The Plastic People Of The Universe - Egon Bondy's Happy Hearts Club Banned LP
Release Date: July 21st, 2023
Black vinyl edition of 700. Comes with lyric book, poster and postcard inserts.
Banned and jailed under Czech communism The Plastic People Of The Universe are a true story of artistic perseverance. Authorities claimed their music would have a "negative social impact," and they were banned from playing for the public – having to play secret shows in remote locations.
They were founded in 1968, influenced by The Velvet Underground/Beefheart and Zappa, but by the 1970s had developed their own sound. The raw DIY sound of their recordings escaped to Europe on tape and was released without the bands knowledge. Their first album Egon Bondy's Happy Hearts Club Banned being a document of artistic defiance against the controls of a stringent political environment they lived under.