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TOZIBABE- s/t 7″EP (FV, Yugoslavia, 1986)

tozibabe_front.jpgtozibabe_back.jpgGloomy female HC of the metal-free sort – TOZIBABE were one Yugoslavia’s best bands in my books. Their songs on the essential “Hardcore Ljubljana” comp LP (released in 1985; recently re-released from what I heard) were amazing and admitedly better than the four songs on this last sign of life by them. Still, it’s a smasher of a platter and a scarce find. Let’s hope they did get through the bloody civil wars and without turning onto nationalism (like so many of their contemporaries did).
The cheesy synthie-bells intro is so great, and overall, the vocals fit in very well (which isn’t always the case with female vocals in HC). Listen for yourselves.



  1. j.j.

    Luvely post! Didn’t know they had a 7″. The songs on the comp are so great. You should post them too.


    Posted on 11-Aug-07 at 10:21 | Permalink
  2. revoltation

    thank you for killing 7 inch punk. gemm after gemm increbible job your doing here.


    Posted on 11-Aug-07 at 11:30 | Permalink
  3. osmaniac

    This site is one of the top of my favorites.
    Tozibabe is from the Ex-Yugoslavia ok, but exactaly which country are they from?


    Posted on 12-Aug-07 at 13:45 | Permalink
  4. Admin

    In 1986, there was no ex-Yugoslavia. It was Yugoslavia. Tozibabe were from there, actually.


    Posted on 12-Aug-07 at 13:58 | Permalink
  5. osmaniac

    Well, since they were on the “Hardcore Ljubljana” comp. LP I assume they are from Slovenia, duh!


    Posted on 12-Aug-07 at 14:02 | Permalink
  6. Admin

    No, they were from Yugoslavia. There was no Slovenia in 1986.


    Posted on 12-Aug-07 at 14:10 | Permalink
  7. k.

    what a dumb ass. haha


    Posted on 12-Aug-07 at 14:11 | Permalink
  8. Richy Gutierrez

    i don’t care if they’re from Slovenia or Yugoslavia, these girls make me horny…


    Posted on 13-Aug-07 at 10:32 | Permalink
  9. osmaniac

    Dumb ass? no man the question is valid, my mistake was that i took Few minutes to realise that they were in the Ljubljana comp. And yes they were from Yugoslavia how i knew before, but also how i believe WE know is Yugoslavia was created during the 2nd World War from states of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. Technicaly there wasn’t a Slovenia in 1986. But it was there, go ask a Slovenian person if they consider themself Yugoslavian or Slovenian at that time? They even speak different languages. My idea was just to know what part of Yugoslavia they were from, like you could say the same about the Soviet Union: Latvia, Russia, Lituania,… or West Germany and East Germany.
    Anyway, more music please 🙂


    Posted on 13-Aug-07 at 11:01 | Permalink
  10. Mike

    It was very common to delineate which part of the country bands were from before the break up of Yugoslavia. It wasn’t, and still isn’t, an uncommon question.

    Here’s the video for the first song.

    Great post.


    Posted on 14-Aug-07 at 13:57 | Permalink
  11. Middle-Finger Puppet

    Excellent post! Two of these tracks seem to be titled ‘Trash’. I used to correspond with a guy in Ljubljana back in the early ’80’s from whom I aquired the ‘Ljubljana Hardcore’ on tape. I hope he’s still alive.


    Posted on 15-Aug-07 at 13:53 | Permalink
  12. James

    Thanks for posting this… I used to own this and (like a dumb-ass) sold it when I went off to college and needed some money. It’s nice to hear it again.


    Posted on 18-Sep-07 at 13:19 | Permalink
  13. CL

    Thank you for posting this, I myself am a Slovenian Candadian and I was so excited to see this. I went to so many record stores in Slovenija and I couldn’t find the Harcore Ljubljana comp. My favourite Slovenian band.


    Posted on 26-Oct-07 at 16:32 | Permalink
  14. hi, i am from croatia, you see, former yugoslavia was federal state made of six republics, slovenia, croatia, serbia, etc… so back than they were both, from yugoslavia and slovenia. you know what happened later. i am heavily into Tozibabe sound back from 80’s, yeah, LJU HC tracks kicks as nothing else, but this 7” rules too, very original stuff yet keeping it at hardcore basis, even use of keyboards is excellent. i don’t know them personally but Marsa ex Tozibabe is i believe behind this page – – not much of use to you as it is in slovenian, but anyway. btw, i started new mp3 blog about former yugoslavian hc/punk underground, so i would like to spread the word… links exchange is welcome.


    Posted on 03-Jan-08 at 14:50 | Permalink

    This is the link for KKTZ’s killer blog that focuses on mainly punk and hc from the former Yugoslavia. Tozibabe absolutely rules!


    Posted on 04-Jan-08 at 09:37 | Permalink
  16. Thomas

    Tozibabe (i.e. The Tough Ladies, which is a very inaccurate translation!) were from Ljubljana/Slovenia/Yugoslavia. They had a very unique sound for an all girl HC band, back then there were not so many girls into HC and even such a few were in bands. Amazingly, they did a few semi-professionel videos, which you can watching & listening at
    and here
    A few of the 7″s came with a big promo poster, too.


    Posted on 24-Mar-08 at 03:35 | Permalink
  17. Admin

    A “very unique sound for an all girl HC band”? C’mon.


    Posted on 24-Mar-08 at 04:11 | Permalink
  18. Thomas

    Yeah, very unique in a special way, they were not riot grrlllish and they could play their instruments, so they still rocks!


    Posted on 24-Mar-08 at 09:14 | Permalink
  19. Admin

    Riot Girls in 1986?

    Well, from what I heard, they could cook and drive cars pretty good too …..


    Posted on 24-Mar-08 at 09:47 | Permalink
  20. gabelj

    Actually, there was Slovenia in 1986.


    Posted on 11-Apr-10 at 02:02 | Permalink
  21. Ditt hem

    You must join in a contest personally of the best sites on the web. I’m going to suggest it site!


    Posted on 29-Feb-12 at 08:49 | Permalink
  22. ray ok

    awesome blog, thanks a bunch


    Posted on 12-Sep-12 at 21:25 | Permalink
  23. TonyDaggers

    This is really awesome! Just found out about this band! Also to the Admin: I think I met you in Germany! I was touring with my band Pyroklast.


    Admin Reply:

    That must have been somebody impersonating me.


    Posted on 14-Sep-12 at 11:20 | Permalink
  24. Thomas

    There is an unofficial repress of this 7″ep from around 2010, as aunt Discogs says!
    Sleeve looks the same, labels don’t!


    Posted on 12-Nov-13 at 16:01 | Permalink

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