Mittwoch, 18. August 2021

Familie Hesselbach - Familie Hesselbach (1982)

Familie Hesselbach
was a German new wave and punk rock band from Tübingen, active from 1981 to 1985.

The album "Familie Hesselbach" was a South German private press post-punk curio from 1982 that failed to capitalize on any sort of Neue Deutsche Welle hype at the time of its original release.The repeated mentions of Familie Hesselbach having been “the German Talking Heads” are a little bit strange - there’s some surface-level parallels between the two groups, namely a reliance on rubber-band bass snap to guide anxious, funk-influenced rhythms, although if anything, Familie Hesselbach seem to have pulled those elements from UK-based primary sources (the taut, scratchy groove-agitation of both Gang Of Four and A Certain Ratio would be high on the list). Some skronking horns and inside-out disco beats do point to a certain New York influence, but it’s one drawn from the No Wave universe of bands like the Cortions that never even remotely included the Talking Heads, and the vocals (in both German and Italian language) are frequently delivered in an urgent, clipped bark in stark opposition to David Byrne’s buttoned-up poindexter yelp. Most of Familie Hesselbach’s seventeen tracks are around two minutes or less each, just ping-ponging from one idea to another with the sort of econo-minded attention span of the scrappiest DIY outfits, but executed with the necessary tightness and control required to translate to the post-punk dancefloor. Won’t completely burn down the house, but some flames are still sparked.

Tracklist:

Vorne:
A1 Warnung vor dem Hunde 4:36
A2 Certo Fascino 1:15
A3 Mein Fetisch ist der Teetisch 1:48
A4 Blut im Stuhl 2:01
A5 Komm mit 2:56
A6 Wo bist du zu finden 1:32
A7 Gesichter 2:52
A8 Hesselbach 1:07
A9 Kein Mann für eine Nacht 0:55

Hinten:
B1 Eia toll ja 2:03
B2 Trübsal 2:08
B3 Ich seh in eure Augen 3:16
B4 Sansellium 2:38
B5 Für Lizzy 1:29
B6 Blonde Frau 2:19
B7 Ich weiß nicht 3:16
B8 Dille und seine Tante 1:18


Familie Hesselbach - Familie Hesselbach (1982)
(256 kbps, cover art included)

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