Paraf

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Punk rock / darkwave band from Rijeka, Croatia formed in mid 70's. They are known as one of the first legendary punk bands in former Yugoslavia. Group was disbanded in 1987.
Members were:
Valter Kocijančić - guitar, vocals (left in 1980)
Zdravko Čabrijan - bass
Dušan Ladavac Pjer - drums
Pavica Mijatović a.k.a. Vim Cola - vocals (from 1981)
Klaudio Žic - guitar (1981)
Mladen Vičić - guitar (1981-1982)
Raoul Varlen - keyboards (from 1981)
Robert Tičić Tica - guitar (1983-1984)
Goran Lisica Fox (from 1981)
Mladen Ilić - guitar (from 1984)
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Albums

Paraf - A Dan Je Tako Lijepo Počeo album art Paraf A Dan Je Tako Lijepo Počeo (Album) RTV Ljubljana Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version
Paraf - Izleti album art Paraf Izleti (Album) ZKP RTVL Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
Paraf - Zastave album art Paraf Zastave (Album) Helidon Yugoslavia 1984 Sell This Version
007 Paraf - "Omladinac Postaje Čovjek..." - '77-'79 • Live Menza ŠN Ljubljana 1978 album art Pankrti / Paraf Pankrti / Paraf - "Omladinac Postaje Čovjek..." - '77-'79 • Live Menza ŠN Ljubljana 1978(LP, Album, Ltd) Rest In Punk 007 Spain 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Paraf - Rijeka / Moj Život Je Novi Val album art Paraf Rijeka / Moj Život Je Novi Val (Single) RTV Ljubljana Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
Paraf - Fini Dečko / Tužne Uši album art Paraf Fini Dečko / Tužne Uši (Single) ZKP RTVL Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version

Compilations

Paraf - Prekinuti Koitus: 1978 - 1979 album art Paraf Prekinuti Koitus: 1978 - 1979 (Comp) Ne! Records Sweden 2011 Sell This Version

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NWpunx

September 8, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Rijeka is Protecting Punk Graffiti as a Monument of Importance

By Daniela Rogulj, 08 Sep 2016, 21:05 PM

“Paraf Punk”, which was written in graffiti by the first Croatian punk band Paraf in 1977, receives an interesting recognition in Rijeka.

The “Paraf Punk” graffiti, written in 1977, is being declared as a protected monument of importance, published municipal portal Rijeka.hr. The decision on the protection of this graffiti was assured by Mayor of Rijeka Vojko Obersnel.

"In some sort of Croatian political standard, we here in Rijeka take on more punk politics - as much as an oxymoron that is linking politics with punk...but in Rijeka everything is possible and so is this," concluded Mayor Obersnel, as reported by Rijeka.hr.

The graffiti “Paraf Punk” was painted by members of the band Paraf themselves with white oil paint on asphalt pavement. The graffiti is located on the steps that descend from Kozala by the Park Nikole Hosta.

Members of Paraf (Valter Kocijančić, Zdravko Čabrijan and Dušan Ladavac) lived in Rijeka (by the park) and in August 1977, held an unannounced half-hour performance in the park with songs that are considered to be the first punk songs in Eastern Europe.

The initiative to designate the Paraf graffiti as a cultural heritage site was done by publicist and journalist Velid Đekić, who examines Rijeka heritage.

“This graffiti is a direct witness to the very early onset of punk as a subculture movement in the US and over a much wider area, and it is one of Europe's valuable characters - the urban spirit of Rijeka, and cultural faktum itself," stated Rijeka.hr.

The mayor’s decision now has to be confirmed by the City Council of the City of Rijeka.

--http://www.total-croatia-news.com/item/13976-rijeka-has-protected-punk-graffiti-as-a-monument-of-importance

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