Lačni Franz was a rock band from Slovenia. The band was formed in Maribor in June 1979. Their name, meaning Hungry Franz, is a pun on Hungry Joe and describes hunger for rock music. . The band's music and attitude was a kind of laid back, and they portrayed themselves as a local band from a provinicial town. 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").