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 Zuby Nehty (1 Albums, 2 Tracks)

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LOCATION:Prague, Czechoslovakia
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  • Pavla Jonssonová
  • Marka Míková
  • Hanka Řepová
  • Kateřina Jirčíková

Zuby Nehty (Czech: [ˈzubɪ ˈnɛxtɪ]) are an all-female underground rock group from the Czech Republic.

The band formed under the name Plyn in 1980. Plyn played concerts at the 007 Club, Euridika, and at alternative festivals. After being blacklisted in 1983, they changed their name to Dybbuk and released their first EP on Panton Records in 1986.

In 1987 they changed again to Zuby nehty ("Tooth and Nail"). Pavla Jonssonová and Marka Míková started the band with poet Naďa Bilincová. Tomáš Mika and Michal Pokorný joined on saxophones and Jan Lorenc on drums. This formation performed at Slunecnice and Lucerna. Mira Wanek of Už jsme doma proposed in 1991 to produce Dybbuk songs for Punc,[clarification needed] and the original set-up (Marka Míková, Kateřina Jirčíková, Pavla Slába (Jonssonová), Hana Řepová, and Eva Trnková) decided to continue with a new repertoire. The band toured Europe, especially Germany. The first Zuby nehty album Utíkej/Running came out in 1993, followed by the Král vysílá své vojsko/Red Rover from 1995, Dítkám/For the Children in 1997, and Loď odplouvá/The Ship is Sailing Away in 1999. The band produced a film and several videos for Czech TV, theater soundtracks, and a book of poetry for the underground publishing house Mata.

In 2000 Zuby nehty stopped rehearsing and met occasionally for recording soundtracks for Míková's theatrical productions. In 2003 Indies Records released the double CD Best of ... & Rarity. The group played at special occasions, e.g. the release of the digitalized film Hudba Praha 85 at Archa Theatre, various benefits and festivals like Mikulov and Unijazz events. In 2010 the decision was made to start rehearsing and playing concerts. Romek Hanzlik's agency AMP signed the band to regular concerts. The band will undertake a US tour in fall 2010, including a concert in the annual Czech street festival in New York City on October 2.

The band has connections with the progressive rock group Už jsme doma: saxophonist Alice Flesarová was once a member of UJD, and UJD's leader Miroslav Wanek produced some of their albums. Pavla Jonssonová has taught and researched gender studies since 1993. Drummer Jana Modráčková went on to play trumpet for Traband and drums for Klec.

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