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Paraf was a punk rock and later post punk band from Rijeka, Croatia. The band was formed in 1976 by three teenagers from Rijeka, influenced by early punk music: Valter Kočijanić (vocal, guitar), Zdravko Čabrijan (bass) and Dušan Ladavac (drums).Read More...
Their first single was Rijeka/Moj život je novi val, released in 1979. One year later they released their first LP A dan je tako lijepo počeo... (translated: "But The Day Started So Good..."). It was a straight-forward punk-rock album. record was put under a high tax rate and censorship due to provocative lyrics and attitude.
After the first album, frontman Valter Kočijanić left Paraf. He was replaced by female singer Pavica Mijatović who was always presented under the pseudonym Vim Cola, and also with a new guitarist.
Second album Izleti (translated: "Excursions") was released 1982. From this album and previous single Fini dečko/Tužne uši (1981) band started to experiment with keyboards and soon moved from classic punk-rock sound to more post punk oriented music.