HRDINOVÉ NOVÉ FRONTY: Vále?ný Území: LP

Diacritical-heavy punk from the communist-controlled Czech Republic, 1985-88. I’d say that it feels like I was caught in a time warp and got MRR’s mail from three decades ago, except that the worshipful packaging—colored vinyl, full color gatefold sleeve, full-color lyric libretto (hey, they called it a “libretto” for Plastic Surgery Disasters, I can use that word legally)—is far too bourgeois and decadent for that time period. I am glad this record exists. That said, Czech please. BEST SONG: “Dům Na Demolici.” BEST SONG TITLE: Tie between “Syfilis” and “Bombardéry.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Band name means “Cut across Shorty” in Czechoslovakian. Not really. 

 –Rev. Norb (PHR)