Saturday, August 06, 2016

The Sauerday Evening Post #1

video
OK, this is a little nuts but I got it all in the cloud, so why not? Let's just post 10 GB of stuff.
Today is the 10-year anniversary of perhaps the greatest single broadcast in TV history. I get that that's a bit hyperbolic, but hear me out.
Actually there were two, a week apart.... August 6th and 13th, 2006. Almost 11 hours were shown in total, and I will never forget the full shows being posted on the old Sharing The Groove site (now The Trader's Den) in DVD format, straight off the box. That was like Christmas morning multiplied by The Rapture, for me anyways.
This sort of thing would never, under any circumstances not involving spacefaring, Frumpy-obsessed ETs landing on the White House lawn threatening to eat us unless we put it on, be shown on American TV. There just isn't 11 hours available, what with all the political Kabuki-for-profit Stockholm Syndrome "election" coverage on there 25 hours a day. To see a little Joy Unlimited, you'd have to sit through a whole lotta sadness.
I'm not gonna editorialize much around this post, except to say that if you dig Krautrock or Deutschrock or whatever you wanna call it, you're gonna wanna get to clicking on those links below, trust me. The opportunity to access this much broadcast-quality footage straight out of the German TV archives doesn't come too often... once every decade, maybe.
Of course, leave it to me to look at 3 DVDs of material and say, "That's not adequate." So I sat here all day yesterday and worked on extracting the audio from the whole set and excising the cuts I felt really mashed it up, and meticulously remastered a CD's worth of that for your added enjoyment. The film clips here comprise the first volume of Die Deutschrock Nacht, as aired ten years ago on the WDR... the second will follow here next Saturday, with an additional bonus disc created by me! What can I say? My pathetic obsession is your benefit, can you feel it?
Die Deutschrock Nacht I
WDR-TV, Germany
8.6.2006

DVD1

1968
Joy & the Hit Kids - Mr. Pseudonym
Wonderland - Moscow

1969
Amon Düül II - Kanaan
Witthüser & Westrupp - Kinderlied für Erwachsene
Petards - On the Road With My Bag
Wonderland - Love's a Murder

1970
Xhol Caravan - Talking to My Soul
Amon Düül II - Soap Shop Rock
Organisation - Ruckzuck
Can - Mother Sky
Petards - Too Many Heavens
Amon Düül II - Eye Shaking King
Xhol Caravan - Oszillogram

1971
Tangerine Dream - Ricochet 1
Et Cetera - Raga Lady / Blue Thursday Morning / Sunrise
Guru Guru - Electric Junk
Floh De Cologne - Die Luft gehört denen, die sie atmen
Rattles - You Can't Have Sunshine Every Day
Klaus Doldinger's Passport - Uranus
Eloy - Walk Alone

Total time: 1:48:46

DVD2

1971
Can - Halleluwah
Ton Steine Scherben - Ich will nicht werden, was mein Alter ist
Kraftwerk - Köln II
Birth Control - The Work Is Done
Bröselmaschine - (I Once Loved) Lassie
Joy Unimited - Everybody Knows
Popol Vuh - Improvisation (ohne Titel)
Frumpy - Take Care of Illusion

1972
Epitaph - Crossroads
Kraan - Sarahs Ritt durch den Schwarzwald
Scorpions - I'm Going Mad
Ton Steine Scherben - Allein machen sie dich ein
Can - Vitamin C
Guru Guru - Oxymoron

1973
Birth Control - Gamma Ray
Atlantis - Let's Get On The Road Again
Jacques Perrot & Kin Ping Meh - Allegro aus der 40. Symph. v. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Grobschnitt - Solar Music (gekürzte Fassung)
Ton Steine Scherben - Wir sind geboren, um frei zu sein
Guru Guru - Africa Steals the Show

1974
Epitaph - Woman 60
Tiger B. Smith - Tiger Rock
Achim Reichel - Eisenpferde
Gift - Got to Find a Way
Can - I'm Too Leise

Total time: 1:58:48

DVD3

1975
Amon Düül II - Surrounded By the Stars
Tritonus - Far In the Sky
Kraan - Hallo, ja, ja, I Don't Know

1976
Hölderlin - I Like My Dog
Udo Lindenberg & Panikorchester - Rudi Ratlos
Randy Pie - Through the Motions
Elster Silberflug - Es wollt' ein Schneider wandern
Epsilon - Sadness

1977
Eloy - Midnight Fight
Can - Dizzy Dizzy
Novalis - Wer Schmetterlinge lachen hört
Kraan - Vollgas Ahoi
Jane - Expectation

1978
Kraftwerk - Die Roboter
Scorpions - He's a Woman, She's a Man

1982 - 2005
Tangerine Dream - Mädchen auf der Treppe 1982
Bröselmaschine - Bei uns zu Haus 1988
Michael Rother - C-Moll / Live in Lyon 2005
Dieter Moebius - Born Neo 2005

Total time: 1:30:48

PAL DVDs of the original DIE DEUTSCHROCK NACHT event on WDR-TV in August of 2006,
comprising all original footage from the German TV archives
9 GB total here
How the Gypsy Was Born
Deutschrock On the Box
WDR-TV, 1969-76

01 Can - Paperhouse
02 Amon Düül II - Between the Eyes
03 Ruphus Zuphall - Portland Town
04 Birth Control - The Work Is Done
05 Dies Irae - Trip
06 Ton Steine Scherben - Solidarität
07 Lucifer's Friend - Ride the Sky
08 Joy & the Hit Kids - I Hold No Grudge
09 Joy Unlimited - Oh Darling
10 Hölderlin - Honey Pot
11 Epitaph - Stop, Look & Listen
12 Emergency - Times Passed By
13 Guru Guru - Der LSD Marsch
14 Frumpy - How the Gypsy Was Born

Total time: 1:19:01

audio extracted from Die Deutschrock Nacht, remastered and compiled by me
465 MB FLAC here
Like I said, I constructed this week's bonus CD from the whole 11 hours of footage (and boy, are my arms tired) -- I focused on the songs with vocals for this one. There'll be another equivalent post with the second night of this event a week from today, with a bonus disc made up of the best of the instrumental jams from this. I'll return tomorrow with more birthday gifts and party hats, but for now I'd advise pasting your mind to these videos... it's like taking a trip to Heaven, or at least Heidelberg.--J.