Montag, 15. April 2024

Die Art - Fear (1990)

"Die Art" was a German band, founded 1984 as "Die Zucht" in Leipzig, German Democratic Republic (GDR/DDR). In 1985 they changed their name to "Die Art" because the government objected against further use of their original name. (Die Zucht = "the breed" or "the discipline" in English).
The 1985 "Die Art"-concert in Haus Auensee Leipzig - together with Billy Bragg & The Neurotics - was legendary.

Die Art privately produced three regular cassette tapes in underground conditions and quality. Since these communist times allowed only an inofficial underhand merchandising during live concerts it was the unique way to "distribute" these tapes - despite the fact, that this activity was - according to the communist GDR-laws - an illegal act.

John Peel played Die Art in his BBC Radio-Show in 1989 for the first time - related to the successful radio debut in the popular GDR underground radio-show "Parocktikum" (at Radiostation DT64) by Lutz Schramm.

The collapse of the Berlin Wall ushered in a new era, and their dream of releasing their official first album in band history finally became true. Due to the fact that it was their 4th regular recording, their first album was entitled FEAR ("fear" and the German word "vier" (the number 4) pronounce the same way in English), which may be regarded as a sort of Best-Of compilation from their first three tapes. "Fear" was recorded and engineered at Studio Brunnenstraße / East-Berlin from April to June 1990.


1 Voices 2:56
2 Wide Wide World 4:46
3 All That Happens 3:25
4 Night And Day 5:26
5 Black Dust 2:41
6 Nightmare 2:47
7 I Love You (Marian) 3:49
8 Looking For My Mind 6:32
9 Eternal Fall 3:24
10 Uptown 5:48
11 Heaven Knows 4:22
12 That's Me 2:26
13 Irish Coffee 3:27

(320 kbps, cover art included)

1 Kommentare:

Certifiablockhead hat gesagt…

great songs, great sound, thanks...

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