A Czech rock and roll group that arrived from the Velvet Trend from the past due ’80s, Echt! (never to become confused with several German-speaking groups from the same name) takes on some sort of pub rock and roll similar essentially towards the Pogues. Its originality resides inside a heavier part towards the music and vocalist Karel Malik’s low vocal range. The group continues to be active mostly because the past due ’90s, liberating albums within the Czech label Dark Point. Echt! offers its roots within the underground pub Klamovka in past due-’70s Prague. There, music artists and artists fulfilled and had been briefly relieved from your oppression from the Communist program. That is where Malik, a saxophonist and vocalist, learned the fundamentals of rock and roll music. He come up with Echt! in 1988 as pub rock and roll was developing right into a design within the last times of Czechoslovakia. The group quickly captivated an impressive pursuing that included ex-members from the famous Czech protest rock and roll group Plastic Folks of the Universe. Immediately after the Velvet Trend in November 1989, Echt! was asked, alongside Pulnoc (several ex-PPU music artists), to execute in Paris in the opening of the Andy Warhol exhibition taking part in together with a re-formed Velvet Underground. The function attracted some interest in Western music circles and quickly the group began to tour Germany, Austria, and France. Malik and close friends documented an individual with Pulnoc in 1990 and added a track towards the 1993 compilation Compact disc Ujezd, however the impetus used down. For another 3 or 4 years, Echt! place dormant as 1 / 2 of its users got involved with Hubda Praha, an organization that gained regional success and received the Rock and roll and Pop music honor for Best Music group in 1996. A 12 months later, Malik known as back again his troupes to re-form the group, which stabilized within the lineup of ex-PPU Jirí “Kaba” Kabes (electric guitar/violin), Vladimír Zatloukal (electric guitar), Jirí Jelínek (bass), and Jirí Michálek (drums), with Malik composing a lot of the music and lyrics. They documented their first record, Horky Piti (“Bitter beverage”), released in 1997. Smutny Veci implemented a year afterwards. Lineup changes slowed up the group’s profession, but Je Mi Krásne (“Personally i think great”), which signalled Malik’s wish to have a departure from your Pogues’ sound, arrived in 2001.