The Plastic People of the Universe

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The Plastic People of the Universe

from left to right: Joe Karafiát, Eva Turnová, Vratislav Brabenec, Jiří Kabeš and Josef Janíček
Background information
Origin Prague, Czechoslovakia
Genres Rock, experimental rock, Prague underground
Years active 19681988
1997–present
Labels Globus
Guerilla
Associated acts Půlnoc
Fiction
DG 307
Velvet Underground Revival
Garage
Members
Vratislav Brabenec
Josef Janíček
Jiří Kabeš
Eva Turnová
Joe Karafiát
Jaromír Kvasnička
Past members
Milan "Mejla" Hlavsa
Paul Wilson
Jan Brabec
Ivan Bierhanzl
Pavel Zeman
Ludvík "Eman" Kandl

The Plastic People of the Universe (or shortly PPU) is a rock band from Prague, Czechoslovakia (Today Czech Republic). In 60s and 70s was frontman bass player Milan "Mejla" Hlavsa (*1951-†2001) and current frontman is saxophonist Vratislav Brabenec (*1943). On his "debut" album Egon Bondy's Happy Hearts Club Banned, the group set to music poems by Egon Bondy. The band became famous when it was put in prison by the communist government.[1]

Selected discography[change | change source]

  1. Muž bez uší (live recordings 1969-72)
  2. Vožralej jak slíva (live recordings 1973-75)
  3. Egon Bondy's Happy Hearts Club Banned (1974)
  4. Ach to státu hanobení (live recordings 1976-77)
  5. Pašijové hry velikonoční (1978)
  6. Jak bude po smrti (1979)
  7. Co znamená vésti koně (1981)
  8. Kolejnice duní (1977–82)
  9. Hovězí porážka (1983–84)
  10. Půlnoční myš (1985–86)
  11. Líně s tebou spím - Lazy Love / In Memoriam Mejla Hlavsa (2001)
  12. Pašijové hry / Passion Play (with Agon Orchestra) (2004)
  13. Maska za maskou (The Mask Behind the Mask)(2009)[1]

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