Druha smena (The Other Shift) was founded by Milan Vymazal (vocals, keyboards), Zdenek Poklemba (guitars) and Juraj Suchon (drums) in 2001. Jaroslav Novotny (bass) joined a year later.
The band`s philosophy is based on an argument about who is better: Beatles and Stones (Mr Vymazal asserts so) or Clapton and B.B. King (Mr Poklemba asserts so). The drummer Jirka Suchon usually agrees with everything and the bassist Jarda Novotny with nothing, just to be sure. This is the way how the necessary creative tension is generated. Its results can be heard at various rock (revival) festivals, motorbike meetings, school balls, etc.
We must also mention our American friends living in Olomouc, Czech Republic who write the lyrics for us. Thanks a lot, Mick and Michael, for the ongoing excellent collaboration.
Don`t Fly Away
Hopefully something for the fans of the Stones, the Doors or Eric Clapton.
A Sixties Retro song. The Doors and the Shadows influences can be heard.
Stick To Your Dixie Ways
It`s only rock`n`roll but we like it, like it, yes, we do.
"The music is very fresh with a hint of oldies Rock & Roll influence".(a reviewer of the Song of the Year contest)
Fights And Screams
On the borderline between Classic Blues Rock and Hard Rock.
Run From Love
An uptempo song inluenced by Albert Collins`s style.
A Hard Day`s Drink
A simple twelve-bar song with some backing vocals.
Never Let You Down
A slow, emotional song with some Stones influence.
Rush Hour Road Rage
An uptempo song with a little Cream influence.
A midtempo song featuring a guest singer.
Time To Be A Man
A midtempo song with some sixties influence.
At The Brooklyn Bar
A midtempo song with the traditional bar atmosphere.
A campfire song.
A dreamy guitar instrumental, a bit untypical of a Blues Rock band.
Just Another Spring Song
Days are getting longer, so it`s the right time for another spring song...
A love song.
Another midtempo song in the sixties style.
A Ticket To Hill
A funny song about (not) going to see Paul Mc Cartney live in Prague.
Hopped On Bus For Chicago
A simple twelve-bar thing.
Merry Chistmas to everybody at IAC.
1/8/2008 6:14:40 PM
How in this big ole world, these bad to the bone bluesmen got the the call and put this sound in their pocket so solid, is amaze'in. Keep cook'in fellas I'm listening.
1/2/2008 10:26:19 AM
Happy New Year, Druha Smena...I'm enjoying a listen to "A Ticket To Hill"...keep on rockin' in 2008...
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