Ekatarina Velika

Ekatarina Velika were a Yugoslav New Wave band from Beograd in modern-day Serbia. Between 1985 and 1989, the band released four albums and a live recording on ZKP RTVLJ and RTB. The band evolved from Katarina II, which sprung from the ashes of Šarlo Akrobata. Members: Milan Mladenović (vocals, guitar), Margita Stefanović [Magi] (keyboards), Bojan […]

Korni Grupa

Korni Grupa were a Yugoslav symphonic-rock band from Beograd, Serbia, that was active for six years, starting in 1968. The band released a string of shortplayers on RTB between 1969 and 1971, followed by a self-titled album on the label in 1972. The nameplate was momentarily modified to Kornelyans for the popular 1974 release Not […]

YU Grupa

YU Grupa were a Yugoslav hard-rock from Beograd, Serbia, that was prolific during the 1970s, releasing 10 singles and five albums, mostly on Jugoton. The late 1980s spawned another round of albums and the band has recorded sporadically in the decades since. Members:  Dragi Jelić (vocals, guitar), Žika Jelić (bass, vocals), Miodrag Okrugić [Mive] (organ, […]

Katarina II

Katarina II were a Yugoslav New Wave band for Beograd, Serbia, formed in 1982. The band released a self-titled album in 1984 on ZKP RTVLJ and subsequently changed their name to Ekatarina Velika for two additional albums on the label, switching to RTB in the late 1980s. Members: Milan Mladenović (vocals, guitar), Margita Stefanović [Magi] […]

Xenia

Xenia were a Yugoslav New Wave band from Rijeka, Croatia, that was active for four years, starting in 1981. The band debuted with a 1982 single and released two albums between 1983 and 1984 on Jugoton. Members: Vesna Vrandečić (vocals), Robert Funčić (guitar), Joško Serdarević (drums), Marinko Radetić (bass) Discography: Kad nedjelja prođe (1983) Tko […]

Tomaž Pengov

Tomaž Pengov (1949 — Feb. 10, 2014) was a Slovenian singer/songwriter who was sporadically active for nearly four decades, debuting with the 1973 album Odpotovanja and releasing subsequent material at five-to-ten-year intervals into the 2010s. Discography: Odpotovanja (1973) “Napisi padajo” / “Črna pega čez oči” (1978) Pripovedi (1988) Rimska cesta (1992) Biti tu (1995)

Teška Industrija

Teška Industrija were a Yugoslav hard-rock band from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, that released seven singles and three albums on Jugoton between 1975 and 1978. A second round of activity produced two further albums during the early 1980s. Sporadic revivals have followed in the decades since. Members: Gabor Lenđel (keyboards, 1974-77, 2007), Vedad Hadžiabdić (guitar), Ivica Propadalo […]

Tako

Tako were a Yugoslav symphonic/space-rock band from Beograd, Serbia, that issued a self-titled album on ZKP RTVLJ in 1978, followed by the RTB-release U Vreći za Spavanje in 1980. Both albums were reissued with bonus tracks and alternate cover art by Kalemegdan Disk during the early 1990s. Members: Dušan Ćućuz [aka Dule] (bass, vocals), Đorđe […]

Suncokret

Suncokret were a Yugoslav folk-rock ensemble from Beograd, Serbia, with a revolving-door lineup over a five-year period of activity. Between 1975 and 1979, the band issued seven singles on RTB, Diskos, and ZKP RTVLJ. The last of those labels issued the band’s singular album, Moje Bube, in 1977. The band also have a song apiece […]

Spektar

Spektar were a Yugoslav symphonic/jazz-funk trio from Zagreb, Croatia, that released a self-titled album on Suzy in 1974. In 2015, 38 minutes of unreleased 1973–75 material was issued as Nepoznate Boje Spektra by archivists Black Pearl. Members: Enco Lesić (vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer, percussion), Davor Rocco (bass, acoustic guitar, percussion), Dragan Brčić (drums, congas, percussion) […]

Smak

Smak were a Yugoslav hard-rock/funk band from Kragujevac, Serbia, formed in 1971. Between 1974 and 1986, the band issued six albums and assorted shortplayers on RTB and ZKP RTVLJ. Guitarist Radomir Mihajlović Točak sporadically issued solo material during this time period, including the popular 1976 release R.М. Тоčак. Members: Radomir Mihajlović Točak (guitar), Slobodan Stojanović […]

September

September were a Yugoslav symphonic/jazz-rock band from Ljubljana, Slovenia, that debuted with a 1976 single on Jugoton. That same year, the band released the album Zadnja Avantura on RTB, followed by a 1977 standalone single on that label. Lengthy live tracks by the band were included on the Boom ’76 document and the various-artists compilation […]

Rezonansa

Rezonansa were a Yugoslav folk/pop band from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, that issued five albums and eight singles between 1975 and 1982, mostly on RTB and Diskoton. Members: Brano Likić (vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards), Branka Seka Likić (vocals), Ljubo Pavlović (drums, 1975-81), Mario Barišić (violin, 1975-82), Božidar Bobo Arkus (violin, 1975-82), Darko Arkus (keyboards, 1975-77), Josip Mijač […]

Radomir Mihajlović Točak

Radomir Mihajlović Točak (born June 13, 1950) is a Yugoslav guitarist from Čačak, Serbia, principally known as the driving force behind funk-rockers Smak, with whom he recorded six albums and numerous shortplayers between 1974 and 1986. In 1976, he released the popular solo album R.М. Тоčак on ZKP RTVLJ. Discography: R.М. Тоčак (1976) “Mantilja” / […]

Predmestje

Predmestje were a Yugoslav jazz-rock band from Ljubljana, Slovenia, that issued four albums on RTB between 1977 and 1982. Members: Andrej Pompe (keyboards), Peter Gruden (guitar, vocals, 1975-80), Aleksander Malahovsky (saxophone, 1975-80), Gabriel Lah (bass, 1975-80), Janez Hvale (drums, 1975-79), Lado Jakša (saxophone, 1979-80), Tone Dimnik (drums, 1979-80), Marko Bitenc (vocals, percussion, 1980), Marjan Lebar […]

Pop Mašina

Pop Mašina were a Yugoslav hard-rock band from Beograd, Serbia, that issued five singles, two albums and a live LP on RTB and ZKP RTVLJ between 1972 and 1977. Members: Robert Nemeček (bass, vocals, 1972-76), Zoran Božinović (guitar, vocals), Raša Đelmaš (drums, 1972), Sava Bojić (guitar, vocals, 1972), Mihajlo Bata Popović (drums, 1972-76), Oliver Mandić […]

Oko

Oko were a Yugoslav hard-rock band from Ljubljana, Slovenia, that issued a single on ZKP RTVLJ in 1975, followed by the album Raskorak on Jugaton in 1976. Members: Pavel Kavec (vocals, guitar), Miro Tomassini (bass, 1972-75), Jani Tutta (drums, 1972-73), Dragan Gajič (drums, 1973-1975), Tone Dimnik (drums, 1975-76), Franjo Martinec (bass, 1975-76), Zlatko Klun (drums, […]

Oddelek 8

Oddelek 8 were a Yugoslav ethno-jazz ensemble that issued the album Quartar on Helidon in 1979. Members: Berislav Puhlovsky, Bernhardt Gerths, Koce Andonov, Miroslav Erjavec, Miroslav Karlović, Slavko Avsenik Jr. Discography: Quartar (1979)

Luna

Luna were a Yugoslav goth-rock band from Novi Sad, Serbia, that issued the album Nestvarne Stvari in 1984 on Helidon. Members: Slobodan Tišma (vocals), Zoran Bulatović [aka Balé] (guitar, vocals), Ivan Fece (drums), Jasmina “Mina” Mitrušić (keyboards, vocals) Discography: Nestvarne Stvari (1984)

Leb i Sol

Leb i Sol were a Yugoslav jazz-rock/pop band from Skopje, Macedonia, formed in 1976. The band debuted with two tracks on a double-album document of the 1977 Boom Festival, issued as Boom ’77 on the Suzy label. In 1978, the band released their first two albums on RTB, following those up with three further longplayers […]

Laza i Ipe

Laza i Ipe were a Yugoslav symphonic/electronic duo comprised of keyboardist/composer Laza Ristovski and drummer/vocalist Ipe Ivandić, both of Bijelo Dugme. The two issued a 7″ on Jugoton in 1976, followed by the 1977 RTV Ljubljana release Stižemo, recorded with guitarist/bassist Zlatko Hold. Members: Laza Ristovski (Piano, Organ [Hammond C-3], Synthesizer [Arp Odyssey, Polymoog, Arp […]

Aerodrom

Aerodrom were a Yugoslav New Wave/art-rock band from Zagreb in modern-day Croatia. Between 1979 and 1986, the band released five albums and assorted singles on Jugoton. Members: Jurica Pađen (guitar, vocals), Zlatan Živkovic (vocals, drums, 1978-81, 1984-87, 2001), Remo Krstanović Kartagine (bass, 1978-87), Mladen Krajnik (keyboards, 1978-81, 2001), Paolo Sfeci (drums, 1978-79), Branko Knežević [aka […]

Josipa Lisac

Josipa Lisac (born Feb. 14, 1950) is a Croatian vocalist who briefly sang with the Zagreb pop groups O’Hara and Zlatni Akordi during the late 1960s. In 1969, she began a long run of solo singles on Jugoton, which issued her popular 1973 album Dnevnik Jedne Ljubavi. Over the next 14 years she released six […]

Indexi

Indexi were a Yugoslav pop/rock/psych band from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, formed in 1962. Between 1964 and 1969, the band sporadically issued shortplayers on RTB. The band’s output increased during the 1970s with two singles per-year, mostly on Diskoton. In 1972, the band released a self-titled album on ZKP RTVLJ, followed in 1978 by the popular Modra Rijeka […]

Igra Staklenih Perli

Igra Staklenih Perli were a Yugoslav space-rock band from Beograd in modern-day Serbia. The band released two albums during 1979 and 1980 on RTB. Two further discs of material recorded between 1976 and 1978 appeared on Kalemegdan Disk during the early 1990s. Members: Svaba the Kraut [aka Zoran Lakić] (keyboards, 1976-1985), Joshua N’Goma [aka Vojkan […]

Gordi

Gordi were a Yugoslav hard-rock/metal band from Beograd, Serbia, that was active for seven years, starting in 1977. The band debuted with the popular Čovek album on ZKP RTVLJ in 1978, followed that with two numerically self-titled releases on RTB, and followed those with two further albums on Jugoton between 1981 and 1982. Members: Zlatko […]

Fire

Fire were a Yugoslav hard-rock/psych trio from Čakovec in modern-day Croatia. In 1973, the band released the album Could You Understand Me on Killroy, followed in 1975 by a standalone single on Diskos. Members: Jura Havidić (guitar, vocals), Miljenko Balić (bass), Emil Vugrinec (drums, vocals) Discography: Could You Understand Me (1973) “Message” / “If You’re […]

Film

Film were a Yugoslav New Wave band from Zagreb in modern-day Croatia. The band debuted with a 1980 single on Suzy, followed by a further single and studio album on Helidon. All subsequent releases appeared on Jugoton. Members: Jura Stublić (vocals), Mladen Jurčić [aka Max], Marino Pelaić [aka Baracuda] (bass), Ivan Stančić [aka Piko] (drums) […]

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray were a Croatian New Wave band that released two albums on Jugoton between 1983 and 1985. Members: Massimo (guitars, vocals), Vedran Čupić (guitar), Branko Terzić (drums), Toni Ostojić (keyboards), Emil Krnjić (bass) Discography: Sjaj u tami (1983) Za tvoje oči (1985)

Denis & Denis

Denis & Denis were a Yugoslav male/female synthpop duo from Rijeka in modern-day Croatia. The two released the 1984 album Čuvaj Se! and the 1985 EP Ja Sam Lažljiva, both on Jugoton, after which vocalist Marina Perazić left for a solo career. Keyboardist Davor Tolja enlisted fellow synth player Edi Kraljić for one further album […]

Den za Den

Den za Den were a Yugoslav jazz-rock band from Skopje in modern-day Macedonia. In 1980, the band released a self-titled album on ZKP RTVLJ. Members: Vladimir Jankulovski (bass), Dragiša Soldatović (keyboards, piano, Moog), Dimitar Čočorovski (drums, percussion), Siniša Stojanovski (guitar, 1978), Arian Dema (guitar, 1978-80) Discography: Den za Den (1980)

Cod

Cod were a Yugoslav pop band from Sarajevo in modern-day Bosnia and Herzegovina. Between 1975 and 1980, the band released six singles and two albums on Jugoton. Members: Selver Brdarić (vocals), Nenad Jurin (keyboards, 1972-1976), Džemal Novaković (guitar, 1972-1976), Izidor Kajić (saxophone, bass), Miro Oberan (drums), Ivica Propadalo (bass), Petar Kenjić (drums), Enes Bajramović (guitar), […]

Buldožer

Buldožer were a Yugoslav avant-garde/rock band from Ljubljana in modern-day Slovenia. The band debuted with the 1975 album Pljuni Istini u Oči on Alta, followed by three albums, two EPs, and a live set on Helidon between 1977 and 1983. Members: Boris Bele (guitar, vocals), Marko Brecelj (lead vocals, 1975-79), Borut Cinc (keyboards), Štefan Jež […]

Boa

Boa were a Yugoslav New Wave band from Zagreb in modern-day Croatia. The band released three albums circa 1982/83 on the Suzy label, followed by a seven-year break in activity. The band has reactivated several times since 1990. Members: Mladen Puljiz (keyboards, vocals), Slavko Remenarić (guitar), Igor Šoštarić (drums, 1979-89), Damir Košpić (bass, 1979-89), Zvonimir […]

Birdland

Birdland were a jazz-rock band from Bern, Switzerland, formed by Yugoslav students. Between 1980 and 1982, the band released three albums on RTB, Zytglogge, and Mpz. Members: Predrag Banković (guitar), Dragan Marinković (bass, 1978-79), Boris Relja (piano), Beat Rauch (drums, percussion), Umil Bengi (percussion, 1978-79), Borivoje Vukadinović (bass, 1979-?), Peter Hurni (drum, 1979-?) Discography: Darkness […]

Bijelo Dugme

Bijelo Dugme were a Yugoslav symphonic/hard-rock band from Sarajevo in modern-day Bosnia and Herzegovina. Between 1974 and 1988, the band released nine albums, three live recordings, and assorted singles, mostly on Jugoton and Diskoton. Members:  Goran Bregović (guitar, vocals, 1974-89), Željko Bebek (vocals, 1974-84), Mladen Vojičić [aka Tifa] (vocals, 1984-85), Alen Islamović (vocals, 1985-89), Goran […]

Beograd

Beograd were a Serbian New Wave/coldwave combo that released a standalone single on Jugaton and the album Remek Depo on RTB, both in 1982. Members: Ljubodrag Bubalo (synthesizer, bass), Milan Bubalo (rhythm machine), Dejan Stanisavljević (vocals, synthesizer), Slobodan Stanić (synthesizer, 1981-?) Discography: Remek Depo (1982) “Sanjaš li u boji?” / “T.V.” (1982)

Begnagrad

Begnagrad were a Yugoslav avant-garde/trad band from Ljubljana, located in modern-day Slovenia. In 1982, the band released a self-titled album on ZKP RTVLJ that was reissued in 1990 as Konzert for a Broken Dance. Material for a proposed earlier album, recorded in 1977, was finally issued as Tastare (Theoldwones) in 1992. Members: Bratko Bibič (accordion, […]

Jutro

Jutro were a Yugoslav jazz-rock band from Ljubljana in modern-day Slovenia, formed in 1970. The band’s ’70s-era output was limited to a 1972 single on Beograd and a 1976 7″ on RTB, plus a song apiece on the 1973/74 Boom Festival documents. In 1980, the band released their singular album Dobro Jutro on ZKP RTVLJ. Members: […]

Vita Nova

Vita Nova were a Munich-based symphonic/psych trio comprised of German multi-instrumentalist Eddy Marron, Yugoslavian keyboardist Sylvester Levay, and Swiss drummer Christian von Hoffmann. The band released a self-titled album in 1971 on the Austrian Life Records label. Members: Eddy Marron (lead vocals, bass, zaz, guitar), Sylvester Levay (keyboards, percussion, vocals), Christian von Hoffmann (drums, percussion, […]