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INDEXI were one of the earliest and most enduring bands in ex-Yugoslavia that enjoyed popularity across generations of the followers of rock music. The band was founded in 1962 in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and soon became synonymous to the so-called "Sarajevo Pop School" scene. Since all the members were university students, they had easily chosen the name for the band - INDEXI (plural of "index", a student's blue book for writing exams and attendance). In the beginning they played mostly instrumental covers of popular hits, but around 1967 started composing their own songs. The core line-up consisted of Slobodan A. Kovacevic-guitar, Fadil Redzic-bass and Davorin POPOVIC-vocals, while they frequently changed drummers and keyboard players. Similar to KORNI GRUPA, INDEXI led two parallel careers: the one as a popular band recording numerous singles and EPS, and performing at the pop festivals of easy listening "schlager" music; and the other one as a pioneering progressive band, which had recorded allegedly the first song lasting over 10 minutes in former Yugoslavia, "Negdje na kraju u zatisju" in 1969.

At the beginning of the 70s INDEXI toured extensively and played at many pop festivals, making plans at the same time for recording their first LP album. Producers in the phonographic companies, however, insisted on their making hit-singles only. In this period they played in Soviet Union, Poland and Bulgaria in addition to frequent concert performances across Yugoslavia. This period saw the release of the legendary "Plima" single in 1972, a composition that had been recorded back in 1968 and featured one of the most memorable guitar solos in the Yugoslavian rock-scene, courtesy of Kovacevic. The rest of their career from mid-70s through 90s they occasionally recorded singles and appeared in concerts at random, deliberately avoiding temptations of a typical rock and roll life-style. Having their regular jobs apart from the band, they never bothered to pursue a commercial career unless they felt ready to perform and record together. This is why perhaps they maintained their longevity for 35+ years. Their music is characterized by a dominant organ sound with distinguished guitar, mirroring influences from PROCOL HARUM, THE BEATLES, or early DEEP PURPLE.

Oddly enough, during almost four decades of the music career, INDEXI have managed to record only two prop...
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INDEXI top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.96 | 11 ratings
Indeksi (MC RTV Ljubljana)
1972
4.16 | 102 ratings
Modra Rijeka
1978
3.14 | 7 ratings
Kameni Cvjetovi
1999

INDEXI Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.82 | 3 ratings
Poslednji Koncert U Sarajevu
2002
1.00 | 1 ratings
The Best Of Indexi: Live Tour 1998/1999 Vol. 1
2009
1.00 | 1 ratings
The Best Of Indexi: Live Tour 1998/1999 Vol. 2
2009

INDEXI Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

INDEXI Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.76 | 15 ratings
Indexi (Jugoton)
1974
1.50 | 2 ratings
Indexi (MC Diskoton)
1975
1.50 | 2 ratings
Indexi (MC Diskoton)
1976
1.96 | 4 ratings
Indexi (Diskoton)
1977
3.93 | 4 ratings
Retrospektiva
1979
2.91 | 3 ratings
Sve ove godine (MC Jugoton)
1981
3.86 | 3 ratings
Indeksi: Sve Ove Godine (4LP box set)
1986
1.95 | 3 ratings
The Best Of 2
1990
1.95 | 3 ratings
Indexi (2CD)
1991
1.52 | 4 ratings
Sve Ove Godine (CD)
1994
4.77 | 3 ratings
Gold 1+2
1996
1.95 | 3 ratings
Gold 3+4
1996
3.86 | 3 ratings
Best Of Indexi: Sve Ove Godine 1962-2001
2001
1.05 | 3 ratings
The Best Of Vol. 2
2004
4.77 | 3 ratings
U inat godinama (1964-1999)
2007
2.94 | 4 ratings
Nase doba
2007
1.95 | 3 ratings
The Platinum Collection
2008
1.50 | 2 ratings
Zlatna Kolekcija
2009

INDEXI Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.83 | 4 ratings
Sedam Velicanstvenih/Nikada
1964
2.83 | 4 ratings
Nase Doba/Sto Je Prazan Citav Svijet
1967
3.91 | 4 ratings
Drugi Covjek/Ako Jednom Budes Sama
1968
2.00 | 4 ratings
Ne Zelim Tvoju Ljubav
1969
4.79 | 5 ratings
Svijet U Kome Zivim
1971
2.92 | 5 ratings
Sve Ove Godine
1972
3.96 | 5 ratings
Sanjam
1972
4.83 | 5 ratings
Plima/Povratak Jacka Trbosjeka i Ostalog Zla
1972
2.04 | 5 ratings
Predaj Se Srce
1973
1.75 | 4 ratings
Jedina moja
1973
1.33 | 3 ratings
Samo su ruze znale
1974
2.50 | 4 ratings
Pogresan broj
1974
1.33 | 3 ratings
Didn-da-da
1974
1.33 | 3 ratings
Volim te
1975
1.33 | 3 ratings
Obala Pusta, Obala Vrela
1975
3.00 | 1 ratings
Moja Hana/Putovi
1976
0.00 | 0 ratings
I mi i nas dvoje
1976
0.00 | 0 ratings
Samo jednom
1977
2.00 | 3 ratings
U jednim plavim ocima
1977
0.00 | 0 ratings
Voljela je "Sjaj u travi"
1977
0.00 | 0 ratings
Ispijmo zlatni pehar
1978
0.00 | 0 ratings
Pozovi me na kafu
1978
0.00 | 0 ratings
Zivjela Jugoslavija
1979
0.00 | 0 ratings
310 poljubaca
1979
1.95 | 3 ratings
Njene oci, usne, ruke
1980
0.00 | 0 ratings
Betonska brana
1981
0.00 | 0 ratings
Pozdravi Sonju/Na Svoj Nacin
1983
3.00 | 2 ratings
U Inat Godinama
2006

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 Nase doba by INDEXI album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2007
2.94 | 4 ratings

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Indexi Crossover Prog

Review by 1967/ 1976

3 stars Not a bad compilation if Indexi or of 60's music please you. The style is similar to Shadows but with more skill. It is clear that in this compilation Prog is not present but, in my humble opinion, the music is good and still fresh. Interesting, for me, "Sedam velicanstvenih" ("The Magnificent Seven" theme), because because, at the time, was really very technical. All CD, in truth, is very good if you love 60's music, especially in oroginal songs (In this sense Indexi prove to be very ahead of its time, with very personal songs, in a style very codified).

The last two songs (as bonus) are from 1976 solo single by Davorin Popović but the style is POP.

Good CD, in definitive if you love 60's music. But not for die hard progsters.

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 Modra Rijeka by INDEXI album cover Studio Album, 1978
4.16 | 102 ratings

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Indexi Crossover Prog

Review by Epignosis
Special Collaborator Eclectic Prog Team

4 stars Modra Rijeka by Indexi is a showcase of musical craftsmanship, with each piece a testament to complex songwriting and gifted musicianship. I wish I could understand the language, because even to a listener spoiled by English, the lyrics flow and adhere to the music perfectly. I highly recommend this to Kansas lovers, particularly "Magnum Opus" and Point of Know Return.

"Modra Rijeka" The recitation of poetry ("Blue River") commences.

"Blago" Florid poetry is quite the antithesis to this creeping and spiraling combination of punchy symphonic rock and psychedelic brooding. The bass warbles and growls as the organ twists and turns in this snarling beast of a song; it's quite ELP-ish in places.

"Brod" Fresh-sounding acoustic guitar with an agreeable melody and keyboards to match initially impart something in progressive folk territory, while the distorted organ and boisterous singing amplify this track into harder rock. To and fro it goes.

"More" Starting out like Camel's "Lunar Sea" (and almost the same length), "More" gives just what the title implies: More heavy progressive rock laced with acoustic guitar and a downright sinister bass. One may expect a few interludes, including an acoustic guitar one full of fingerpicking and alternate tunings as well as a delicate piano that just glistens. The keyboard work is outstanding, especially the organ.

"Zapis O Zemlji" A second poetic excerpt follows.

"Slovo O Covjeku" Dynamic vocals (a Yugoslavian Roger Daltery?) and a distant piano lead into a light acoustic rock tune.

"Pustinja" In addition to the organ and energetic drumming one could come to expect by this point, the guitarist treats the listener to the tasteful use of a Talk Box.

"More II" Bright guitar and synthesizer shine together to generate one happy instrumental. Compositionally, it channels Steve Hackett, whilst the organ nods in the direction Canterbury fellows like Dave Stewart.

"Modra Rijeka II" Stunning textures over a halcyon acoustic, followed by equally soothing vocals, soon erupting into a satisfying amalgamation of all the aforementioned ingredients, topped off with a catchy refrain. This is a suitable finale to an excellent and consistent album.

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 Modra Rijeka by INDEXI album cover Studio Album, 1978
4.16 | 102 ratings

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Indexi Crossover Prog

Review by napoca

3 stars My very first review here and what drives me to write it is the "confusion" I got listening to this album.

There are claims that this album is a concept album. Well, the concept might be hidden in the lyrics, but musically this is far for the cohesion a concept album should display, actually the music is rather unfocused, good, sometime with brilliant moments - but not essential. I understand the "patriotism" of our friends from this site which live in or have Ex-Yugoslavian heritage. I personally think a concept album is first about the music, lyrics beeing some secondary layer, something that just emphasize somehow the music's message. I felt in love with prog 35 years ago without understanding a word in english and I don't think I missed that much.

A way overrated album even if the crossover prog label attached to it might somehow soften the expectations.

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 Njene oci, usne, ruke by INDEXI album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1980
1.95 | 3 ratings

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Indexi Crossover Prog

Review by historian9
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2 stars

After Indexi turned more pop in the early 70's , you could mostly forget about going after their singles, as the albums "Modra Rijeka" or even the last album "Kameni Cvijetovi" will hold more interest to any prog fan.

So to raise this single from tens of others that would be maybe one-star ratings, this one holds one of the best and catchy pop songs they ever made in my opinion, "Njene oci, usne, ruke" ; one of the rare ones for which exists a music video. It's very ballad like and relies on vocals and lyrics (about love, no surprise), and has good bass playing. To fans, this is an excellent pop song.

"Oj,Neretvo" is more progressive as B sides of Indexi usually go, so also worth checking out. As song structures go it's pretty straightforward with verse-chorus-verse-chorus but it's guitar work does give a bit of a nod to some gentler "Modra Rijeka" material.

So it's two stars rating cause it describes it the best: for collectors and fans who liked previous work, and to rate it higher than most of other singles. Most of these singles songs can be found on various video streaming sites as a lot of them are not present on any compilations that can be bought.

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 Modra Rijeka by INDEXI album cover Studio Album, 1978
4.16 | 102 ratings

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Indexi Crossover Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Indexi were apparently a big deal in the former Yugoslavia, but I don't personally find much that's truly distinctive about Modra Rijeka, their venture into prog concept albums. With a sound ranging from keyboard-dominated prog-psyche to straight-aheard hard rock, the album seems rather directionless and unfocused musically speaking, though I understand that if you understand the lyrics it's a fairly cohesive concept album. Still, the album has a nice meaty organ sound to it, which is a plus, and will doubtless be of interest to anyone interested in Croatian/Yugoslavian rock music. However, it should be remembered that Indexi adopted many different styles over the years, often at the prompting of fashion, and to my ears it seems that their adoption of a progressive approach for this album was a mere affectation rather than something they felt passionately about.

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 Indeksi (MC RTV Ljubljana) by INDEXI album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.96 | 11 ratings

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Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Once in a while i'll come across a band that is highly esteemed by the majority that leaves me bewildered as to why. INDEXI is one of those bands.Their highly regarded "Modra Rijeka" did little for me but at least it was proggy.This is a compilation from their early years and is a mixed bag, and the sound quality while not bad still leaves a lot to be desired.

"Dan Kao Ovaj" is catchy with vocals and organ standing out. Some good guitar too. "Hej Ti" is better but more of the same really. I like the prominant bass though. We get a calm after 2 1/2 minutes then it kicks back in with organ and guitar leading. Nice. Another calm after 3 1/2 minutes then the main melody with vocals return. "Da Li Postoji Ljubav" doesn't sound the best. It must have been recorded at a different time. Organ to start as vocals and bass come in.The sound quality is a distraction on this one. "Najlepse Stvari" opens with drums and guitar as vocals arrive. Again poor sound quality here. "Ja Odlazam Sutra" is a little bluesy with organ, bass and guitar standing out with vocals of course. I like this better than the last two tracks at least. I really like when it calms down before 3 minutes as organ, bass then guitar come in. It picks back up.

"Negdje Na Kraju U Zatisju" opens with the sound of rain and floating organ as spoken words come in. This over 11 1/2 minute track is the best one in my opinion. Vocals and organ take over and build. A change before 4 minutes as drums and organ create some atmosphere then the guitar joins in. Great sound here. Another change before 5 1/2 minutes as flute starts to lead with tambourine and bass. A guitar solo before 7 minutes is tasteful as the organ floats in the background and drums pound. Drums and organ lead 8 1/2 minutes in. A calm with vocals a minute later.The song ends with rain and spoken words just like it began. "Galijom Sna" is a straight forward commercial sounding tune. I like the calmer sections with floating organ.

Certainly this would be of value to fans, but with the sound issues and some of the more commercial sounding tracks it's barely 3 stars in my opinion.

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 Modra Rijeka by INDEXI album cover Studio Album, 1978
4.16 | 102 ratings

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Review by JgX 5

5 stars Well, 1978,Indexi - Modra rijeka. an Unknown band to me, really, what it is Indexi? they are from ex-Yugoslavia, and i was searching here on the site, for something new, and i want to say "thanks" to progarchivies.com to give me the oportunity to meet this tremendous band, and of course, the album called Modra rijeka.and i was searching, and i found it, i really don`t understand a single word of their lenguage, but what i understand is the passion and feeling while they are singing, so i really don`t care about the lenguage, because in fact, it sounds very good to my ears, So there is no problem to me listening to stuff like this.

The first time that i listen to this, i was listening to it very carefully, i was relax, and i was very curious about th high raiting of this album, and i was reading all the reviews from the collaborators and all of them talking good points about this album, so to be honest, i was programming miself to hear something cool, and guess what? in the first time i was listening this, i was thinking like? so this is the amazing album?and in the next day I give it another spin, and there it is, little by little i was understanding every melodic and well structured part of the album.

This albums in my opinion consist in the bass-line, the bass in every track sounds amazing. check the second track called "blago" and this track is one of the most progressive songs in the album.a lot of changes it is a very good track,sometimes dark, and sometimes very energic.

"Brod" The third track on the album, starts like very "hopefully" nice acoustic guitars, and the electric guitar put the melody, and then some good vocals waiting for the explosive change.2:05 ,wow, what a nice vocal in there, rock and roll type but with more classic structure, then continues and a change comes a la "YES" and then again the relax part.and the electric guitar a la CRIMSON, very very nice track..perfectly for walk and to look to the sky. and in a sunny day,yeah!.

"More"the fourth track on this brilliant album, this is the longest track on the album, starts like an jet arrives or something, or a ovni, and then starts very agressive,fast, and the voices are very energic, a lot of screams, again the bass kicking ass, and i like a lot the acoustic guitar too a la flamenco.very good song, and there is a part in the middle of the song when the keyboards make his way into a dark castle.

"Slovo o covjeku" the sixth track on the album, this track will make you cry, really, it is very beautiful, a lot of feeling.i don`t understand a single word but i understand the energy that the vocal transmits.god chorus.nice hamony and very melodic.

"Plustinja"the seven track on the album, one of the best of the album, in my opinion,again the vocals predominate the song, the organ sounds very dark and melodic at the same time, what we have on this album are the strong melodic vocal parts with good instrummental times,a very solid album, while the vocals are the principal keys to the songs, you hear a lot of rock,pop,jazz,blues, everything, so there is no tuning back to really aprecciate this masterpiece. i like a lot the accent of the vocal hehe.

"more"totally instrummental, and totally magnific, it sounds like an asiatic tune,the guitar sounds a la YES in some times, very deep, i enjoy a lot this wonderful music, the sintethizer very great ,the bass have a good solo in the middle of the song and what i can say about the final part? oh men, this is music,holy [&*!#],the keyboards a la deep purple in the final section,ends perfectly the song.Amazing.

"Modra rijeka" and finally the masterpiece of the album, i don´t have words to describe this beautiful piece of art. this is what i am talking about when the music and the human unites to creates the perfection in life. one of my top 30 songs of all time. give it a try to this song.

Conclusion: A very very good album ( 5 stars )

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 Modra Rijeka by INDEXI album cover Studio Album, 1978
4.16 | 102 ratings

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Indexi Crossover Prog

Review by Blackdog

5 stars One of the most pleasant facts in music is how one can listen to a new album without major expectatives and discover how amazing it is.

When I read about this album I thought that it couldn't be anything exceptional: it was, for me, an unknown band, coming from a country that isn't especially known because of its prog rock tradition. But, for the same reason, I was also curious about how would it sound. And to my surprise, I found a superb album.

Over an omnipresent keyboard layer giving a melodic atmosphere, the instruments develop through the songs in a balanced way: the interpretations flee from any pointless virtuosism, in order to play perfect-built songs. A predominant acoustic guitar (did I say that melody is the word when talking about the album?) sets the arpeggiated base to the voice, which is also (guess what?) melodic, without agressivness except some concrete points. Then, the great bass work, and its duels with the electric guitar. All that in a work whose major flaw is it's relatively short duration, but full of all that elements that a prog fan could expect to find in an album.

I'll never doubt of an album because it's procedency again. I swear.

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 Modra Rijeka by INDEXI album cover Studio Album, 1978
4.16 | 102 ratings

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Indexi Crossover Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars.There's no doubt from reading the other reviews that i'm missing something by not understanding the lyrics. Apparently it's a concept album and there are two tracks that consist of spoken words only. INDEXI were a very popular Pop band in Yugoslavia, so popular that the record company didn't mind that they veered off into Prog territory on this release in 1978. To my ears this is Symphonic-Prog with lots of keybords, acoustic guitar and deep bass lines. For some reason I think "Italian" when I hear the vocals.

"Modra Rijeka" is the intro consisting of spoken words only. "Blago" is uptempo with chunky bass and drums leading the way. Synths come in as it settles some. Almost spoken vocals 2 minutes in. Organ follows then it kicks back in. "Brod" is the first song I like although the aggressive vocals take a while to get used to. It opens with water sounds as acoustic guitar and vocals come in. Vocal melodies follow. Drums 1 1/2 minutes in followed by organ then those harsh vocals. It settles before 3 minutes as themes are repeated. "More" is the over 11 minute epic. Synths to open as the song builds. It kicks in before 1 1/2 minutes with vocals. Guitar and bass take over before 3 minutes then it settles with intricate acoustic guitar melodies. Solo piano melodies follow. It kicks back in with some bombast after 6 minutes. Organ 7 1/2 minutes. Acoustic guitar, bass and vocals are back 9 1/2 minutes in.

"Zapis O Zemlji" is another brief spoken word track. "Slovo O Covjeku" is a song I just can't get into at all. Ballad-like with fragile vocals and piano to open. The vocals do get passionate and the guitar comes and goes.The tempo picks up 2 1/2 minutes in then back to earlier sound 4 minutes in. "Pustinja" is pretty good. I like the mellower parts of it more than the fuller sounding sections. I don't like the guitar later though. "More II" is my favourite song on here. It's almost like an instrumental reprise of "More" but a lot shorter. I'm reminded of a few different bands during this track. "Modra Rijeka II" is pastoral to open. Reserved vocals a minute in. Strings follow. A full sound 3 minutes in. Chunky bass before 6 minutes.

These guys sure know how to create a melody, i'll give them that. And that's the strength of this album and what I like about it. I wish I could give this 4 stars but there's too many things (almost in every song) that I just don't enjoy.

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 Modra Rijeka by INDEXI album cover Studio Album, 1978
4.16 | 102 ratings

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Review by alionida

5 stars This album is most probably the best album ever released in ex-Yugoslavia, as far as we're talking about progressive rock music. I assume (I wasn't born back then) this album came as big surprise after that much time spent by the group for creating pop music for large masses.

I red other reviews here and there are not many things left to say. Great music, lyrics, atmosphere, production. INDEXI at its best. This album, in my opinion, has only one minus - year of the release (1978). But, if we are here to judge the value of music, this is a masterpiece.

Best tracks here: epilogue Modra rijeka, More (if I have to choose).

5 stars!

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