Cod Liver Oil

Cod Liver Oil

by Uz Jsme Doma


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Half a dozen LPs in, this 22-year Czech band is free of its remarkable founding narrative as a band banned by the former Communist Czechoslovakian regime just for existing. (And you thought the post-Grundy Pistols had trouble playing.) Original members have come and gone. What remains is the fierce commitment to the freedom inherent in Western art-damaged music. Uz embody the absolute unpredictability in Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention primarily, but also the multi-influence, anti-pop clatter of the Residents, Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu, 1977 punk, and less indulgent prog. You won't know what they're singing about in Czech, but the limitless hyper-energy and collision of styles piling on each other with remarkable precision, always turns ears. There's Eastern European folk, charged-fast, whacked-out new wave guitar rock, wall-climbing bass, spastic ska horns, rushing pianos or violins, hyper-melodies, constructed chaos, and time breaking everywhere. It's glorious; so liberated, it's aural public nudity on a horse.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2008
Label: Skoda Records
UPC: 0793066001721
catalogNumber: 17
Rank: 142379

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Uz Jsme Doma   Primary Artist
Jewlia Eisenberg   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Nils Frykdahl   Vocals,12-string Guitar,Guest Appearance
Carla Kihlstedt   Violin,Guest Appearance
Miroslav Wanek   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Musical Direction,Group Member
Jay Stanek   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Petr Böhm   Drums,Group Member
Radek Podvesky   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Group Member
Martin Velísek   Percussion,Group Member
Dawn McCarthy   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Robert Hunter   English Translations
Darrell Johnson   English Translations
Robert Zverina   English Translations
Miroslav Wanek   Composer,Producer,English Translations
Martin Velísek   Cover Design
Roman Soltys   Engineer
Andrej Lazo   Engineer

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