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Thursday 27 May 2010

Pardubice Pop

It is Eurovision on Saturday so to get us all in the mood here is some Euro pop and psych from a bygone era - 1960s Czechoslovakia.

A few years ago I was in Pardubice in what is now the eastern end of the Czech Republic. While there I picked up "Vychodocesky Big Beat 1963 - 1971", a compilation featuring bands from Pardubice and Hradec Kralove. Of today's selections, Fantom were from Pardubice and the other two from Hradec Kralove. Traffic fans - the band, not the congestion - may well recognise one of the tunes.

"Krizova Cesta" - Fantom (1967)

"Polepsi Se" - Veterani (1969)

"Kouzelny Ton" - The Sonors (1969)

Here is last year's Czech Eurovision entry. It's competitive failure is inexplicable.

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