PATROLA formed in Zagreb, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia) in 1980. The first and only album "U sredini" was one of the best works of the time, relying on the typical pop-ska-reggae form with additional power and the impact of pop artists like Blondie, The Police, The Jam, The Clash, Elvis Costello etc. However, throughout the flood Yu-New Wave artists and albums (Azra, Prljavo kazalište, Film, Haustor, Šarlo akrobata, Idoli, Električni orgazam, Stidljiva ljubičica,Parlament, Metak...), Patrola had an accident that the last published album, which is preparing a full two years. Release of the album was postponed due to military service at that time was 15 months, so the occasion of the release sounded like a copy of Prljavo kazalište, Film and Azra, a band was forced to seek its place in "another league" Yu-new wave, which resulting in a much weaker circulation of all these compositions. The album contains ten great pop songs which are the main motives of youthful preoccupations about entertainment, going out and describe the atmosphere of Zagreb these years. (from discogs.com)
srijeda, 30. kolovoza 2017.
utorak, 29. kolovoza 2017.
BELE VRANE from Slovenia (ex-Yugoslavia) were very good and influential late 1960s vocal group from Ljubljana who followed mellow pop sound of Mamas and Papas. The fact that slovenian dialect limited their succes in Ex Yu to local Slovenian borders is not really important because for me they were absolutely on the top with the best. At the beginning of 1960s there were few artists who started with rock in Ex Yu and second generation followed shortly afterwards, without exception young urban musicians (mostly students who followed Radio-Luxembourg and its famous pop charts) - in Sarajevo there were "Indexi", in Zagreb "Grupa 220" and "Zlatni Akordi", in Ljubljana "Bele Vrane". From today's perspective this music is still very enjoyable, lots of sunny pop and beautiful harmonies - its only pity that excellent Ditka Haberl (who really had one of the best voices in Ex Yu ever) got only one solo spot ("Običajno popoldne" and guys selfishly took the rest, her song is centerpiece here. In the next decade this group will metarmophose into larger "Pepel in Kri" with Ditka as main vocalist and they will represent Yugoslavia at Eurovision with the song that might be our best entry ever. (from rateyourmusic.com)
ponedjeljak, 28. kolovoza 2017.
nedjelja, 27. kolovoza 2017.
subota, 26. kolovoza 2017.
ŽETEOCI was founded in Zagreb, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia) in 1965 by students of Catholic university: Mijo Gabrić (drums, vocal), Mijo Bergovec (keyboards, vocal), Mato Dukić (vocal, bass guitar) and Valent Bogadi (guitar, vocal). In 1969 they recorded LP "To nije tajna", one of the first Lp's in ex-Yugoslavia. Album produced by Pero Gotovac. They split up in 1971.
petak, 25. kolovoza 2017.
VAN GOGH was formed in 1986, in Beograd, Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia). The first lineup consisted of Zvonimir Đukić "Đule" (guitar), Srboljub Radivojević (drums), Đorđe Petrović (a former Zajedno member, keyboards), Goran Milisavljević (vocals), and Predrag Popović (a former Rock Ekspres member, bass guitar). In February 1986, the band released their debut single "Tragovi prošlosti", and in May they appeared at Youth Festival in Subotica, performing songs "Tragovi prošlosti", "Tvoj smeh" and "Menjam se", and winning the second place by the choice of the audience, and the third place by the choice of the jury. At the end of 1986 the band released their debut self-titled album. The album lyrics were written by Milisavjević, the music was written by Đukić, and the album was produced by Đorđe Petrović. The album featured new versions of "Tragovi prošlosti", "Tvoj smeh" and "Menjam se". After a number of concerts Van Gogh disbanded. Before the 1990 reunion Đukić performed with band Fit (participating in the recording of their debut album "Uz rijeku", band Ekatarina Velika (participating in the recording of their album "Samo par godina za nas") and Nikola Čuturilo. (from wikipedia)
četvrtak, 24. kolovoza 2017.
srijeda, 23. kolovoza 2017.
MIŠO KOVAČ is a Croatian singer of pop music from Zagreb. He is the biggest selling artist from the former Yugoslavia, with well over 20 million records, cassettes and compact discs sold to date. This is his fourth single record from 1968.
utorak, 22. kolovoza 2017.
BEZIMENI started in Zagreb, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia) in 1961. Band founded by Janko Mlinarić Truli (bass and vocal) with Slaven Rački (guitar), Željko Margetić Marga (guitar), Petko Kantardžijev Mlinac (keyboards), Mahmut Ismailovski (saxophones) and Radovan Krajnović Braco (drums and vocal). They split in 1964.
Croatian short-lived garage rock band MACHINE GUN from Knin (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia, active in period 1988-1991. Members were Aleksandar Ardalić Lenko (guitar and vocals), Goran Simić Baja (bass) and Srećko Kmetić (drums).
ponedjeljak, 21. kolovoza 2017.
VLADIMIR ERDEG-MEDA was rock musician from Subotica (Serbia) in former Yugoslavia. He died in 2014. This is his first single record from 1980. (thanks to zomir)