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BEATOVÁ SÍň SLÁVY

Prazsky Vyber

 

Eclectic Prog

3.96 | 4 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars One can't help but rating certain albums better than others. I'm from Czech Republic, same as this band. Maybe it's also because I understand it more, I know origins of band, how their members behave, what other project and civil activities are they doing, a lot about their lifestyle, biographies (which I can connect in my mind with other things) and also lyrics. You have to be native speaker to understand lyrics as much as you can. Then you have to also be sentient, poetic and crazy (a little bit). The last thing is important here.

Do you see this cover and man with strange face ? This is main singer, he is wearing a mask. My father has replica (trout?) of this mask at home, I remember being frigtened by it. This is live, this means that all good sounds are played here. Well, not in every case, but here it is like that.

"Pražákům těm je tu hej" is for example (finally I feel completely well suited for commenting lyrics) about Prague, capital city of Czech Republic. As from not so big city, just few hundreds of thousand people, I understand him. There are street names sung through entire song and between it there is a section which is still repeating on different occasions "Praguers they're fine the most, they never get lost" (OK, first word "most" is my work, there should have be "fine", or "allright", but rhyme would be lost from original "hej - nezabloudej"). And that's nice irony, for foreigners, even from people from different cities (consider that our country has second largest city of 500.000 people, fourth is 200.000 and Prague has 1.200.000). This takes song to higher level, not just shouting names of streets, but it's irony, delicate one. This with typical keyboard, psychedelic like keyboard solo as intro to this song means this is fully deserved one of their best songs.

You have to be in special mood to give this five stars. One way is to be long time fan of this (here) legendary band, probably the most well known prog rock band in public.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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