petak, 31. siječnja 2020.

RADOMIR MIHAILOVIĆ-TOČAK - R.M. Točak (1976)





































RADOMIR MIHAILOVIĆ TOČAK is guitarist, composer and leader of the band SMAK. His playing style is characterised by mixture of emotional expression and unique technique. Among other things, his specific style includes skillful fingerpicking and vibrato techniques. In many compositions he uses non-standard string tunings along with natural effects obtained from the guitar amplifier. For a long time he's been running his own guitar school. As a solo artist he took part in many recording sessions of other bands. Together with Slobodan Stojanović on drums and Mikica Milosavljević on bass, he is playing in a trio called TEK. He also composed soundtracks for film and theatre, and in 1994 he was awarded for the "Byzantine Blue" film score. Točak is also engaged in experimenting with computers while composing. (by Sead S. Fetahagić)

VIS ZADRANI - Vis Zadrani (1971-1973)









































VIS ZADRANI was a pop rock band from Zadar (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia. These are their some recordings from 1971-1973.

srijeda, 29. siječnja 2020.

BIJELE STRIJELE - Twist (1963) EP









































BIJELE STRIJELE first EP from 1963.

BIJELE STRIJELE - Izvorne snimke (1962-1964)





































BIJELE STRIJELE was formed in 1961, in Zagreb, Croatia. In the beginning they played covers of Cliff Richard and The Shadows, The Beatles and later they made their own songs. They were one of the first bands in ex-Yugoslavia who had their own songs, and that made them very popular. Their EP record "Svi trče oko Sue" was the first beat record released in ex-Yugoslavia. They split in 1966 because they couldn't adapt to new changes in music which came together with long hair bands. The style of Bijele strijele was mix of beat with early rock'n'roll and twist. Their sound was raw with great teenage vocals. They had two guitar players and two singers, and of course bass and drums. And that made their sound a bit different from their english and american idols. (from wanadoo.nl)

nedjelja, 26. siječnja 2020.

utorak, 21. siječnja 2020.

PLAVA TRAVA ZABORAVA - Dance All Night (1988)







































PLAVA TRAVA ZABORAVA live album from 1988.

PLAVA TRAVA ZABORAVA - Live (1984)






































PLAVA TRAVA ZABORAVA is the country band founded in Zagreb (Croatia) in 1982, by Eduard Matešić at the initiative of Dražen Vrdoljak. They recorded first album "Live" on 9th of May in Zagreb, in "Kulušić" mainly playing country standards. Successfully collaborated with many local and international artists, authors and musicians. Still active.

ponedjeljak, 20. siječnja 2020.

nedjelja, 19. siječnja 2020.

MAJKE - Rani radovi (1984-1987)









































MAJKE are a cult Croatian hard rock band from town Vinkovci on the eastern border of Croatia. Founded in 1984 in Vinkovci, Majke are one of the many bands to appear in a city that had a particularly vibrant rock and alternative scene. The band started playing under the influence of bands like: Flamin' Groovies, Led Zeppelin, MC5, Steppenwolf, The Stooges and New York Dolls. In 1990 the group released their first album "Razum i Bezumlje". All that came to a crashing end in 1991 with the outbreak of the war and Vinkovci becoming one of the battlefields. Majke were the only band to survive, mostly thanks to its frontman Goran Bare who was the only constant member of the band. In 1993 they released their second album "Razdor" with a hit song "Krvarim od dosade". In 1994 after a series of well received concerts all over Croatia they released their third album called "Milost" with the now famous single "Ja sam budućnost". The 1996 was their most successful year. They released their successful album to date called "Vrijeme je da se krene" with hits like: "Mene ne zanima", "Odvedi me" and "A ti još plačes". In 1997. they released a live album "Život uživo". Their last album was released in 1998 under the title of "Put do srca sunca". In Spring 2000 the band announced they had split, but some concerts were held in 2001 due to contractual obligations. In Spring of 2007 Goran Bare regathered "Majke" and on 9 March they performed concert in Zagreb in legendary Tvornica. These are their early recordings from 1984-1987. Still active. (from wikipedia)