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.


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, 14 July 2009


Atomsko Skloniste is the biggest and most known band that came out from Pula.There were also bands that became known, but not any band ever matched the popularity of AS.The band started in the period when Punk was the big blast in music, and AS played their stubborn Hard Rock to the bone, along with the (strange but actually painfully clever) lyrics by the poet Bosko Obradovic.The band had several clue moments in their 30+ years carreer, the first was when the original drummer Sasa Dadic left the band (late 1980) and was replaced by Zdravko Sirola. The second was when the band ended the collaboration with Bosko Obradovic (late 1981), and the bassist Bruno Langer started his songwriting job.The third and most important point was
the death of the vocalist Sergio Blazic-Djoser (January 18th 1987), who died of bone cancer at the age of 36.At that point, Zdravko Sirola and the guitarist Dragan Guzvan left the band and Bruno remained alone, so he started again very soon with a completely new line-up.After many line-up changes, the final line-up with Ranko Svorcan on guitar and Nikica Durakovic on drums.This trio recorded two studio albums and is still playing.Nikica left the band due to health problems in 2011 and is replaced by Stjepan Bobic. An album is scheduled for the near future ! AS has an american part of their carreer as Atomic Shelter.The album Mentalna Higijena is one of the five top-selling rock albums of all the times in Yugoslavia.

PS: the video is a playback based on two songs from the "Atomska Trilogija" live-album, IMHO the best ex-yu rock live album ever.

Atomsko Skloniste Wiki English

Atomsko Skloniste Wiki - Hrvatska

Atomsko Skloniste Wiki - Bosna

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