Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Sauerday Evening Post #2

Good day and welcome to the second installment of insane German Rock mayhem from the WDR vaults!
Last weekend we popped the first Die Deutschrock Nacht, on its tenth anniversary of broadcast. This weekend, it's déjà vu all over again and maximum schadenfreude on all the Krautrock haters!
There isn't much to say... if you love this kind of music, you're likely already bypassing my empty, pagefiller words and clicking hungrily at the belowlinks like some sort of feral wildebeest of the Black Forest. If not, you're warily dialing Interpol and instructing me to step away from the keyboard and no one gets hurt.
As with last week's excessive festivities, almost 10GB of shit wasn't enough, so I took the liberty of compiling and remastering another CD's worth of the live performances from these footages, this time focusing on instrumental jams as promised.
It's a lotta bytes to download, but well worth it as these clips will likely never again be unleashed by German TV all at once, over two successive marathons, like this. And you'll get to see stuff like this on American TV roughly around the time Herr Trump releases his tax info, with details about the offshore child sex rings he runs off the coast of Alaska. What the fuck, that tawdry sociopath must be making the Bering Strait again. I hope his balls catch on fire and explode on live TV... Die Donaldrocks Nacht.
But I digress.... what was I saying? Oh yes, look! It's Fred Braceful!!! How many blogs give you Fred Braceful footage? Et Cetera and Wolfgang Dauner are one of my favorite bands/artists of this genre and you'll find them well repped here, with 20 minutes of uncategorizable, trippy-dippy ethno-jazzrock. Sigi Schwab plays sitar like a boss too. Who else gives you Sigi Schwab footage, on sitar or otherwise?!?!?! Admit that this is a blog without any direction whatsoever, where you get Bobbie Gentry one day and Mani Neumeier the next. It looks dope, but there's no hope... it's Oxymoron!
OK, enough of my nonsense, let's get to the substance portion of our presentation, shall we? I only write whatever stupid stuff comes to mind so I'll have a shred of legal hope for a Fair Use defense when they haul me into Copyright Court and condemn me to death by Heino for posting too much Guru Guru footage anyway. What can I say? I'm a Schlager blogger if e're there were one.
Die Deutschrock Nacht II
WDR-TV, Germany


Joy & the Hit Kids - I Hold No Grudge

Petards - Everybody Knows Mathilda
Tangerine Dream - Bath Tube Session
Wonderland - Jump Anna Trampaleen

Amon Düül II - Eye Shaking King
Guru Guru - Der LSD Marsch
Can - Dead Lock
Ton Steine Scherben - Macht Kaputt Was Euch Kaputt Macht
Joy Unlimited - Oh Darling
Kin Ping Meh - Everything's My Way
Xhol Caravan - All Green
Kraftwerk - Ruckzuck
Amon Düül II - Between the Eyes

Frumpy - Indian Rope Man
Tangerine Dream - Ossiach Lake
Can - Paperhouse
Ton Steine Scherben - Solidarität
Ruphus Zuphall - Portland Town
Floh De Cologne - Profitgeier (Wir Stehen Am Rande)

Total time: 1:24:51


Lucifer's Friend - Ride the Sky
Hotzenplotz - Ohne Titel
Amon Düül II - Kronwinkl 13
Emergency - Times Passed By
Dies Irae - Trip
Popol Vuh - Bettina
Et Cetera - Ohne Titel
Kraftwerk - Rückstoss-Gondoliere
Bröselmaschine - Light Flight
Frumpy - How the Gypsy Was Born

Epitaph - Early Morning
Hölderlin - Requiem für Einen Wicht
Epitaph - Stop, Look & Listen
Frumpy - Going to the Country

Subject Esquire - Grass
Popol Vuh - Kyrie
Kin Ping Meh - Sunday Morning Eve
Tritonus - Ohne Titel
Scorpions - This Is My Song
Klaus Doldinger's Passport - Schirokko

Total time: 1:46:54


Atlantis - Days of Giving

Kraan - Jerk of Life
Karthago - Goin' Down
Tiger B. Smith - We're the Tiger Bunch
Scorpions - Speedy's Coming

Hölderlin - Honey Pot
Kin Ping Meh - Good Time Gracie
Seesselberg - Synthetic

Franz K. - Au Weia,Mensch Meier
Tangerine Dream - Barock 3
Ougenweide - Willkommen
Hölderlin - Circus

Klaus Schulze - For Barry Graves
Eloy - The Sun Song
Can - Don't Say No

Novalis - Sonnenwende

Embryo - Try to Do

Bröselmaschine - Gedanken
Tangerine Dream - Jean d'Arc (Auszug)

Total time: 1:47:25

PAL DVDs of the original DIE DEUTSCHEROCK NACHT event on WDR-TV in August of 2006,
comprising all original footage from the German TV archives
Kosmische & Effect 
(WDR-TV, 1970-77)

01 Kraftwerk - Köln II
02 Popol Vuh - Bettina
03 Et Cetera - Ohne Titel
04 Guru Guru - Oxymoron
05 Passport - Uranus
06 Klaus Schulze - For Barry Graves
07 Kraan - Vollgas Ahoi
08 Seesselberg - Synthetic
09 Achim Reichel - Eisenpferde
10 Tangerine Dream - Barock 3
11 Xhol Caravan - Talking to My Soul
12 Kraftwerk - Rückstoss-Gondoliere

Total time: 1:19:58
instrumental selections from Die Deutschrock Nacht, remastered and compiled by me
430 MB FLAC here
So there you is: 11 hours and 2 CDs of prime, unissued German Rockfilm, not sold in stores. I'll return soon with more posts -- hopefully substantially smaller than 20GB but no less stimulating -- in the not-too-long. Now put on your lederhosen, pull down your condimental diet for the day -- you'll need lotsa Kraut for that sausage -- and Deutschrock with your bocks out all weekend! Enjoy, y'all.--J.

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