Zuby Nehty

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Zuby Nehty
Background information
Also known as Plyn, Dybbuk
Origin Prague, Czechoslovakia
Genres Rock, alternative rock, punk rock
Years active 1980–1986, 1987–2000, 2010–present
Labels Indies Records, Panton Records
Associated acts Už Jsme Doma
Website www.noise.cz/zubynehty/
Members Pavla Jonssonová
Marka Míková
Hanka Řepová
Kateřina Jirčíková
Past members Alice Flesarová
Renata Špičanová
Dáša Seidlová
Vendula Kašpárková
Eva Trnková
Naďa Bilincová
Tomáš Mika
Michal Pokorný
Jan Lorenc
Michal Lang
Klára Valentová
Petr Svoboda
Jana Modráčková
Martin Černý
Jaroslav Svoboda

Zuby Nehty (Czech: [ˈzubɪ ˈnɛxtɪ]) are an all-female underground rock group from the Czech Republic.


The band formed under the name Plyn in 1980. Plyn played concerts at the 007 Club Strahov, 011 Club Strahov (where they also practised for a while in mid-to-late 1980's), Euridika, and at alternative festivals.[1] After being blacklisted in 1983, they changed their name to Dybbuk and released their first EP on Panton Records[2] in 1986.

In 1987 they changed again to Zuby nehty ("Teeth and Nail"). Pavla Jonssonová and Marka Míková started the band with poet Naďa Bilincová. Tomáš Mika and Michal Pokorný joined on saxophones and Jan Lorenc on drums. This formation performed at Slunecnice and Lucerna. Mira Wanek of Už jsme doma proposed in 1991 to produce Dybbuk songs for Punc,[clarification needed] and the original set-up (Marka Míková, Kateřina Jirčíková, Pavla Slabá (Jonssonová), Hana Řepová, and Eva Trnková) decided to continue with a new repertoire. The band toured Europe, especially Germany. The first Zuby nehty album Utíkej/Running came out in 1993, followed by the Král vysílá své vojsko/Red Rover from 1995, Dítkám/For the Children in 1997, and Loď odplouvá/The Ship is Sailing Away in 1999. The band produced a film and several videos for Czech TV, theater soundtracks, and a book of poetry for the underground publishing house Mata.

In 2000 Zuby nehty stopped rehearsing and met occasionally for recording soundtracks for Míková's theatrical productions. In 2003 Indies Records released the double CD Best of ... & Rarity. The group played at special occasions, e.g. the release of the digitalized film Hudba Praha 85 at Archa Theatre, various benefits and festivals like Mikulov and Unijazz events. In 2010 the decision was made to start rehearsing and playing concerts. Romek Hanzlik's agency AMP signed the band to regular concerts. The band undertook a US tour in the fall of 2010, including a concert in the annual Czech street festival in New York City on October 2.

The band has connections with the progressive rock group Už jsme doma: saxophonist Alice Flesarová was once a member of UJD, and UJD's leader Miroslav Wanek produced some of their albums. Pavla Jonssonová has taught and researched gender studies[3] since 1993. Drummer Jana Modráčková went on to play trumpet for Traband and drums for Klec.


Current members
  • Pavla Jonssonová (was Slabá, née Fediuková) – guitar, bass guitar, vocals (1980–1998, 2010–present)
  • Hanka Řepová (née Kubíčková) – drums, vocals (1980–1997, 2010–present)
  • Marka Míková (née Horáková) – keyboard, piano, bass guitar, vocals (1980–2000, 2010–present)
  • Kateřina Jirčíková (née Nejepsová) – alto saxophone, flute, vocals (1983–1988, 1991–1997, 2010–present)
Former members
  • Alice Flesarová (née Kalousková) – alto saxophone, vocals (1991–1997)
  • Renata Špičanová – saxophone (1980–1981)
  • Dáša Seidlová – drums (1980–1981)
  • Vendula Kašpárková – keyboard (1981–1983)
  • Eva Trnková – guitar (1985–1988)
  • Naďa Bilincová – guitar (1988–1990)
  • Tomáš Mika – saxophone (1988–1990)
  • Michal Pokorný – saxophone (1988–1990)
  • Jan Lorenc – drums (1988–1990)
  • Michal Lang – drums (1988–1990)
  • Klára Valentová – violin (1994–1997)
  • Petr Svoboda – drums (1997)
  • Jana Modráčková – drums (1997–2000)
  • Martin Černý – bass guitar (1998–2000)
  • Jaroslav Svoboda – guitar (1998–2000)



  • Ale čert to vem (under the name Dybbuk, 1991; re-issued as Poletíme in 1998)
  • Utíkej (1993)
  • Král vysílá své vojsko (1995)
  • Dítkám (1997)
  • Loď odplouvá (1999)
  • Best of ... & Rarity (2003)
  • Kusy (2014)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • Czech Alternative Music Vol. IV ("Ven paca" from Dítkám, 1998)
  • Indies Records 2004 and Best of 15 Years ("Kobylka" from Král vysílá své vojsko, 2004)


  • Live 85 Volume 1 (under the name Plyn/Dybbuk, 1985)
  • Rock Debut 1 (under the name Dybbuk, 1986)


  1. ^ "Rock Band Sounds off Musician Pavla Slaba Rises Above Cultural Boundaries". Akron Beacon Journal. 21 September 1998. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
  2. ^ "Outside looking in". The Prague Post. 14 September 2005. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
  3. ^ "Here comes the sun". Czech Business Weekly. 20 June 2005. Retrieved 2008-10-13.[dead link]

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