nedjelja, 30. travnja 2017.

SVILLENY - Slobodne vrijednosti (1990)

SVILLENY was a rock band from Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in former Yugoslavia. This is their demo recordings from 1990. (thanks to peropero7)

petak, 28. travnja 2017.

THE ANIMATORI - Anđeli nas zovu da im skinemo krila (1983) Single

THE ANIMATORI second single record from 1983.

THE ANIMATORI - Anđeli nas zovu da im skinemo krila (1983)

THE ANIMATORI was formed in 1980, in Zagreb, Croatia, by Krešimir Blažević (singer, songwriter and guitar player), Andro Purtić, Vatroslav Markušić and Tomislav Brezičević. Band history dating back from 1977 when Krešimir Blažević from Slavonski Brod coming to study in Zagreb and joined to sympho rock group "Animatori". The group soon broke up and after three years Krešimir Blazević has formed a new group with the old name and a completely different music. In the fall of 1982 they recorded first album "Anđeli nas zovu da im skinemo krila". The greatest success achieved by the title track, which is a few months remained in first place on TV show "Hit mjeseca". Krešimir Blažević died in 2007 in Zagreb.

nedjelja, 23. travnja 2017.

STIDLJIVA LJUBIČICA - Osvrni se na mene (1981)

STIDLJIVA LJUBIČICA was formed in 1980 by Zlatko Đurašina (guitar and vocal), Renato Happ (vocal, organ, piano), Tvrtko Zdunić (bass) and Elvira Happ (drums, vocal). After performances at the Youth Festival in Subotica group Hussein Hasanefendić (from Parni Valjak) produced their first two singles. The first album "Osvrni se na mene", was recorded in the studio Jadran Film in 1981. Album produced by Nenad Zubak except the song "Osvrni se na mene" produced by Hussein Hasanefendić. All the songs on the album was written by Zlatko Đurašina. After issuing the second album "Jesenje frke" in 1982 they split up.

STIDLJIVA LJUBIČICA - Osvrni se na mene (1982) Single

STIDLJIVA LJUBIČICA second single record from 1982.

subota, 22. travnja 2017.

GREGOR SAMSA - Demo Tapes (1990)

GREGOR SAMSA was a punk rock band from Zagreb (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia. This is their demo recordings from 1990. (thanks to modesty)

PHANTASMAGORIA - Phantasmagoria (1988-1990)

PHANTASMAGORIA was a dark rock band formed in 1988 in Zagreb (Croatia). These are their demo recordings from 1988-1990.

petak, 21. travnja 2017.

MARJANOV ČUDNI ZAJEC - Svinjam diamante (1985)

During the 1980s Marko Brecelj led an unconventional career of a solo artist. He used to play minimalist one-man show performances, accompanied by guitar or violin, with hilarious poetry recitals and stage acrobatics (burning his hair, singing from a wheelchair...). In 1985 he assembled a short- lived band (or rather: a project) called MARJANOV ČUDNI ZAJEC who recorded a minor avant-rock masterpiece under the indicative title "Svinjam diamante". Album went unnoticed on the Yugoslav market due to poor distribution and obviously deliberate underground Lo-Fi approach. Brecelj's twisted sense of humour and absurd lyrics is best heard in the short miniaturist sketches performed live in front of small audience constantly bursting out in laugh. The opener "Vrba" contains nonsense quasi-translation mix of Slovene and German lines, while "Midnight" is a straightforward finger showed to the class of "Tovariši" (that is "the Comrades" - the Communist party aristocracy) backed by the sounds of pigs squeak and jazzy piano! "When I Am Dead" shows the band capable of delivering a true "a capella" in the vein of Negro spirituals, but still with a sort of distant echo of Zappa's doo-wop workings. Along with Brecelj (described on the album cover as "the former rock star"), his long-time associate singer/songwriter Ivan Volarič Feo is also present and both were actually credited as "guests" on the album. Strange indeed, but when you start listening to other compositions, MARJANOV ČUDNI ZAJEC shows very good musical competencies, much greater than is commonly the case for usual backing bands. The members were: Leon Ukmar-guitar, Zlatko Basič-bass, Taljub Lapajne-guitar, Robert Vatovec-keyboards and Marjan Medvesćak-drums. Music is full of unusual and odd rhythm patterns provided by scratchy guitars, leading bass lines and occasional synths. Brecelj's voice is funny, exaggerated, aggressive, satirical, mocking, gentle, and cool all from one moment to another. Comparison with Frank Zappa cannot be avoided, but this music is related to many different styles - avant-gardist RIO approach, especially in strong political overtones like in "Soldaška" satirising the JNA - Yugoslav People's Army - everyday life of involuntary soldiers, post-punk guitar and bass riffs as in "Ali slišite" and "Drugi, tretji", BULDOZER-like psychedelia with disturbing vocals and jazz-manner played bass and piano in "Mamici za 1. November", or spacey beat with odd time signature in "Bilećanka"invoking certain elements from Krautrock or even "Planet Gong" universe. "Svuda ljudi, svuda zastave" with its keyboards and synth flushes is even close to progressive rock. "Sexy Disco Hit" is one of Brecelj's best songs, in which Zappa meets Talking Heads or Pere Ubu, having one of the most fervent spits into the face of popular dance culture. And it is really seducing, hypnotic, danceable and funky! "Majmuni" is the electric version of the angst-filled protest song against Yugoslav rock dinosaurs Bijelo Dugme, previously recorded on the acoustic EP "Parada" in 1981. "Stonesi spoznajo moje stare starše" is previously unreleased old acoustic track in a folksy singer/songwriter style, presumably written in 1970s. This fine, excellent, funny, serious, obnoxious, ridiculing, mesmerising piece of unconventional rock music ends on another absurd poetry note in the closing 20 seconds "Smrt" - "Death is without colour, taste or smell/Death does not have acid-base reaction/Death is an isolator/Death does not show any signs of life"! (from wikipedia)

MARKO BRECELJ - Parada (1981) Single

MARKO BRECELJ second single record from 1981.

četvrtak, 20. travnja 2017.

MARKO BRECELJ - Cocktail (1974)

MARKO BRECELJ was born 1951 in Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina (ex-Yugoslavia). A failed student of physics at Ljubljana University and composer of film music with a Golden Palm award. Played violin in the band Krik with whom he performed at Subotica Youth Festival in 1973/74. In 1974 Brecelj recorded solo debut LP "Cocktail" which included singer-songwriter style of avant-garde blues-based songs accompanied with orchestral arrangements by Bojan Adamić. In this period he joined the band Sedam svetlobnih let who were soon to change name into Buldožer. In 1975 with his band Buldožer made quite a big draft in former Yugoslavia concerning the term rock-music. After leaving Buldožer in 1979, with later groups - Zlatni zubi, Marjanov čudni zajec, Beli crnci, Javna vaja managed to stay "under the ground". He built an image of a cynical, unexpected and extravagant-prone performer who used to appear on stage in a wheelchair, burn his hair and beard, make acrobatics and tell hilarious and funny jokes in front of audience bursting in laugh. During the 1980s his noteworthy releases included EP "Parada" in 1981 and LP "Svinjam dijamante" with the group Marjanov čudni zajec in 1985. With the band Strelnikoff he recorded an album in 1994, which included several covers of old Buldožer songs. He is living in Kopar, Slovenia, where he was the director of "Mladinski kulturni centar". This is where many young creative rock bands were given opportunities to perform. In recent years he has been active in politics as the president of "Društvo prijateljev zmernega napredka" and as candidate for the mayor's office in Kopar. Brecelj's music can be described as singer/songwriter style (vocal and guitar) with avant-garde approach. His lyrics are bitter, cynical and full of humour and social commentary. One can imagine a cross between Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Krautrock, punk and RIO. Essential albums for listening are "Cocktail" (1974) and "Svinjam dijamante" (1985). (by Sead S. Fetahagić)

MARKO BRECELJ - Duša in jaz (1974) Single

MARKO BRECELJ first single record from 1974.

srijeda, 19. travnja 2017.

BEOGRAD - Sanjaš li u boji (1982) Single

"Sanjaš li u boji" is the first single record released by BEOGRAD from 1982.

BEOGRAD - Remek depo (1982)

BEOGRAD was formed in Beograd (Serbia) on late 1980 by Slobodan Stanić "Gricko" (synthesizer) and Ljubodrag Bubalo "Ljuba" (bass guitar, synthesizer), the latter being a former Uliks and Rulet member, whom, influenced by Kraftwerk and Ultravox, decided to form a synth-oriented band. The two then invited the Električni Orgazam keyboard player Ljubomir Đukić to join the band, but the deal eventually fell through. During the following year, the duo was joined by Ljubodrag's brother Milan Bubalo "Mića" (rhythm machine, electric drums) and Dejan Stanisavljević (synths, vocals). In the meantime, the band had recorded their newly written material on a four-channel Teac cassette recorder. Beograd had their first live performance at the Beograd's Dadov Theatre where they performed with an additional member who had sequenced the rhythm machine behind the stage. On their latter live appearances, the band continued the trend of adding an additional member, usually the U Škripcu drummer Miloš Obrenović, mainly performing in Dadov and KST. At the time, Stanić had left the band, and after a two month break, the band continued working as a trio. Intending to replace Stanić's playing with music samples, previously recorded by the band themselves, the band used the backing tracks on their live performances. During the Spring of 1982, the band released the first former Yugoslav electronic music single, "Sanjaš li u boji" with the song "T.V." as the B-side. The single, featuring Dejan Stanisavljević as the author of both music and lyrics, arranged and produced by Saša Habić, was released through Jugoton. Because it had been released in 500 copies only, the single is today considered a rarity and a collector's item. From August until November 1982, the band had been recording the material for their debut album at the PGP RTB studio V. The following year, the label released their debut album "Remek depo", featuring a combination of synthpop and brass instrument-oriented soul. The album was produced by Saša Habić and featured saxophonist Paul Pignon, trumpeter Stjepko Gut and timpanist Borislav Pavićević "Bora Longa" as guest performers. The album reached the fourth position on the Džuboks magazine top ten Yugoslav rock albums list on March 1983, and remained on the top ten list for twelve weeks. After the album release, on mid-1983, Stanisavljević left the band and thus Beograd disbanded. (from wikipedia)

utorak, 18. travnja 2017.

BIJELO DUGME - Ćiribiribela (1988)

"Ćiribiribela" is the ninth and final studio album released by BIJELO DUGME. "Ćiribiribela" is critically considered to have been Bijelo dugme's best album in their fifteen year carrier. Goran Bregović pushed for softer sound to its fullest on "Ćiribiribela" which is stylistically close to the band's previous studio album "Pljuni i zapjevaj moja Jugoslavijo". "Ćiribiribela" is perhaps best remembered for containing one of Bijelo dugme's best known songs, the traditionalist, brass loaded "Đurđevdan je, a ja nisam s onom koju volim", which became an instant classic upon its release. In contrast "Lijepa Naša", often considered one of the band’s least popular songs, Bregović (who is half Serbian, half Croatian) combined the Croatian anthem "Lijepa naša Domovino" with the Serbian World War I traditional "Tamo daleko" to form the chorus of the song, this proved very unpopular as ethnic tension among the people of Yugoslavia was on the rise at the time which would eventually boil over into full scale Yugoslav wars in the 1990s. (from wikipedia)

BIJELO DUGME - Pljuni i zapjevaj moja Jugoslavijo (1986)

"Pljuni i zapjevaj moja Jugoslavijo" is the eighth studio album released by BIJELO DUGME, and the first to feature vocalist Alen Islamović (formerly of the heavy metal band Divlje jagode). Goran Bregović had first approached Alen Islamović to join Bijelo dugme after the departure of the bands original lead singer Željko Bebek in 1984, however, Islamović rejected the offer and Bregović eventually recruited the young and inexperienced Mladen "Tifa" Vojičić. After recording 1984’s self titled album things began to deteriorate within the band, Vojičić’s drug and alcohol dependencies coupled with an un-professional approach frustrated the elder Bregović who was forced to fire Vojičić in October 1985. In April 1986 Islamović received a second offer from Bregović this time accepting to join the most famous band in Yugoslavia. The album was notable for featuring Yugoslav national hero and Central Committee member Svetozar Vukmanović-Tempo singing the Partizan song "Padaj silo" at the beginning of "Pljuni i zapjevaj moja Jugoslavijo". (from wikipedia)