before techno there was….singing. I KNOW!!!
in chronological order, some musical gems
1899 berliner luft
a well known paean of praise for the berlin air which makes everything splendid. obviously written before traffic jams. berliner luft is also the name for a refreshing mint liqueur.
1929 roter wedding
translates to red wedding – no connection with GOT! wedding was a communist district and so is the song. written in a time in which street fight between fascist and “reds” were on a daily bases. watch the vid for some awesome pics of that time
no list is finished without marlene dietrich
1954 Ich hab noch einen Koffer in Berlin
she is the original star of the golden 20ies. said fuck you to the nazis and their wish for some more propaganda. stayed true, made an international career and died in paris. this song is about her never ending love for her home town. the title means ” i still have a suitcase in berlin. big up marlene!
THE song about the vast squatting history in berlin. half of kreuzberg and schöneberg was squatted at that time. jolly times. there are better versions of this song, but the
i don’t exactly know what lou reed was doing at that time here, but i assume the same david bowie was doing -….i was all so nice, it was paradise…
well, enjoy boys
boy, so many great songs emerged in the 80ies. this is my fav. nice NDW touch
no listing for the 90ies. i have no idea what happened then i think i went to a party or sth.
2001 dickes b
translates as fat ( or rather phat) b, noting dubious here. a big berlin tune and an anthem for years.
2013 where are we now?
david. we still need to figure it out
enjoy my little list – see you at the reception