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

Moor Jewelry – True Opera (2020)

True Opera

Moor Jewelry is a collaboration between Moor Mother and Mental Jewelry from Philadelphia, USA. They put out True Opera, one of my favorite albums from this year, as a bloody cassette release only through Don Giovanni Records. Sold out twice. Overpriced on the (discogs) market right now.

Good songs and great heretic punk sound. Live wire/body electric sound. It deserves all formats. Plug yourself in.

bandcamp: https://moorxjewelry.bandcamp.com/album/true-opera

Listening Log ’20: Jul-Oct (part II)

More of the same? I don’t mind. Keep on dancing…

Next Generation
METZ – Atlas Vending
Blind Youth Industrial Park
IDLES – Ultra Mono
Ne touche pas moi
A Hero’s Death
Protomartyr – Ultimate Success Today
Modern Business Hymns

The past is full of dead men
The future is a cruelty
Resign yourself
Hey, have you heard them say “Ultimate Success Today”?

The Art of Persistence
Hit the Coast

Island Pag maybe. A future island.