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.

Monday, 31 December 2012

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

PASMATERS (1984-)


Pasmaters is surely one of the oldest existing Hardcore Punk acts from the Balkans. After almost 30 years, they are still running more active than ever. In Croatia there is another band with the same name, but only this one is the right one!






Sunday, 23 December 2012

KRIZA (1991-1995)


Kriza was a Hardcore-Thrash band, they recorded just one demo which later made a split-cassette release with Blockade Runner.The band splits and the frontman Sebo passed to Desinence Mortification.


BJEZI, VIA - compilation CD 2004


Bjezi Via ! was the name of an Istrian anti-drug campaign, which produced this compilation CD featuring the best of the 2004. Rock from Pula and Istria, plus the special appearance from the famous croatian/bosnian rapper Edo Maajka supported by the croatian HC band Stronghold. And there are also three radio-jingles spread here and there.. 
Bands featured:
TAMARA OBROVAC
GUSTAFI
LIVIO MOROSIN
EDO MAAJKA feat. STRONGHOLD
KUD IDIJOTI
DOGMA
MORSKI
EX-PISTOLS
VOKAL U GIPSU
THE SPOONS
POPEYE
F.O.B.
MESSERSCHMITT
ORANGE STRIPS
CHWEGER
NOLA
ELIS LOVRIC
POKLO`N


Saturday, 22 December 2012

LIZATORI PIZDERE (1992-)


A band or project (not sure, actually) made of Desinence Mortification members, and palaying Rock parodies filled with banal lyrics based mostly on porn. Hilarious live performances, one recorded and self-released as a semi-official live CD. LP played mostly in the 90s, but are returning in the last few years, playing shows periodically.

Monday, 17 December 2012

SINOVI (1987-1988)


Almost simultaneously with Gubitnici, the city of Pula have had also another similiar band, this time more darker. Sinovi played a kind of Psychedelic Post Punk and were made of known musicians from the Pula scene of the late 70s-early 80s. Just one demo recording and few shows is what left from them.


demo 1988

ARTHRONE (2009-)


Arthrone is an instrumental Metal band featuring quality musicians, among them the guitarist Ivo Petrovic of Infernal Tenebra. Until now, they released just one CD which is a must for all guitar freaks.


FLU (2008-2010)


Another shortlived band from Pula, with Debac on vocals. Debac is one of the musicians of the Pula scene with very powerful and distinctive vocal possibilities, which sings for almost 30 (if not exactly 30!) years in more than a dozen of bands. This was one of those bands, with a respectable CD release in an Alice In Chains Grunge style..


GUBITNICI (1987-1988)

This is the first post of a band that unfortunately I don`t have any picture or video or anything visual. They lasted for a very short time but left a nice five-tracks demo featuring some cool melodic Punk-Rock.


Sunday, 16 December 2012

ANTITODOR (2003-2012)


A long time after the complete break-up of ANTITODOR I TALENTI/TALENTI, the lead vocalist Todor decided to revive the band with a completely new line-up. So with almost the complete material of the previous band, plus a lot of new songs, the band restarted a new life, with a huge success all over Croatia and wider. With two albums self-released (and two recorded but never released), the band played a lot of live shows, mysteriously disappearing sometimes between 2011 and 2012. Todor is still running his antistand-up show very successfully, so we can suppose the bands stop might be just temporary.



Saturday, 15 December 2012

KVALITETNI DISKO BEND ŠUMA (1995-)


Kvalitetni Disko Bend Suma (or Quality Disco Band Woods) is an insane extreme disco/dance parody by some members of the Monte Paradiso community, taking the whole story into a new, lower level. The project exists almost for two decades now, and they are promoting their new 5th album on the doomsday December 21st. If there will be no doomsday, we might consider thanking KDBS...



CD "Smijem Se Iako Sam Tuzan I Placem U Tami" 1995-2000

CD "Plasticna" 2006


CD "Mario" 2008


CD "Necu Vise Da Budem Leptiri" 2009


CD "Vulva Meksikana...Uvijek Musav Od Ljubavi" 2012

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

GARDENIA (2003-2005, 2012-)


Gardenia was the a band that started from the ashes of Foxxy Lady, continuing with playing Josipa Lisac songs, but adding various Rock covers to their repertoire. After few years they split, the vocalist continued a mainstream carreer as Mor Roll, and recently Gardenia started toplay again with a completely new line-up.




FOJBON (1992-1994)


Fojbon was a short-lasting Hardcore Punk band/project by Pula Punk enthusiasts, leaving just a demo/rehearsal recording, few live shows and three live tracks on the Monte Paradiso 1993 compilation.


FAULT (2009-)


Fault is young and relatively new band playing Hard Rock in a more Heavy Metal oriented way. By far, they have just one demo out, but they are  momentarily in the recording process of their first full lenght album.


C.O.H. (2007-)


C.O.H. is (after ELUJ of Jule) the one-man-band of another member of Bolesno Grinje, the bassist Hoc. It is again a very aggressive and tight Hardcore Punk. Two full-lenghts and a split-EP with his fellow mate Jule.




Friday, 7 December 2012

BRIJACINA KOJONA (1992-2000)



A very funny side project of Desinence Mortification (along with being involved in a dozen more projects, of which the most known is Lizatori Pizdere). This is a parody, something between Rock and Punk, but mostly with porn topics.




EQUINOXE (2008-)


A young progressive-heavy metal band, with just one demo so far, but hoping there will be more..


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

OBLIVION (2000)


This was an one-off project by the Pula`s guitar virtuoso Ivo Petrovic. Just one demo of excellent old-school Thrash Metal (unfortunately, with a drum machine) but good enough to be remembered in the history of the Pula scene.


Saturday, 1 December 2012

SNOVI (2010-)


Snovi is a relatively new band, featuring Marino Bursic (ex-Pneumonia) and Branko Crnogorcic (ex-Haze) playing an interesting instrumental music which I could compare with the softer Voivod, or to describe them with a definition I said when I first listened to their fantastic album: "If Jean Michel Jarre was a metalhead, he would`ve sounded exactly like Snovi". 


CD "Snovi" 2011

CD "Ciklus" 2014

MANEKENI (1998-)


Manekeni is actually a project that has its own author songs, but they don`t work as a regular band, just playing from time to time. The band is created after the split of Detma, it was more a transformation, they actually just changed the name. Recorded a material that created an unofficial CD.


MIGHTY ZAZUUM (2010-)


A relatively new band with musicians already known from past bands and projects. What they play it`s strong rock with an atmospheric touch, they call that Psyrock. Just one greatly produced EP out by now.