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.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

BON VOYAGE (1995-2003, 2014-)



Bon Voyage was a Pop Rock mainstream band leaded by ex-Condition Critical/Hatröss/Funky Junky bass player Florijan, including also the ex-The Bleeding drummer Petar and a talented singer Dijana (later Florijan`s wife). The band changed line-up members helding the constant of Florijan and Dijana. Unfortunately, after a major number of demos, they never made it "out", altough their songs were aired on local radios.

In 2014., the band comes back to life with a new song !



Demo 1998

Demo 1999

Demo 2001

Demo 2002

Friday, 29 March 2013

GUSTAFI (1993-)


Gustafi are, from the mid 90s on, the most successful and popular band from Pula (actually, they are spreaded all around south Istria..). They started back in 1980. as GUSTAPH Y NJEGOVI DOBRI DUHOVI and the first years of the 90s worked sporadically on various projects, to return definitely in 1993, revived and redefined, playing a great mix of Tex-mex Rock, Country and Istrian traditional melodies, all sang in Istrian dialect. The combination became instantly popular locally, and after few albums Gustafi exploded all around Croatia, playing a lot of concerts all around Europe and wider. Their shows are always euphoric and extremely positive. The band has an illegal section called Gufsoni, playing the Gustafi stuff in an alternative rocking way.


MY FAVOURITE SONG/VIDEO


A VIDEO I RECORDED AT THEIR GIG






CD "Vracamo Se Odmah" 1999

CD "Na Minimumu" 2002

CD "The Gust Of" 2004

EPCD+DVD "Tampon Vol.1" 2005

CD "FF" 2006

CD "Chupacabra" 2009

CD "Kanibalkanska" 2012

Sunday, 24 March 2013

REANIMACIJA (2003-)


Reanimacija is a Street Punk band celebrating their first decade of playing. After a DIY demo they played a mini Eurotour through Holland and Germany after which they recorded their first album. Their music is full of hymnic sing-along lyrics and strong melodies.

Reanimacija takes you on a night ride through the streets of Pula...

demo "DEMOnstracija prva" 2004



TORPEDO (1986-1987)


Torpedo was a shortlived Rock`n`Roll band made of musicians from bands as Besposlicari/The Spoons. Even they existed for just cca a year, they left a fairly recorded demo recording.




Demo 1987


Saturday, 16 March 2013

PANDORA (1994-1995)


Here is a band that lasted for approx. just a year, but at least left an audible trace..The band was formed of known Pula musicians, ex members of Condition Critical, Hatröss, Anti Otpad, The Bleeding and Bon Voyage, and played a kind of raw and Garage kind of Rock. Their only demo is recorded at the studio in Radio Pula, and sounds damn powerful.




Sunday, 10 March 2013

DOGMA (1995-)


One of the long-lasting bands from Pula, Dogma have a good piece of carreer and success on their backs. And recently released a brandnew album in their own production. They describe their music as "FunkElectroPunk", and played as support to James Brown, Jamiroquai and Kosheen. A band which is on the right way all the way.


Demo 1996


CD "Makro" 2000

CD "3" 2009

Sunday, 3 March 2013

FRONTALNI UDAR (1989-2010)


Frontalni Udar was a Punk HC band that lasted more than 20 years. After two cd-albums, Igor and Wolgy formed Pokret Otpora, and F.U. is put on hold.