utorak, 31. ožujka 2020.

DEL ARNO BAND - Igraj dok te ne sruše (1989)











































DEL ARNO BAND is a Serbian and former Yugoslav reggae band from Beograd. Formed in 1986, Del Arno Band are considered the longest lasting Serbian reggae band, and one of the pioneers of Serbian and former Yugoslav reggae scenes. This is their first album from 1989. (from wikipedia)

DEL ARNO BAND - Demos (1986-1987)









































DEL ARNO BAND four demo tracks from 1986-1987.

petak, 27. ožujka 2020.

WILD STRAWBERRIES - Wild Strawberries (1986)







































In 1986 DIVLJE JAGODE started recording an English language album with new bass guitarist Zlatan Čehić. Eight of their old songs were rerecorded with English language lyrics and the album featured two new songs, "Fire on the Water" and "Wild Boys". Album featured keyboardist Don Airey as guest musician. At this time Zele Lipovača was approached to join Whitesnake as lead guitarist, but refused focusing on WILD STRAWBERRIES career. Adopting a glam metal outlook, the band performed at The Marquee and a number of English clubs. The pilot single with song "Shayla" was released, but being suspicious about Wild Strawberries' success in Great Britain, Alen Islamović (vocal) accepted Goran Bregović's invitation and joined Bijelo Dugme, and Wild Strawberries' debut release was delayed. Album "Wild Strawberries" appeared in 1986, but the band did not have any live performances following the album release. Wild Strawberries was soon released in Sweden, Germany, Italy and Netherlands. (from wikipedia)

DIVLJE JAGODE - Divlje jagode (1979)





































DIVLJE JAGODE were formed in 1977 in Bihać, Bosnia And Herzegovina (ex-Yugoslavia) by guitarist Zele Lipovača. The first Divlje Jagode lineup featured vocalist Ante Janković, bass guitarist Nihad Jusufhodžić, keyboardist Mustafa "Muc" Ismailovski and drummer Adonis Dokuzović. The band achieved high popularity with their first singles: hard rock ballads "Jedina moja" and "Patkica" and a cover of Bosnian folk song "Moj dilbere". In 1978 they released their debut self-titled album Divlje Jagode. Album featured a number of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath inspired songs, a new version of "Jedina moja" and ballad "Krivo je more" among others. After the album was released the band made a break because part of the band's members' army obligations. Ismailovski joined Srebrna Krila, and Lipovača, alongside Marina Tucaković became spiritus movens of a disco band Mirzino Jato. In 1980 Divlje Jagode continued their activity in the new lineup: Kucuković, Lipovača, drummer Nasko Budimlić and bass guitarist Alen Islamović. This lineup recorded album "Stakleni hotel" which marked their complete shift towards heavy metal. Songs lyrics were written by Elvis J. Kurtovich & His Meteors vocalist Goran Petranović, Marina Tucaković and Islamović. Album's biggest hits were "Autostop" and ballads "Dodirni me, skloni bol" and "Potraži put". On the tour that followed the album release Divlje Jagode played around one hundred concerts. At this time Lipovača took over Angus Young's schoolboy image. In 1981 Janković started his solo career, and Divlje Jagode released album "Motori" with Islamović on vocals. Title track became huge hit, and songs "Šejla", "Zagrizi rokenrol" and ballads "Nasmiješi se" and "Ne želiš kraj" were well accepted. On the part of the tour that followed "Motori" release they were joined by Janković. Two following albums "Čarobnjaci", which featured hits "Morrison" and "Čarobnjaci", and album "Vatra", which featured hits "Ciganka", "Let na drugi svijet" and "Moja si...", were both well accepted, and the band signed a contract with British record company Logo Records under the name Wild Strawberries. In 1986 they started recording an English language album with new bass guitarist Zlatan Čehić. Eight of their old songs were rerecorded with English language lyrics and the album featured two new songs, "Fire on the Water" and "Wild Boys". Album featured keyboardist Don Airey as guest musician. At this time Lipovača was approached to join Whitesnake as lead guitarist, but refused focusing on Wild Strawberries career. Adopting a glam metal outlook, the band performed at The Marquee and a number of English clubs. The pilot single with song "Sheila" was released, but being suspicious about Wild Strawberries' success in Great Britain, Islamović accepted Goran Bregović's invitation and joined Bijelo Dugme, and Wild Strawberries' debut release was delayed. Album Wild Strawberries appeared in 1987, but the band did not have any live performances following the album release. Wild Strawberries was soon released in Sweden, Germany, Italy and Netherlands. The same year Budimlić temporarily retired. Stevie, vocalist of the band Zero Zero from Glasgow was approached to join the band, but eventually new Divlje Jagode frontman became a vocalist Mladen "Tifa" Vojičić. Album "Konji" was recorded by Lipovača, Tifa, Čehić, keyboardist Vladimir Podany and drummer Edin Šehović. Album featured rerecorded "Divlje jagode" from their first album and a cover of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Turkish March". This lineup did not last long as well: at the half of 1988, during the tour, Tifa, Podany and Šehović left the band. Čehić took over the vocals and the drums were played by Dragan "Điđi" Jankelić. In 1989 a former Osmi Putnik frontman Zlatan Stipišić became the new Divlje Jagode vocalist. This lineup recorded demos which helped Lipovača sign a five-year contract in the United States, but that project was never realised, and Divlje Jagode disbaned. (from wikipedia)

utorak, 24. ožujka 2020.

REVOLVER - Zagreb gori (1990) EP









































REVOLVER was a punk rock band from Zagreb (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia. This is their never released EP from 1990. (thanks to midwest)


STELLA - Anno Domini 1193 (1990)









































STELA was a rock band from Krapina (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia. This is their one and only one album from 1990. (thanks to Sacred Reich)

ponedjeljak, 23. ožujka 2020.

nedjelja, 22. ožujka 2020.

JUTRO (Ljubljana) - Dobro jutro (1980)









































JUTRO was formed in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1970 with original line-up: Zoran Crnković (guitar), Marjan Frol (bass) and Pavle Ristić (drums). Later on Miro Tomassini (bass), Dragan Gajo (drums) and Alan Jakin (guitar) replaced Frol and Ristić. In the beginning they performed boogie rock, but during the mid-70s played cover versions of classical music works, notably that of Mozart, much in the vein of Dutch band Ekseption. They performed their prog rock version of "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" at the famous BOOM Pop Festival '73 in Ljubljana. Ristić came back for the recording of the 7" single "Prema suncu/Mozart" in 1976, containing the repeated cover of the mentioned classical work. In 1978, when Lado Jakša (saxophone) and Jordan Gancev (keyboards) joined the group, JUTRO changed the style and started playing jazz-rock. They released only one album "Dobro jutro", which went unnoticed during the New Wave boom in ex-Yugoslavia in 1980, and the band slowly disappeared from the scene. (by Sead S. Fetahagić)

DALTONI - Kolekcija (1968-1970)









































DALTONI was a Serbian and former Yugoslav rock band, notable for being one of the pioneers of the former Yugoslav rock scene. The band was formed in Niš in August, 1963 by Branislav Cvetković (who at first took up guitar but soon switched to bass guitar) Žarko Stanković (guitar), Rista Trajković (rhythm guitar) and Nebojša Stojanović (drums). At first the band mostly performed cover versions of Hank Marvin and The Shadows instrumentals, but for their first public appearance, at the Gimnazijada festival in Skopje the band was joined by vocalist Miodrag Rašić. The band had their first public appearances in Niš in 1965, at the cult club Index, where vocal duties were given to Dušan Mitrović and Miša "Šolja" Tašić, and Mihajlo "Mika" Paligrdić was temporarily the band's drummer. The band was soon joined by keyboardist Miodrag "Miško" Stojanović. In 1966 Rašić officially left the band, and was replaced by Goce Nikolovski from the rival group Rubinsi. The new lineup presented themselves for the first time at the Faculty of Technical Science in Niš on November 29, 1966, which presented the band to a wider audience and contributed the band's growing popularity. In January 1967 Daltoni won the first place at Belgrade's second Guitar festival. On May, the band performed at the Zagreb VIS Competition, where, among the most popular bands at the time, won the first place. On September of the same year they won the first place at the first Niš Guitar festival. On October 30, the band organized their first concert in Belgrade, performing cover versions of The Beatles' songs, including most of the tracks from the, at the time popular, album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". By the end of 1967, the band had already changed the lineup with Trajković and Cvetković being replaced by Žarko Bajagić (bass guitar) and Dragan Nikolić (rhythm guitar), both former members of Rubinsi. The following year, the band performed at the Sajmište in Skopje and prepared their EP "Ruka od sna", released by Jugoton. The EP featured four tracks: "Petak", "Vraćam se ponekad u prošlost", "Volim našu istinu" and the title track which saw some radio success. At the time, the band had been working with Laza "Baron" Stanković, who became their manager. Having released the EP, the band went on a Serbian tour, performing first in Niš, on December 1968, at the Park cinema, and a few days later, on December 25, at the Zlatna Gitara festival in Belgrade ending up at the fourth place. At this performance, keyboardist Rade Radivojević performed for the first time. During the summer of the following year, the band's new manager Zoran Pešić organized an Adriatic seaside resorts tour including the MOC festival in Bečići. On their return, the band held a concert at the JNA Dome, and on March 8, the band organized a marathon concert on which they performed for twenty-eight hours, beating the record held by the band Čičak for about two hours. During the concert Daltoni performed over three hundred songs. During the same year, the band moved to Belgrade and on May performed at the Pop zvezde '70 festival. With the new keyboardist Josip Kolbert, the band performed at various venues including the Euridika club or the Belgrade's Dom Omladine, expanding their repertoire with the up-to-date hits, thus changing the musical style. At the time, central part of the band's performance were cover versions of bands such as Jethro Tull, Family, Blood Sweat & Tears and Sly and the Family Stone. In mid-1970, Radivojević returned to the band and drummer Stojanović went to serve the army, being replaced by Mika Paligorić. This lineup performed Faculty of Civil Engineering and prepared new material, which was recorded at the studio of Niš Radio, but the material was not released. In the meantime, on May, the band went on a tour to Istra performing in Pula and Savudrija, and returning to Niš in October, when the band officially disbanded, although during the 1970s some of the members performed under the name Daltoni. (from wikipedia)