Samstag, 21. Dezember 2013

40 Records In 40 Years (21/40 - 1994)

Finished the renovation of our house, so that we could leave our small apartment. It was necessary than living with a little child and a dog there coast a lot of nerves. Anyway, we were glad to move on over to the house with much more space around. One of the first things I did there was to reserve a place only for me and my records. Now I had the time again, to listen to a lot of singers and bands that I wasn't able to in the past years. So time went on and Kerstin got pregnant again. Our son was born at the end of the year and I said: Now it is enough with family planning.

 few records from this year that are worth to write a few words:

Blumfeld - L'Etat Et Moi: German Art Rock at high level
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: American college sound reload
The Sea And Cake - same: Indie rock with jazz
Beck - Mellow Gold: Everybody wanted to be a loser
Soundgarden - Superunknown: Heavy guitars bring back rock
Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost: Fragile songs
Oasis - Definitely Maybe: Best selling album I can agree to
Massive Attack - Protection: Fantastic club sounds
Tom Petty - Wildflowers: Keeping the hippie time alive
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in NY: Curt Cobains legacy

Some songs I combine with this year:

Forrest Gump: I nearly cried when Jenny died
Four Weddings And A Funeral: Funny movie about love and friendship
Pulp Fiction: A movie that blew out my mind at the first time
Legends Of The Fall: Great drama
In The Year Of The Father: Another superb movie Mr. Day-Lewis
The Crow: Dark, dark, dark - only revenche
Natural Born Killers: Oliver Stone shows us the power of TV
Ed Wood: Wonderful movie about the worst director ever

All this happened in 1994:

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation begins their war in Chiapas, Mexico // A Bosnian Serb Army mortar shell kills 68 civilians and wounds about 200 in a Sarajevo market place // Silvio Berlusconi's right wing coalition wins the Italian general election // The Rwandan Genocide begins in Kigali // Curt Cobain killed himself // Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside the Simpson home in LA. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in a civil suit // Colombian footballer Andrés Escobar is shot dead in Medellin. His murder is commonly attributed as a retaliation for the own goal Escobar scored in the 1994 FIFA World Cup against the United States // Brazil wins the FIFA World Cup against Italy // The Provisional Irish Republic Army announces a complete cessation of military operations // Michael Schumacher wins his first Formula One World Championship

Very few music addicted people can still remember the times beginning of the 1970s when German radio broadcasted popular music only for one or two hours daily. That's why I often joined the AFN, where you could hear all the good songs that the forces brings to the American soldiers. Of course the played real country music as well and this was the time, when I got the first contact to the man with the somber voice. Throughout the years I always loved to hear him but I was not successful to introduce him to my lads. Everything changed, with this record. Produced by Rick Rubin, who produced the first Beastie Boys album as well, he got the recognition he should have. Rubin reduced the songs just to Johnny Cash and his guitar and he picked out some songs from nowadays bands and let them sing by the man in black.

Johnny Cash - Delia's Gone
Johnny Cash - Down There By The Train
Johnny Cash - Drive On
Johnny Cash - The Beast In Me

2 Kommentare:

Charity Chic hat gesagt…

The come back album of all time Walter, Indeed one of the best albums of all time.
Enjoying this series immensely

Anonym hat gesagt…

Is it one of The Ten Best Albums Of All Time?