MARKO BRECELJ second single record from 1981.
utorak, 30. lipnja 2020.
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)
ponedjeljak, 29. lipnja 2020.
nedjelja, 28. lipnja 2020.
subota, 27. lipnja 2020.
petak, 26. lipnja 2020.
With their new singer Mladen Bodalec, PRLJAVO KAZALIŠTE released its fifth album "Zlatne godine" in the beginning of 1985. This record was pop-rock oriented and it included the successful hits: "Ne zovi mama doktora", "Sladoled" and "Ma kog me boga za tebe pitaju". Unlike their previous Suzy Records albums, this one was signed for Jugoton.
četvrtak, 25. lipnja 2020.
"Crno bijeli svijet" is the second album of the eminent Croatian and former Yugoslav rock band PRLJAVO KAZALIŠTE from their New Wave music period. This album was released by the Zagreb based "Suzy Record" label in 1980. The title of the album and the record sleeve holds a reference to the Two Tone movement and included the ska songs "Crno bijeli svijet" and the hit "Mi plešemo". The album is an important record from the Yugoslav New Wave era. (from wikipedia)
srijeda, 24. lipnja 2020.
utorak, 23. lipnja 2020.
PRLJAVO KAZALIŠTE is a rock band from Zagreb (Croatia). Since its formation in 1977, the group changed several music styles and line ups but remained one of the top acts of both the Croatian and Yugoslav rock scenes. In 1979, they released their first eponymous album, produced by Piko Stančić, for "Suzy Records". It was promoted when the group performed as a support act of the Yugoslav band Bijelo dugme at a concert held at the JNA Stadium. During the recording sessions, Zoran Cvetković left the band and was replaced by Marijan Brkić. The album soon came to prominence all over the former Yugoslav federation for its social commentary and provoked the then-ruling one-party system, additionally because it also featured probably the first gay-themed song in Yugoslavia titled "Neki dječaci". The authorities valuated the album as "šund" and hence they imposed higher taxes on its sale price, while the records considered "truly artistic" enjoyed a reduced tax rate. Despite that, the group was not banned and it could freely continue to work and sell records, because non-aligned Yugoslavia was not so strict regarding censorship as the other communist states. Although the band played on the album in a rudimentary manner, the media and the public proclaimed it one of the best debut albums ever released in Yugoslavia.
ponedjeljak, 22. lipnja 2020.
BEOGRAD was formed in Beograd (Serbia) on late 1980 by Slobodan Stanić "Gricko" (synthesizer) and Ljubodrag Bubalo "Ljuba" (bass guitar, synthesizer), the latter being a former Uliks and Rulet member, whom, influenced by Kraftwerk and Ultravox, decided to form a synth-oriented band. The two then invited the Električni Orgazam keyboard player Ljubomir Đukić to join the band, but the deal eventually fell through. During the following year, the duo was joined by Ljubodrag's brother Milan Bubalo "Mića" (rhythm machine, electric drums) and Dejan Stanisavljević (synths, vocals). In the meantime, the band had recorded their newly written material on a four-channel Teac cassette recorder. Beograd had their first live performance at the Beograd's Dadov Theatre where they performed with an additional member who had sequenced the rhythm machine behind the stage. On their latter live appearances, the band continued the trend of adding an additional member, usually the U Škripcu drummer Miloš Obrenović, mainly performing in Dadov and KST. At the time, Stanić had left the band, and after a two month break, the band continued working as a trio. Intending to replace Stanić's playing with music samples, previously recorded by the band themselves, the band used the backing tracks on their live performances. During the Spring of 1982, the band released the first former Yugoslav electronic music single, "Sanjaš li u boji" with the song "T.V." as the B-side. The single, featuring Dejan Stanisavljević as the author of both music and lyrics, arranged and produced by Saša Habić, was released through Jugoton. Because it had been released in 500 copies only, the single is today considered a rarity and a collector's item. From August until November 1982, the band had been recording the material for their debut album at the PGP RTB studio V. The following year, the label released their debut album "Remek depo", featuring a combination of synthpop and brass instrument-oriented soul. The album was produced by Saša Habić and featured saxophonist Paul Pignon, trumpeter Stjepko Gut and timpanist Borislav Pavićević "Bora Longa" as guest performers. The album reached the fourth position on the Džuboks magazine top ten Yugoslav rock albums list on March 1983, and remained on the top ten list for twelve weeks. After the album release, on mid-1983, Stanisavljević left the band and thus Beograd disbanded. (from wikipedia)
nedjelja, 21. lipnja 2020.
"Ćiribiribela" is the ninth and final studio album released by BIJELO DUGME. "Ćiribiribela" is critically considered to have been Bijelo dugme's best album in their fifteen year carrier. Goran Bregović pushed for softer sound to its fullest on "Ćiribiribela" which is stylistically close to the band's previous studio album "Pljuni i zapjevaj moja Jugoslavijo". "Ćiribiribela" is perhaps best remembered for containing one of Bijelo dugme's best known songs, the traditionalist, brass loaded "Đurđevdan je, a ja nisam s onom koju volim", which became an instant classic upon its release. In contrast "Lijepa Naša", often considered one of the band’s least popular songs, Bregović (who is half Serbian, half Croatian) combined the Croatian anthem "Lijepa naša Domovino" with the Serbian World War I traditional "Tamo daleko" to form the chorus of the song, this proved very unpopular as ethnic tension among the people of Yugoslavia was on the rise at the time which would eventually boil over into full scale Yugoslav wars in the 1990s. (from wikipedia)
"Pljuni i zapjevaj moja Jugoslavijo" is the eighth studio album released by BIJELO DUGME, and the first to feature vocalist Alen Islamović (formerly of the heavy metal band Divlje jagode). Goran Bregović had first approached Alen Islamović to join Bijelo dugme after the departure of the bands original lead singer Željko Bebek in 1984, however, Islamović rejected the offer and Bregović eventually recruited the young and inexperienced Mladen "Tifa" Vojičić. After recording 1984’s self titled album things began to deteriorate within the band, Vojičić’s drug and alcohol dependencies coupled with an un-professional approach frustrated the elder Bregović who was forced to fire Vojičić in October 1985. In April 1986 Islamović received a second offer from Bregović this time accepting to join the most famous band in Yugoslavia. The album was notable for featuring Yugoslav national hero and Central Committee member Svetozar Vukmanović-Tempo singing the Partizan song "Padaj silo" at the beginning of "Pljuni i zapjevaj moja Jugoslavijo". (from wikipedia)
subota, 20. lipnja 2020.
"Bijelo Dugme" is the seventh studio album released by rock group BIJELO DUGME. Due to Bijelo dugme's usage of the famous painting by Uroš Predić for the album's cover the most widely used name for the album is "Kosovka djevojka", despite it officially being a self titled album. "Kosovka djevojka" marks the return of folk music elements most prominent on song "Lipe cvatu, sve je isto k'o i lani" and oriental on song "Za Esmu". The album produced by Goran Bregović was recorded at several locations with Mufid Kosović and Milka Gerasimova as sound engineers. Bora Đorđević, frontman of the rock band Riblja Čorba made a guest appearance in the song "Pediculis pubis", having co-written it with Goran Bregović (Bregović would, in return, make a guest appearance on Riblja Čorba 1985 album "Istina", singing with Đorđević in the song "Disko mišić"). Other guest appearances included, the Croatian folk group Ladarice, the Macedonian gajda player Pece Atanasovski and the folk instruments orchestra of the Radio-Television Skopje and Sonja Beran - Leskovšek who played the harp. It was the group's first album since the departure of former frontman Željko Bebek who was replaced by Mladen "Tifa" Vojičić. Despite his talents, Tifa's stint as Bijelo Dugme's lead singer would be a short one, due to personality clashes, lack of professionalism, and drug and alcohol abuse causing friction between Tifa and the other band members, particularly Goran Bregović who would go on to fire Tifa in October 1985. (from wikipedia)
petak, 19. lipnja 2020.
"5. april '81" is the second live album by BIJELO DUGME. It was recorded in Zagreb's "Kulušić club" during the Yugoslavia-wide tour in support of "Doživjeti stotu" studio album. The album was put out in limited release of only 20,000 copies. The album featured a live cover of Indexi song "Sve ove godine".
četvrtak, 18. lipnja 2020.
"Koncert kod Hajdučke česme" is the first live release by BIJELO DUGME. The album's title refers to the band's famous concert played before approximately 100,000 people on August 28, 1977 near Hajdučka česma grounds at Košutnjak Park in Beograd, however, the material on the record is only partially recorded at the said event. After disappointingly realizing the concert recording sounded terrible on tape due to technical limitations and the wide open space, the band played another show at "Đuro Đaković Hall" in Sarajevo on October 25, 1977, which is the actual performance heard on the album. In the end, the only part of original Hajdučka česma concert that ended up on the record is the crowd reaction after each song. (from wikipedia)