Sonntag, 1. April 2018

Ulrich Hundt & Schroeder - Auf freiem Fuß...!!! (1977)

The band "Schroeder Roadshow" probably originated with members of the projects "Die jeilen Träumer" and "Zarah Zylinder". The political rock clown band first appeared in 1975 under the name "Ulrich Hundt und Schroeder", and was renamed shortly afterwards as "Schroeder Roadshow". They offered biting ironic and political texts as well as an eclectic musical style. The band attacked more or less everything, including themselves.

Musically their main focus was saxophone-heavy rock, but with elements from many other styles. The band was part of the  political left West German underground scene, they were assigned to the squatter and anarchist scene. They also wrote ballads, such as "Tanz mit mir hinaus" and "Wir sind die Brüder der romantischen Verlierer". They worked with Wolf Maahn as producer, Wolfgang Niedecken, and Christian Wagner (solo producer).

When Uli Hundt and Rich Schwab left in 1984, the band cut the "Roadshow" from their name. They also appeared twice in the "Rockpalast": in 1982 as "Schroeder Roadshow", and in 1985 as "Schroeder".

Through all the changes in the band they continued to be active on the political rock festival scene. One of the biggest of these was the 1986 festival in Burglengenfeld, against the atomic reprocessing plant in Wackersdorf; in front of 120,000 spectators the band lined up in two parts, some performing as "Die Firma" and the others as "Uli Hundt und die Betablocker".

Then the band went quiet, recording no more LPs, until the comic artist Brösel's "Werner" comic was brought to life when he lined up with his Horex Motorbike "Red Porsche Killer" on a specially closed motorway against the Porsche of his friend. Then the recording of the band's appearance at the accompanying festival, in front of 200,000 spectators, became Schroeder's last album, and their last appearance for some years was a year later at Werner's Revival party. In 2008 a short reunion with a new cd and a live tour took place.

Here´s their debut album, released in 1977 on Zarah Zylinder Records.


1.Bundesstraße 1 revisited3:47
2.Die Ballade der Geruchsfetischistin Susi Schnüffelzinken3:50
3.Die Bullen schlagen wieder zu4:56
5.Der erste Tag5:02
6.Klaustrophobische Latzhosen-Paranoia5:14
7.Miss Trend3:52
8.Türkis Türkis4:32
9.Ich bin so schwul (Strichjungenwalzer)7:19

Ulrich Hundt & Schroeder - Auf freiem Fuß...!!!
(320 kbps, cover art included)

2 Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Hello Zero !
Would you please be so kind, to re-up this Album?
By the way, you´re doing an excellent job since many years

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot. Will reup the album tonight... Greetings!

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