Pingvinovo potpalublje was an introspective post-punk band from Zagreb (Croatia) active in the early 1980s. Their elated melancholic sound, both timeless and of its time/place, easily brings back memories of autumnal Zagreb of old surfacing from the other unclear and faded pictures buried deeply in the lowest levels of the subconscious mind. In retrospect, ‘mali od palube’ fused Zagreb with Manchester (or NYC) in a perfectly charming way of their own.
Pingvinovo potpalublje played mostly in Zagreb in the period 1980 – 84 alongside their independently minded comrades SexA and Trobecove krušne peći. This loose circle of friends formed a sort of triangle of bands with each of them in its own post-punk corner.
MARIN BOSANAC guitar, vocal
RIKARD FRGAČIĆ drums, percussion
DARKO PERICA bass, vocal
DUBRAVKO MERLIĆ guitar (1980-81)
TIHOMIR BERITIĆ organ (1982)
NIKOLA MIŠO DEVČIĆ percussion (1983)
DARKO BOGADY sax (1983)
ZORAN FIOLIĆ trumpet (1983)