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The Rollicks - Smash Boom Bang - Beat In Germany

The Rollicks - Smash Boom Bang - Beat In Germany


The Rollicks
Aliases:
The Shouters, The Thunderbeats
Members:
Gunnar Schäfer, Peter Hauke, Rainer Marz, Ringo Funk

Немецкий вариант группы The Beatles. Не смотря на то, что The Rollicks не замечали в англоязычных странах, группа из Западного Берлина была бешено популярна у себя на родине и даже считалась второй по значению. Группа несколько раз меняла название: были они The Shouters, The Thunderbeats, Die Tornados, The Bats, Gitta Walther & The Thunderbeats, The Rollicks. Причём всё это - в течение трёх лет. 
Данный сборник включает записи группы 1964-1966 годов

Berlin hatte was. Das war unbestreitbar. Den AFN, die amerikanischen Besatzungssoldaten und eine feste Mauer drumherum, so daß es nicht einfach war, aus der Stadt zu kommen. Und weil das eben nicht so war in der ehemaligen Reichshauptstadt, besann man sich auf andere Vergnügungen: Ausnutzen der Sperrstunde bis zum Wecken oder der ungezählter Clubs, die damals, als die Welt noch (nicht) in Ordnung war, der Jugend zum Pläsier gereichten. Nota bene brachte es Berlin auf ungezählte Bands, und eine nicht geringe Anzahl von diesen verschrieb sich der Berufsmusik. Damit lief die Stadt Hamburg den Rang ab, aber was bedeutet das heute schon?

Eine dieser Bands, die das Heil in der Ferne suchten und mit der Musik den Lebensunterhalt besorgten, waren The Rollicks, die Herumtollenden. Doch halt, noch ist es nicht so weit. Erst tönten die singenden Saiten und tosten die Wirbelstürme – wie sich gleich zeigen wird.

Bevor Rolf-Joachim Tacht zu den Tornados wechselte, hatte er schon Rock 'n' Roll mit einer eigenen Truppe gemacht, The Singing Strings. Zur gleichen Zeit fing Drafi Deutscher an, die Berliner Bühnen zu bereichern. Bevor seine Musik-Chose so richtig auf Touren kam, hatte Tacht schon die Bekanntschaft von Dieter Behlinda (später Manager der Boots, siehe BCD 16468) gemacht. Dieser versuchte ihn davon zu überzeugen, daß Tacht als gepflegter junger Mann im weißen Rolli und schwarzen Jackett große Karriere machen würde. Dieter Behlinda kam Rolf Tacht damals wie sein Großvater vor, obwohl gerade mal zehn Jahre zwischen ihnen lagen, und einem Opa glaubt man nicht, vor allem wenn die eigenen Ideale andere sind . Roy Black hat Rolf Tacht später vorgemacht, was Behlinda sich so vorstellte. Ein Glück, daß dieser Tacht nicht bekehren konnte.

Wie viele andere Bands auch grasten die Tornados die Berliner Clubs ab, erspielten sich ein Publikum und waren bald neben Edgar &, die Atemlosen, auch als Edgar and the Breathless (BCD 16458 Berlin Szene) bekannt, Dietmar und Beat-Boys, die wenig später the Odd Persons (BCD 16463) wurden, sowie natürlich Drafi Deutscher und die Magics die Speerspitze der Berliner Beatmusik. Und auch die Hound Dogs heulten schon in irgendeinem Keller gegen den Schlagermief an. Natürlich gab es da immer wieder Berührungspunkte, so auch bei einem Wettbewerb in der Hasenheide, wo die Tornados den 2. Platz hinter Drafi Deutscher und seinen Jungs errangen.

Am 22. Februar 1964 traten die Tornados beim Star-Club-Bandwettstreit in Berlin an, und der ihnen zugedachte erste Platz unter 16 Bands wurde weniger in klingender Münze als mit einer Option auf die Zukunft belohnt: ein Engagement im Star-Club, das auch durch Plattenaufnahmen versüßt werden sollte. Bereits vorher hatte Paul Murphy im Colombo die Band für die Polydor entdeckt, und so war eine Platte entstanden, die sie sich aber noch mit Edgar &, die Atemlosen teilen mußten. Die Tornados lieferten eine rasende Version von Da Doo Ron Ron ab. Garagenpunk pur, würde man heute sagen. Da war der Geruch von verbranntem Gummi, so ging die Post ab.

The Rollicks - Smash Boom Bang - Beat In Germany


German Blue Flames - Beat In Germany (Smash Boom Bang,)

German Blue Flames - Beat In Germany (Smash Boom Bang,)





The German Blue Flames (not to be confused with the British outfit the Blue Flames, who were associated with Georgie Fame) were a German quintet that specialized in American-style rock & roll. Founded by Heinrich "Heiner" Landwehr (bass) and his classmate Hartmut "Kuli" Kulka (guitar) in 1962, the duo subsequently expanded to an actual group, initially doing instrumentals. Their initial inspiration included the Shadows, and Landwehr and Kulka were heavily influenced by early-'60s British rock & roll in general; it was on a visit to London that they saw Georgie Fame's band the Blue Flames in action and decided to use a variation on the name for their own group. They later added vocal numbers to their repertory and proved surprisingly good at assimilating an authentic American sound. One of their songs, "Please Don't Say That It's Over Now," sounds almost more like the Searchers than the Searchers do and uses a melodic line lifted from the Four Seasons' "Dawn" in a completely unexpected (and diverting) manner. They could sound dorky at times in the way that only European bands trying for an American sound could come out, as on "Sunbeams in the Sky," but absent those few lapses, they're never unlistenable and they play and sing with a bracing enthusiasm. They were highly adaptable, their sound evolving from basic dance-style American rock & roll to folk-rock and even taking on a garage punk feel on their version of the Association's "Along Comes Mary." The German Blue Flames lasted until 1967, though they seem to have stopped recording officially. Hartmut Kulka kept working into the early '70s, moving into a slightly more progressive sound in the process in tandem with Phil Cantley, an ex-member of a group called Gaslight Union. The German Blue Flames never achieved any recognition beyond the borders of their own country, but as a support act, they shared stages with the likes of the Easybeats and the Creation when they played German venues. In 2001, Bear Family Records issued a 29-song CD of the complete recordings of the German Blue Flames, part of its Smas

https://musicofsixties.blogspot.com/2012/02/german-blue-flames-60-beat-1965.html

German Blue Flames - Beat In Germany (Smash Boom Bang,)


VA - Beat Battles Von Kassel Und Frankfurt

VA - Beat Battles Von Kassel Und Frankfurt
THE RANGERS: These Boots Are Made For Walking THE ANOMS: But You Never Do It Babe THE SKINS: Till The End Of The Day THE SPADES: I'm Alive THE SPOTLIGHTS: Que Sera THE KINGBEATS: Keep On Running / My Generation THE RANGERS: Very Last Day THE ANOMS: I'm A Man THE SKINS: I Need You THE CHEATS: I Feel A Whole Lot Better THE ANOMS: Louie, Louie THE MANIACS: Things I Should Have Known 'Twist Battle Party' der Stadt Kassel:  THE RANGERS: Look Through Any Window THE DUCKS: Pretty Woman - Do Wah Diddy ORIGINAL BLUE MOONS: Exodus THE TRAVELLERS: And I Love Her THE ROLLING BEATS: Walking The Dog THE ORIGINAL BEATNIKS: You Really Got Me THE ROCKERS: A Crazy Haunted House THE GERMAN BLUE FLAMES: Rhythm And Blues And Joe THE CHIPMUNKS: Sticks And Stones THE BEATNIKS: Mary Ann DIE KETTELS: Gingerbread THE HURRICANS: The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt THE ORIGINAL BLACK BEATS: Mean Woman Blues THE BEAT-BERRYS: Carol

VA - Beat Battles Von Kassel Und Frankfurt


The King-Beats - Beat In Germany (Smash Boom Bang )

The King-Beats - Beat In Germany (Smash Boom Bang )

The King-Beats were a German-based quintet that specialized in Anglo-American style rock & roll ranging from light pop/rock to bluesier sounds ("Hear What I Say") with a couple of near-ludicrous variations on classic rock & roll ("Too Much Language Business") in between. They actually did some first-rate songs that could have competed with the real British and American article on their home turf, including "Same Way, Every Day," "I Know You Need Me," and "Make Up Your Mind," a lot of it resembling the work of the early Beatles circa Please Please Me. The group's principal lineup consisted of Elmar Marz (keyboards, bass, vocals), Ehrhard Marz (guitar, vocals), Klaus Kieswald (drums), Rainer Marz (guitar, vocals), and Richard Ungerath (guitar), although several members, including keyboardist Hans Werner Heine and drummer Joachim Franz, passed through the group around the core of the Marz brothers. In addition to their work as the King-Beats, the group also released singles, EPs, and albums under several pseudonyms -- the most bizarre was a 1966 single credited to Malepartus II, a German-language adaptation of "Wild Thing" entitled "Lisbeth" with a B-side of "Ichglaab, die Hole Mich ab, Ha-haaa," an adaptation of "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!"; their live recordings, credited to the Ad-Libs (not to be confused with the Ad Libs, the American vocal group), are first-rate covers of songs associated with the Beatles, the Searchers, the Animals, Tom Jones, the Hollies, and others. None of these are as slavishly devoted to the originals as, say, the Beatles Revival Band, but they are performed with a lot of love and passion. The three Marz brothers had previously worked together in numerous rock aggregations, including the Strangers, throughout the 1960s, but the King-Beats marked their lasting contribution to music. In 2001, Bear Family Records released an 80-minute CD of the group's complete released recordings in their various guises as part of its Smash! Boom! Bang! series devoted to the 1960s German beat boom.
The King-Beats - Beat In Germany (Smash Boom Bang )

The Boots - Beat in Germany/The 60s Anthology - Smash Boom Bang

The Boots - Beat in Germany/The 60s Anthology  - Smash Boom Bang



1. Gloria 
2. Dimples 
3. But You'll Never Do It Babe 
4. Walkin' In The Sand (Remember) 
5. In The Midnight Hour 
6. Watch Your Step 
7. Another Tear Falls 
8. Gaby 
9. Jump, Back Baby 
10. Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut 
11. She's About A Mover 
12. It Ain't Necessarely So 
13. What You Gonna Do About It 
14. Got Love If You Want It 
15. Boogie Children 
16. Enchanted Sea 
17. Comin' Home 
18. When I Loved Her 
19. No Part Of It 
20. It's A Man's Man's World 
21. I Don't Want To Go On Without You 
22. Alexander 
23. Aber ich blieb kuhl 
24. One More Time 
25. I Wish You Would 
26. Spoonful (Crazy Enough For Me) 
27. Wreck My Life 
28. Gaby (demo-Karaoke version)

I would be grateful
 for the share of COVERS !
The Lords -   Singles, Hits & Raritäten (Beat In GermanyBeat In Germany - Die Muenchen Szene  ( Smash Boom Bang )The Rollicks - Smash Boom Bang - Beat In Germany German Blue Flames - Beat In Germany (Smash Boom Bang,)VA - Beat Battles Von Kassel Und FrankfurtThe King-Beats - Beat In Germany (Smash Boom Bang )Die Berlin Szene - Beat In Germany /Smash Boom BangDie Frankfurt Szene - Beat In Germany /Smash Boom BangDie Bremer Beatmusikanten- Beat in Germany/Smash Boom BangThe Boots - Beat in Germany/The 60s Anthology  - Smash Boom Bang

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