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East Bloc Rock On Line Radio Links For Your Listening Pleasure

October 24, 2014
East Bloc Rock On Line Radio Links For Your Listening Pleasure

My tastes in rock music frequently gravitate towards the former communist bloc. East Germany, Hungary, Poland and the former USSR all produced some good rack music. In the Czech Republic, country music, in both Czech and English, was and is very popular. Following are some links to on line music from the former East Bloc. […]

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Music From Divokej Bill of the Czech Republic [Videos]

January 30, 2013
Music From Divokej Bill of the Czech Republic [Videos]

Divokej Bill is a Czech folk-rock band from Úvaly near Prague that has been in existence since the year 2000. The band is named aftewr Wild Bill Hickok. Their music sounds like idie rock with a touch of country. Although they perform in Czech, their tour of Western Europe with a Britich group called The […]

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Band of the Day: Marsyas From Czecho-slovakia [Videos]

December 13, 2012
Band of the Day: Marsyas From Czecho-slovakia [Videos]

Marsyas was a renowned Czech folk rock group between 1975 and 1985. Their repertoire consisted mostly of original songs, but also some cover versions (in Czech or English) songs by  Bob Dylan’, Joni Mitchell, and other American folk rock luminaries. Neil Young’s, Band’s etc. songs. They produced four albums and would have produced more if […]

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A Confession to My Readers [Videos]

July 2, 2012
A Confession to My Readers [Videos]

The following is an edited and adapted reprint of an article that appeared in August of 2008 on the Rudi Stettner web site. In keeping with our orientation as a “rootless cosmopolitan” web site, we are reprinting the article below. Since starting magdeburgerjoe.com and rudistettner.com back in January of 2008, I have stayed faithful to […]

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Group of the Day: Crvena Jabuka of the Former Yugoslavia [Videos]

February 15, 2012
Group of the Day: Crvena Jabuka of the Former Yugoslavia [Videos]

One of the all time best rock groups of the former Yugoslavia is Crvena Jabuka, whose name translates as “Red Apple”. The group, which is based in Sarajevo has outlasted the country that fell apart during their life as a group and remained popular within the old borders of Yugoslavia. Following are three songs of […]

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Group of the Day: Grupa Rok of the Former Yugoslavia [Videos]

January 30, 2012
Group of the Day: Grupa Rok of the Former Yugoslavia [Videos]

  One of my favourite singles of the 1970’s was from a Yugoslavian rock group named Grupa Rok, which used to perform onthe Jugoton label. Some of the best rock music in Europe came fromthe former Yugoslavia. Yu Grupa, Crvena Jabuka and Dino Merlin produced music that was as good as any American rock. It […]

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“Czerwone Gitary”, A Great Polish Band From The Communist Era [Video Link]

August 24, 2011
“Czerwone Gitary”, A Great Polish Band From The Communist Era [Video Link]

  This evening, I was looking for some songs in Russian by the Puhdys, a great rock band from East Germany. Back in the 70’s, they did a tour in 5 republics of the former USSR in which they sang beautifully in Russian. I have not been able to find any recordings of this. It […]

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