March 14, 2019

The Plastic People Of The Universe ‎– Ach To Státu Hanobení (2000, CD, Czech Republic)



Tracklist:
1. Egon Bondy recituje DVACET (0:28)
2. Ach to státu hanobení (4:00)
3. Píseň brance (7:24)
4. Phallus Impudicus (4:43)
5. Koleda (5:32)
6. Prsí prsí (5:31)
7. Apokalyptickej pták (8:51)
8. Eliásův oheň (5:42)
9. Magické noci (6:51)
10. Spofa blues (3:56)
11. 100 bodů (20:08)
12. Nebo jití jest Hospodinovo (6:20)

PPU:
Milan Hlavsa / bass [2-12], vocals [2-5, 7-11], choir [12]
Josef Janíček / guitar [2, 3, 6, 7], keyboard [3-5, 7-9, 11], vibraphone [6, 10], harmonium [12], vocals [2, 3, 6, 7, 9-11], choir [12]
Jiří Kabes / violin [2-8], viola [9-11], theremin [9], vocals [10], choir [12]
Vratislav Brabenec / saxophone [2-5, 7-11], vocals [12]
Jaroslav Vozniak / drums [2-8]
Jan Brabec / drums [9-12]
Zdeněk Fiser / theremin [3, 7]
Jaroslav Unger / choir [12]
Jan Schneider / percussion [12]
Egon Bondy / recitation [1]

1976-1977 Concerts

The first half of this album is from their concert in February 1976 that lead to the arrest of them and many of their fans and collaborators, and then prompted Vaclav Havel and others to write and sign Charta 77 as a proclamation against the actions of the government (and their violations of international treaties they had signed).
The second half is from a concert over a year and a half later (since some of the members spent time in jail) at Vaclav Havel's house. So obviously, this whole recording is from a pretty important time for the underground culture in Czechoslovakia at the time.. (QWE2323)