Haustor was a rock band
Rock Band
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 from Zagreb
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, SR Croatia, a member of the Novi val movement, and an important act of the former Yugoslav Rock scene.


The basis of the band was formed in 1977, when singer and occasional guitarist Darko Rundek
Darko Rundek
Darko Rundek is a Croatian rock singer, songwriter, poet, and actor. His music career started in the early '80s, as the frontman of the world music influenced rock band Haustor...

 met bassist
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 Srđan Sacher. Two years later they formed Haustor, together with Ozren Štiglić (guitar
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) and Boris Leiner (drums
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), who also played in another prominent Yugoslav rock band Azra
Azra was a rock band from Zagreb that was popular across Yugoslavia in the 1980s. Azra was formed in 1977 by its frontman Branimir "Johnny" Štulić. The other two members of the original line-up were Mišo Hrnjak and Boris Leiner . The band is named after a verse from "Der Asra" by Heinrich Heine...

. During 1980 they added Zoran Vuletić (keyboard
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) and a brass section
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. The group was mostly influenced by the Caribbean music
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Haustor released its self-titled debut album in 1981. All of the songs were written by either Sacher or Rundek. The Sacher's reggae
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 song "Moja prva ljubav" (My First Love) became a hit, and it still remains popular in the former Yugoslav
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
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After a pause, which was caused by the members' conscription in the former Yugoslav People's Army
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, their second album, titled Treći svijet (Third World
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), was released in 1984. However, soon afterwards Sacher left the band, leaving Rundek as the sole composer and lyricist of the band.

Haustor released two more albums, Bolero (1985) and Tajni grad (1988), before breaking up in 1990. The group gathered again during the 1990s for a temporary reunion and later finally disbanded.

The group is featured in the 2003 Croatian rockumentary
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 Sretno dijete
Sretno dijete
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along several other eminent former Yugoslav New Wave artists.

A cover version
Cover version
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 of their song "Moja prva ljubav" in Polish language
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 is included in the 2001 tribute album
Tribute album
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Yugoton is a tribute album to the former Yugoslav rock scene released in Poland by ZIC ZAC Music Company and BMG Poland in 2001.It features cover versions of eminent ex-Yugoslav artists performed in Polish language by the cover band named Yugoton, composed of several notable Polish...



  • Haustor - 1981
    1. Radio,
    2. Mijenjam se,
    3. Tko je to,
    4. '60 - '65,
    5. Moja prva ljubav,
    6. Noć u gradu,
    7. Crni žbir,
    8. Duhovi,
    9. Lice
  • Treći svijet - 1984
  • Bolero - 1985
  • Tajni grad - 1988
  • Ulje je na vodi - 1995 - Live recording from 1982


  • "Moja prva ljubav / Pogled u BB" - 1981
  • "Radio / Crni žbir" - 1981
  • "Zima / Majmuni i mjesec / Capri" - 1981


  • Svi marš na ples!
    Svi marš na ples!
    Svi marš na ples! is a compilation album released by Jugoton in 1981 in SFR Yugoslavia.The compilation features various pop and rock artists, mostly from the local new wave scene...

    - Jugoton
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    , 1981
  • Vrući dani i vrele noći
    Vruci dani i vrele noci
    Vrući dani i vrele noći was a compilation album released by Jugoton in 1982 in the former SFR Yugoslavia....

    - Jugoton, 1982
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