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.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

LILIHIP (1979-)

An almost legendary band from Pula recognised and pretty popular in the whole Yugoslavia, featuring the time-to-time Atomsko Skloniste keyboardist Paul Bilandzic, along with his brother Romeo (on drums) and a variable guitarist. The band passed through three phases in their carreer, the first is their Yugoslavian phase until 1990, with a major label contract and three albums released, then the second phase during the 90s, where they continued in their rock style just going more towards pop and releasing a cassette album for a local label, and the third phase, during the 2k`s with a totally weird style which is completely unrecognisable as comedy or something serious. I strongly hope it is the first possibility...

End of the first phase:

Second phase:

And the third phase:

Sunday, 25 November 2012

NOVI PUT (1980-1983)

Novi Put was a Progressive Rock band mainly formed around the drummer Zoran Djordjevic-Djole. In the years of their existence they changed a huge number of members, of which only Djole remained a constant.
In 1982 they almost got a record deal with the Yugoslavian biggest record label Jugoton, but the thing broke again because of a member departing to serve the army.
In 1983 the band splits for good.

demo 16.08.1983.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

FOXXY LADY (2002-2003)

Foxxy Lady was actually a Josipa Lisac (Croatian famous and legendary female vocal icon) cover band. They lasted few years playing very powerful covers of Josipa, and the most important is that the band had her personal permission to play and cover her songs. 


MARIETTO (1997-2003)

Marietto Dobric is a guy from Pula, living in US for a long time now. He used to play with KUD Idijoti at their very beginnings, and before he left for the US for good. Every while he comes back to Pula, and gathers some old and new friends-musicians and records some material.
Until now, he recorded two materials, the first released as an official Bonaca Records cassette  release.

Sunday, 18 November 2012


After KUD Idijoti, undoubtly the best Punk band from Pula, recognised widely across the ex-Yu and beyond, Formed in the middle of the bellic years in the Balkans, they had the misfortune to have a restricted zone for manouvering, otherwise they would be as big as KUD Idijoti. The band had a longer pause after 2006, but they are fully vital again and continuing with playing shows and prepairing new stuff.

live in Ljubljana, Slovenia 2003

CD "...ako ne mozes napraviti sam bar pokvari drugome..." 2013

Friday, 16 November 2012

TRAUMA (1991-1997)

Trauma was not a band from Pula, they were from Porec. At the beginnings they played a sort of melodic Thrash Power Metal, but through time they evolved into a more melodic kind of Metal. In 1995 they released a single cassette for the biggest croatian major label Croatia Records, and just a step before become bigger than a demo band, the band splits.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

ISTARSKI ROCK 1986 - compilation cassette 1986

This is a very rare cassette compilation (released only in 200 copies!!) featuring three bands from Pula and one from Pazin (the so-called istrian capital town),
The band from Pazin is called HTB which featured a members which will later play in The Spoons.While for the Pula bands, there are CASTEL (unknown to me), then a very interesting band SUMSKI PJEVACI GORTANOVE UVALE featuring the 90s Pula`s most succesful underground producers Sandro Perocevic and Goran Curic-Cotka. And finally, one of the biggest bands that ever emerged from Pula, the legendary KUD IDIJOTI.
A great document.

JUNKERS 5 (2009-)

Junkers 5 is another band carrying the signature of Miro Kusacic (Messerschmitt) , containing also members from other bands as Messerschmitt, Sake and VIS Thunderbirds. Junkers 5 started playing occasionally but became a strong and steady band with an album released in 2009, containing cover songs. he band is prepairing their second album which will contain their own songs,

DILBER BEND (1999-2003)

A great project by Pula HC fans, inspired by the worst ex-yu turbo-folk music (a sleazy derivate of folk music). This utterly fun project is invented by Jule from Bolesno Grinje (and a ton of other bands) and other members of Bolesno Grinje and K15. They did all this just for fun, but this project is something created almost ten years before all the similiar bands that are playing and kinda "popularising" this unique musical expression.
Again, Pula was first.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

FUNKY JUNKY (1991-1996)

Funky Junky were a Power Funk Punk band with many other influences from Metal to Alternative music. One of the rare Pula bands with a female vocalist, in the first line-up Roberta, and in the second Lara. They recorded two demo tapes and released a semi-official cassette. They are also featured on the Art & Music 1994 cd with one song.
The first vocalist Roberta became a successful electronic music DJ performer.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

DARK BUSTERS (1995-1997)

Dark Busters were an interesting HardCore band with many Jazz influences. They lasted just  few years, and beside one demo, they shared an excellent vinyl-release with their fellow-brothers from Fakofbolan. The drummer later played with KUD Idijoti, as well as with Wuollahee.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

UDAV (2008-)

Udav is a Noise/Hc/Experimental quartet and is one of the most successful band from Pula this very moment. They have just one studio recording so far, but there are big expectations in the nearest future !

CRONOS (1984-1986)

Cronos was a Hard Rock band, the follow-up of Zablja Perspektiva, with most of the members continuing with the same songs. Many members passed through the band with the drummer Zoran Djordjevic-Djole as the only constant. No proper studio recording left, except two live/studio recordings, one from 1985 with Debac on vocals (own songs) and from 1986 with Alex (me) on vocals, playing mostly covers.
The band later continued a brief time as Lepi Djole and later as Rak-rock.

Thursday, 1 November 2012


Oracle Encounter is a relatively new band playing a kind of modern melodic Metal. The main person in this band is the ex-Blockade Runner vocalist and guitarist Tomo. So far they recorded one demo recording.

HAZE (1992-1996)

Haze was a stoner-rock band made mostly from ex-Pneumonia members, with a lot of line-up changes in the 5 years existence. They recorded just one demo, later released as cassette edition on Bonaca label. The band played a succesful performance at the Art & Music Festival   1995, and soon after they split-up.

cassette "Nation Of Halussy" 1994

PS: thanx to Marino Bursic for info!