The Plastic People Of The Universe – Egon Bondy's Happy Hearts Club Band

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 there own sound. The raw diy sound of there recodings escaped to europe on tape and was released without the bands knowledge, there first album being a document of artistic defiance against the controlles of a stringenyt political environment they lived under.