The story of Rock`n`Roll made in Pula (and Istria)

This is a blog where you will find music from one of the richest rock-scene from Croatia, the city of PULA rock-scene.There will be some Istrian music too, as Istria is the region of Croatia to which Pula belongs to.You will find here how good and different was the Pula scene, with some of the bands recognised worldwide.

WELCOME TO PULA!

PS:All the infos about the bands are approximative, and will be changed with every useful info I get from the members of the bands!

PPS: Please notice that the NON-HIGHLIGHTED name of a certain release is a part of band`s audiography, but not available for download, for not having the permission or for respecting the authors rights. Or, of course, not yet in my possession.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Oh, God, the year is almost over....


This year passed by too fast... and too few post, only six posts this year... unbelievable...

I am really sorry for this, I started working hard with my band DEVASTATION, and with the daughter growing up there is and probably will be even less time.. I will really try hard to post more bands and more news in the next year. Let`s all hope it will be a good one!!

Friday, 21 October 2016

Few Unknown Bands..



The following bands are bands I have no idea nor infos about, except for those recordings which may be useful or interesting to you. However, these bands were also part of the Pula Rock scene, so have to be at least mentioned. F.GUN plays some dark early Cure-ish New Wave, PESTILENCE 23 was a project that never became a real band (I was present on this rehearsal) and playing a kind of noisy Thrash Metal, CMARNA PRHUT is another project from the guys from Monte Paradiso, this is an acoustic "rehearsal" (more a recording of having fun) and the kind of music is.. well, I don`t know, but actually nothing serious. Finally, KLAPA SRDELICE was also a one-off project that played a rather controversial gig on a guitar contest in 1988, the song is a "cover" of Black Dog/Stairway to heaven by Led Zeppelin, of course, not even close to the original.This is their only recording saved from a radio show. 

And obviously, no videos of anything here,,,

PS: If in the meantime I get any information about the mentioned bands, I will remove them from the "unknown" post, and put them separately.




Saturday, 8 October 2016

NEW VIDEO OF BANDS FROM PULA!!! part 3

BON VOYAGE - ZAMIJENIT CU TE BOLJIM


NOLA - NEGDJE IZMEDJU



SNOVI - SENTO DE AUTUNO



FAULT - THROUGH YOUR EYES

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Rest in peace...

This one is a kind of posts I would never like to post, but as we will all die, we have to face unpleasant realities too... In the last two months the Rock scene of Pula faced two departures of two somehow important musicians, so...

BRUNETTO SUBIOTTO
Singer in many croatian and slovenian bands, but we are remembering him as the first and best The Spoons vocalist

(1965-08.07.2016.)



+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

MARIO "MARIETTO" DOBRIC
The first KUD Idijoti bassist/guitarist, also spiritus movens of the project Marietto + IRA



R.I.P. 23.08.2016.

May them both rest in peace.

Monday, 15 August 2016

KUD IDIJOTI (part 4) - BOOTLEGS (1989-1994)


So, we came now to the final part of the very rich KUD Idijoti`s audiography, the bootlegs. It is of course a part of their audiography that may be updated (even if Sale announced that there are some unreleased recordings Tusta made before his premature death).
Most of the bootlegs are from concerts played on their Euro tours.
I must thank the blog "I`ve made you a tape" for all these bootlegs, as well as for the pic up here.








Sunday, 3 July 2016

MANIG (2000-??)


Manig is a drum`n`bass project started back in 2000,made of ex members of Dusty Miller and Dark Busters (not sure for this last one). They claim that it is hard to describe exactly their music, as they adapt their playing to the place where they play. The project released a CD album in 2001. They never officially split-up so it is hard also to define the lenght of their existence.


Sunday, 12 June 2016

OLTAR (1997-1999)


Finally!, After more than four months or so, here I am back!! Let`s continue with bands from Pula, I will probably post few bands one after another in a brief period so check out them all!!

Oltar was a Rock band formed in 1997, from ex-Distorzija members. They played a lot of live shows and recorded a demo on a four-track recorder on May 22nd 1998. After a brief period of activity, they ended in 1999.

Monday, 1 February 2016

SCIKE (2007-)


Scike is a very original band that connects istrian traditional music with a lot of other musical styles, including Reggae, Jazz, Rock and even Heavy Metal. In this concept more than welcome is the use of traditional istrian instruments such as mih, sopile, bajs, triestine accordeon and others. They released a perfectly produced album in 2013, and continuing in creating exciting music.
The material given very kindly by the band itself. Thanks.



Saturday, 2 January 2016

NEW VIDEOS OF BANDS FROM PULA!!! part 2

I alredy made a post with all the new videos from Pula and Istria, so this is part two. As the videos are released, I will add them to this post, so don`t worry if you see just 2-3 vids now.

GUSTAFI - THC BALUN (CUMBIA ISTRIANA)


DOGMA - KAKO SE OSJECAS DANAS



LJUNA - PITANJE CASTI



BON VOYAGE - PREKASNO



IRENA GIORGI - ZAR SE OPET LJUTIS



NOLA - MOJ SVIJET



2CELLOS - WHOLE LOTTA LOVE vs. BEETHOVEN`S 5th



GUSTAFI - U MOJOJ GLAVI

Monday, 7 December 2015

DIONIS (1986-1991)

Another band I really don`t remeber much about, except that they were very popular among the teeny girls in Pula by the end of the 80s. They played a kind of Pop Rock, very sloppy at the beginning, then a little better in the second demo. They disappeared silently, years later their vocalist died, and Dionis remained just a memory. There is a video performance from a guitar contest, I will put it here as soon as I rip it.