Freitag, 17. Oktober 2014

The Foreign Correspondent Returns - Stories About German Rock Music # 40

Maxim Rad is a German singer born in Hamburg, guitarist and composer. He published in 1980 his first solo album Times Ain't That bad, a mixture of New York New Wave and in British dyed pop. His main influences for this record were the early Talking Heads records and especially Television. He once said about this record: the forming member of this group, Tom Verlaine, belongs to few genius which the rock music has produced during the last years – not least because he proved ten years after the avant-garde rock the Velvet Underground recently that craft "dilettantism" could be more creative and produce a more interesting, because opener form of rock music, than the more virtuoso ex-servicemen in her artistic running dry. A rock form open in all directions is my image of ideal pop music. He divides the destiny of many other musicians that got a lot of positiv critical acclaim - he was less successful. I think, only a few people in Germany will remember his name but it's worth to listen to his songs again.

Enjoy and have a good weekend.

Maxim Rad - Times ain't that bad
Maxim Rad - Upset your doubts
Maxim Rad - What are you killing tonight
Maxim Rad - White action - African lemons


lithium hat gesagt…

I know Maxim Rad only from his 93 album "Old" which is a completely turnaround vs his debut. More soul and r`n`b that fitted perfectly into the Acid Jazz hype these days. Makes me think to get in the cellar and look for this album again...

Dirk hat gesagt…

Hallo Walter,

meine Seite updated sich ja nicht mehr auf den blogrolls der anderen, habe ich den Eindruck, daher auf diesem Wege: Dein "Cities" - mix ist seit einer Woche online ...

Beste Grüsse,