Bello e impossibile

Bello e impossibile: Gianna Nannini & Konrad Plank

The year 1982 saw the release of album “Latin Lover”, a bizarre mischung of art-rock and synth-pop, produced by esteemed Tonmeister Konrad Conny Plank. With the next album – Puzzle (1984) – Nannini smash hits started to get heavy rotation on Central European radio waves.

LATIN LOVER (1982)
Latin Lover
Fumetto
Amore amore
Wagon-lits
PUZZLE (1984)
Ciao
Kolossal
Fotoromanza
Se vai via
PROFUMO (1986)
Bello e impossibile
Profumo
Gelosia
Terra straniera

E mi sveglio qui
In un giorno ad est
Tra questa nebbia di provincia…

Konrad Conny Plank

2 – 1 – 0, der Alarm ist rot! Vienna calling!!!

This Weltschmerz blog-corner needs a couple of NDW related pop hits from our ex governess Austria. Glittering synth sounds.

For starters, few tracks for obscurists into original Austrian punk rock then new wave then synth wave. Or pop for pure people as they (Chuzpe) said. I like it, of course.

Chuzpe – (They Can’t Beat) The Beat (1979)
(They Can’t Beat) The Beat
I Loved the Sixties

One step back – Chuzpe ’78:

Various Artists – Wiener Blutrausch (1979)
Beislanarchie
Panik / Alanig
Terror in Klein-Babylon

Two steps forward – Chuzpe ’81:

Charlie Chan (1981)
Charlie Chan
Chinese Chive

And here are the super-hits for common people. Decadent Viennese hip-hop synth-pop.

Falco – Der Kommissar (1982)

Falco – Junge Roemer (1984)

Falco – Vienna Calling (1985)

Rock me, Amadeus!

It’s 1985 again. Just for one day. Verschwende deine Jugend.

Release The Bat!

The Bat

By day the bat is cousin to the mouse.
He likes the attic of an aging house.

His fingers make a hat about his head.
His pulse beat is so slow we think him dead.

He loops in crazy figures half the night
Among the trees that face the corner light.

But when he brushes up against a screen,
We are afraid of what our eyes have seen:

For something is amiss or out of place
When mice with wings can wear a human face.

Theodore Roethke