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.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

ATTACK NA BATTACK (1996-1998)


A FunCore Hardcore Punk project, one of the countless HC projects in Pula in the 90s. Played some gigs and left a rehearsal demo recording.


METANOIA (2009-)


Metanoia is a very young Alternative Rock band at their first recordings. They actually exist 4 years now, but all they have by far is a demo recording and live shows.




BLIND DATE (Rovinj) (1992-1994)


Blind Date was a Rock band from Rovinj, they existed just few years with peaking at an excellent performance at the first Art And Music festival in Pula 1993. The band was fronted by probably the most popular voice in Croatia, Alen Matosovic-Topssy. All they left is an album-lenght professionally recorded demo.


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

TUTANKHAMON SPACE MACHINE (2007-)


An intriguing band born from the ashes of Anansi Boys. Playing a kind of Alternative Blues, the band with the incoming of the new guitarist adds a pinch of Pop sound and releases the first album in 2010. Last year the second album hits the fans.
They like to point out that it is almost usual to hear them on stage yelling "..hey, wait, wasn`t three rounds then a solo??"





Sunday, 20 January 2013

NULLA OSTA (2002-)


Hardcore Punk Band made of ex-TuttaForza and ex-Screaming Vagina members. This band is specific because of two basses and no guitars making the noise wall of sound. The two basses in the band was just casual, not intentional. Few years ago the band toured Brazil, besides shows all over Europe. Until now, the band have three releases.



CD "Poslije Zivota" 2003

SPLIT CASS w/TNT "No Justice, No Peace" 2004

CD "Bilo Je Gadno, Ali Bit Ce Jos Gore" 2006

SPLIT EP w/Campus Sterminii "Omnia Morituri Sumus" 2007

4-way LP w/Corrosive, Nakot and Murder Disco Experience 
"Grombiera & Paprika" 2009

SPLIT LP w/Aggrenation - "Two Bass Mania / Ministry of Truth" 2010

SPLIT single w/Zaprti Oddelek 2013

Compilation LP "Bastard Music For Bastard People" 2013




TRIO PORKODIO (1992-2002)


A raw Hardcore Punk project/band with the frontman Lampa, started in the first half of the 90s, performed on a lot of gigs and recorded a demo, then suddenly split-up, as Lampa went to Amsterdam. In 2001, Lampa joined Jule from AntiOtpad and recorded another material, which was the band`s last effort.




Saturday, 19 January 2013

IN MEMORIAM : SERGIO BLAZIC - DJOSER (1951-1987)


The unreplaceable frontman of the Hard Rock legends Atomsko Skloniste, started his carreer in the early 70s n bands "Hush" and "Boomerang" to become the focal point and unmistakeable voice of Atomsko Skloniste. By the end of the 70s, Djoser was diagnosed Hodgkins Lymphoma, with which he struggled for almost a decade.
Serdjo recorded 7 studio and 2 live albums with A.Skloniste (one studio record was released under the name Atomic Shelter). While the rest of the band prepared their second american album in Florida, Djoser died in the Pula main hospital on a cold Sunday night on January 18th 1987.


EAST RODEO (2002-)


East Rodeo is an extremely interesting band founded by ex-Dusty Miller brothers Alen and Nenad Sinkauz. By far released 3 albums, they combine a lot of musical expressions, from Hardcore Punk through Metal, Jazz, Fusion, Experimental and much more, and very often being involved in artistical performances. Working and playing mostly in Italy and Croatia.Succesfully recorded a CD with Marc Ribot, Greg Cohen and Warren Ellis. World class.



CD "Dear Violence" 2009

CD "Morning Cluster" 2012

Saturday, 12 January 2013

STABILIZACIJA (Vodnjan) (1979-1984)


 Stabilizacija was one of the rare Ska bands ever coming from Istria. Mixing heavily Ska into the New Wave of the moment. They had a good recording and as far as I know almost a record label contract, but split-up for good in 1984.


TRACELESS BANDS PART 1

In this post, I am posting pictures of bands that, except for maybe few pictures, left no other musical trace in history. I may be wrong of course, so if I ever receive some audio or video material from one of these bands, the band will be removed from this post, and will have its own post.
For the beginning, the following four bands:

70 KAPI (1980-1981)


DAMA (1983)


KAMILICA (1980-1981)


LEATHERFACE (1991-1992)


Wednesday, 9 January 2013

FILJI DI BRUNO ATOMICO (2003-)


A very funny Hardcore Punk band, building their image on the persona of Bruno Langer from Atomsko Skloniste. They are playing very funny covers of the mentioned band, plus more covers and own songs.


Sunday, 6 January 2013

GRAD IZOBILJA - The Movie - Official Trailer !!!



I am extremely proud to present you the official trailer of, after 7 years of 

waiting, the most awaited movie in the history of the Rock scene in Pula;


" GRAD IZOBILJA "

(The City Of Plenty)



The official promotional screening of this movie, 

historically important for the Rock scene of the city of PULA 

will take place on 

January 25th 2013. at the Pula`s city cinema "VALLI".

ENKLAVA (1994)


Enklava was a very short-lived raw hardcore Punk band, playing an Italian style Hardcore with lyrics in italian. They recorded just a demo, then each member continued in other bands.


VISOKI NAPON (1979-1981)


Made mostly by the future The Spoons members, Visoki napon was a Punk `n` Roll band which played just for two years, but never made more than a demo tape. However, KUD Idijoti later covered their song Narkoman (called Narkofan), while Momak Ti Si Lud was a cover of Problemi, later covered again by KUD Idijoti.


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

2CELLOS (2011-)


The worldwide succesful violoncello duet 2CELLOS comes partly from Pula. While Luka Sulic (the guy with the shorter hair on the pic) is born in Maribor by croatian father and slovenian mother, Stjepan Hauser (obviously the other guy on the pic) is from Pula, representing our city in a very distinctive way.
There is almost nothing you don`t know about them, from their accidental beginning on Youtube, until the world tour with Elton John, by his own invitation.
2Cellos presented the city of Pula in their video for the GNR cover "Welcome To The Jungle", recorded completely in Pula, as well as the video for the new "The Trooper" Iron Maiden`s cover.


CD "2CELLOS" 2011

CD "IN2ITION" 2012

CD "CELLOVERSE" 2015


OFFICIAL 2CELLOS WEBSITE