Freitag, 22. August 2008

40 Years of Plastic People of the Universe and the Prague Spring

The Plastic People of the Universe are a band, founded in Prague 1968, one month after the suppression of the Prague Spring. Their activities where strongly repressed by the communist dictatorship. Nonetheless they did an energetic and obscure interpretation of Psychedelic Rock, most likely to compare to Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention or Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band.
Due to the reason that they where good friends with the former regime critic and later president of Czechoslovakia Václav Havel, they accompanied him 1997 for a state visit in the USA, where they played a concert in the White House.

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