and bodybuilder Slobodan Balgojević. The performance was well-received in the British press. During their staying in London, the band recorded a short documentary, entitled "Kuda ide naše malo društvo", with a screenplay written by Predrag, and directed by Mladen Vranešević. At this time, Predrag Vranešević started working with young bands, and helped Plavi Orkestar and Ruž during in their first steps. In 1986 the band released the album "Nevinost", in the new lineup, which, beside Predrag Vranešević on keyborads, guitar and vocals, Deže Molnar on saxophone, and Mladen Vranešević, Renata Vigy, and Dina Kurbatfinsky Vranešević on vocals, featured a former Luna and Pekinška Patka member Zoran "Bale" Bulatović on guitar, a former Luna and Ekatarina Velika member Ivan Fece "Firchie" on drums, Stojan Jovanović on bass guitar, and Senad Jašarević on keyboards. The band's new mascot, beside Vilmoš Kauboj, became a woman named Dušica Ilić, known as Duško Ilić before her sex reassignment surgery, who became known as the clairvoyant under the name Klepopatra in the 1990s. The album featured rereleased songs from 7" singles, "Ska-kavac joj zašo u rukavac", "Devica", "Šetnja", but also the notable tracks "Daj mi bugi, dam ti vugi", "Mala moja, al' je paranoja", "Vili, Vili". After a longer break in their work, the band, in 1996, released the album entitled in Serbian ijekavian, "Nema niđe te ljepote", through Komuna. The tittle track was recorded for the Tourism Association of Montenegro, and the others were written during the bands career, but never appeared on any of the band's releases. The album featured ten songs, recorded in a minimalist manner and resembling demo recordings. The songs were written by Vranešević brothers. The songs "Do I Dare" and "Vinyl Mirrors" were written on the poems of Johnatan Loyd, and the lyrics for the song "Mimi" were written after the motifs from Ivo Tijardović's works. The album was recorded by Vranešević brothers, Molnar, Bulatović, and the backing vocals were sung by Milana Vranešević, daughter of Mladen and Dina Vranešević's. After the album release, the band officially ended their activity. In 1991, Predrag Vranešević became the TV Novi Sad musical editor. In 2005 he retired. Mladen Vranešević dedicated himself to marketing. He died on July 16, 2006. (from wikipedia)

ponedjeljak, 21. ožujka 2016.

DALEKA OBALA - Daleka obala (1990)

DALEKA OBALA was a rock band based in Split (Croatia), active between 1988 and 2002. The band was composed of Marijan Ban (vocals, acoustic guitar and composer), Jadran Vušković (guitars, vocals), Boris Hrepić (bass, harmonica) and Zoran Ukić (drums). This is their first album from 1990.

četvrtak, 17. ožujka 2016.

SARACENI - Linija manjeg otpora (1980-81)

SARACENI were a punk rock band from Skopje (Macedonia) in former Yugoslavia. This is their demo recordings from 1980-1981. (thanks to dronemf11)


utorak, 15. ožujka 2016.

TERUSI - Vrati se (1975) Single

TERUSI formed in 1965, in Tuzla (Bosnia And Herzegovina). They were active through 60s and 70s in former Yugoslavia.

ponedjeljak, 14. ožujka 2016.

BALKAN - Gola istina (1982)

BALKAN was formed in 1982 in Novi Sad, Serbia (Ex-Yugoslavia) by the guitarist and vocalist Aleksandar Cvetković. The band's sound was hard rock-oriented, but also featured elements of ska and New Wave, and the lyrics were inspired by the lyrics of Bora Đorđević and Branimir Štulić and dealt with the problems of the working class. Initially, Balkan performed as an opening band on Divlje Jagode, Riblja Čorba, Parni Valjak, Drugi Način, Galija and Atomsko Sklonište concerts in Vojvodina. Cvetković recorded Balkan's debut album "Gola istina" with Željko Jerković (guitar), Saša Zavišić (bass guitar) and Radivoj Bugarski (drums). The album was produced by a former Pop Mašina member Robert Nemeček. It featured the song "Tridesetpeta-šesta". This song Cvetković wrote in 1971 and dedicated to his father. Balkan's second album "Na brdovitom Balkanu", released in 1983, was also produced by Robert Nemeček, and besides Cvetković and Jerković featured Zlatko Marušić (bass guitar) and Miroslav Papić (drums). "Na brdovitom Balkanu" featured lyrics dealing with similar subjects as on "Gola istina". In 1985 Balkan released the album "Homo Balcanicus", produced by Srđan Marjanović, which also featured lyrics about the poor. After a longer break, in 1989, Balkan, now featuring Cvetković, Jerković, Bugarski, Željko Glamočanin (bass guitar), and Zoran Vasiljević (keyboards), recorded the album "Kome verovati" with lyrics filled with disappointment and pessimism. The album features the song "Tridesetpeta-šesta II deo", which tells the story of Cvetković's father who found peace after his death. Album was produced by Cvetković and Milan Ćirić. Divlje Jagode guitarist Sead Lipovača made a guest appearance on the album. After album "Kome verovati" Balkan officially disbanded.

petak, 11. ožujka 2016.

OSMI PUTNIK - Ulična molitva (1986)

OSMI PUTNIK was officially formed on May 7, 1985 in Split, (Croatia) by Zlatan "Džibo" Stipišić (vocals), Nenad Mitrović (guitar), Davor Gradinski (bass guitar), Igor Makić (guitar), and Dražen Krolo (drums). The band had their first performance as an opening band for Zabranjeno Pušenje on August 1, 1985 in Arena Gripe. A month later they won the first place at Dalmatia Youth Rock Meeting. At the end of the year they won the first place at the Radiotelevision Zagreb show "Stereovizija" with the song "Lutko moja, takav sam ti ja". At the beginning of 1986, after several line-up changes, a stable line-up was formed. It featured Stipišić (vocals), Mitrović (guitar), Bojan Antolić (guitar), Gradinski (bass guitar), and Miro Marunica (drums). During the year they released the album "Ulična molitva". All the songs on the album were written by Zlatan Stipišić. The album achieved success and launched Osmi putnik to the top of the former Yugoslav hard rock and heavy metal scene. In 1987 Mirjan Jovanović replaced Marunica, and Alen Koljanin replaced Mitrović. The band released their second album "Glasno, glasnije". The title track became the band's biggest hit, and at the time of the album release an unofficial anthem of HNK Hajduk Split (some of the Hajduk players sang backing vocals on the song). The album also featured the song "Da mi je biti morski pas", a cover of Split band Metak song. The album was produced by a former Metak bass guitarist Mirko Krističević. The readers of the Rock magazine voted Osmi putnik the Rock Band of the Year. In 1988 the band released their third album "Drage sestre moje... Nije isto bubanj i harmonika" and after that Osmi putnik disbanded and Zlatan Stipišić started a successful solo career under the name Gibonni. (from wikipedia)