BOWWOWWOW the first tape 1980

This is my original of the first BowWowWow cassette. I bought it in late 1980 in Lüneburg.

As you can see from the scans it was in heavy use. For some time this was together with the first two B-52's LPs my early morning wakeup soundtrack. If you hear it, you will understand...

Due to the use in Sofia Coppola's movie "Marie Antoinette" they seem to be back, at least in people's minds.

BOWWOWWOW - Your cassette pet 1980 Back online!

Some links:

Official BWW site

Private BWW site



Yacht & Architecture in Helsinki in Bielefeld

So now I have to unclose the mystery of my new place. I moved from Wilhelmshaven to Bielefeld, from one center of the world to another... Well, I didn't really move yet, I still have my flat in Wilhelmshaven, 3 rooms, 70 qm, view to the sea, 5 minutes to the only south beach on the german coast (which I used less than ten times in five years, but now it seems precious...). Now I have two small rooms in a "Wohngemeinschaft" until the end of October. Until then I have to find something new. But it is already better than the first place I had, a very, very tiny appartment in a students home, better than a place in a dorm, but not funny for more than three weeks.

At least there are more concerts here than in Wilhelmshaven. In the five years there I saw Götz Alsmann (some nice CDs over at Der Likedeeler) and Bernd Begemann (search this blog and more to come).

Tonight I was at my first concert in Bielefeld (well, actually the second, as I saw Marc Almond & La Magia here in the PC 69 in 1988 I think. I got in for free, but I think I told that story in one of my earlier Marc Almond posts).

Architecture in Helsinki, with support by Yacht from Portland, home of grunge as he told us. He put up a nice show, together with his laptop. 25 years ago this would have been unthinkable, just a guy with a tape recorder. I remember seeing DAF in the Markthalle Hamburg in June 1981: Robert behind his drum set, Gabi at the mic and lovely Tina Schnekenburger playing the.... tape recorder. Many people couldn't understand why there was no band, but that was the concept. Great!

Yacht reminded me of the Fad Gadget show I saw in Hamburg in 1984, that I posted below. Nice synth (or rather Cubase or something else these young guys use) backings, some cool samples and a very expressionist style of performance. I really liked the part where he jumped into the crowd (not that many) and made them all sit down. When everybody was down, he jumped up! And he can jump! I haven't seen that before, and I have seen a lot, really astonishing.

After the break AiH appeared without saying much, playing their set and went home. I was a little disappointed. The show was great, nothing to worry about, but they played one song after the other, hardly any communication with the audience (except for calling out a prize for the guy who is sweatier than the band after the concert. Maybe they didn't like that the audience cheered them but didn't dance enough). Nobody complained, so I could go home early.

No soundfiles today, as the internet connection here is on WLAN and my room is pretty far away from the router, lots of walls inbetween. I remember surfing faster on a 56k modem. Besides it is a completely open, insecure network, rubbish! I hope I can talk the other people living here in at least changing the encryption and the status.

BTW Does anybody have a clue why my Beckett template disappeared? I already uploaded an earlier version of my template, that I had saved, but it is just the same ugly white background, that looks sooo 1994. Any clues????????

Just found out: the storage of the original template changed, just type Beckett template problems to google and you get the new source code with the correct links. Just copy and paste, easy as pie... If you know it!



Holger Hiller back online

Holger Hiller - Ein Bündel Fäulnis in der Grube & Oben im Eck

Holger Hiller & Andreas Dorau - Guten Morgen Hose



My Remixes

In the early 80s Rap, Electro (remember StreetSounds?) and scratching were very unusual to a kid living in a small village somewhere in the east of Lower-Saxony. So I had to make my own remixes, mostly created with just two tape decks. Here are the results:

Burning Spear - Do the Reggae
Bow Wow Wow - W.O.R.K.
Afrika Bambaata - Looking for the perfect beat
Grandmaster Flash - Wheels of steel
Die Toten Hosen - Hip Hop Bommi Bop (ft. Fab Five Freddy)
New Order - Confusion

CoolJerk remixes 1984

The picture is from early 1990 when my friend Martin Bucholz took some pictures of my models for my application to the University of Winnipeg, that unfortunately failed due to the incompetence of some clerk there, that didn't file my application in the right basket!


Markus - Kugelblitze und Raketen 1982 - Back online

This is a special post dedicated to the fantastic Likedeeler, go and check out his site, he has a lot to offer!

He has been looking for this LP for a long time, although I am pretty sure that you can grab it at every flea market for 50 Cent. Whatever, here it is.

Markus was one of the first superstars of the NDW, propelled by the success of "Ich will Spass". Not much followed, except his appearance in the nice movie "Gib Gas, ich will Spass" with Nena, where they had a nice "steamy" scene together. "Kleine Taschenlampe brenn'" is still a very fine song, although the version featured on the LP is not with Nena, sob....

Unfortunately there is another flaw with this recording. The last track "Schön sind wir sowieso", which is my favorite, didn't want to be recorded. Although the surface of the record looks perfect, it skipped all the time and I have tried it several times! So sorry, but anybody who has a copy of this is welcome to send it to me, so I can update the track.

The picture is of a promo, not the original LP.

Markus - Kugelblitze und Raketen 1982


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