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The Plastic People of the Universe are a band, and strongly influenced by The Velvet Underground and Frank Zappa. The band was formed in 1968 in Prague by Milan Hlavsa less than a month after the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet forces. Along with artistic advisor Ivan Martin Jirous, Josef Janíček and Jiří Kabeš they began staging concerts while the USSR was trying to "normalize" the Czech rock scene. Their non-conformity lead to their license to… read more

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  • Jeden z najlepszych zespołów po tej stronie żelaznej kurtyny. W Polsce też mamy się czym pochwalić, awangardowym Niemenem chociażby, niemniej Plastikowych Czechom zazdroszczę.
  • Najpeknejsy band ceskeho undergroundu! Miluju za "Egon Bondy's Happyy Hearts Club Banned"
  • foto + filharmonie brno
  • @ChimingSoul, of course you do, it's the best language on the world. :o)
  • I need to learn czech goddamnit!
  • apokalyptyckej ptak! [2] + weed = bang uuuuuuuuuiiiiiiuuuuuuuuuuiiiiiiuuuuuuuuiiiiiiii
  • I watched a documentary about this band on swedish television, never heard about them before. And one of the songs they played were something that sounded a bit as the famous workers song "The Internationale". Does someone know the title of that song or witch album it apears on?
  • Always good to start with an album whose title is a pun on Sgt. Pepper, haha!
  • @PartySanCTG I would start with their 1978 album "Egon Bondy's Happy Hearts Club Banned."
  • Where is it best to start with their albums?

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