Uz Jsme Doma
Uz Jsme Doma's music has been given a variety of catchy descriptive tags -- from "Prague rock" to "art punk" -- but none can really do justice to their unique sound and sensibility. Formed in 1985, the group has earned a reputation as one of the more creative rock bands to emerge from behind the Iron Curtain, developing a devoted, if scattered, U.S. following. Their frantic five-pronged attack echoes the political urgency of Punk bands like The Clash as well as the avant-garde absurdity of Pere Ubu and the Residents, both of whom they've cited as influences; however, the band bears little outward resemblance to any of the above. Their dark, eastern-flavored melodies, anthemic group vocals, thrashing guitars and skittering horn lines form a distinct concoction -- one that connects emotionally in spite of cultural and linguistic barriers.