subota, 31. listopada 2020.
petak, 30. listopada 2020.
During his life TOMA BEBIĆ worked as a navy officer, teacher, secretary, journalist, court distraint, football coach, mechanic and much more. As an artist he was musician, writer, actor, painter, poet... All because, like he said, he never could became what he wanted to. Or.. in some other episode he liked to describe himself: Through millions occupations, for a crumb of epistemology. But most of all he was a humanist. Love for the people, love for the nature and love for the life. All mixed with his special and original humor. The book of aphorisms: "Volite se ljudožderi" was published after his death from his unpublished books, manuscripts and tone records. And his two very popular albums from 1975. "Volite se ljudožderi" and 1980. "Oya noya" becoming more and more popular, and every respectable Croatian artist finds inspiration in his distinctive lyrics and music. He was an anarchist and died of lung cancer in 1990. (from wikipedia)
četvrtak, 29. listopada 2020.
PATROLA formed in Zagreb, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia) in 1980. The first and only album "U sredini" was one of the best works of the time, relying on the typical pop-ska-reggae form with additional power and the impact of pop artists like Blondie, The Police, The Jam, The Clash, Elvis Costello etc. However, throughout the flood Yu-New Wave artists and albums (Azra, Prljavo kazalište, Film, Haustor, Šarlo akrobata, Idoli, Električni orgazam, Stidljiva ljubičica,Parlament, Metak...), Patrola had an accident that the last published album, which is preparing a full two years. Release of the album was postponed due to military service at that time was 15 months, so the occasion of the release sounded like a copy of Prljavo kazalište, Film and Azra, a band was forced to seek its place in "another league" Yu-new wave, which resulting in a much weaker circulation of all these compositions. The album contains ten great pop songs which are the main motives of youthful preoccupations about entertainment, going out and describe the atmosphere of Zagreb these years. (from discogs.com)
srijeda, 28. listopada 2020.
utorak, 27. listopada 2020.
BELE VRANE from Slovenia (ex-Yugoslavia) were very good and influential late 1960s vocal group from Ljubljana who followed mellow pop sound of Mamas and Papas. The fact that slovenian dialect limited their succes in Ex Yu to local Slovenian borders is not really important because for me they were absolutely on the top with the best. At the beginning of 1960s there were few artists who started with rock in Ex Yu and second generation followed shortly afterwards, without exception young urban musicians (mostly students who followed Radio-Luxembourg and its famous pop charts) - in Sarajevo there were "Indexi", in Zagreb "Grupa 220" and "Zlatni Akordi", in Ljubljana "Bele Vrane". From today's perspective this music is still very enjoyable, lots of sunny pop and beautiful harmonies - its only pity that excellent Ditka Haberl (who really had one of the best voices in Ex Yu ever) got only one solo spot ("Običajno popoldne" and guys selfishly took the rest, her song is centerpiece here. In the next decade this group will metarmophose into larger "Pepel in Kri" with Ditka as main vocalist and they will represent Yugoslavia at Eurovision with the song that might be our best entry ever. (from rateyourmusic.com)
ponedjeljak, 26. listopada 2020.
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subota, 24. listopada 2020.
ŽETEOCI was founded in Zagreb, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia) in 1965 by students of Catholic university: Mijo Gabrić (drums, vocal), Mijo Bergovec (keyboards, vocal), Mato Dukić (vocal, bass guitar) and Valent Bogadi (guitar, vocal). In 1969 they recorded LP "To nije tajna", one of the first Lp's in ex-Yugoslavia. Album produced by Pero Gotovac. They split up in 1971.
BEZIMENI started in Zagreb, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia) in 1961. Band founded by Janko Mlinarić Truli (bass and vocal) with Slaven Rački (guitar), Željko Margetić Marga (guitar), Petko Kantardžijev Mlinac (keyboards), Mahmut Ismailovski (saxophones) and Radovan Krajnović Braco (drums and vocal). They split in 1964.
petak, 23. listopada 2020.
Croatian short-lived garage rock band MACHINE GUN from Knin (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia, active in period 1988-1991. Members were Aleksandar Ardalić Lenko (guitar and vocals), Goran Simić Baja (bass) and Srećko Kmetić (drums).