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History of Czech puppet theatre recalled (extract)

2006-05-19 from source: Radio Praha (Prague)

Stereolab explain Czech influence on new track

The legendary Czech animator Jiri Trnka inspired my next guest, Tim Gane, the leader of the English band Stereolab. The track which opens and closes their new album Fab Four Suture is called Kyberneticka Babicka (Cybernetic Granny) after a classic early 1960s film by Trnka. When Stereolab played in Prague earlier this week, Tim told me a bit about the film, and why it had inspired him.