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.

Friday, 28 June 2013


Wow ! Another world release from the Pula scene! 
This time, the swedish label NERECORDS released the first LP of a trilogy dedicated to the Pula`s cult band Gola Jaja (translated Naked Bollocks). The trilogy will consist of three releases, the first one is the one you see in the pic, the album "Naked Bollocks", which contain the bands 1984 demo, remastered and digitally processed.The album is already distributed worldwide, and the first pressing is released in black and three coloured vinyls (I got the yellow one). The cover is NOT a rip off of the greatest Punk album ever, it is a hommage of the band to their biggest influence, the Sex Pistols. I find it beautiful.

Last weekend I had an extensive talk to Kruno, ex-Gola Jaja and ex-Crnacki Znoj drummer, he gave me a ton of informations that are a fantastic introduction to what will soon happen, and what will make all the Pula scene and especially Pula Punk scene followers extremely happy and unpatient.
After this one, very soon will follow the next  release, a double vinyl album containing demos from 1981 and 1982, and finally the third release, a vinyl album with the last 1990 demo on. I decided not to unveil the covers for those two releases, I am giving you just a hint: they will also be a hommage to two other albums very important for the history of Punk.

Of course, if you like, you can order a copy from:

Besides that, Kruno gave me news about a project on which the main figures of the Punk scene of the 70s/80s from Pula are working.

The project will be called "Pulska Punk Rock Poezija 78-82" (Pula`s Punk Rock Poetry 78-82) with a sub-name "Momak ti si lud" (Boy, you are crazy).

It is an extensive project which will thoroughly describe the period of the scene in Pula between 1978 and 1982. It will be extended to 4 projects : a band S.O.U.R. (Slozena Organizacija Udruzenog Rada), a book, a movie and a vinyl record.

The band will be made of exclusive musicians from the most known bands from Pula`s Punk scene : Kruno (drums-Crnacki Znoj), Miro Kusacic (bass-Pusteni S Lanca), Elvis Radin (vocal-77), Semijan (guitar-Gola Jaja), Sale (KUD Idijoti), Romeo (guitar-Visoki Napon/Besposlicari). There will be guest which will join the nucleus of the band; Pero (guitar-Problemi), Bagar (Guitar-Pusteni S Lanca), Markovic (vocal-KUD Idijoti) and Suzy (The Spoons). Plus two more guests on vocals, Beli and Vladimir.

16 songs from that period will be played, representing a Best Of of Pula Punk  between the mentioned years. I will not write down all those songs, but as a trivia I can unveil that the songs by Pusteni S Lanca will be recorded for the FIRST TIME EVER (30 years later !!!).

It will be an incredibly exciting project, so I myself can`t wait on it.
You will be informed about any news about the project.

(I was right in front of the vocalist at that concert, and I remember how great they sounded.. :) )

Tuesday, 18 June 2013


A rich compilation of noisy bands from the Pula scene from 1992 to 2002, as you can see it is a home made compilation by Rio, the most active guy in that part of the scene (no wonder he is member in each and every band featured here !!!). Eight bands and 34 tracks. A must for all Grindcore fans.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

FAST MOVING DODGERS aka F.M.D. (1987-1988)

FAST MOVING DODGERS, also known as F.M.D. were a very talented but shortlived Alternative Dark band, which left us only one demo recording which is practicly a must-have. They also appeared on the cassette compilation "Ovo je Pula, ne Rijeka".

Saturday, 1 June 2013

KUD IDIJOTI (part 1 - the demos/live cassetes 1981-1986) (1981-2012)

KUD IDIJOTI were not only one of the greatest bands in the history of Pula`s Rock scene, but undoubtly one of the best Punk bands from this part of the world. Formed February 2nd 1982, the band spanned over three decades, changed the line-up just two times (not counting the pre-recordings years) and left a huge and important mark in the Rock music of the Balkans (and wider). Their opus is so huge that I will divide it into four parts: the demos/live cassettes, the EPs, the official releases and the bootlegs.
In the first years between 1982 and the first EP vinyl in 1986, the band recorded four demos and released two live cassettes+one EP cassette (one live is released later in 1988, and the EP cassette is a cassette released in 1989 by the label, but without the permission by the band).
The most known line-up of the band became stable from 1983. and lasted until 1999.