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.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013


This is a great compilation tape compiled by one of the most active guy of the Pula`s underground scene in the 80s, Djanfranko Martincic-Geza. On this tape there are six bands from Pula, the hottest Garage-Alternative-Punk-Rock bands of that moment, each band featured with three songs. All the bands are awesome,two of which continued their carreers on vinyl releases (you realised I am talking about Messerschmitt and The Spoons).
The title of the tape have a nice story behind; the first part is an adaptation of the title of the cult Punk-Hardcore compilation "This Is Boston, Not L.A." pointing out the rivalry between Pula and Rijeka.
The second part is an obvious mockering of the title of an LP compilation of bands from Rijeka, which was entitled "Rijeka-Paris-Texas". The second title of our compilation is invented by Miro Kusacic from Messerschmitt during their first ever live performance at the Rijeka`s Gitarijada "Rock Istre i Kvarnera 1988", where bands of the Istrian and Kvarner regions were competing. The promoter did an unexcusable mistake, and that was to put all the bands from Pula (and there were 5 bands) to play in broad daylight, from 5PM, in front of no audience, except for members from other Pula bands. That pissed all of us pretty much, and Miro during their (Messerschmitt`s) performance announced the bands from Pula as part of the project entitled "Pula-London-Teheran" (the moment is audio-documented). 
A moment with an epicness undescribable with words.

PS: endless thanx to my mate Nenad Crnac-Chrle on the original cassette !!

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