Saturday, March 11, 2006

Lokomotive Kreuzberg - Mountain Town (1977)

Personnel:
ANDREAS BAUER v, kb, vln
KARL-HEINZ SCHERFLING v
(VOLKER HIEMANN v, g) A
(UWE MULLRICH g) B
BERNHARD POTSCHKA g C
(FRANZ POWALLA (v, b) A
MANFRED PRAEKER v, b B
UWE HOLZ v, d, harm
ALBUMS (up to '76):
(A)"Kollege Klatt" (Plane S99101) 1972
(B)"James Blond" (Plane S99103) 1973
(B)"Fette Jahre" (Plane S99104) 1975
Along with Ton Steine Scherben, Lokomotive Kreuzberg were the most important political rock band to emerge from Berlin. Five left-wing ex-students formed the band at the beginning of 1972. Powalla was replaced by Manfred Praeker in the Spring of 1973. Uwe Mullrich replaced Volker Hiemann for six months, then he moved on to Munich and Embryo being replaced by Bernhard Potschka in Lokomotive Kreuzberg in the Summer of 1974. Like Floh De Cologne, Lokomotive Kreuzberg had theatrical live shows, where the music only served as a texture and background for their 'cabaret performances'. Kollege Klatt (1972), and all subsequent albums, contained a full variety of musical styles. The liner notes for the album were written by none other than Floh De Cologne! In addition to their four albums, two singles were issued on Plane: "Chile '73" coupled with "Hey Mr. America" (1974) and "Arbeitslos" coupled with "Teddy Tex" (1976). Fette Jahre (1975) is usually considered to he their best achievement musically.

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4 comments:

RObert POland said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I hope this is the cover you were looking for ;-)

http://www.tom-thunder.de/music/lok-kreuzberg-mount.html

Johnny Roberts said...

Thx again Lisa !!!

Roderick Verden said...

Thank you for other Lokomotive Kreuzberg. Very crazy and very good!