nedjelja, 5. srpnja 2020.

DINKA & BRANKA - Kad bi... (1979) Single

DINKA & BRANKA were an acoustic duo from Novi Sad (Serbia), active in late 70s and first half of 80s in former Yugoslavia. Their discography includes only one single record "Kad bi..." from 1979.

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, 3. srpnja 2020.

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 - Jesenje frke (1982)

STIDLJIVA LJUBIČICA second album from 1982.

srijeda, 1. srpnja 2020.

PHANTASMAGORIA - Phantasmagoria (1988-1990)

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

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)

utorak, 30. lipnja 2020.

MARKO BRECELJ - Parada (1981) Single

MARKO BRECELJ second single record from 1981.

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)

subota, 27. lipnja 2020.

PRLJAVO KAZALIŠTE - Sve je lako kad si mlad (1989) Live

"Sve je lako kad si mlad" is the first concert album of the Zagreb's rock band PRLJAVO KAZALIŠTE

PPRLJAVO KAZALIŠTE - Zaustavite Zemlju (1988)

"Zaustavite Zemlju" is the sixth studio album released by PRLJAVO KAZALIŠTE in 1988. Almost all the songs are hits on the album, and "Ruža hrvatska" is one of their most famous songs.