subota, 29. veljače 2020.
petak, 28. veljače 2020.
IVICA PERCL was the first protest singer-songwriter in ex-Yugoslavia. He was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1945 and died in 2007. He started as a guitarist of the legendary Zagreb's rock group "Roboti" and then began a solo career. He recorded several EP's and one LP and his greatest succes has been song "Stari Pjer". (from answers.com)
četvrtak, 27. veljače 2020.
ROMANTIČNE BOJE were a synth-pop band from Niš, a town in the South of Serbia (ex Yugoslavia). They started as a punk band, and then, out of the blue, Zoran Cvetkovic Cvele, who had played the guitar, bought a Casio synthesizer and a new band was formed......a young, dynamic and energetic trio. Their first gig happened in The Music Club (the most famous club of the time), and after that they recorded their first demo tapes “Noć” and “Poslednji tango” in the studio of Radio Niš. The demos were constantly played on the radio, and the audience was thrilled by the freshness of their sound. The band was not completely satisfied by it, so they bought better synths and soon their music became more refined and sophisticated. They received some great reviews from the music critics of the time and decided it was the time for a proper vinyl release. Everyone loved them, their tracks were played regularly on radio stations, and they even made a video for “Tišina”. However, PGP RTB, the most important record label of the time, didn’t want to release their album, so Cvele got very disappointed and the band unfortunately ceased to exist. Their major influences were The Human League, Kraftwerk and John Foxx, but they cannot be denied the originality of sound. Band members: Zoran Cvetković (synthesizer & vocal), Goran Radenković (synthesizer) and Goran Veljković (rhythm machine). (from sqwelsch.blogspot.hr)
srijeda, 26. veljače 2020.
utorak, 25. veljače 2020.
"Trojica u mraku" is the fifth album of the Croatian rock band AERODROM, released in 1986. The album was named after the comic book written by Andrija Maurović and introduces band's frontman Jurica Pađen as a producer. The band records as a trio, with Zlatan Živković returning, this time on drums. "Trojica u mraku" doesn't bring any successful single and the band broke up several months after the album was released. It was their last album until the reunion in 2000. (from wikipedia)
ponedjeljak, 24. veljače 2020.
"Dukat i pribadače" is the fourth album of the Croatian rock band AERODROM, released in 1984. The album is recorded as a trio with the new drummer Nenad Smoljanović. The keyboards were played by Rajko Dujmić of "Novi Fosili", who is also the producer of the album. "Dukat i pribadače" turns the band's sound on a pop rock path and carries three successful singles, "Fratello", "24 sata dnevno", which were released on a 7" record, and "Digni me visoko". (from wikipedia)
nedjelja, 23. veljače 2020.
"Obične ljubavne pjesme" is the third album of the Croatian rock band AERODROM, released through Jugoton in 1982. This is the first album that introduces Jurica Pađen as a lead vocal, what he will remain until today. The album contains their greatest single until then, "Obična ljubavna pjesma", which brings the band national success. (from wikipedia)
subota, 22. veljače 2020.
The second AERODROM album "Tango Bango" appeared right during the New Wave Boom in Yugoslavia 1981. In order to gain larger audience, and having learnt lessons from the previous album, it was necessary to abandon some, if not all, prog elements from their music. The result was a huge success. The album kick starts with two great hits - an erotically seductive dance rock "Stavi pravu stvar" and an excellent power rock ballad "Tvoje lice" These two songs remain among their best songwriting examples up to date. "Dobro se zabavljaj" contains obligatory ska/power pop rhythmic structures with fiery guitar riffs and melodic bass hook, providing another hit single. Legions of Yugoslav teenage youth used to party 'till the morning hours with songs like this. "I live for women and I live for rock music and vices" yells Zivković in another catchy pop/rock tune "Rock i porok", while "Nudistička plaža" contains the call for the girls to "take down your panties"! After the enormous hit potentials and speedy tempo of almost entire first side of the vinyl, the second part provides a needed break in the form of two instrumentals. The first is energetic ska improvisation of "Aerodrom" while the second "Mordorea" still retains slight instrumental prog elements (expanded keyboards and guitar sounds) along with the next track aptly titled "Mijenjam se". Sex and party is back again in reggae-rhythmic patterns of "Djevojke", when all the gang, finally exhausted of 24-hours non-stop dance-craze, drops into "Monotonija", a surprising post-punk psychedelia reminiscent of GANG OF FOUR or early SIMPLE MINDS! "Tango Bango" is not a progressive rock album. It is a powerful, energetic rock and roll statement full of confidence and emotions. Judging it as a whole, and having in mind its purpose in the mainstream New Wave scene in former Yugoslavia - a highly productive artistic and rock'n'roll movement - it appears to be even better record than the commercially unsuccessful prog debut. It remains probably the best album of AERODROM. (from progarchives.com)
AERODROM is a Croatian rock band from Zagreb. Aerodrom was founded in 1978 by Jurica Pađen, former member of rock bands Grupa 220 and Parni valjak. Aerodrom saw its greatest success in the early 1980s. Between 1979 and 1986 the band produced five studio albums, before disbanding in 1987. Between 1987 and 1990, Pađen was a member of Azra. In 1994, he formed Pađen band. In 2001, he launched a comeback of Aerodrom, with two of the band's original members. Since then Aerodrom has released four studio albums, a live album, a best-of compilation album and a box set of their first 5 albums from the 1980s. This is their first album from 1979. (from wikipedia)
petak, 21. veljače 2020.
četvrtak, 20. veljače 2020.
NEZABORAVAN SAN O... was a Croatian darkwave band from Zagreb, formed in 1987. Their music was inspired by emotional states of sadness, and was filled with minors and verses which all together created a mosaic of sound, with the additional feeling of melancholy. The band made it's debut in 1989, on a compilation tape titled "041 Compilation" released by FV Založba. One of their major concert promotions was in 1990. when they opened for Clock DVA. (from discogs)