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, 24 January 2012

THE SWINDLE (1985-1992)


A band made of members from the obscure alternative project Diskretni Sarm Burzoazije, after the first demo turned into melodic Punk Rock. Released an official cassette for KUD Idijoti`s Bonaca Records, and an EP for the german Incognito Records. From 1992 changed name to Ulicni.



demo "Do Kraja" 1988


EP "333 x Up And Down" 1992

STOMAK (2000-2005)


Classic Rock band created by ex-member of Blockade Runner. They played for almost five years and released three demos of excellent sound quality. Some members continued playing in the re-united band 052.





Monday, 9 January 2012

PROBLEMI (1977-1980)


Problemi were leaders of the first wave of Punk bands in Pula, and were inserted among the bands of the famous Ljubljana-Zagreb-Rijeka Punk triangle. The only Punk band of the first wave that left a trace on vinyl, appearing on the great and highly significant "Novi Punk Val 78-80" compilation. A one-off reunion show played in Pula, summer of 2012.




LP "Nije Po JUS-u" 2014

FANCY FILTER (2008-)


A relatively new band playing a very melodic Alternative Rock, formed by Baya Flok and featuring Roby from Antitodor.



HEADBANGER (1990-2000)


A great Punk`n`Roll band with influences from all over the heavy music, in their first line-up/phase playing a very simple and raw but effective Motorhead-ish Metal/Punk, to progress into a more complexive Punk`n`Roll in their second line-up/phase. 




HOMBE (2008-)


A very young band playing a very raw Classic Pop Rock at their very beginnings.


ZABLJA PERSPEKTIVA (1983-1985)


A band made of Hard Rock veterans from the Pula scene, in a way this is the first Heavy Metal band from Pula. The band later changed name many times, and continued playing in various line-ups all the way until the 90s.


MEGABITCH (1991-1995)


A band of students playing a cool melodic Hardcore Punk Rock, widely known for their Punk cover of the Queen`s "I want to break free" hit. Lasted for several years, silently disappeared around 1995, played and won a festival in 2000. and reappeared in an one-off reunion in 2008.



BESPOSLICARI (1983-1985)


One of the bands of the second wave of Punk Rock in Pula. Members of the band were, among all, Romeo Djomlija (later leader of The Spoons) and Johnny Montezaro (R.I.P.) on vocals. Recorded just one cassette in 1984 as one of the first DIY products of Pula`s Rock Scene, and then disappeared.
Update 2015: the swedish record label NE! RECORDS released the Besposlicari 1984 material on vinyl simply entitled "Besposlicari".



LP "Besposlicari" 2015