Sonntag, 3. Februar 2019

Lokomotive Kreuzberg – Fette Jahre (Pläne, 1975)

From "The Crack In The Cosmic Egg":

Lokomotive Kreuzberg was an inventive Berlin polit-rock band, who were launched onto the scene in early 1972 with enthusiastic help from Floh De Cologne, to whom Lokomotive Kreuzberg were comparable in many ways.

Amazingly creative, even on their debut, Lokomotive Kreuzberg blended hard-rock and blues together with more progressive sounds, with socio-political lyrics and elements of satirical theatre.

"Kollege Klatt" was remarkable for its invention, accomplishing a sound that pre-dated Floh De Cologne's "Tilt!", witty and creative, with original use of synthesizer and theatric elements.

Later albums varied the mix somewhat. Their third album "Fette Jahre" was much more tongue-in-cheek, being a parody of various musical styles from doo-wop through to psychedelic and experimental, feeling very much like a German Mothers Of Invention. "Mountain Town" is the most Zappa cum Floh De Cologne mixture of all, and makes use of some luminary jazz guests for a wide ranging and engaging palette of styles, all with that wry tongue-in-cheek edge of political theatre, yet I'm not so sure about the reggae track!

Latterly the nucleus of Lokomotive Kreuzberg (without Andreas Brauer, who went on to release a couple of solo albums) ended up as being the backing musicians for Nina Hagen, and eventually transmuted into the pop-satire group Spliff.

1. Rondo 05:00
2. Comeback 02:48
3. Requiem 04:28
4. Fette Jahre 05:36
5. Nostalgie 05:52
6. Leise Sohlen 04:19
7. Verfassungslied 03:07
8. Parlamentsmarsch 04:43

Bernhard Potschka: ac. guitar, el. guitar, vocals
Andreas Brauer: violin, piano, flute, percussion, synthesizer, vocals
Manfred Praeker: bass, ac. guitar, percussion, vocals
Uwe Holz: drums, percussion, harmonica, vocals
Karl-Heinz Scherfling: percussion, vocals, text
Conny Plank: engineer
Dieter Süverkrüp: graphics
Recorded Januar 1975 @ Connys Studio, Neunkirchen

Lokomotive Kreuzberg – Fette Jahre (Pläne, 1975)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

11 Kommentare:

Gblog hat gesagt…

Ganz großartig, - vielen Dank für die Erinnerung an dieses unglaubliche Zeugnis unserer politischen Rockmusik!

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome!

culturalised hat gesagt…

I liked this one, specially track 4. It was weird for me to listen this in german im not used to but was nice, they do an interesting mixture

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot for your feedback!

denap hat gesagt…

Schade! It doesn't work..

zero hat gesagt…

Now there´s a fresh link!

Cri hat gesagt…

Link does not work. Refresh possible?

Cri hat gesagt…

Thanks / Danke sehr.

zero hat gesagt…

The train is rolling again...

Anonym hat gesagt…

Kommentar 10: Ein alt/neues "Pläne-Label" Highlight in den fetten Jahen vom heutigen Raubtierkapitalsimus-Zeitalter

zero hat gesagt…

Well said! Best wishes!

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