Lublana is shit(?) I’m not sure that’s exactly what it means, but the Slovenians in Pankrti didn’t exactly think too much about the city, but then hate and boredom are the two things that makes the best inspiration for great music, right? I prefer the b-side of their debute 7″, but the a-side is a nice one as well.
Pankrti did 3 7inches where the first 2 are well worth getting in my humble opinion, and the same goes for their first LP Dolgcajt from 1980 even if I am willing to admit I don’t put it on the turntable too often. They did 6 LPs up til 87, but apart from their first one I have no idea if they are any good. As this is one of the most uninspired texts I’ve ever written here I just end it now.
Lepi in prazni.mp3
Lublana je bulana.mp3
I think it’s more like “Lubiana sucks”. Great record, by the way. One of the best from the ex-Yugoslavia, which had a pretty rich Punk Rock scene back in the late 70’s/early 80’s. Both songs are classics and stood the test of time. Thanx! ;-)
Well done – Pankrti means Bastards in slovenski language.
They were from the capital of Slovenja – Llubjana (the former name was Laibach) and put out a bunch of records from the early 80’s on.
Their 1st album called ‘Dolgcajt’ (= Boredom) is a classic Ex-Yugoslavian Punk album, maybe the best one from the original 1st wave together with the 1st Pekinska Patka album, although this bunch of Punkzters were from Novi Sad in Serbia.
‘Lepi In Prazni’ means ‘Beautiful and rotten’, classic snotty title, and it’s about the city of Llubjana, of course.
“Lublana je bulana” literally means “L(j)ubl(j)ana is sick”; they deliberately misspelled the name of their hometown/Slovenian capital.
“Lepi in prazni” translates as “Pretty (and) vacant” and started off as a “Pretty vacant” cover version (as evidenced at their early gigs and to some extent, “Behind The Iron Curtain” live â€ŽLP), but soon transformed into their own song.
2000 of these were pressed, out of which 200 were shipped to the U.S.A. at the time.
Their rarest (but certainly not the best) release was their last — “Slovan” 7″ from 1986, with their own sporting anthem on A-side, released to coincide with a sport event held that year.
Hope this helps.
Thanks a lot for the additional info Pahomije & Thomas.
This is great.
Would love to hear more from these guys.