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Tichá dohoda was a Czech alternative rock band, which existed from 1986 to 1999. The band was led by songwriter, guitarist and producer Dan Šustr and lead vocalist Blanka Šrůmová. They were known in the Czech pop music scene of the late 1990s for their outspoken attitudes to sex and drugs. They had eight hits in the Czech Republic, several local Grammy award nominations, and released the first Czech unplugged record in 1994, entitled UnplugGag, before being dropped by Sony Music after the release of their last album, Válcovna vkusu s.r.o. (Public Image Mill Plant ltd.), in 1998.
The Czech Republic, also known by its short-form name, Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. The Czech Republic covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres (30,450 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, with 10.6 million inhabitants; its capital and largest city is Prague, with 1.3 million residents. Other major cities are Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc and Pilsen. The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union (EU), NATO, the OECD, the United Nations, the OSCE, and the Council of Europe.
Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music. The term's original meaning was broader, referring to a generation of musicians unified by their collective debt to either the musical style or simply the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which in the late 1970s laid the groundwork for alternative music. At times, "alternative" has been used as a catch-all description for music from underground rock artists that receives mainstream recognition, or for any music, whether rock or not, that is seen to be descended from punk rock.
Blanka Šrůmová is a Czech singer-songwriter. She joined Tichá dohoda in 1989; in 1990 their debut album Chci přežít was released. Her first solo album was released in 2000, entitled Neviditelná. She took some time off to raise her son, including nine months spent in Peru, and her next album Underground was released in 2005. She also collaborated with the Czech folk band Kamelot.
The band members reunited in 2006 under the name 2Wings.
An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. EPs generally contain a minimum of four tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.
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Phil Shoenfelt is an English musician and author who lived for many years in New York City and who now lives in Prague, Czech Republic.
Blanka and the Shroom Party (experimental electronic project by Dan Šustr and Blanka Šrůmová)
MTV Unplugged is an American television series on MTV showcasing musical artists usually playing acoustic instruments. The show aired regularly from 1989 to 1999. The show aired less frequently from 2000 to 2009, usually billed as MTV Unplugged No. 2.0. Since 2009 MTV Unplugged specials have aired occasionally, sometimes online-only. Episodes and specials have tended to showcase one artist or group, playing a combination of their hit songs and covers.
Priessnitz is a Czech rock band from Jeseník formed in 1989. The band has released 9 albums, the last one named "Beztíže" was released in October 2016 . In 2016 the Czech Television made a medallion of the band, in which the viewer is introduced to the almost 30-year history of Priessnitz. In 2016, the band was nominated for the music prize Apollo for the album Beztíže by the Czech music critics. The Academy of Popular Music in the Czech Republic nominated Priessnitz in the categories of song of the year (Mrzáci) and group of the year as part of the music awards Ceny Anděl 2016.
Jaromír Nohavica or Jarek Nohavica is a Czech recording artist, songwriter, lyricist and poet.
Druhá Tráva is a Czech bluegrass band from the Czech Republic, formed in 1991 by Robert Křesťan and Luboš Malina. As of August 2005, they have released eighteen studio albums either as a group or as side projects.
"The Passenger" is a song by Iggy Pop and Ricky Gardiner, recorded and released by Iggy Pop on the Lust for Life album in 1977. It was also released as the B-side of the album's only single, "Success". It was released as a single in its own right in March 1998, reaching number 22 in the UK Charts.
Abraxas is a Czech rock band formed in 1976. The band leader is guitarist and composer Slávek Janda.
Petr Novák was a Czech rock musician. He is best known for his romantic Beatles inspired pop songs with his bands George and Beatovens and Flamengo in the late 1960s.
Ivan Mládek is a Czech recording artist, composer, and comedian.
Milan "Mejla" Hlavsa was the founder, chief songwriter, and original bassist of the Czech band Plastic People of the Universe, which was part of the inspiration for the anti-establishment movement Charter 77.
Wohnout is a Czech alternative rock band formed in Prague in 1988. The group comprises guitarists/vocalists Matěj Homola and Jan Homola, bassist Jiří Zeman and drummer Zdeněk Steiner. Wohnout is among the most popular bands in the Czech Republic and released eight studio albums since formation.
Felix Slováček is a Czech clarinetist, conductor, film composer, and saxophonist. He is married to the Czech actress Dagmar Patrasová.
Dezider Ursiny also known as Dežo Ursiny was a Slovak rock musician and a television and film screenwriter and director. He is considered one of the most important personalities of Slovak rock music and one of the most talented and unique Slovak popular music composers. He belongs to a wide group of legends of Czechoslovak Big Beat. Dežo Ursiny was a member of big beat bands The Beatmen, The Soulmen in the 1960s and since the mid-1970s, until his death he pursued a solo-career, composing sophisticated artistic and critically highly praised music, which varied slightly from one album to another and is sometimes hard to define, can be described as jazz rock, or more widely - progressive rock. He composed music to several films, including the popular musical "Neberte nám princeznú" and also shot several documentary movies during his lifetime.
EMI Czech Republic is a record label based in the Czech Republic. The label was founded under the name Monitor. EMI purchased the label in 1994 and continued it under the name Monitor/EMI s.r.o. Later the label was renamed EMI Czech Republic s.r.o. The label was sold to the Warner Music Group in 2013, with EMI labels, for £487 million.
Michal Pavlíček is a Czech guitarist, musical composer, singer and lyricist.
Vladimír Guma Kulhánek is a Czech rock bass guitarist. He studied at Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague. He was member of Flamengo, Etc..., Stromboli, Bohemia and many others. He was also sought-after session musician. Now, he is member of T4, November 2nd, Energit and supergroup called Kulhánek/Holeček/Razím/Kowacz.
Petr Spálený is a Czech musician and composer who plays guitar, flute and drums and sings. He is established on the boundaries of rock, country and pop music. He is notable for his phrasing that sounds similar to a melodic recitation and for a mix of singing and humming the melody. He earned a strong place in the Czech pop music scene. He has been active for over 40 years.
Laura a její tygři is a Czech musical group influenced by the funk, soul, jazz and rock.
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