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Zóna A

Zóna A

Zóna A


The band was formed in 1984 in Bratislava by lead vocals - Koňýk and guitar - Leďo (members of PARADOX - punkband /1980/) and drums - Ozi, guitar - Sveťo (members of ExTip - punkband /1980/) and with bass - Braňo Alex. Under communist regime they were only very limitied possibilities to play concerts in ČSSR or outside of home. It must be done secretely or under different name, because many concerts were cancelled by secret police. They had 4 demo tapes. Read more on Last.fm
The band was formed in 1984 in Bratislava by lead vocals - Koňýk and guitar - Leďo (members of PARADOX - punkband /1980/) and drums - Ozi, guitar - Sveťo (members of ExTip - punkband /1980/) and with bass - Braňo Alex. Under communist regime they were only very limitied possibilities to play concerts in ČSSR or outside of home. It must be done secretely or under different name, because many concerts were cancelled by secret police. They had 4 demo tapes.

In 1985 was made first TV movie about the band, but it was never broadcast, because communist TV leaders labeled it as "unsuitable for socialist youth" In 1986 secret police take away tha passporst of the band to avoid the appearance, because they was invited to Poland festival JAROCIN. In start of 1988 SVETO left the band to, reform EXTIP. He was replaced by semipermanent member ELVIS - accordion.Since 1988, because of “perestroika”, situation started be better, there were first legal appearances on official festivals, interviews in national newspapers etc. State record company OPUS offered to put out a single.

It didn't happened because band refused to change the lyrics to songs. Anyway, in summer 1989, they were first punk band to appear in TV “Top of the pops”. Also another TV film was made, but again, it hit the air only after velvet revolution in fall of 1989. Band played big celebration festivals at the end of 1989, also in Prague in a front of 20 000 people, Vaclav Havel included.

In a start of 1990 BRANO and OZI left, to form Slobodná Európa, together with Sveto. They were temporarily replaced by MIKI-bass and TIBOR CECH - drums, both EXTIP members, guested for one year, until Lump, Ledos brother, returns from army service. In spring 1990 was LP ”POTOPA” recorded for the state record company, because indie record companies still didn't exist in those days. It was in biggest record studio in Czechoslovakia, (before us, there was an classical orchestra with 60 members included!).

There were first appearances on compilations and also first concerts in western europe: Italy,Switzerland,Austria, supporting UK Subs. In january the line up was complete with LUMP CUPE-bass (former guitarist in punk bands KRACH and LORD ALEX) and MIKKO-drums (ex LORD ALEX too). In 1993 was second album released and band started to be included in numerous punk and oi! compilations in west. Since 1996 is band under label EMI-Slovakia.

This “major label” employs 2 people-chief and secretary. In start of 2002 LEDO left the band to continue in OI!punk band BRICKFIELD, together with Ozi, exdrummer of the band. He was replaced by REVO, who is ex ExTip again. They played in: Slovakia, Czechia, France, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Poland and Hungary. They played with: Sham 69, Major Accident, Red Alert, Vibrators, Anti-nowhere League, UK Subs, Drones, Peter&Test Tube Babies, One Way System, Special Duties, Guttersnipes, TV Smith, Splodgenessabounds, Menace, Boots&Braces, Los Fastidios, Twinkles, Vice Squad, ... Read more on Last.fm.

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