Samstag, 29. November 2014

The Foreign Correspondent Returns - Stories About German Rock Music # 42

When I have brought his series to life, I would not have thought that so many results become from it. And so I will continue until number 50 in this series. Todays band takes us back to the days of Krautrock. Formed in 1975 by Klaus Dinger (who played with Kraftwerk and Neu! before), his brother Thomas and Hans Lampe. Typically for the music of La Dusseldorf are long, about wide distances the instrumental pieces which contains with sound collages and scanty song, often only German, English or now and again also French linguistic scraps are complemented. Lots of folks back then blamed this kind of music as too arty and not earthy enough. I remember many discussions I had with a couple of friends about the pros and cons of this music. Most of them I couldn't convince to open their ears for something new. The same thing happened again when another new music showed up the following years. Nevertheless, there were enough musicians in other countries which appreciated these music. Thus the music from Neu! and La Dusseldorf has big influence on the music of Brian Eno and David Bowie exercised. Bowie called La Dusseldorf "the soundtrack of the eighties". So take 13 minutes and listen to this little masterpiece that was recorded 40 years ago.

La Düsseldorf - Düsseldorf

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