Introducing Joseph Loderer
Introducing Joseph Loderer
“Kein Kiel – Post Punk & No Wave, Kieler Musikszene 1977 – 1982” (That Noise Publishing)
Kiel is the northernmost city of Germany and famous for its port facilities, its annual sailing events and home to just over 200,000 people. In comparison to its big brother and rival a bit further south, Hamburg, this is a very provincial town. Kein Kiel - which was the name for a cassette tape compilation that came out in 1980 and was highly influenced by the No Wave compilation coming from New York City - is also the name for this truly nice book, including a CD as well. Many photos, mostly black and white, document on over 60-pages how a small but highly interesting scene evolved in Kiel during the years of 1977 until 1982, and certainly also beyond. Many of the bands to be found on the CD and in interviews and pictures, including names such as first Kiel punk rock act No Horizon, No More, RAFGier, Fun Funeral, Inzucht & Ordnung and others were responsible for high quality and extremely diverse DIY music. No More’s 1981 released 7” with their hit “Suicide Commando” was sampled by famous German House/Techno DJ Hell some years ago and proves how influential Kiel has been for the independent German music scene. This book shows in nice details that people didn’t have to live in Berlin, Hamburg or Duesseldorf in order to create something on their own. I couldn’t recommend this book any more, regardless whether you actually understand German or not. There isn’t all that much text in this neat little book, and anyone interested in underground cultures outside of the big centres of the U.K and the USA should pick this up. One can only hope that other people from smaller cities and towns around the world will follow this example and share their experiences and output with the rest of the world.
ISBN: 978-3-00-021288-8 www.that-noise.de www.kein-kiel.de www.myspace.com/keinkiel
“German Punk & Hardcore 1977 – 85 Vinyl Navigator” (Punkwax)
Kudos to the people behind this project, a total DIY effort and therefore no ISBN No. could be found. But, don’t worry DIY does not equal cheap and bad, in fact with Punkwax it is really the total opposite. If you are a fan and collector of early German punk and hardcore or always wanted to learn more about those bands, you will have to get your hands on a copy of Punkwax! Some of you might remember the Pogographie book that came out during the 1990’s. In many ways this is quite similar but by any means a far better output. There is far more information and text describing the individual bands and their outputs and overall a great job at tracking down former band members and finding the right and correct information has been done. English speaking people don’t need to worry either, each record description also has a shortened English version. If you have never heard of bands such as RAZORS, VORKRIEGSJUGEND, A+P, PACK, NEUROTIC ARSEHOLES and many many others, please do yourself a favour and pick this up. On the other hand if you are one of those crazy collectors that just needs to know how many copies were pressed of the MARPLOTS 7” or on which colour combinations the BOSKOPS “Lauschgift”LP came out, this book will deliver all the answers! I suggest, get it while you can, and this is worth every penny spent.
Joesph Loderer – tMx 30 – 07/07
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