ponedjeljak, 31. listopada 2016.

GORDAN BALABANIĆ - Jesen je... (1970) EP

GORDAN BALABANIĆ was a singer-songwriter from Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia). He recorded only one EP in 1970, and one single record in 1976.

SJENE - Sjene (1962-1963)

SJENE were one of the first rock and roll band in Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia). They formed in Zagreb, in 1961, under directly influence by the british band The Shadows. They recorded only a few songs.

nedjelja, 30. listopada 2016.

KARLOWY VARY - Haotika (1984)

KARLOWY VARY never released album from 1984. (thanks to krapra)

KARLOWY VARY - La Femme (1985)

KARLOWY VARY was a new-wave band formed in 1982, in Zagreb (Croatia) under name "Korowa Bar". After releasing their debut album "Le Femme" for record label PGP RTB, in 1985, group was disbanded in 1986.

petak, 28. listopada 2016.

BULDOŽER - Ako ste slobodni večeras (1982) 2CD

After Marko Brecelj left BULDOŽER wishing to make a solo-career, Boris Bele took over the frontmanship. He proved he should not be taken lightly, and continued the Brecelj's style of excesses and provocation. The double live album "Ako ste slobodni večeras" featured the kidding of all kinds. Intermezzos between songs were filled by made-up interviews of Dražen Vrdoljak with the "public" on the topics of Buldožer's favorite themes—sex, drugs and Goran Bregović. The album contained covers of "Roll Over Beethoven", renamed to "Ko jebe Buldožer", and verses from Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" were sung to the melody of "Oj, svijetla majska zoro". Arguably the greatest excess on the record, though, was Bele's longish obituary to Džoni Štulić, who supposedly burned himself as sign of protest for the Poland crisis. (from wikipedia)

ponedjeljak, 24. listopada 2016.

BULDOŽER - Pljuni istini u oči (1975)

BULDOŽER was formed in early 1975 in Ljubljana, Slovenia (ex-Yugoslavia), when an avant-garde singer and songwriter Marko Brecelj joined the band "Sedem svetlobnih let" led by guitarist and lead vocalist Boris Bele. Apart from them, the original line-up included keyboardist/composer Borut Činč, bassist Andrej Veble, lead guitarist Uroš Lovšin and drummer Štefan Jež. They released their debut album "Pljuni istini u oči" in december 1975 to shocking reactions of the public and music business authorities due to its twisted black humor filled with sarcasm, satire and touching "sensitive" issues of drugs or pornography. They also utilized the Zappa-like stage freak-out performances and ridiculed some generally accepted morals of the so-called socialist state of Yugoslavia. The cover sleeve of this album was designed as a magazine sheet (similar to Jethro Tull's "Thick As A Brick") filled with funny and ridiculous social vignettes and some pornographic cartoons. After the first circulation was sold out, the recording label PGP RTB refused to print more copies. In 1976 they recorded the second album "Zabranjeno plakatirati" but due to their label's policy (the band had to modify their lyrics if they wanted to release the record) it was released only in late 1977, when they joined their hometown label Helidon. In the meantime, the rhythm section changed, so the bassist Vili Bertok and drummer Tone Dimnik participated in studio sessions. Brecelj left the band in 1979 to pursue solo career, while Bele-led Buldožer embraced then popular punk and new wave aesthetics to gain enormous popularity across ex-Yugoslavia. New members in this period were guitarists Davor Slamnig, Janez Zmazek and drummer Dušan Vran. Highly eclectic studio album "Izlog jeftinih slatkiša", including a radio smash hit "Žene i muškarci", and double live record "Ako ste slobodni večeras" are among the top-sellers of this era. Still, many of their song lyrics and stage theatricals are full of the local meanings and hard to comprehend outside of the scope of the post-titoist Yugoslavia. Along with his band activity Bele also worked as a chief music editor of Helidon label and succeeded in this period to purchase the copyrights of their debut from PGP RTB, so the reissue came up in 1981 to face very affirmative reviews. Their activity slowly diminished in mid-1980s, after the poor album "Nevino srce". Although they never officially broke-up, their "come-back" album "Noć" was released more than 10 years later, in 1995 Buldožer was the first domestic rock band to release an album in a compact disc format in former Yugoslavia, not counting international imports - it was a compilation album "Nova vremena" in 1989. First two albums "Pljuni istini u oči" and "Zabranjeno plakatirati" are essential for avant-prog listeners who like slightly psychedelic moments with Hammond organ and "acid" guitar solos. Their lyrics and performance are quite anarchic and close to RIO movement. "Izlog jeftinih slatkiša" is a diverse collection of more accessible songs ranging from punk aggressiveness to pure psychedelic moments, while "Noć" presents a refreshed band of the 1990s that is also worth checking out. (by Sead S. Fetahagić)

subota, 22. listopada 2016.

MILADIN ŠOBIĆ - Ožiljak (1981)

MILADIN ŠOBIĆ was active performer during the late 1970s and early 1980s in SFR Yugoslavia where his prominence had a strictly regional character with his popularity mostly confined to some parts of then Yugoslav republics of Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. He was born in Nikšić (1956.), where he graduated from high school. In high school he first started writing lyrics and composing songs. After high school, he moved to Dubrovnik in order to pursue studies at the College of Tourism. While a college student, he created his best known songs. In 1975 Šobić released his first song "To sam ja", which was at that time an unofficial anthem among the college students in Dubrovnik. A year later at the "Omladina 76" music festival in Subotica he won second place with the song "Daj nam neba". Cooperating with the pianist Gabor Lenđel and studio musicians, Šobić released two albums "Ožiljak" (Diskoton 1981) and "Umjesto gluposti" (Diskoton 1982). He had also recorded a third album called "Barutana ljubavi", but after his sister's death he decided to leave music and the album was never released. After that he returned to living in his home town, Nikšić and never went back to his musical career, in spite of frequent rumours of his comeback. In 2002, Ibrica Jusić, his friend, announced his comeback. Until today, his new never-before released songs are being discovered, and the unaffirmed rumours about his comeback keep appearing sporadically. He also made music for theater play "Marko Kraljević Super Star" directed by Slobodan Milatović. (from worldingo.com)

MILADIN ŠOBIĆ - Zazvoni zvono (1975) Single

"Zazvoni zvono" is the only single record released by MILADIN ŠOBIĆ in 1975.

ponedjeljak, 17. listopada 2016.

DACHAU - Demo Album (1989)

DACHAU is one of the best underground ex-Yugoslavian thrash/heavy metal bands, hailing from the city of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina). They disbanded in the early 90's, just as the war started. They managed to record several demos during their active time. The band was highly influenced by the thrash metal scene of the 80's and some more melodic heavy acts (Queensryche, Deep Purple etc.). (from net)

nedjelja, 16. listopada 2016.

MODESTY - Ovdje uvijek zauvijek (1988-1989)

MODESTY was a rock band from Zagreb (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia. These are their demo recordings from 1988-1989. (thanks to desperado)

CRETINS - Cretins (1988-1990)

CRETINS was a rock band from Zagreb (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia. These are their three demo songs from 1988-1990.

subota, 15. listopada 2016.


ROMANTIČNE BOJE were a synth-pop band from Niš, a town in the South of Serbia (ex Yugoslavia). They started as a punk band, and then, out of the blue, Zoran Cvetkovic Cvele, who had played the guitar, bought a Casio synthesizer and a new band was formed......a young, dynamic and energetic trio. Their first gig happened in The Music Club (the most famous club of the time), and after that they recorded their first demo tapes “Noć” and “Poslednji tango” in the studio of Radio Niš. The demos were constantly played on the radio, and the audience was thrilled by the freshness of their sound. The band was not completely satisfied by it, so they bought better synths and soon their music became more refined and sophisticated. They received some great reviews from the music critics of the time and decided it was the time for a proper vinyl release. Everyone loved them, their tracks were played regularly on radio stations, and they even made a video for “Tišina”. However, PGP RTB, the most important record label of the time, didn’t want to release their album, so Cvele got very disappointed and the band unfortunately ceased to exist. Their major influences were The Human League, Kraftwerk and John Foxx, but they cannot be denied the originality of sound. Band members: Zoran Cvetković (synthesizer & vocal), Goran Radenković (synthesizer) and Goran Veljković (rhythm machine). (from sqwelsch.blogspot.hr)

GORDI - Kraljica smrti (1982)

GORDI fifth studio album from 1982.