Indie Scene 1981 + 1982 + 1983 + 1984 + 1985 + 1986

As I will be away for a while here are the missing episodes of this wonderful series of compilations that really shows the diversity of 80s Indie music. All CD rips 192 kb, tracklists in the comments. I had to split most in two parts as they were slightly over 100 MB. Part 1 is on RS, part 2 is on Mediafire.

Indie Scene 1981 file 1

Indie Scene 1981 file 2

Indie Scene 1982 file 1

Indie Scene 1982 file 2

Indie Scene 1983 file 1

Indie Scene 1983 file 2

Indie Scene 1984 file 1

Indie Scene 1984 file 2

Indie Scene 1985 file 1

Indie Scene 1985 file 2

Indie Scene 1986

You find 1977 + 78 here and 1979 + 80 here

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Sorry for neglecting my blog in the last weeks, but there were other things to be done, like tidying up my mp3 collection! Many people put stuff online without using the id3 tags or using different formats than I prefer, so a lot of typing had to be done (I'm still not through!).
Here is something typically german I think, Karnevalmusik from Köln (Cologne)!
In the early 90s I had the chance to see first hand what the Kölsch do in Karneval. I was very sceptical, because it is not very popular in the north of Germany, which is my part of it. But I had the chance to view the "street" Karneval, and it was great fun! At that time De Höhner were very popular and "Echte Fründe" (real friends) was everywhere and I liked it. They astonishingly use a lot of Irish music with words in the Cologne dialect, a nice mixture. This is a live recording from 1991 with their greatest hits 'til then (Viva Colonia unfortunately isn't included) and two special songs with Willy Millowitsch, the impersonation of Cologne for many decades. Enjoy!

De Höhner - Kumm loss mer fiere! 1991

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Anna Domino

This is must be the post I put the most pre-production in yet! Several Lps, 12" and CDs had to be scanned, the net had to be searched for information (rather small results, so I think this might be of help), my scanner had to work (and failed...). So here it is : ANNA DOMINO!
some info

I first heard of Anna Domino in the summer of 84, when Stefan Kühne played Land of my dreams. I was struck by this voice, haunting and loveable.

Anna Domino - East and west 1984

The first record I bought was the Rhythm EP, german pressing, with a nice version of 16 Tons, her voice with pretty heavy rhythms, much bass, that's what I like! In 04 I found the original Crepuscule pressing (you can hear and see now) in a very nice record store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They must have unknowingly opened a box they received 20 years earlier, because they were selling original pressings from the 80s for 1 or 2 CDN$, a joke! I carried out as much as I could, but the airlines set a limit...

Anna Domino - Rhythm EP 1984

The next is a concert Anna Domino performed in Hamburg in early 1986 (FM Stereo), tracklist in the comments.

Anna Domino live Hamburg early 1986

This is her first album, a few of the known tracks, some new in the same style, I loved it! Nice sleeve painting by Benoit Hennebert, the guy that worked for Crepuscule and influenced loads of graphic designers around the world (at least it should be so!)

Anna Domino - Anna Domino 1986

I didn't follow the career of Anna Domino after "This time", my interests moved to the dancefloor, and also the alternative scene offered something new every 20 minutes, so I was very surprised when I was going through piles of 1$ CDs at Amoeba in San Francisco and finding this little gem! I saw a CD by Snake Farm, never heard of 'em, but the design was kinda nice and I turned it over and saw that name again : Anna Domino! Here she plays songs from the american songbook, old traditionals, but in her very unique interpretation. Sometimes Trip-Hop, Acid Jazz or Delta Blues, she makes them her own!

Snake Farm - Songs from my funeral 1999

She worked with people like Alan Rankine (The Associates), Marc Moulin & Dan Lacksman (Telex), Flood (Depeche Mode, Erasure ...), Blaine L. Reiniger (Tuxedomoon) Luc van Acker (Revolting Cocks, Ministry) and Anton Sanko (Suzanne Vega).
Here are some links for you

Anna Domino discography

Here is a respond with some nice videos



Birthday Party live in Bremen 01.07.1982

This is a recording of a concert of the fantastic Birthday Party (ft. Nick Cave) on their European summer tour with Lydia Lunch. Recorded in the Aladin, Bremen on July, 01 1982.
Tracklist in the comments!

Birthday Party live in Bremen 01.07.1982

as a bonus you get the track from the 12" from the limited edition of "The art of falling apart" by Soft Cell. I payed 80 DM for it! Unfortunately I do not have it anymore as this was stolen together with several early Marc Almond 12" and bootlegs! Sob...

Soft Cell - Martin

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Violent Femmes live 84

Almost 23 years ago I taped something nice from the radio.
Recently I had to listen to Gnarls Barkley's version of "Gone Daddy Gone" (nice video!), so I dug this out of the vaults at Not Rock On Mansion.

On Feb 07 1984 the Violent Femmes played in the Markthalle, Hamburg. Unfortunately I could not be there, but I got there when they returned in September. I took some nice pictures of Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie and Victor DeLorenzo. Unfortunately I used a slide film and I don't have a scanner for these. I had some prints made, but they are at my parents.

On Feb 11 1984 the Violent Femmes were guests in Alan Bangs' Nightflight on BFBS, playing some songs acoustic live in the studio! There are also some comments from AB.

Tracklists in the comments!

Violent Femmes @ Markthalle, Hamburg 07.02.1984

Violent Femmes @ Alan Bangs Nightflight BFBS 11.02.1984

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