Sonntag, 26. Juli 2015

Some more decent German songs



Back from my company-celebration and still alive! Dirk and all the others had pity on me and most of Dirk described came true. The later it got the more people get drunk and went to move their old bodies to that music. The celebration took place in two locations in the center of Stuttgart, the town I use to work weekly. Those who organized the party tried to give us a favor showing us a Brazilian dance ensemble dancing to some carnival music. It was horrible - I have never seen any Brazilian female dancers who wasn't able to dance to the music. I tried to watch their eyes if I could see if they took the wrong drugs. Anyway - I moved from this place to get me another cold beer in one of those locations. After their appearance two bands started to play. The first one played some cover versions of songs that I heard too often before. I have to admit that the musicians had craftsmanship in playing their instruments but I means nothing when they hadn't got soul. So I moved over to the next location to listen to a three man band trying to revive the spirit of the Rat Pack. And it wasn't bad at all because they didn't sing the songs of Frank Sinatra one to one but rather they arranged some German songs in the way Frank Sinatra would did it. And after both finished their shows the DJ started his work. The motto was a trip back into the 80s and all my apprehensions were fulfilled. The crowd started singing along when fucking Nena's '99 Luftballons' was played and fist were rising to Europe's 'Final Countdown'. And this was too much to stand for longer than 30 minutes. So I went outside to some co-workers having another drink, sitting in a quiet place and having some good conversation. When I came home late at night I wasn't willing to check out some comments - only listen to some music that was different to those I had to listen to. I grabbed out an very old album from 1987. It is a sampler from new German artist released on Big Store Records. Sorry, but I can't give you any links today, because I have this record only on vinyl.

So enjoy this few songs and have a great Sunday.







Kommentare:

Dirk hat gesagt…

Ah well, as expected, Walter, sorry to read about your miserable night! And thanks for the Broken Jug, what a neat tune this is ... haven't heard that for ages!

Walter hat gesagt…

It wasn't that miserable at all Dirk. Without listening or watching the acts I had some good times with a couple of mates as well. If you raised your youth with Barcley James Harvest you can't find open ears to listen to our kinda music.

The Swede hat gesagt…

I was interested to check out all 4 of these bands as I've never heard of any of them. I particularly enjoyed The Truffauts and The Broken Jug, but the Flowerpornoes track is absolutely fantastic. I've just been looking for it and can only find a short version, what album is the 11½ minute version taken from? Do they have more stuff like this? What would you recommend? Thanks for introducing me to it Walter.

Walter hat gesagt…

Swede, I am glad that you enjoyed these little gems. To Flowerpornoes: This short song was on the named record and I found the long version a few weeks ago on youtube. I don't know anything about this version and on which record it was released. During the next days I will investigate for this. And be sure - I found a few songs very close to the one you liked. Flowerpornoes are a project of the singer/songwriter Tom Liwa and it's a bit like German poems with electric guitar. So look forward to a special of these on my blog.
Have a good Sunday.