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Uz Jsme Doma: Hollywood [Skoda, 1996]
Given the debts these Czechs owe the Residents and Uriah Heep, Chris Norris's New York jape has to make you giggle--Prague-rock. Thing is, Slavic bands are almost always prog one way or the other--cf. their label-of-love's Czeching In comp. Yet this is the only one whose tempo shifts and horn lines and sudden bursts of ugly are as funny as they should be, more on this '93 Europe/'96 US release than the more theatrical '91 Europe/'97 US Unloved World. And what ever happened to Pulnoc, who could make a fella like serious? A-