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4.24 | 49 ratings

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5 stars I didn't know what to expect exactly from the first Yugoslavian 'avant garde' band, since I never was really informed about the genre and I also expected Buldozer to be just another Yugoslavian hard rock band from the seventies with typical 'love and sorrow' lyrics, bad production and almost no creativity, altough the band name itself always drew my attention to explore them.Few bands from that era brought out originality from their music and performance and Buldozer was one of those bands, for sure.Before Buldozer came onto the rock scene, the Yugoslavian republic of Slovenia really didn't have any adequate representatives for the prog genre, or rock genre in general, only shlager-festival groups and beat-pop formations with the same prepared recipe for 'the success', as with the other republics.Then came Buldozer, first with their single 'Rastemo/Svaki covjek ima svoj bluz', which, at the first listen, seems as regular as any acoustical pop music with tender guitars, orchestral arrangements and moderate tempo,that is, until you hear the lyrics and crazy vocals in chorus in one of the songs.Then came the debut 'Pljuni istini u oci', an explosive package full of witty and insane humour, irregularly sharp musical playfullness, daring lyrics and paranoid vocalising with shocking reactions all around it.It brought the change of the direction of rock music in Yugoslavia, as Buldozer proved to be the forefathers of the oncoming new wave/punk explosion in the country and also that of expressive artistic freedom in the socialist enviroment of the state.The album is experimental in nature, twisting out the stories of love (Ljubav na prvi krevet), human nature(Sta to radis,Buldozeru jedan, Yes, my baby, no) and philosophy of the life (Zivot, to je feferon) and turning it into something un- stereotypical, crazy and ironical.The music often changes moods, going from regular to aggressive, from calm into outrageous and the Buldozer just keeps on rollin' from start to finish.The production is little bit raw, but it suits the kind of music, and the sound effects are phenomenal.The unique blend of psychodelia with heavy rock and avant garde prog flavored with South-Slovene humour is just something music scene of Yugoslavia needed at that time.Album is certainly one of the most experimental and daring accomplishments of the Yugoslavian rock and by my opinion, belongs to a group of the best Yugoslavian and Eastern-European progressive rock albums.5 out of 5 for the Marko Brecelj, Boris Bele and the rest of the company.
aco.c | 5/5 |


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