Crvena jabuka (1986)
Volim te (2009)
Crvena jabuka ("Red apple") is a Sarajevo-based rock/pop band that originated in 1985, and since then has remained very popular. They were also a part of the New Primitives movement that occurred in the 1980s in the Former Yugoslavia territory.
Crvena Jabuka has undergone many lineup changes through the years, but the only two members to last in every lineup are drummer Darko Jelcic and Drazen Zeric. Zeric played keyboards and sang backing vocals on their debut album, but then became the lead singer with the death of Drazen Ricl and Aljosa Buha. Kresemir Kastelan, and Niksa Bratos come in third and fourth as the longest-standing members respectively.
The band’s heyday was between 1985 and 1992. In 1992, long-time contributor, rhythm guitarist/songwriter Zlatko Arslanagic quit the band which resulted in a major rift in the band. However, the group re-located to Zagreb around late summer 1994 and by 1996 had reinvented their image and continue their career to this very day.
During the mid 2000s, the group’s popularity started declining. However, with the beginning of the 2010s, the band seems to have gotten back on track.