2012 - 95th Segment: “Screws and Nuts”

In this series we present 100 songs which have gone down in the history of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. On Czech Radio’s web pages you can find a poll, in which you can vote for the best hit from the past century. We continue with the year 2012.

On February 8th, the Senate approved an amendment to the Czech Constitution, which introduced direct presidential elections.
July 27th marked the official start of the 30th Summer Olympic Games in London. Czech athletes won eleven medals.
On September 14th, the government of the Czech Republic responded to a methanol poisoning scandal by declaring a ban on the sale of hard liquor.
On January 3rd, Czech-Canadian writer and publisher Josef Škvorecký passed away.

In 2011, a group of four young men from Pilsen celebrated the tenth anniversary of their band, Mandrage. The band, marked their milestone with a “10 Year Mandrage Tour” through the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Great Britain and Germany. That same year, Mandrage won the ROCK category at the TV Óčko Music Awards.

Mandrage, photo: Lukáš Milota / Czech RadioMandrage, photo: Lukáš Milota / Czech Radio The following year the group released an album called “My Blood Type.” and one of the songs on it “Screws and Nuts” dominated Czech hit parades and became the most played track on Czech Radio.

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