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.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL (1993-2001, 2006-)

Undoubtly the best festival in Croatia during the 90s, and after a 4 years break, again bringing underground music of the highest level. The Art & Music Festival invented by  Ozren Kiza and Zeljko Herceg later joined by Branimir Sljepcevic-Brada, from year one in 1993 grew bigger and bigger, and every year the competition grew more interesting involving the hottest alternative music demo bands and the most interesting comics drawers from Croatia, and later from the whole ex-Yugoslavia territory. The festival reaches its peak in 1997 with three sold-out nights. In 2002., due to financial problems the festival stopped, but in 2006. started again, bringing back the best in music and comic art.
In 1995. the festival was interrupted after just one day because of war activities in Croatia, and continued in October.
Until today (the next year is the 20th anniversary!!), more than 250 bands played there, some in the competition part, some as guest headliners. The festival brought out many bands that will release records and become part of the most popular Croatian and Serbian alternative performers. Only in the second "life" from 2006, bands that played the demo competitions at the festival released very soon after around 15 official albums, of which the One Piece Puzzle album directly as prize for winning the competition. Some of those bands were : Stampedo, Unlogic Skill, En Face, The Stuff, and Bambi Molesters in the first years, and from 2006 on Goribor, Ruiz, Orange Stripes, Repetitor and the mentioned One Piece Puzzle.
As for guests in the headlining part of the evenings, the complete ex-Yu scene played there (except for Disciplina Kicme and Partibrejkers) and international acts like Dead Moon, Pleasure Fuckers, John Spencer and Heavy Trash, Future Of The Left, Holy Joes, and the first ever show in the territory of the ex-Yu of Kultur Shock.
Along with Monteparadiso, surely among the best live happenings in Croatia.

ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 1996, promo cassette compilation 1996 (soon)

PS: Thanx to Branimir Slijepcevic Brada for the extensive info !!


An interesting Art-Punk-Rock band influenced by Bauhaus, Roxy Music, early Talking Heads, Echo And The Bunnyman and Velvet Underground, and including a bunch of important musicians from the Pula Rock scene all the way from the 80s through the 2Ks, as Miro Kusacic, Goran Curic Cotka, Rusmin Obic and Leo Stekar. They played just a few years, played few very important festivals like YURM in Zagreb and the FV in Ljubljana along with the slovenian O-Kult in front of an audience of few thousand. Later on, from the ashes of WGP, a new band will begin, Boykot Fur.

Demo 1981

Live at Mladi Pulski Rock, Uljanik 1983

PS: thanx to Miro Kusacic for the info!

Monday, 15 October 2012

It`s a sad day in Pula ... R.I.P.

(lead singer of KUD IDIJOTI)

06.10.1955. - 14.10.2012.

Rest in peace, my friend.