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5. april '81

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Released  1981
Artist  Bijelo Dugme
Producer  Goran Bregović
Length  33:47
Release date  1981
Label  Jugoton
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Recorded  Kulušić, Zagreb 5 April 1981
5. april '81 (1981)  Singl ploče (1974–1975) (1982)
Genres  Rock music, Hard rock, New wave, Ska
Similar  Bijelo Dugme albums, Hard rock albums

5. april '81 is the second live album by Yugoslav rock band Bijelo Dugme, released in 1981. It was recorded in Kulušić club in Zagreb on 5 April 1981. The album was put out in limited release of only 20,000 copies.



The album was recorded on the last concert of the tour that followed the release of the album Doživjeti stotu. The band was announced by journalist Dražen Vrdoljak (the announcement being featured on the album). The album's sound was in correspondence with the shift from hard rock towards new wave the band made with Doživjeti stotu.

The album featured a cover of Indexi song "Sve ove godine" ("All These Years").

Album cover

The cover artwork depicted a three-picture presentation of a girl wearing an adult woman's robe and high heels. The girl photographed was daughter of actor Mladen Jeličić. Although the album cover saw no controversy in 1981, when 5. april '81 was re-released on CD by Croatia Records in 2003, the image was modified, leaving only the leftmost and rightmost photos, most likely because the girl's genital area is visible in the middle photo.

Track listing

All tracks written by Goran Bregović, except where noted.


  • Željko Bebek – vocals
  • Goran Bregović – guitar, producer, mixed by
  • Zoran Redžić – bass
  • Điđi Jankelić – drums
  • Vlado Pravdić – keyboard
  • Additional personnel

  • Dražen Vrdoljak - introduction
  • Mladen Škalec - engineer
  • Hrvoje Hegedušić - engineer, mixed by
  • Legacy

    In 1987, in YU legende uživo (YU Legends Live), a special publication by Rock magazine, 5. april '81 was pronounced one of 12 best Yugoslav live albums. In YU legende uživo, critic Petar Janjatović criticized the band's performance on the album, especially Željko Bebek's vocal performance, but also stated:

    In a 2000 text for Vjesnik, critic Hrvoje Horvat stated:


    Izgledala Je Malo Cudno U Kaputu Zutom Krojenom Bez Veze3:18
    U Stvari Ordinarna Prica3:01
    I Kad Prodje Sve - Pjevacu I Tad2:51


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