New Wave from the UK & Germany (78-82)
Click on the title. So I've been enjoying the recent podcasts and mixes from the Post-Punk Junk, Voltage Controlled Technicolor and Worthless Trash blogs, as well as a few others, and thought it was time for the Mein Walkman treatment. To keep this site legit, I haven't listed the first track (they've just put out a boxed set).
This Heat (UK) - Health and Efficiency THESE RECORDS 1980
Frieder Butzmann (GER)- Tonight's Musik 1 (edit) ZENSOR 1981
Die Partei (GER)- Wo Sind Sie? TAUSEND AUGEN 1981
Mirror Co (UK)- Hit Single (no label) 19??
Die Kapazität (GER)- O.S.R.L. KONKURRENZ SCHALLPLATTEN 1982
The Stranglers (UK)- Shut Up UNITED ARTISTS 1978
Georgie D (GER)- Die Kunst Wird Mal Durch Abschlachten Groß DATENVERARBEITUNG (cassette) 1982
Family Fodder (UK)- My Baby Takes Valium FRESH/ PAROLE 1979
Die Zwei (GER)- Wir Bleiben Klar ZENSOR 1982
Stormtrooper (UK)- I'm A Mess SOLENT RECORDS rec. 1975 rel. 1977
Die Radierer (GER)- Aller Guten Dinge Sind 1, 2, 3 ZICKZACK 1980
Cardiac Arrest (UK)- Icky Qualms ALPHABET (cassette (re-mastered)) 1981
Dino Martini & The Long Legged Girls (GER)- Ferien DISKRETER CHARME/ WSDP (cassette (re-mastered)) 1982
Do Po (ITAL)- Oxidization L.M. RECORDS 1981
Prag VEC (UK)- Wolf SPEC RECORDS 1978
Bergtraum (GER)- Almenrausch ZICKZACK 1982
The Red Krayola with Art & Language (US/ UK/ GER)- Rattenmensch Gewichtswächter KONKURRENZ SCHALLPLATTEN 1981
Erste Weibliche Fleischergesellin Nach 1945 (GER)- Der Ratzeburger Achter FONTANA 1982
Jetz (UK)- Catch Me CRYSTAL 1977 (
Click the title. Stormtrooper recorded a proto-punk demo two years before the right audience for it came along. The rest is similar to the first mix in that it conveniently showcases the odd track or two that I may never do a main feature on. And small apologies to the mod/ powerpop collectors finding this blog out of their desperate attempts to track down that great long lost 7" by Jetz. The song was hijacked from Steve's brilliant Low Down Kids blog anyway, a 40kbps upload (!), and now rounds off an eclectic mix of mostly rare and demented German New Wave (LOL of course it does!). I highly doubt I'll ever find an original myself. Still, it's such a great track it should be in every kind of music mix going. Oh, and Do Po is pretty much an Ital Disco record actually, made a bit edgier here by clipping the mix. It's now a cult classic with minimal synth collectors worldwide.