For Record Store Day I got out a few guilty pleasures and here continues part 2; more embarrassing records from our shelves.
As promised, I updated this post with the backside of some of the records.
Reathel Bean & The Doonesbury Break Crew – Rapmaster Ronnie
Rap Master Ronnie sounds like someone of that generation trying to make sense of rap music and you honestly cannot tell if he is being serious. As you can see, it had to go down to 1 whole Pound to leave the record shop. Ronnie would “read graffiti if they’d only print it clearly”. He is not a fan of Ronald Regan. No, Ronnie wears the pants and even talks about sex! Bring “it on home sir”. Play this to your hipster friends and you sure are to impress with this absolutely so not mainstream gem.
Rudi Bohn and his Band – Percussive Oompah
The title is chosen really well as this is exactly what you get. It features cultural artifacts like “O du lieber Augustin”, “In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus” and “Mack the Knife”. Some might know the latter from Berthold Brecht’s Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera). That’s a lot of culture for a record that comes with a dude drinking beer out of his tuba. Never judge a book by its cover.
Die Superhitparade im ZDF. 10 Jahre “Ein Herz für Kinder”.
Germany has a long standing tradition of spending their TV license income (GEZ) on Volksmusik and Schlager productions. “Superhitparade” with Dieter Thomas Heck as presenter was probably one of the most influential music shows on German television in the 70s and 80s.
The 10 year jubilee record features Schlager dinosaurs like Roland Kaiser, Karel Gott, Howard Carpendale, G.G. Anderson and Nino de Angelo. You get Nena’s “99 Luftballons” and even “Ein bißchen Frieden” written by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger, performed by Nicole. She was only 17 when she won Eurovision with her little song about peace in 1982. Germany has shown quite a range of entries over the years and it is no surprise that we had to wait for Lena Meyer-Landrut and her song “Satellite” in 2010 but that’s a different story.
Modern Talking – Romantic Warriors
This record is a bit like bringing out the cake at the end of your parté. No real hits on this one but it is still great for all its moderntalkingness.
Enjoy your Eurovision week!