ponedjeljak, 28. svibnja 2018.

PARAF - Fini dečko (1981) Single











































PARAF second single record from 1981.

PARAF - A dan je tako lijepo počeo (1979)





































PARAF is a punk rock and later post-punk band from Rijeka, Croatia, known as one of the pioneers of punk rock in the former Yugoslavia. Following the expansion of punk rock in Europe, teenagers Valter Kocijančić (guitar, vocals), Zdravko Čabrijan (bass) and Dušan Ladavac "Pjer" formed Paraf during the late 1977. The band had their first live appearances at the Rijeka high-schools along with the bands of similar musical orientation, Termiti, Protest and Lom. During the late 1978, the band started performing frequently, even outside Rijeka. They played in Ljubljana, Beograd, Zagreb. The band also performed at the Novi Sad Boom festival, as well as an opening act for The Ruts concert in Zagreb. In 1979, they released their debut single "Rijeka", a cover version of the Ramones song "Chinese Rocks", but Kocijančić signed as the song author in order to test the Yugoslav critics of the time. Despite the intention, it was the Džuboks magazine journalist Petar Luković who recognized that the song was a cover version. The band also appeared on the various artists compilation album Novi punk val 78-80, released in 1980, with the song "Narodna pjesma". After several delays, the band debut album "A dan je tako lijepo počeo"was released by ZKP RT Ljubljana during the spring of 1980. Due to the explicit lyrics, the album was taxed as kitsch despite the fact that a part of the lyrics had to be changed and the band had to use an alternate album cover. Following the punk rock ideology, the band discussed several themes which were at the time new to the Yugoslav rock: the songs featured ironic usages of communist slogans, mocked, at the time, one of the most popular bands, Bijelo Dugme, in the song "Pritanga i vaza", insulting the police in the censored version of "Narodna pjesma", and dealt with social themes typical for a seaside city. The album production was done by the band's close associate Goran Lisica "Fox", assisted by Igor Vidmar. After the album release Valter Kocijančić left the band, later joining the band Istočni Izlaz, until quitting his musical career and becoming a teacher, which is also his current occupation. The new members had become the vocalist Pavica Mijatović, using the pseudonym Vim Cola, and the guitarist Klaudio Žic. The latter soon after left the band and the new members had become the guitarist Mladen Vičić "Riči" and keyboard player Raul Varlen. With the arrival of the new members, the band also changed their musical style, moving towards post-punk, influenced by the popular British bands of the genre. The new musical orientation was presented to the wider audience on the second studio album "Izleti". After a series of promotional concerts, the guitarist Vičić left the band, being replaced by a former Termiti member Robert Tičić. The new lineup started recording the third studio album, and during the period in between the recording sessions and the album mixing the twenty-two-year-old Tičić got a flow of blood onto the brain which was fatal to him. His replacement was the guitarist Mladen Ilić, later the founder of the band Psi. The album "Zastave", released in 1984, featured lyrical themes related to the near history, influenced by Miroslav Krleža. The album was produced by the band themselves with the Borghesia member Aldo Ivančić. Despite offering a serious release, especially in the tracks "U pobjede nove" and "Zlatno doba", the album, due to being uncommunicative, was not well accepted by the audience. The band existed until 1986 when they disbanded. Pavica Mijatović and Zdravko Čabrijan got married and moved to Krk where they started a tourist business. Drummer Dušan Ladavac joined Let 2 but left the band before it evolved into Let 3. The original Paraf lineup reunited in 1994 in order to perform at the Ri-Rock festival, the third Fiju Briju festival, as well as to perform several solo concerts. In 1996, Kocijančić performed the song "Rijeka" with the ad hoc group Blagdan Band, and the recording of the song appeared on the live album "Pallach's not dead". The original lineup reunited again on December 13, 2003, and the recordings of the songs "Rijeka" and "Hit tema" from the performance were released on the various artists live album "25. Ri-Rock", released by Dallas Records in 2004. Four years later, in 2008, the band reunited in both the punk rock and post-punk lineups at the promotion of the "Riječki novi val" box set. (from wikipedia)

subota, 26. svibnja 2018.

KAOS - Kaos kuca na vrata (1982)









































KAOS first album from 1982.

KAOS - Kaos (1979-1984)







































KAOS was founded in 1979, in Rijeka (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia, and active until 1984. With the already famous bands Paraf and Termiti they were the main name of the city punk scene. In the beginning they played simple but powerful songs that quickly became a local hits.Time changed their musical style and the songs became more complex. But they were always energetic and with their defiant lyrics and interesting vocal performance which created the chaotic and very lively artistic expression.The band's sound was dynamic and deliberately unpolished and they had not the slightest desire to "compromise" in terms of their sound, something that could have made them more successful. When V/A "Riječki novi val" would be released, everything was delayed due to Kaos refusal to sign any contract; they were the only band that would not be bound by a contract. Eventually the record was released anyway, even though Kaos had not signed the contract. Something that one can only admire. (from diskunion.net)

petak, 25. svibnja 2018.

KBO! - Forever Punk (1989)






































KBO! another album from 1989.

KBO! - Moja sloboda (1989)











































KBO! is an Serbian punk band from Kragujevac, formed in January 1982. Members were Saša Vujić (vocals, guitar), Aleksandar Vojinović (guitar, vocals) and Slobodan Vujić (drums)

četvrtak, 24. svibnja 2018.

srijeda, 23. svibnja 2018.

EXODUSI - Tužan sam kad kiša pada (1968)





































EXODUSI was a rock band from Herceg Novi (Montenegro) in former Yugoslavia. This is their song from 1968.

HORIZONT - Horizont (1978)









































HORIZONT was a rock band from Ljubljana (Slovenia) in former Yugoslavia. These are their two songs from 1978.

ponedjeljak, 21. svibnja 2018.

KOREN - Tema br. 13 (1975)









































KOREN was a rock band from Novi Sad (Vojvodina, Serbia) in former Yugoslavia. This is their song published on "Gitarijada Vojvodine-Kisač '75" from 1975.

VIA OFENZIVA - Via Ofenziva (1983)







































VIA OFENZIVA was a Slovenian short-lived punk band active in early 80's in former Yugoslavia. Members were Esad Babačić-Car (vocals), Zoran Železnik (guitar), Ivo Frančič (bass) and Robert Frič (drums).

nedjelja, 20. svibnja 2018.

ROCK EXPRESS - Moj drug (1973) Single









































ROCK EXPRES was founded in 1973, in Beograd, Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia). Members were Dragan Stojanović (guitar and vocals), Saša Stojanović (sax and vocals), Miroslav Šutić (bass and vocals) and Milivoj Obreški (drums). They recored one and only single in 1973.


SMAK - Live in Sava Centar (1990)









































SMAK recorded live on concert in "Sava Centar" in Beograd 1990. (thanks to sveto)

subota, 19. svibnja 2018.

SMAK - Crna dama (1977)






































SMAK second album from 1977, with big hits "Crna dama", "Daire" and "Alo".


SMAK - Ulazak u harem/Plava pesma (1975-1977)









































In the light of commercial success of their second studio album "Crna dama" issued on PGP RTB, their previous label RTV Ljubljana decided to assemble a compilation, obviously in order to capitalize on SMAK's popularity. "Ulazak u Harem/Plava pesma" LP contains songs taken from early singles and EPs, two tracks from the debut "Smak" and one instrumental ("Oro") taken from Radomir Mihajlović Točak's first solo album. While the selection of tracks is always subject to debate, this serves a purpose of capturing and condensing the essence of this period in the band's career. Most tracks are heavy, folk-inspired blues rock with occasional elements of jazz and funk where you can hear Točak's talents and technique of guitar playing, while he was building a cult of "guitar hero" status in ex-Yugoslavia. Only "Plava pesma" is a soft jazz ballad and it was taken from "Crna dama" album, marking a bridge to more elaborated fusion territory that they would purse in the years to come. Recommended collection of early SMAK works, if you can find it because it is quite a rarity nowadays. (by Sead Fetahagić)

petak, 18. svibnja 2018.

SMAK - Smak (1975)





































SMAK was formed 1971 in Kragujevac (Serbia) in former Yugoslavia by a guitar virtuoso Radomir Mihajlović nicknamed "Točak". The first stable line-up was assembled in late 1974 including Slobodan Stojanović (drums), Zoran Milanović (bass), Boris Aranđelović (vocals) and Lazar Ristovski (keyboards). During 1977-78 Ristovski was replaced by first Miki Petkovski and then by Tibor Levay on keyboards, while in the period 1979-81 Dado Topić (Time, Korni grupa) collaborated with SMAK as producer and occasional guest vocalist before the band broke-up in late 1981. The original line-up gathered again in 1986 with a new keyboardist Milan Đurđevic, but after the released one LP they split again. The third comeback of SMAK happened in 1992 with Ristovski again as a member, when they mostly played concerts in Serbia and issued a live album. Finally, in 1994 SMAK re-appeared again, this time along with Točak and Stojanović they added younger musicians: Dejan Stojanović (second drum kit), Dejan Najdanović (vocals), Vlado Samardžić (bass) and Milan Milosavljević (guitar). SMAK was celebrated for Točak's virtuosity in guitar playing, modelled on J. Hendrix and J. Page style, and for interesting, if not always successful, fusion of hard rock, prog rock, jazz rock with strong blues backing, with Aranđelović's falsetto vocal often used as an instrument rather than singing. "Ulazak u harem", a folk-inspired instrumental issued as hit-single in 1975, showcased Točak as one of the guitar-heros of ex-Yugoslavian music scene of the 1970s, while albums "Crna dama" and "Stranice našeg vremena" were highly celebrated among prog fans and were even released in English versions for the Western market. Their reunion, from the second half of 1980s onward, turned the musical direction of the band into less-inspired mainstream hard rock, abandoning any prog elements. As a comparison, one can mention similarities in style with artists such as Deep Purple, Taste, Traffic, Doobie Brothers, Santana, Leb i sol. This is their first eponymous album, mixed with hard and psychedelic rock and some jazz touches. (from progarchives.com)

SMAK - 'Alo (1977) Single









































SMAK sixth single record from 1977.