Tichá dohoda

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Tichá dohoda
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Background information
Also known as 2Wings
Origin Czech Republic
Genres alternative rock
Years active 1986 (1986)–1999 (1999)

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.

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Contents

The band members reunited in 2006 under the name 2Wings. [1] [2]

Discography

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References

  1. "Tichá dohoda se vrací pod novým jménem 2Wings". novinky.cz. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  2. Průša, Honza (28 August 2007). "Vrátí se Tichá dohoda?". musicserver.cz. Retrieved 9 April 2018.