Lačni Franz

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Lačni Franz
Origin Slovenia
Genres Rock
Years active 1979 – 1997
2014 – present
Labels Helidon
KUD Levi Breg
Croatia Records
Members Zoran Predin
Anej Kočevar
Luka Čadež
Boštjan Artiček
Klemen Lombar
Past members Oto Rimele
Mirko Kosi
Zoran Stjepanovič
Damjan Likavec
Milan Prislan
Sašo Stojanovič
Andrej Pintarič
Nino Mureškič

Lačni Franz is a rock band from Slovenia that was also popular in the 1980s in Yugoslavia. While they were inspired by another Slovenian radical band Buldožer known for utilizing sheer madness in the social and political satire, their lyrics is more self-ironic. The band was formed in Maribor in June 1979. Their name, meaning hungry Franz, is a pun on the name of a character from the novel Catch-22, Hungry Joe, and describes hunger for rock music. [1]

The band's music and attitude was a kind of laid back, and they portrayed themselves as a local band from a provincial town. Zoran Predin's lyrics ranged from disturbing ballads (Ne mi dihat za ovratnik, Lipa zelenela je), through love songs (Čakaj me, Naj ti poljub nariše ustnice), to social and political satire (Praslovan, Naša Lidija je pri vojakih).

The key band members were frontman and songwriter Zoran Predin, and guitarist Oto Rimele. The band made the most creative success by the end of the 1980s, with classical albums such as Ikebana, Adijo pamet, Ne mi dihat za ovratnik, and Na svoji strani (the last one made with the original crew). Their last studio album was released in 1994. Lačni Franz officially ceased to exist in 1997 after a series of compilation albums.

Zoran Predin continued solo career after the Franz disbanded. Many band's hits, such as Praslovan, Bog nima telefona, Vaterpolist, Ne mi dihat za ovratnik, Čakaj me or Naj ti poljub nariše ustnice, have remained in his concert repertoire.

The band briefly regathered in winter 2005 - 2006, and held a series of concerts in Slovenia, Belgrade, and Zagreb.


Past Members[edit]



(All albums were issued by Helidon, except Petnajsletnica 1995 live album, which was a self-release and Ladja norcev, issued by Sedvex Records

External links[edit]


  • Janjatović, Petar (1997). Ilustrovana Yu rock enciklopedija. Geopoetika.