Label: Levné Knihy - LK 1477-2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered Digipak • Country: Czech Republic • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Garage Rock, Avantgarde, New Wave
It was the foremost representative of Prague's underground culture —which had gone against the grain of Czechoslovakia's Communist regime. Due to their non-conformism, members of the band often suffered serious repercussions such as arrests.
The group continues to perform despite the death of its founder, main composer and bassist, Milan "Mejla" Hlavsa in Less than a month after the invasion, Plastic People of the Universe was formed. The consolidated Czech communist government revoked the band's musicians license in Because Ivan Jirous believed that English was the lingua franca of rock music [ citation needed ]he invited Paul Wilson, a Canadian who had been teaching in Prague, to teach the band the lyrics of the American songs they covered and to translate their original Czech lyrics into English.
Wilson encouraged them to sing in Czech. In the following three years, Bondy's lyrics nearly completely dominated PPU's music. Stopped by police, they were sent back to Prague, and several students were arrested. Unable to perform openly, an entire underground cultural movement formed around the band during the s.
Inthe Plastics and other people from the underground scene were arrested and put on trial after performing at the Third festival of the second culture by the Communist government to make an example. They were convicted of "organized disturbance of the peace" and sentenced to terms in prison ranging from 8 to 18 months.
Although the band was not associated with politics, the Communist regime's accusations against them ended up with many protests. The lyrics were written earlier by Vratislav Brabenec. InVratislav Brabenec was forced by the police to leave and emigrate to Canada.
Czech record label Globus International has collected the original work of the Plastic People as 10 CDs, and released them in various forms several times between andwith various liner notes and photos, and also as a limited edition box set.
Despite their clashes with the government, the Kanárek - The Plastic People Of The Universe - Hovězí Porážka never considered themselves activists and always claimed that they wanted only to play their music. Milan Hlavsa died in  of lung cancer. However, after long discussions they decided to continue in honour Paraiso - Various - Select Series Three Volume 17 Hlavsa's memory.
After Milan Hlavsa's death, the Plastic People began to write new songs. The also performed some of their older albums with several orchestras such as Agon Orchestra. This was Milan Hlavsa's longtime plan he didn't have the chance to achieve.
In and they performed "Jak bude po smrti". Interest in the band was rekindled in thanks to a new play, Rock 'n' Roll by Tom Stoppard in which two of their recordings are featured.
They are also playing a few songs live in Czech performances in the Czech National Theatre. In December Kanárek - The Plastic People Of The Universe - Hovězí Porážka band released a new studio album Maska za maskou.
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