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Majke at Jelen Pivo Live.jpg
Majke performing at the Jelen Pivo Live festival in Belgrade, in September 2008
Background information
Origin Vinkovci, Croatia
Genres Hard rock
Years active 1988-2000, 2007-
Labels Croatia Records, Jabukaton
Associated acts Bare i Plaćenici, Big Foot Mama, Gatuzzo, Parni Valjak, Kojoti
Members Goran Bare
Mario Rašić
Zoran Čalić
Damir Šomen
Viktor Lipić
Alen Kraljić-Kralja
Past members see past members list
Notable instruments
most Fender and Gibson guitars models, especially Fender Telecaster and Gibson Les Paul

Majke ("Mothers" in English) are a cult Croatian hard rock band from the Town of Vinkovci, a town located at the eastern border of Croatia. Founded in 1986 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: Flamin' Groovies, Led Zeppelin, MC5, Steppenwolf, The Stooges, The Black Crowes and New York Dolls.

In 1990 the group released their first album "Razum i Bezumlje" (Sense and Frenzy). 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" (Division) with a hit song "Krvarim od dosade" (I am Bleeding of Monotony).In 1994 after a series of well received concerts all over Croatia they released their third album called "Milost" (Mercy) with the now famous single "Ja sam budućnost" (I am the future). The 1996 was their most successful year. They released their most successful album to date called "Vrijeme je da se krene" (Time To Move) with hits like: "Mene ne zanima" (I don't care), "Odvedi me" (Take me away) and "A ti još plačeš" (You're still crying). In 1997 they released a live album "Život uživo" (Life Live). In 1998 they released "Put do srca sunca" (Road to the Heart of the Sun). 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 guitarist Zoran Čalić being the only other original member) and on March 9th they performed in Zagreb in now legendary venue Tvornica. 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 (Heavy Colors) which consists of 10 brand new songs.


Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]


Current members[edit]

  • Goran Bare – lead vocals
  • Mario Rašić – bass
  • Zoran Čalić – guitars*
  • Damir Trkulja Šiljo – guitars
  • Viktor Lipić Lipa - keyboards
  • Damir Šomen – drums, percussion

Past members[edit]

  • Željko Korozija - drums, percussion
  • Alen Tibljaš – drums, percussion
  • Kruno Domačinović – guitars
  • Ivica Duspara - guitars
  • Nedjeljko Ivković - Kilmister – bass
  • Jurica Nižić - bass
  • Vanja Marin - bass
  • Davor Viduka - guitars
  • Mario Anušić - drums
  • Marin Pokrovac - guitars (deceased)
  • Tomas Balaž - drums
  • Chaka - drums

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