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Darko Rundek (Pali?).jpg
Darko Rundek, leader of the band
Background information
OriginZagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
GenresNew wave, post-punk, ska, reggae, funk, world music
1979 – 1990
Azra, Darko Rundek i Cargo Trio, Vje?tice
Darko Rundek
Zoran Vuleti?
Boris Leiner
Ozren ?tigli?
Sr?an Sacher
Sr?an Guli?

Haustor (Croatian: Hallway or front door) was a Yugoslav rock band from Zagreb, SR Croatia, a member of the new wave movement, and an important act of the former Yugoslav rock scene.[1]


The basis of the band was formed in 1977, when singer and occasional guitarist Darko Rundek met bassist Sr?an Sacher. Two years later they formed Haustor, together with Ozren ?tigli? (guitar) and Boris Leiner (drums), who also played in another prominent Yugoslav rock band Azra. During 1980 they added Zoran Vuleti? (keyboard) and a brass section. The group was mostly influenced by Caribbean music.

Haustor released its self-titled debut album in 1981. All of the songs were written by either Sacher or Rundek. Sacher's reggae song "Moja prva ljubav" (My First Love) became a hit, and it still remains popular in the former Yugoslav countries.

After a pause, which was caused by the members' conscription in the former Yugoslav People's Army, their second album, titled Tre?i svijet (Third World), 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.[1]

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

A cover version of their song "Moja prva ljubav" in Polish language is included in the 2001 tribute album Yugoton.


Studio albums

  • Haustor (1981)
  • Tre?i svijet (1984)
  • Bolero (1985)
  • Tajni grad (1988)

Compilation albums

  • 1981. 1984. 1985. 1988. (1995)
  • Platinum Collection (2007)
  • The Ultimate Collection (2008)
  • The Ultimate Haustor Collection (2009)

Live albums

  • Ulje je na vodi (1995)


  • "Moja prva ljubav / Pogled u BB" (1981)
  • "Radio / Crni ?bir" (1981)
  • "Zima / Majmuni i mjesec / Capri" (1981)
  • "Ena" / "Take the Money and Run" (1985)

Other appearances


  1. ^ a b "Izvo?a?i - Darko Rundek" (in Croatian). Menart Records. Retrieved . Po?etak glazbene karijere Darka Rundeka vezan je uz grupu Haustor, jednu od najva?nijih pojava zagreba?ke glazbene scene. [...] Debi plo?om, bogatom svje?im idejama i efektnim koncertima, vrlo brzo su se nametnuli kao jedan od vode?a ?etiri zagreba?ka benda iz perioda novog vala.

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