ponedjeljak, 28. rujna 2015.

RUPA U ZIDU - Samo hladno (1990)








































RUPA U ZIDU was a Bosnian hard-rock-punk-blues band from Tuzla. The band was rather prominent through the 90s fronted at that time by the charismatic singer and songwriter Damir Avdić. In almost 10 years, Rupa u zidu released 4 albums: "Samo hladno" in 1990, "Budi samo na distanci" (1994), "Love Me My Darling" (1995) and "Laku noć pacijenti" (1996). The 5th album "Kora" was recorded in 1999 but it was never published. After sharing the stage for a decade with Rupa u Zidu, Damir Avdić continued to perform as a solo artist. He also wrote a few songbooks and theater plays. This is their first album from 1990. (from discogs.com)


nedjelja, 27. rujna 2015.

petak, 25. rujna 2015.

BOBA STEFANOVIĆ - Ona, ona, ona (1976) Single








































BOBA STEFANOVIĆ was a Serbian pop rock singer from Beograd. He started his music career with the band "Zlatni dečaci". This is his solo single record from 1976.

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četvrtak, 24. rujna 2015.

DRUGI NAČIN - Drugi način (1975)








































DRUGI NAČIN was formed in Zagreb, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia) in 1974. In the first half of the 1970s Branko Požgajec (vocals, keyboard, flute), Halil Mekić (guitar) and Željko Miklučić (bass guitar) performed in the reformed Zlatni Akordi. After Mekić left the band due to his army obligations, Ismet Kurtović (vocals, guitar, flute) joined the band. This lineup released single with songs "Opet" and "Odlazak" and went on a tour. In July 1974 they were joined by Boris Turina (drums), who decided to leave a career of a table tennis player and dedicate himself to music. Turina previously wrote lyrics for several songs of Crveni Koralji and performed with Crveni Koralji and the first lineup of Zlatni Akordi. As this lineup of the band did not feature any original member of Zlatni Akordi, the members decided to rename themselves to Novi Akordi, and in October 1974 adopted the name Drugi način. The band members chose their name after a poem by Federico García Lorca and the band's logo was desined by comic book author Igor Kordej. The band started to hold regular concerts at the music club Big Ben in Zagreb, and at the end of 1974 they recorded their debut album. The record label Jugoton from Zagreb did not want to sign the band, and the members broke the contract with another Zagreb-based record label, Suzy, because of disagreement about the album cover. Finally, the band signed for PGP-RTB from Belgrade, only because one of the editors liked the album artwork and decided to offer Drugi način a contract without even listening to the album. "Drugi način", released in 1975, was a concept album with music influenced by Wishbone Ash, Deep Purple and Free and lyrics dealing with solitude. The music was written by Požgajec and Kurtović and the lyrics were written by Turina. And the end of 1976 Požgajec left the band due to his army obligations, and during his absence guitarists Kurtović and Mekić left Drugi način and formed the band Nepočin. After Požgajac returned from the army Drugi način continued their activity with guitarists Branko Bogunovič and Nikola Gečević. This lineup released several singles, before Turina, Bogunović and Gečević left the band. Having left Drugi način Gečević formed band Žuta Minuta and later a better-known band Regata. Drummer Miroslav Budanko and guitarist Robert Krkač joined Drugi način, and soon after Ismet Kurtović returned to the band, bringing bassist Boža Ilić. After Krkač joined Film, Danijel Veličan became Drugi način's new member. In 1982 this lineup released album "Ponovo na putu" which did not gain the popularity of the band's previous album, but the band continued to perform actively until the second half of the 1980s when the band went on hiatus and performed occasionally only. (from wikipedia)

utorak, 22. rujna 2015.

ECLIPSE OF THE SUN - Real Rock'n'Roller (1988)





































ECLIPSE OF THE SUN was a hard rock band from Zagreb (Croatia) in former Yugoslavia. This is their first album from 1988.

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nedjelja, 20. rujna 2015.

subota, 19. rujna 2015.

PREDMESTJE - Hazard (1980)











































This is the third and the best album of PREDMESTJE. For this occasion the group line-up radically changed leaving keyboardist Andrej Pompe as the sole founding member. He was accompanied by the four of earlier disbanded jazz-rock group Izvir. Sound of "Hazard" is fresh and well-produced, introducing elements of funk and jazz-funk, in the vein of Herbie Hancock. Solo parts are tasteful and just in right places. This is especially evident for lead guitar, electric piano and synths. Addition of timbales invokes a Santana's Latino feel. Vocals are reduced to only one singing track ("Mislec sveta"), while scat vocals are used more frequently, which better suits this style of music. They are used efficiently as an additional instrument. All the tracks are excellent, offering an extremely pleasant listening experience, while "Aleja" contains a nice and melodic main guitar theme that keeps listener wishing to replay it again and again. At times, particularly in the vocal moments, PREDMESTJE again sounds like jazzier incarnation of Camel from the "Moonmadness" period. Along with early Leb i sol albums, "Hazard" is one of the best jazz-rock albums of the era and is therefore recommended to all jazz/rock lovers. (by Sead S. Fetahagić)

PREDMESTJE - Brez naslova (1977)






































Debut album of Ljubljana-based PREDMESTJE, along with their countrymen SEPTEMBER's "Zadnja avantura" (1976) are quite representative of the mid- 1970s jazz rock wave in ex Yugoslavia. At this time Slovenia was a hotbed for this style of music and they were to influence other parts of Yugoslavia, notably Serbia and Macedonia. Although jazz elements had been occasionally present since the earliest albums of Yugo prog rock, such as eponymous debuts of KORNI GRUPA and TIME (both released in 1972) or some famous INDEXI compositions around the turn of the decade, only after 1976-77 we can trace the immediate influnce of international pioneers of the genre. "Brez naslova" is a solid album of largely instrumental jazz rock. There are several vocal parts courtesy of guitarist P. Gruden who did a nice job, so his singing does not stand out of the overall picture and it is rather a part of the whole instrumental concept. This album is actually still closer to rock than to jazz. One can hear extremely confident and flawless instrumentation. There are parts of music that envoke not only the early CAMEL, but also THE DOORS in their most jazzy improvisations, as well as early prog- oriented CHICAGO (especially excellent saxophone parts). At the time of release this album was largely unnoticed (it could be partly due to a self- contained Slovene market within the Yugoslav federation), but the style these Slovenian guys were developing later influenced many other Yugoslavian bands to follow the suit. For example, the most successful fusion works like SMAK's "Crna dama" or the first two LEB I SOL albums appeared after this release of PREDMESTJE. In that context, "Brez naslova" deserves to be mentioned as an influential record. (by Sead S. Fetahagić)


petak, 18. rujna 2015.

PREDMESTJE - Danes, včeraj in... (1978)












































"Danes, včeraj in..." is the second album by PREDMESTJE, recorded with two new members, Ladislav Jakša (saxophone) and Toni Dimnik (drums), both veterans of the Slovenian jazz and rock scene and both having collaborated with the popular avant-satiric prog band Buldožer. Although playing not very commercial music, this album helped them become one of three most important rock acts from Slovenia, along with September and Buldožer. (from progarchives.com)

srijeda, 16. rujna 2015.

DADO TOPIĆ - Neosedlani (1979)








































DADO TOPIĆ is one of the most popular rock musicians of Croatia and the former Yugoslavia. He was the lead singer of progressive rock band TIME. From 1970 to late 1971, he was also the lead singer of the popular prog-rock band Korni Grupa. Ths is his first solo album from 1979.

utorak, 15. rujna 2015.

BULDOGI - V kotu sveta (1979-1983)








































BULDOGI were a Slovenian punk rock band from Ljubljana, active in period 1979-1983 in former Yugoslavia.

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