Modus (band)

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Modus
Origin Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Genres Rock, pop
Years active 1967 (1967)–1972, 1973 (1973)–1989
2002-2003 (Reunion)
Labels OPUS, Open Music
Associated acts Janko Lehotský, Miro Žbirka, Marika Gombitová
Website Lehotsky-Modus.szm.com

Modus was a popular Czechoslovak band, originally established in 1967 by Stanislav Hrda, Ján Baláž, Peter Krutek, Juraj Czinege, T. Psota, Ľubomír Stankovský, Gabriel Wertlen and Miroslav Žbirka. The formation (identified nowadays as Modus 0 initially played cover versions of the 60's hits. A major change followed after the arrival of Ján Lehotský who joined the ensemble in 1972, and became their leader. The years 1976-80, which included albums Modus (1979) and Balíček snov (1980), referred to as Modusmania, denoted the band's stardom era.

Past members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details GSA
[1]
1979 Modus 41
1980 Balíček snov
  • Label: OPUS (#9116 0999)[3]
  • Format: LP, CD, CC
1981 99 zápaliek
  • Label: OPUS (#9113 1215)[4]
  • Format: LP, CD, CC
37
1983 Záhradná kaviareň
  • Label: OPUS (#9113 1346)[5]
  • Format: LP, CC
1984 Najlepšie dievčatá
  • Label: OPUS (#9113 1549)[6]
  • Format: LP, CC
1985 Každý niečo hrá
  • Label: OPUS (#9113 1632)[7]
  • Format: LP, CC
1986 Vlaky s rokmi
  • Label: OPUS (#9113 1776)[8]
  • Format: LP, CC
1988 Keď sa raz oči dohodnú
  • Label: OPUS (#9313 1989)[9]
  • Format: LP, CD, CC
"—" denotes an album that did not enter the GSA list.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Single details Label Catalogue
A-side B-side
1972 "Suzi" "Starý pán" OPUS #9043 0166
1973 "Cesta so psom" "Nevolaj viac" #9043 0260
1974 "Formula 1" "Sen o tebe" #9143 0361
1977 "Veľký sen mora" "Preteky s láskou" #9143 0438
"Margaréta" "Záhadná"[A] #9143 0439
"Úsmev" "Deň ako z pohľadnice"[B] #9143 0440
"Stará láska" Unknown #9143 0???
1980 "Mágovo číslo" "Naposledy" #9143 0540
1981 "Spoluhráčka" "Stará kára" #9143 0558
1982 "Zrkadlo rokov" "Dnes už viem"[C] #9143 0573
1984 "Otec a syn" Unknown #9143 0260
1985 "(Domov kráča) Trieda" "Má iba 16+1 deň" #9143 0635
1986 "Kapely starnú" "Lepšie je žiť" #9143 0654
1990 "Plátené dievča" Unknown #9143 0748

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single details Label Catalogue
A-side B-side
1977 "Zažni"[A] "Správa o ľuďoch"[A] OPUS #9143 0441
"Boľavé námestie"[B] "Ty vieš, mama"[B] #9143 0446
"Letná láska"[A] "Kráľ detských ciest" #9143 0450
"Známy tón"[A] "Drahá"[A] #9143 0461
1978 "Dievčatá"[A] "Čím viac máš"[A] #9143 0471
1979 "Vyznanie"[B] "Malý veľký vlak"[A] #9143 0500
1980 "Kufor a šál"[B] "Nostalgia"[B] #9143 0521
"Domy na zbúranie"[B] "Vieš byť zlá"[A] #9143 0522
"Svet stromov"[B] "Tajomstvo hier"[E] #9143 0528
"Klaun z domu č. 6"[A] "V slepých uličkách"[D] #9143 0538
"Cirkusový kôň"[B] "Deň letí"[B] #9143 0539
1982 "Srdcia dievčat"[B] "Slnečný kalendár"[B] #9143 0561
1983 "Záhradná kaviareň"[B] "Aký som" #9143 0595
Notes
  • A ^ Denotes a solo single by Miro Žbirka.
  • B ^ Denotes a solo single by Marika Gombitová.
  • C ^ Denotes a solo single by Pavol Hammel, no contribution.
  • D ^ Denotes a solo single by Žbirka featuring Gombitová.
  • E ^ Denotes a single by Lehotský and Gombitová

Seel also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Exkluzívny rebríček: 100 najlepších slovenských albumov". Nový čas (in Slovak). Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia. 2007-09-22. cas.sk. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  2. ^ Modus (1979). Modus (Liner Notes) (Vinyl Album) (in Slovak). Modus. Czechoslovakia: OPUS Records. 
  3. ^ Modus = (1979). Balíček snov (Liner Notes) (Vinyl Album) (in Slovak). Modus. Czechoslovakia: OPUS Records. 
  4. ^ Modus (1981). 99 zápaliek (Liner Notes) (Vinyl Album) (in Slovak). Modus. Czechoslovakia: OPUS Records. 
  5. ^ Modus (1983). Záhradná kaviareň (Liner Notes) (Vinyl Album) (in Slovak). Modus. Czechoslovakia: OPUS Records. 
  6. ^ Modus (1984). Najlepšie dievčatá (Liner Notes) (Vinyl Album) (in Slovak). Modus. Czechoslovakia: OPUS Records. 
  7. ^ Modus (1985). Každý niečo hrá (Liner Notes) (Vinyl Album) (in Slovak). Modus. Czechoslovakia: OPUS Records. 
  8. ^ Modus (1986). Vlaky s rokmi (Liner Notes) (Vinyl Album) (in Slovak). Modus. Czechoslovakia: OPUS Records. 
  9. ^ Modus (1988). Keď sa raz oči dohodnú (Liner Notes) (Vinyl Album) (in Slovak). Modus. Czechoslovakia: OPUS Records. 
  10. ^ Modus (1980). Modus - Export Release (Liner Notes) (Vinyl Album). Modus (band). Czechoslovakia: Bonton Music. 
  11. ^ Modus (1985). The Best Girls (Liner Notes) (Vinyl Album). Modus. Czechoslovakia: OPUS Records. 
  12. ^ Modus (1985). Everybody Plays (Liner Notes) (Vinyl Album). Modus. Czechoslovakia: OPUS Records. 
  13. ^ Modus (1987). Friends (Liner Notes) (Vinyl Album). Modus. Czechoslovakia: OPUS Records. 
  14. ^ Modus (1987). Zrkadlo rokov (Liner Notes) (Vinyl Album) (in Slovak). Modus. Czechoslovakia: OPUS Records. 
  15. ^ Modus (1995). The Best of 1977-1988: Vol 1 (Liner Notes) (Double Compact Disc) (in Slovak). Modus. Slovakia: Open Music. 
  16. ^ Modus (1998). The Best of 1979-1988: Vol 2 (Liner Notes) (Double Compact Disc) (in Slovak). Modus. Slovakia: Open Music. 
  17. ^ Modus (1998). Úsmev (Liner Notes) (Compact Disc) (in Slovak). Modus. Slovakia: Bonton Music. 
  18. ^ Modus (2005). Gold (Liner Notes) (Compact Disc) (in Slovak). Modus. Slovakia: OPUS Records. 

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