Majke ("Mothers") are a cult Croatian Rock band from Vinkovci, a town located at the eastern border of Croatia. Founded in 1984 in Vinkovci, Majke were one of the many bands to appear in a city that had a particularly vibrant rock and alternative scene. The band started playing under the influence of bands like:MC5, Flamin’ Groovies, Steppenwolf, The Stooges, New York Dolls and many others.
In 1990 the group released their first album "Razum i Bezumlje". All that came to a crashing end in 1991 with the outbreak of the war with Vinkovci becoming one of the front-line battlefields. Majke were the only band to survive, mostly thanks to its frontman Goran Bare who was the only constant member of the band. In 1993 they released their second album "Razdor" with a hit songs "Budi Ponosan" "Krvarim od dosade" and "’89". In 1994 after a series of well received concerts all over Croatia they released their third album called "Milost" with the now famous single "Ja sam budućnost" . The 1996 was their most successful year. They released their most successful album to date called "Vrijeme je da se krene" with hits like: "Mene ne zanima", "Odvedi me" and "A ti još plačeš". In 1997 they released a live album "Život uživo". In 1998 they released "Put do srca sunca" with hit song "Grešnik". In Spring 2000 the band announced they had split, mostly because of Bare’s ongoing illegal substance abuse which grew to a debilitating rate, and Bare seemed to always be completely out of control and in fights with most of the band. However, some concerts were held in 2001 due to contractual obligations. In Spring of 2007, allegedly rehabilitated, Majke regrouped(with some of the original members) and on 9 March they performed in Zagreb in now legendary venue "Tvornica". Live footage from that evening was released in 2013 on DVD and CD. In 2008, they released live album called "Unplugged". In 2011 in a different outfit (guitarist Zoran Čalić and vocalist Goran Bare being the only two original members) Majke put a new album out entitled "Teške boje" which consists of 10 brand new songs.