2019-05-17

the schneesturm post-kraut blitzart tape from 1983 featuring checkpoint charlie, captain sperrmüll, munju, embryo, dissidenten, schäggi bädsch, argile, nikel's spuk, kling klong and julius schittenhelm


this tape was released in 1983 on the german schneeball label to promote some new releases and the chaotic wisdom of the postkraut-postpunk-posthippie noise they tried and succee=did to conquer the world with. you'll get some tracks fromwaybackthen=fourthcoming albums, some exclusive tracks that never were released anywhere else, and a lot of funny and weird interluding noise.


for a lot of reasons i decided not to cut up in and out the thirty minutes each of both sides of the tape, but to let you experience the de=collage as it was meant to be heard, and additionally i separated four tracks that you can listen to directly right=here=and=now and will find in the rar-file at the bottom of this post.


you can find out more about the schneesturm and the schneeball on discogs, and that's how it goes and goose and every=one knows. the rar-file includes both sides of the tape uninterruptately plus the four tracks i extruncated for your listening pleasure. so there.

a1 - captain sperrmüll - wild und unersättlich
a2 - embryo's dissidenten & karnataka college of percussion - ein abend mit akaaboune
a3 - schäggi bädsch - plunkton (listen directly)
a4 - julius schittenhelm - schwindelwelt (erster teil)
a5 - argile - bahnhofstraße (listen directly)
a6 - nikel's spuk - der siebte engel


b1 - checkpoint charlie - als mein sohn geboren wurde
b2 - embryo - cimbalero (listen directly)
b3 - julius schittenhelm & cordyline - blechwelt (zweiter teil)
b4 - munju - kannst du dir vorstell'n
b5a - julius schittenhelm - scheinwelt (dritter teil)
b5b - julius schittenhelm - staatenwelt (vierter teil) (listen directly)
b6 - kling klong - stoned cops 

(mp3 / all scans and more included / direct download) 

2019-05-03

the first lot of supplementary files coumplementing the next dimension transfer box by the german psychobeat legends the 39 clocks the 39 clocks


the next next next dimension transfer by the 39 clocks, laydeedeedies and gentilenderends! the new five-cd/lp-box by the spearheads of the northwestgerman psychobeat-movement re-modelling the early eighties is as wonderful as it sounds as it seems as you are as it was acid is and forever will be, and still you can buy this collectors' item for a reasonable price if you are looking long enough into the abyss. but here is more and more and even more to come.


for your pleasure, and for mine of course, i dug deeper and deeper and down into my collection of sound files and found a lot of stuff that is not even mentioned insight the box. so here is a compilation of live tracks, rehearsal room recordings and hitherto lost sounds the 39 clocks executed some time and times between 1978 and 1983 with JG39 and CH39 on most instruments, and you better listen to this: 


01 - the intro (using sounds found on sugarmegs and BANDIT) (listen directly)

02 - look into you (live in bremen on the ninth of february 1983 with rüdiger klose on drums) (listen directly)


03 - aspetando godot (live in würzburg 1981; just JG and CH and the machine)

04 - call of war (the 39 clocks badly disguised as alice dee, from the tape sampler "...von mir aus", compiled by emilio winschetti in 1984)

05 - past tense hopes & instant fears on 42nd street (live at the markthalle in hamburg, 1983. this was the bonus track for the rerelease of their second album subnarcotic; the bonus track for the rerelease of pain it dark will follow later on) (listen directly)


06 - summer of 79 (some 48 minutes of rehearsal room recordings with emilio winschetti on korg ms-20; uncut with a veryveryvery tentative post-production: just the volume level was slightly adjusted)


07 - no town brain (live at the hannover altstadtfest on the 26th of august 1979; with hempelmann on drums and chaotic czak on vocals and bass. and believe me or not: i was there in the audience. you can find the whole story on brotbeutel, of course)

(mp3 / all scans and more included / direct download)



2019-04-26

stuttgART: hindemith, klangstabil, mama lou, frauenklinik, chaos z, albrecht/d., sturclub, angela merkel, metabolismus, richard wagner and many others - gemütliche avantgarde and serendipitous nebensächlichkeiten (rare, obscure and megalomaniacally bumptious)



stuttgart. the first word in this paragraph is stuttgart. it means to leave your mind. haha, sorry no: the music of the stuttgart avantgarde is quiet cozy and though some of the following sounds may seem to be annoying and uncomfortable: for the stuttgart avavantguardian they are not: we know it all. für die/den stuttgarter/in bleibt es ein zerrissenes, zerrupftes hören: natürlich kennen wir das alles und wir wollen es nicht ganz so laut; das ist doch peinlich, was sollen denn die nachbarn denken?

this-here (hear, haha!) compilation will give you an aural harmonic point of view (!) of what happened to the non biassed (my ass!) ears of the unbegoted lisssssener that cared for the sound of the city: punk, tekkkkNO, noise and the very conventional new music klassische avantgarde approach and impact can all be found in thee following fragments: it is your choice what you will do with my choice: the hiss and her story of the sound of stuttgart might bla-bla-blow your mind.
 

listen to this:

01 - albrecht/d. - hello (listen directly)
02 - frank martin - full fathom five
03 - mama lou - zangengeburt
04 - chaos Z - rational mensch (listen directly)
05 - achim braun - atemlos IV
06 - albrecht/d. - next (listen directly)
07 - paul hindemith - der erste satz der sinfonia serena
08 - bleib clean - na klar
09 - TÔLE ACHE - mon coeur bât une derniere fois
10 - die stäffelesgeiger - schottisch aus wollmetshofen (listen directly)
11 - ensemble v.act - litany for the whale (john cage)
12 - albrecht/d. - next
13 - checksum - ascension island
14 - siemers - zelenkut (listen directly)
15 - frauenklink - euglena (listen directly)
16 - gerhard braun - ARU
17 - klangstabil - germa (listen directly)
18 - metabolismus - arctix
19 - richard wagner - aufmarsch der friedensboten (listen directly)
20 - albrecht/d. - next
21 - sturclub - 4'33''
22 - angela merkel - die bundeskanzlerinnenhymne


whatwherewhenwhy?

01 - aus der tonkassette und online-veröffentlichung albrecht/d. und die abartigen von 1973; in the meanmean time re-released on vinyl as a bootleg somewhere in the netherlands using my post-production of the original tape. more information about the stuttgart postfluxus artist albrecht/d. can be found on wikipedia and on a very detailed page reflecting his life, art, music, and work.
02 - aus den ariel-chören nach shakespeares sturm the tempest. frank martin (1890-1974) wird am 14.07.2012 in der evangelischen kirche stuttgart-gaisburg vom swr-vokalensemble interpretiert; chefdirigent war markus creed.
03 - 1996: daniel benavente, frank yentner, nikolas deiker: aus der cd city sounds of stuttgart.
04 - recorded and released in 1981 aufgenommen und veröffentlicht: chaos Z wurden später later on to become the well-known stuttgart emo-punk band die fliehenden stürme; das kann man alles nachlesen.
05 - 1999 in der stuttgarter edition musikat erschienen. doch: musikat. vom buch-julius.
06 - one of many ways.
07 - aufgenommen recorded at in der stuttgarter liederhalle am 08.02.1963, es spielt das radio-sinfonieorchester stuttgart unter der leitung von paul hindemith himself. aus diesem stück haben iron butterfly später das thema von in-a-gadda-da-vida entliehen.
08 - das glaubt mir doch wieder keiner: eine single der bleib-clean-band der polizei baden-württemberg unterstützt von schülerinnen und schülern des remstalgymnasiums weinstadt, herausgegeben vom innenministerium baden-württemberg in zusammenarbeit mit dem landeskriminalamt stuttgart. so geht popmusik!
09 - recorded circa 1997 etwa in fellbach aufgenommen. david dufour ist deuf und spielt die musik von tôle ache.
10 - aufgenommen 1999 beim tag der volksmusik in stuttgart.
11 - aus der cd 150 jahre staatliche hochschule für musik und darstellende kunst stuttgart von 2006. wir hören bernadette glöckler, hannelore hack, annelie sophie müller, maria pizzuto, rebecca rentner, teresa schuh, eva-maria tralle und lisa weitz unter der anleitung und in einer bearbeitung von angelika luz.
12 - (---)
13 - 2000. die sind mit dabei weil sie damals in meiner nachbarschaft gewohnt und gearbeitet haben they were part of my neighbourhood.
14 - composed and recorded on the 23rd of august 2013 exclusively for this compilation using a short sample of the barockorchester stuttgart and the kammerchor stuttgart playing missa dei patris by jan dismas zelenka. and yes: that's me.
15 - recorded in 1981. frauenklinik were an all-girl-punk-band that made a lot of noise in stuttgart. revolt into style!
16 - 2003 für vier bass- oder auch sopranino-flöten und schlagwerk. aus der cd traumwelt, die irgendwann den verwandlungen folgen wird.
17 - found somewhere on the internet in ungefähr 1999 irgendwo im netz gefunden, don't know keine ahnung ob selten rare oder known to all und also allen bekannt.
18 - found somewhere on the internet in ungefähr 1999 irgendwo im netz gefunden, don't know keine ahnung ob selten rare oder known to all und also allen bekannt.
19 - aus rienzi, aufgenommen recorded am 03.11.1957 vom staatsopernchor und vom staatsorchester stuttgart directed by lovro von matacic; da war ich gerade mal fast zwei wochen alt when i was about two weeks old und sputnik was in orbit for four weeks war seit einem monat im all.
20 - ...and on...
21 - recorded on the 2nd of may 2008: sturclub for this action were wenne the lolly pope and siemers. john cage goes into gaye advert.
22 - recorded on the 12th of october 2012 auf dem marktplatz in stuttgart with chanceloretta merkel.




DOWNLOAD STUTTGART
(mp3 / 78 minutes / 180 mb / direct download)

(this post is a revised, remade and remodelled version of a post i wrote in 2013)

2019-04-19

slapshot and the beatboys: ambitious german powderpop found in the refuse bin of the stuttgart employment agency

 

while rummaging through the garbage cans of the stuttgart employment agency (as i do rather often, of course) i stumbled over some thirteen baker's dozen of demo-cds that southwestgerman bands and artists ceded to the musicians and artists' department of the stuttgart employment agency hoping to get some jobs at some company celebrations, christmas parties, on a cruiser liner or in an amusement park. obviously for one reason or an other the demo recordings were not necessarily needed any longer, and i am very glad i saved them from becoming plastic waste in the ocean.


for today i choose the beatboys from ludwigsburg and slapshot from niddatal in the state of hesse. the beatboys at least left some traces on the internet and even on discogs, while slapshot did not. but anyway, i am giving you all the information the information the sound carriers are offering, and leave it up to you to find out more. i gathered both cds into one big file  that most cd-burn-programs should be able to stuff onto one cd-r clocking in at veryvery short under 80 minutes. have fun.


the attraction and charm of these recordings of course is their idiosyncratic use of the english language, radicilous and enlightering.



so let's start with the beatboys from 2007:


01 - great balls of fire
02 - don't be cruel
03 - wooly bully (listen directly)
04 - under the boardwalk
05 - don't ha!ha!
06 - bus stop
07 - california sun (listen directly)
08 - nights in white satin
09 - who put the bomp
10 - glad all over
11 - rock'n'roll is king
12 - do you love me (listen directly)
13 - my back pages
14 - papa oom mow mow
15 - you really got me (listen directly)
16 - hey jude

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and second of all we got slapshot from 2001:


(01) 17 - staying alive
(02) 18 - what's love got to do with it
(03) 19 - mama told me not to come
(04) 20 - bad moon rising (listen directly)
(05) 21 - welcome to heartlight
(06) 22 - kung fu fighting
(07) 23 - nur geträumt (listen directly)
(08) 24 - volle lotte
(09) 25 - slapshot-opener

(mp3; all scans included; direct download)

26 - and as a web-only bonus track i included the beatboys version of wig-wam bam they recorded for the kreissparkasse ludwigsburg in 2013. (listen directly)


2019-03-29

some rather rare or hitherto unreleased tracks by 21 southwestgerman neo-ska-bands: SKA 21 featuring the busters, nu sports, the juggins, ezzo, piracy, area 52, cubic circle and many others


there was a time when all the bands had pages on myspace and when the neo-neo-ska finally reunited with polka and schottische not kosmische. in 2003 the southwestgerman radio station freies radio für stuttgart (that's free radio for stuttgart; they were not allowed to call themselves just free radio stuttgart) started the programme file under ska, featuring nothing but oldvintage and neonew rocksteady, blue beat and ska. 


in 2008 they asked all those neoskatalighters in the surroundings of stuttgart to contribute to a benefit sampler for the free radio, and at least 21 of them did. the sampler has long since sold out and is almost completely unknown to most serious collectors of obscure neo-ska releases. so for your pleasure: here we go.


furthermore i contributed some information to the entry on discogs using my nom de guerre vandaale; all scans you may find there and a little bit more of course are also included in the .rar-file you can download way down below. and by the way: this cd was completely unknown to me until i found it this morning at the stuttgart zora for 35 cent.


01 - no sports - phoenix
02 - the mood - file under ska
03 - spicy roots - brilliant day (listen directly)
04 - lost banditoz - never again
05 - jagga-bites combo - drive
06 - los skalameros - seven seas
07 - area 52 - no reaction
08 - sensi simon & the studio nine band - saddam hussein
09 - skattle grid - what they fucking wanted (listen directly)
10 - cubic circle - the most important
11 - hohes c - schamlos
12 - soulfood international - something wrong
13 - the juggins - one for all (listen directly)
14 - dub voyagers - so oder so
15 - blue babies - king of coffee
16 - piracy - just dressed in sex
17 - the lodgers - murder
18 - ezzo - ska instead of hate
19 - phonkonfused - moskau
20 - the busters - my girl 2
21 - sensi simon feat. mad maxamom - sie ficken dein gehirn (listen directly)


(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)






2019-03-01

a lucky bag filled with some weird german seven-inch-vinyl-singles from 1955 to 1986



lucky you; i upended my record collection to unearth a good handfill of underdeterminated german sounds from way beyond that noboredy can stand under will for more than two minutes. you will get appsouloudely no kraut or kosmische, but some swabian comedy, some neue deutsche welle (new german values), some underrated jazz from the fifties, some overrated jazz from the seventies, some long forgotten tv and radio advertisements and some happygodelightedly psycho beat for southwestgerman fleamarkets. you can listen to all of the tracks directly, and you can download a .rar file with all of the music and all of the scans and some more way down below.

so here we go-go:

we are starting off with some recordings from the third german jazz festival that probably was celebrated in cologne in 1955, featuring the likes of freddy christman, hans koller, roland kovac and emil mangelsdorff, who ten to fifteen years later left a lot of deep traces in what was to become known as kraut. but here they are as young men playing the bop.


for your listening pleasure side one and two of the record each are documented here seamlessly without any cuts; the line-up of the bands can be found in the scan above.



listen to side one
helmut weglinski quintett - crazy rhythm
johannes rediske quintett - boptical illusion



freddy christmann quartett - passé
hans koller new jazz stars - when you lover has gone

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when in 1973 the new duden, the mandatory german wordbook, was released, a seven-inch-vinyl-single featuring the radiospots to accompany the release was given away free to booksellers and stationers all over germany, so they could listen to the adverisements in advance. you can listen to these spots right now with the benefit of hindsight.




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when the neue deutsche welle german new wave swashed away all the schmaltz and schlager (though it did not) a lot of  kosmische krauts and sozialdemokritische hangabouts tried to cash the wave; piefke und pafke, formerly known as arbeitstitel knochen, were two of the more tolerable out-in-siders buy the time boeing. here are both sides of their first single from 1982:






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and here are some more tv and radio spots; i stole this flexi in the advertising department of the stuttgart ibm in 1984. lürzer's archives (with apostrophe and so on and so on) had given it away for free to let the best of spots be heard and so on and so on. listen to pepsi cola, apple, shell, perrier, or die! (please note the oxford comma!)




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das einrichtungshaus behr is a southwestgerman company for furniture and design, if i might say at least the least, stationed in the metropolis of wendlingen am neckar. in 1978 they released a record with jazz versions of four suebian folksongs by the stuttgarter jazz-trio and handed it out for free to their business partners. the music is rather solid and moderate; and that is what the einrichtungshaus behr is: not even boring.

the stuttgarter jazz-trio of course were werner lener on piano, ludwig stimmler on bass, and elmar wippler on drums. both sides of the record had two tracks each, but you can listen to them right here seamlessly.


listen to side one
bald gras' ich am neckar
mädele ruck, ruck, ruck


auf'm wase graset d'hase
auf d'schwäb'scheeisenbahne

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i bought this record directly from the drummer (or at least a person who claimed to have been the featurd drummer) on a fleamarket in the neverneverlands between plochingen and nürtingen. it's a wondeful little record i want my jockay to play; it reminds me of a light version of the sparks, early undocumented roxy music, or the 39 clocks if they ever would have dared to play pop music. so it's lvely but coumpletelay unmatured. and nobody knows if rainer rohrmose on drums and dietmar ilg on guitars an lyrics really ever happened.






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and lost burst least we have the stuttgart stand-up comedian willy reichert with hiss version of an alltime horrorscope for scorpios, recorded and released in 1959. the first two seconds of this record are absoloudelay great, but for the rest of it you must be more than familiar with the subtleties of the swabian lainguage and the skorpius zodiac sign. but i guess you are.


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