So, that's it for now. I will post more of my concert pictures after Christmas, because they are at my parents place. There will be Bauhaus, Echo & the Bunnymen, more Siouxsie, more Marc Almond, the only ever Smiths concert in Germany (05.05.1984) (and I have a piece of Morrissey's shirt and a dried flower from his bum), Violent Femmes, Toots & the Maytals, Burning Spear, UB 40 and maybe more.


Marc Almond 06.12.85 Hamburg Markthalle

These are Pics of the Marc Almond & The Willing Sinners concert at the Markthalle in Hamburg on 06.12.1985, performing songs from the "Stories of Johnny" LP. I even have a cassette from this show. It is great to hear, when you were there, but pretty useless (soundwise) if you were not.I was in San Francisco recently and I went to the most incredible record store in the world : AMOEBA !!!! First I was in the Berkely store, that was amazing and pleasure work for hours, but you can spend days in the San Francisco store on Haight St! I spent a lot of money there and I will definitely come back! And I found Marc Almond and Soft Cell Bootlegs I didn't even hear of before!Here is a song I love by Marc Almond :

Marc Almond & Foetus - Beat out that rhythm on a drum

Have fun with it!

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Marc Almond & the Willing Sinners, Düsseldorf 84

Marc Almond at one of the first, if not the first continental gig with the Willing Sinners, close to Christmas 1984. I drove 500 km to see him. First Soft Cell was a blast, great POP singles and great Albums! Say Hello Wave Goodbye, what a ballad! Torch 12", what a love song! And then I discovered Marc & The Mambas, visiting my girlfriend in Hannover, what a coincidence. Great drama and love and hate and this wonderful voice! I was hooked since Torch, but from then on it was different, GET WELL SOON!

You can find a live recording from 1985 here that will be back online soon!

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Siouxsie 1981

Siouxsie 1981 in Hamburg, Markthalle

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My Hercules Ultra "Custom"

It was an original Hercules Ultra I before I changed the design to that of the big Honda of the year. Later I changed it to the water-cooled engine with a Sebring exhaust.


Photo by Werner Musterer

Dramatic Pose thanks to Marc Almond and Morrissey
This photo was made by my friend and now professional photographer
Werner Musterer
in 1985, now in Hannover


Berlin 1985 repairing my CITY



First Post

I just wanted to answer to a post at another site, didn't make it and suddenly I am here with my on blog!
Well I don't know what to give yet, but I am a record collector for 25 years. I really began to look for records after I first listened to John Peel's Music on BFBS in Germany. May he please rest in music heaven!!!
In May or June 1980 he talked about the suicide of a to me then unkown singer called Ian Curtis. And he played lots of music by a band called Joy Division, among many others.
I was struck because I hadn't heard anything like this. Before that I liked anything from Al Stewart to ACDC to Pink Floyd to The Clash. After that I did not only get the records, I also made my own Factory Records buttons, because you could not get Joy Division pins in my part of Germany.
I heard about Punk before, but that was of no big interest in my area back then, 70s Stadium Rock like mentioned above and Hippies RULED! It was Gorleben time, having to protest against the nuclear dump (if you do not know about it, type Gorleben into Google). Of course I was with them, until some stupids attacked the tractors me and other farmers were driving, after a demonstration. I still can go with the targets, although I am no longer in the resistance movement against nuclear power. TAG X muss trotzdem weiter bestehen!
By now I have no problems with their taste in music, although I prefer The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn to The Wall.
But in the late 70s things changed. I listened to Radio DJs on NDR2 (later NDR 1) like ... Gerd Timmy Timmermans, Wolf-Dieter Strubel, Günter Fink, Klaus Wellershaus, Peter Urban, Gerd Alzen, Monika Senger (hat einen Bruder Dominik Senger!), Tim Renner (now of Motor Music Fame, then a writer for small music mags, remember SCRITTI), Stefan Kühne, ....and some more that I can't remember right now.
The list is not complete, I just can't remember the names at the moment, this came quite unexpected!
Reggae has been always one of my favorites, BMW Babylon by Bus has been one of my first records, still great today. Through Peel came more, don't have to talk about Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Lee Perry of course, and MISTY IN ROOTS!!!!!!!! These records were absolutely amazing and are still!!!!!!!
Depeche Mode is also one of my great favorites since 23 years. That number gets me to another one : THE KLF. Luckily I found their first LP called 1987 in a bargain bin for very little money before it had to be sent back to the company to be destroyed. A lot of different records followed.
Anything with a goood BAAAAASSSS is ok with me but the THIRTEEN MOONS from Sweden are still my favorite band, not much bass but VOCALS!
Well, I think this will be about music from the late 70s and early 80s (rather Avangarde than Aerosmith) to now, depending how I can transfer my music from the records to the computer and then see how it works out with the bandwith, no experience with that and how I can get it online!
I hope once I figure out how this all works, I can upload stuff often, but definitely not regularly!!!
But my library is huge!!!!!! Ask for specific titles, maybe I have them! Mainly 80s stuff (really, not Duran although I like them!, ask for german NDW beyond Nena and Markus (both great and loved by me too, I remember the day in school after Nena had her first appearance on german TV in Musikladen, everybody talked about that red leather mini-skirt with that great song.)


PS I write in English although I am German because I like to. I have been in San Francisco and Winnipeg, Canada for two months recently and I really LOVED it there!!!


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