Friday, 16 March 2018

Croatian Compo 2

The second selection from the treasures I acquired recently in Zagreb is another compilation album, this one rejoicing under the title "Mala Antologija Hrvatskog Rocka 1963 - 1997".

I had been looking forward to digging some groovy Slavic sounds of the sixties, but it was not to be. It was only when I got it home I noticed the "3" at the end of the title on the side of the CD container. What I bought is the final instalment of a 3-CD collection.

I think I would probably have preferred Volumes 1 and 2, but it's OK. I like the Darko Rundek track, which was apparently 'Song of the Year' in Croatia in 1996. As for the ITD Band, well, if you ever wondered what Bruce Springsteen might have sounded like had he been born in Zagreb rather than the USA, now you know.

"Apokalipso" - Darko Rundek

"Roden U Zagrebu" - ITD Band

The ITD Band seemed to specialise in rewriting hit songs to make them about Zagreb. As well as Bruce, here they are with a remake of an old Bread standard. They are essentially a slightly more pompous Croatian version of Frank Sidebottom.

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