Dienstag, 26. Oktober 2021

Sogenanntes Linksradikales Blasorchester - Mit gelben Birnen (Trikont, 1980)

The "Sogenanntes Linksradikales Blasorchester" was hailing from Frankfurt/Main, Germany and featured the saxophonists Heiner Goebbels, Alfred Harth and Christoph Anders (who were founding the avant-rock group Cassiber together with Chris Cutler a little later) as well as the composer Rolf Riehm (no idea if he is related in any way with the other famous composer Wolfgang Rihm - probably not, as the name spelling is slightly different). Other musicians were amateurs, some of them later became well-known actors, journalists or literature scholars. They played not only on rock and jazz concerts and festivals, but also - or even mainly - on demonstrations of the left-wing movement, blending political awareness with some hilarious humour and the art of noise making.

They performed at demonstrations against the Brokdorf Nuclear Power Plant and the Gorleben Nuclear Waste Repository, at "Rock gegen Rechts", concerts against far-right politics, and the Russell Tribunal. Their activities have been described as applied politics by means of music ("angewandte Politik mit den Mitteln der Musik").  The band also played at the 1980 JazzFest Berlin at the Berliner Philharmonie. They disbanded in 1981.

Their second album "Mit gelben Birnen" was recorded in September 1979 and August 1980 and released on the Trikont label. A review of the 1980 LP noted that the cover shows protests in Gorleben.


1 Trotz alledem (trad. arranged by Heiner Goebbels) 3:47
2 Die Hügel von Ca'n Geroni (by Rolf Riehm) 2:53
3 Hälfte des Lebens (by Heiner Goebbels, words by Friedrich Hölderlin) 2:36
4 Poema para el despertar de un niño (by Johannes Eisenberg, written by Cumbo, Rubio) 3:07
5 Ohne dass ich sagen würde, ich bin der neue Führer (arr. by Goebbels, comp. by Hübner) 7:50
6 Präludium (by Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged by Rolf Riehm) 2:10
7 Einzugsmarsch (''Enlightenment'' by Sun Ra, arranged by Heiner Goebbels) 2:24
8 Zirkus (by Rolf Riehm) 3:53
9 Baderkatalog 3:30
10 Großvater Stöffel (by Hanns Eisler, lyrics by Bertolt Brecht) 0:37
11 Trauermarsch (by Willem Breuker) 3:11
12 O'Guarracino (trad. arranged by Heiner Goebbels) 4:52
13 Maschine 3:42
14 Kommet Ihr Hirten (Composed by Trad.) 1:14
Bonus tracks from the cd re-release:
15 Verstandsaufnahme (by Heiner Goebbels, words by Erich Fried) 3:04
16 Poltergeist (trad. arranged by Heiner Goebbels) 2:33

Sogenanntes Linksradikales Blasorchester - Mit gelben Birnen (Trikont, 1980)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

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