srijeda, 27. studenoga 2019.

TIME - Život u čizmama s visokom petom (1976)





































"Život u čizmama s visokom petom" is the TIME third album, released in 1976. Dado Topić album recorded in Munchen together with Vedran Bozić (guitar), Chris Nicholls (keyboards), Ratko Divjak (drums), Čarli Novak (bass), Ivan Piko Stančić (drums) and Zdenka Kovačiček (backing vocals ). Album produced by Vladimir Mihaljek.

TIME - Time II (1975)









































TIME second album from 1975.

utorak, 26. studenoga 2019.

TIME - Time (1972)























DADO TOPIĆ, the key figure of the band, left KORNI GRUPA in mid-1971, moved to Zagreb and with help from Vladimir Mihaljek formed TIME. The original line-up consisted of Dado Topić-vocals, Tihomir Pop Asanović-organ, Vedran Božić-guitar, Mario Mavrin-bass, Ratko Divjak-drums and Brane Lambert Živković-piano, flute. The eponymous debut album was released in summer 1972, ranking among the very first LP records of rock music issued in Yugoslavia at the time. The initial edition was issued in 500 copies only, because the record company did not expect any commercial success. However, this album proved its value in the decades to come and it was re-issued several times thereafter. The original line-up split in January 1973 after several personnel changes. In 1974 Topic spent some time in prison due to avoiding military service and there he wrote most of the material for the second album. "Time II" appeared in 1975 and it was recorded by Topić-vocal, bass, acoustic guitar, Asanović-keyboards, Divjak-drums, congas, Dragi Jelić-electric guitar (guest musician from YU GRUPA) and Dabi Lukač-moog, mellotron. Topić then moved to London where he played bass in the FOUNDATIONS during some 40 gigs across England. At the beginning of 1976, during the FOUNDATIONS tour in Yugoslavia, Topić with his bandmates Petar Petej-drums and Chris Nicholls-keyboards decided to re-form TIME. Petej would occasionally play with TIME, but two original members, Božić and Divjak, rejoined the band for recording of the third album. "Život u čizmama sa visokom petom", a concept album about the life of a rock'n'roll star, was recorded in Munich, Germany with these musicians: Topić-vocal, Božić-guitar, Nicholls-keyboards, Divjak-drums, Karel Charlie Novak-bass, Ivan Piko Stančić-drums and Zdenka Kovačiček-backing vocals. After several tours during 1976/77, TIME finally disbanded in late 1977 and Topić started his solo career. In 1998 Topić, Božić and Divjak with several young musicians resurrected TIME for a limited number of live concerts and again in 2001, this time in original line-up with Mavrin and Asanović, they played several gigs in Zagreb.Their style can be described as progressive rock with jazz influences. Similar bands of the ex-Yugoslavian scene were INDEXI, KORNI GRUPA and SMAK, while on the international scene one can mention the cross between GENESIS, FOCUS, TRAFFIC and STEELY DAN for example. The first album is the best and the dominating instruments were Hammond organ, piano and flute. "Time II" is more hard rock oriented with some nice ballads with a rare use of Mellotron in ex-Yugoslavia, while the third one is the best produced and more into jazz-funk style. For prog fans the first album "Time" is highly recommended for listening. It is one of the best debuts in the former Yugoslavian rock scene and it influenced many generations of musicians. "Time II" and "Život u čizmama s visokom petom" are less strong pieces and less progressive in sound, but nonetheless are worth hearing, especially for enthusiasts. "Time" was reissued on CD by Croatia Records in 1993, while the second and the third one were coupled on one CD under the title "Time & Dado Topić", issued by Raglas/PGP RTS in 1996. (from progarchives.com)

TIME - Live in Novi Sad (1976)









































TIME two songs recorded live at Studio M in Novi Sad in 1976.

nedjelja, 24. studenoga 2019.

QUATEBRIGA - Revolution In The Zoo (1985)









































Jazz-rock group QUATEBRIGA started in 1984, in Ljubljana (Slovenia) when their leader, saxophone player Milko Lazar teamed up with former Begnagrad members - guitarist Igor Leonardi, bassist Nino De Gleria, drummer Aleš Rendla and later with David Jarh. In the following years, the group changed a couple of members, but the firm base remaining Lazar-DeGleria-Rendla trio. In that time, also some other musicians were working with the band: Branko Mirt, Matjaž Albreht, Aci Lukač and Agim Brizani. In 1989 Lazar breakes off with Quatebriga, having recorded two albums in avant-jazz/rio style - "Revolution In The Zoo" and "The Choice Of The New Generation", and continues with solo career. In 1995 Lazar rejoins Quatebriga, and in 1997 the group recorded its last record "Post Mortem Dump" and after a decade of performing, they finish their ways. (by Seyo S. Fetahagić)

HAD - Sunčani dan (1973) Single









































HAD second single record from 1973 and then they split up.

subota, 23. studenoga 2019.

HAD - Nebeski dar (1972) Single









































HAD was a rock band, formed in 1971, in Osijek, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia). Members of the band were Davor Brkić (bass), Veseljko Oršolić (guitar) and Rajko Svilar (drums). This is their first single record from 1972 with big hit "Nebeski dar".

HAD - Boom festivali (1972-1977)








































HAD four songs recorded live at Boom festivals in 1972. and 1977.

četvrtak, 21. studenoga 2019.

srijeda, 20. studenoga 2019.

DESETI BRAT - Hotel Wanganel (1984)









































DESETI BRAT album recorded live at Mladinski kulturni centar in Koper, in 1984. (thanks to bojan)

DESETI BRAT - Madona dejmi danes (1985)










































DESETI BRAT was a Slovenian New wave rock band formed in Koper 1981, active from 1981-1988. Band members were: Drago Mislej (vocal), Igor Korenika (bass), Vlasti Kozlovič (drums), Duilio Peroša (guitar), Zoran Mlekuž (guitar) and Gorast Radojević (keyboards). (from wikipedia)

utorak, 19. studenoga 2019.

SUNCOKRET - Moje bube (1977)





































SUNCOKRET was a former Yugoslav acoustic rock band from Beograd. The band was formed in 1975 by Bora Đorđević (vocals and acoustic guitar), Nenad Božić (vocals and acoustic guitar) and female singers Snežana Jandrlić and Vesna Rakočević. After releasing the single "Kara Mustafa", Vesna Rakočević left the band and joined the band Zdravo, and Bilja Krstić and Gorica Popović became new Suncokret members. At the half of 1976 they were joined by bass guitarist Bata Sokić. The band released several successful singles, some of them inspired by old folk songs. In 1976, they appeared in Mića Milošević's movie "Tit for Tat", and some of their songs were used in the movie.They performed at the 1976 BOOM festival in Beograd, and a live version of their song "Moj đerdane" was released on the BOOM '76 live album. With disk jockey Zoran Modli they recorded humorous songs under the name Hajduk Stanko i Jataci. Their debut album "Moje bube" was released in 1977. Album featured previously released "Kara Mustafa" and "Moje tuge", humorous songs "Vuk i krava" and "Oglas" and ballads "Uspavanka", "Ni sam ne znam kada" and "Prvi sneg", last one, written by Dušan Mihajlović Spira (later the leader of band Doktor Spira i ljudska ćića), becoming one of Suncokret's signature songs. A live version of "Prvi sneg" was released on the BOOM '77 live album. After the album was released, keyboardist Duško Nikodijević and drummer Ljubinko Milošević became band's permanent members. In 1978, the band members refused to perform Đorđević's song "Lutka sa naslovne strane", so Đorđević and Biljana Krstić left the band and joined Rani Mraz, Đorđević remaining in Rani Mraz shortly and in 1979 forming hard rock band Riblja Čorba which will eventually become one of the top acts of the former Yugoslav rock scene. Snežana Jandrlić continued to lead new, electricized Suncokret lineup, which featured Sokić, Nikodijević and Dušan "Duda" Bezuha (guitar) and Vladimir Golubović (drums). After Golubović and Bezuha left the band, bass guitarist Branko Isaković and drummer Ivan Vdović became new Suncokret members, but after only two singles released, the band disbanded due to the members' dissidence. In 1995 Suncokret reunited for several acoustic performances. (from wikipedia)

SUNCOKRET - Sviće novi dan (1979) Single











































SUNCOKRET seventh single record from 1979.