Dienstag, 22. März 2016

Continental Tuesday # 1

Bildergebnis für kettcar band

How you know, I have finished my twanging series last week and I considered what series would come next. Finally I decided to make a series about music made from bands not from Great Britain. No matter whether these are German-speaking artist, bands from continental Europe or both. Anyhow it is no matter whether it music from today is or whether this was taken up before decades. Main criterion should be that the music and the songs in a way at all are worth to be heard once again. Besides, it should play no role, whether it is punk, New Wave, Krautrock or electronic it should be music from outside the island. So be curious what will appear the upcoming weeks.

So let's start with Kettcar, a band formed in Hamburg in 2001 by Marcus Wiebusch after the split of their punk influenced band ... But Alive. It's a band I followed during the last years and I like them melancholic way in their music. Not only the music is what impresses me it's also about their lyrics that touches my little soul.

I am not embittered
only try out this
Now after food
I want, actually, only home
They do not brag
they only let know
Am I still unfair or quite envious?
These are your oldest friends
probably both
It only shimmers through
It stands in the air between us

And all these subjects, this are good subjects
About the cooking and travelling and what we take so
before immediately one says
So, this it was
If your glass raises
Come, raise your glasses

A toast
on the life
the luck
only I, I do not come along any more
with the life
to the luck
A toast
on the friendship
the certainty
in one year from here and now in
if the compassion certainly comes

We were always so proud of it
to know you
More notion of all
when we everybody together
Here you say only nothing
and then this cryptic dung

We have decided
as well as most
for rat race
and for own home perform
And you look down
with this knowledge what is wrong

This evening no mistake
and if then not mine
I am no betrayer
and feel me like one
Do you think then seriously this life makes fun?
If your glass raises
Comes, your glass raises

A toast
on the life
his lies
and as we struggle all the life
for nothing
and nothing at all
A toast
on the life
a place
on one is able once thus his
how one is
who is one

As a bonus a song from Wiebusch's first band ... But Alive (Forever 16)


The Swede hat gesagt…

I really enjoyed the Kettcar tune. Do you know the great Australian band The Apartments? They have a somewhat similar, melancholy sound, I think you'd like them.
I'm looking forward to making many more new discoveries with this series Walter.

Walter hat gesagt…

Never heard about them but if you recommend them it would be worth to investigate. I am sure you will find new good stuff in this series Swede