13. Rockpalast Nacht 15.-16.Oktober 1983
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WDR text 1983: Bryan Adams and his band will open the Rockpalast-Festival on October 15th, 1983. Adams was born in Canada and has lived in Vancouver and England. He began as a drummer at the age of 12 and later on changed to the guitar. Early on, he had a great love for good songs with interesting harmonies - he was a big Beatles fan.
He is now (1983) 23. Going against the wishes of his father (who was in the Army), he became a professional musician and supported himself doing music sessions in Vancouver. There he met Jim Vallance, a partner that shared Adams' love for music and was the all-encompassing lyricist for him. In the meantime, different songs from this team have been recorded by groups and musicians, the spectrum reaching from Jeff Beck to Bonnie Tyler. Bryan Adams has had his own band and his own concerts since 1979. In that year, he landed his first hit in the USA with 'Let Me Take You Dancin'. Doing warm-ups on tours with bands like 'The Kinks', 'Foreigner' or 'Journey', followed.
Nowadays, in 1983, Bryan Adams is an established name in records and concerts in the USA. In the meantime, platinum LPs are hanging on the walls in his house also. He and his band visited Europe for the first time in September and really made an impression with his energetic, variety-packed concert. Adams is the highlight on- stage, always moving around. Along with his band, they compactly and loudly bring great rock music to the audience, right on the mark. In comparison to other bands, the concept of Bryan Adams' music is very important. He sings and plays ballads with the same self-understanding and dynamism that mark his more energetic pieces. He could deepen his successes after the Rockpalast. He is today constantly on tour and headlines big outdoor shows and festivals.
"The 13th Rockpalast Nacht began cheerfully and uncomplicated. We had met the
Canadian Bryan Adams, who was to open the Nacht, just a few weeks earlier. Bryan
Adams' music makes you think about Saturday night, lonely nights, driving around,
teenage dreams. And he wanted to know it: He delivered. Here and now, me and you,
feels so good, hurts so bad. - Everything is in this night. Bryan Adams was
extremely excited about his performance at the Rockpalast Nacht. And he topped all
records: Did gymnastics on the P.A. system and rode the TV camera. Later on, he
wrote to us from Canada: 'I would like to be at the next Rockpalast Nacht
Bryan Adams - voc, g
01 Remember (4'30'') 02 The Only One (3'30'') 03 Don't Leave Me Lonely (2'41'') 04 Cuts Like A Knife (4'57'') 05 Lonely Nights (3'43'') 06 Tonight (5'47'') 07 This Time (3'14'') 08 The Best Was Yet To Come (2'34'') 09 Take Me Back (7'15'') 10 Fits Ya Good (4'35'') 11 Guitar Solo (2'15'') 12 I'm Ready (5'00'') 13 Straight From The Heart (3'00'') 14 Hiding From Love (3'51'') 15 Baby Wears Black (3'48'') 16 Jump (4'08'')
Bryan Adams (1980) A&M/CBS 64 800 You Want It You Got It (1981) A&M/CBS 64 864 Cuts Like A Knife (1983) A&M/CBS 64 919 Reckless (1984) A&M 65013 Into The Fire (1987) A&M 393907-1 Live Live Live (1989) A&M Waking Up The Neighbours (1991) A&M So Far So Good (1993) A&M Live! Live! Live! (1995) A&M 18 Til I Die (1996) A&M MTV Unplugged (1997) A&M/Polydor One Day Like Today (1998) A&M/Polydor Live At Slane Castle (2002) A&M/Motor/Universal (also as DVD) The Spirit (2002) A&M (Soundtrack) Room Service (2004) Universal Chronicles (2005) A&M CD Longbox Anthology (2005) Universal 11 (2008) Universal Icon (2010) Universal Bare Bones (2010) Universal Tracks Of My Years (2014) Universal Reckless 30th Anniv. (2015) A&M/Universal Get UP (2015) Universal Ultimat (2017) Universal Wembley 1996 Live (2018) Universal Shine A Light (2019) Universal
Live At Slane Castle - Ireland 2000 (2002) A&M Live At The Budokan (2003) Universal Live in Lisbon (2005) Universal Live At The Sydney Opera House (2013) Universal Wembley 1996 Live (2016) Universal
Fully illustrated Book & Interview Disc
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01. Moderation Albrecht Metzger and Alan Bangs
WDR text 1983: Elvis Costello and the Attractions with the TKO Horns is actually the whole name of the second group that will be appearing on October 15th at the 13th Rockpalast- Festival in the Grugahalle in Essen. Elvis Costello, whose real name is Declan McManusist, is the most creative and interesting songwriter of English rock music since the end of the '70s. His career first began in 1977 when he met Graham Parker and Nick Lowe (back then, he was Graham Parker's producer). His first appearances were doing warm-ups to Parker. On stage, it was just him, his guitar and his short, but penetrating, songs. At that point in time in England, everything was possible in music. The next step for Costello was an LP for the small record company 'Stiff Records', which got it's start in the boom caused by 'New Wave', or whatever it was called. After having success with pieces like 'My Aim Is True' and 'Watching The Detectives', he formed his own group, 'The Attractions', with whom he played many and successful tours in England and the USA.
In 1979, Elvis Costello and the Attractions released 'Armed Forces', a very successful LP internationally. Costello pressed on and showed that he mastered the art of effectively saying something in short songs. He studied his surroundings very well and saw social contradictions, broken dreams and wishes - not an intact world! He was able to put it all in just three stanzas , using simple language and convincing pictures.
In the years, 1980 through '82, Elvis Costello publicly displayed unexpected actions and outrages (insults, affronts) (some interviews ended with insults for the journalists and other musicians; he released an LP with country songs) . He then decided, in 1983, to try out new forms of music. For the first time, he toured with a brass group and recorded a new LP with new arrangements . Elvis Costello concerts belonged to the best of what you could see live on-stage at that time. It's not only the good songs that Costello has written, but also his presence on the stage, the concentrated and intense way in which he sings and comes across.
The time with the Attractions lasted just a short time. Costello worked with well- known studio musicians and made music for films. He also tried acting, as in the film 'No Surrender' in 1986. In 1987, the Attractions were re-formed. Also, Costello was always busy as a producer. He produced the group Squeeze, with whom he appeared at the 1989 Jazz Festival in Montreux, and he helped Roger McGuin make a comeback with the LP 'Back from Rio'. In 1989, he received the MTV-Award for the best male video and the Rolling Stone's Critic's Prize as 'Best Songwriter for 1989'.
"Elvis Costello, much more complicated in his music and his statements, will not
have it easy (after Bryan Adams). Anecdote: Andrew Jakeman, Costello's manager, who
can also be a little raw when band members don't get to bed early enough, said about
the work done by his lighting designers: In some areas it was very dark. Oh well, at
least it didn't look 'like every other fucking rock'n'roll show!' "
Elvis Costello - voc, g
01 Let Them All Talk (3'05'') 02 Posession (2'28'') 03 Watching The Detectives (4'08'') 04 The Greatest Thing (2'52'') 05 Man Out Of Time (4'45'') 06 New Lace Sleeves (5'55'') 07 Mystery Dance (2'25'') 08 Shabby Doll (4'38'') 09 Kid About It (3'43'') 10 What's So Funny 'bout Peace, Love And Understanding (3'33'') 11 Oliver's Army (3'01'') 12 Shipbuilding (4'15'') 13 Big Sisters' Clothes (2'44'') 14 Beyond Belief (4'35'') 15 Clubland (3'44'') 16 The World And His Wife (2'27'') 17 Alison (3'39'') 18 Backstabbers King Horse (4'25'') 19 Clowntime Is Over (5'09'') 20 Every Day I Write A Book (3'57'') 21 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (3'35'') 22 Pump It Up (5'44'')
My Aim Is True (1977) Stiff SEEZ 3 This Year's Model (1978) Radar 56477 Armed Forces (1978) Radar 56597 Get Happy!! (1980) F-Beat 58114 Taking Liberties (1980) Mad About The Wrong Boy (1980) F-Beat 58185 Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers (1980) Trust (1981) F-Beat 58260 Almost Blue (1981) F-Beat 58392 Imperial Bedroom (1982) F-Beat 58392 Punch The Clock (1983) F-Beat ZL 25464 Goodbye Cruel World (1984) The Best Of Elvis Costello & The Attractions (1985) King Of America (1986) F-Beat ZL 70946(Costello Show) Blood And Chocolate (1986) Out Of Our Idiot (1987) Spike (1989) Warner 925848 Girls+£/Girls=$+Girls (1989) Mighty Like A Rose (1991) Warner 7599-26575 The Juliet Letters (1993) Warner 9362-45180 2 1/2 Years (1993) 4 CD box set first 4 albums Brutal Youth (1994) The Very Best Of Elvis Costello & The Attractions (1994) 1977-1986 The Kojak Variety R&B (1995) Warner 9362-45903-2 Deep Dead Blue: Live 25 June 95 (1995) All This Useless Beauty (1996) Warner 46158 Costello & Nieve (1996) (5-CD box) Extreme Honey (1997) WEA 936246801-2 Around the Fur (1997) WEA 936246801-2 Painted From Memory (1998) Mercury (with Bacharach) For The Stars (2001) DGG (with Anne Sofie von Otter) When I Was Cruel (2002) Universal/Island 586775-2 Cruel Smile (2002) Universal/Island The Very Best Of (2003) UMIS/Universal North (2003) DGG Punch The Clock (2003) Edel 2CD Deluxe Edition 24 Bonus Tracks Trust (2003) Edel CD Deluxe Edition 16 Bonus Tracks Get Happy (2003) Edel 2CD Deluxe Edition 30 Bonus Tracks The Delivery Man (2004) Island/Lost Highway/Universal Il Sogno (2004) Deutsche Grammophon/Universal King of America - Deluxe Version (2005) Soulfood DCD 21 Bonus Tracks(Costello Show) My Flame Burns Blue (2006) Deutsche Grammophon/Universal The River In Reverse (2006) Verve/Universal (with Allen Toussaint) Momofuku (2008) Universal (And The Imposters) Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (2009) Universal Live At The Mocambo (2009) Universal Live At The Hollywood High (2010) Universal National Ransom (2010) Hear Music/Universal Wise Up Ghost (2013) Universal - & The Roots Live In San Francisco (2013) Warner - & Corridos Famosos Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album (2015) Universal Look Now (2018) Universal & The Imposters Hey Clockface (2020) Concord
Elvis Costello Video/DVD:
Best of Elvis Costello & the Attractions (1985) CBS Video The Juliet Letters (1993) Warner Video/DVD The Very Best of Elvis Costello (1996) Demon Live: A Case for Song (1997) Warner Sessions from West 54th (1998) Polygram Live with Burt Bacharach Club Date: Live in Memphis (2005) Eagle Vision The Right Spectacle: The Very Best of Elvis Costello (2005) Rhino
Elvis Costello - Unfaithful Music: Mein Leben
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Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Rockpalast WDR Studio-L Kφln 15.06.1978
01. Moderation Albrecht Metzger & Alan Bangs
WDR text 1983: Cheap Trick is an American band that enjoys international fame particularly because of their spectacular live concerts. The history of Cheap Trick is as uncommon as the band itself. Rick Nielsen, an American, and Tom Petersson, who was born in Sweden and grew up in the USA, decided in the beginning of the '70s to form a band in Europe. They played around in different line-ups and with different names throughout England, Germany and France. There, in the south, they found singer and guitarist Robin Zander, also an American and a manager that Nielsen already knew from earlier times.
Afterwards, they decided to return to the USA because they felt that the best job possibilities were there; there, (to their luck?) they found a drummer, Bun E. Carlos, who came from Venezuela. After releasing their self-produced LP in 1976, Cheap Trick played endless tours throughout the USA, sometimes doing more than 300 dates per year. Their success was not only due to the fact that they were one of the few bands that didn't take everything in rock'n'roll so seriously, but also because they always entertained the audiences with lots of action and gags.
Rick Nielsen is guitarist and writer of most of the songs and also head of the group; he not only writes good songs, but also came up with each band member's styling. Whereas Nielsen and Bun E. Carlos look more like the type of people from whom you'd probably never buy a used car, Zander and Petersson seem likeable and attractive.
1978 and '79 were successful years for Cheap Trick. A live concert at the Budokan
Theater in Japan, and a live recording brought the group world-wide notices in the
Hit Parade and filled concert halls. The stress associated with all this was too
much for Petersson and he pulled out of the group. His successor was Jon Brant. Tick
Nielsen saw to it that they had variety at live appearances. He has a strange
collection of guitars which he puts into the shows at certain surprising moments
without ending up looking like a poser.
There wasn't much ado about the band and, up till 1985, they pulled themselves out of the music business, at times completely. Cheap Trick returned with the LP 'Standing on the Edge'. The grand-daddy bass player of the band, Tom Petersson, came back in 1988. Cheap Trick tours and tours and are still loved in many parts of the world, even if they are no longer as successful as before.
"Cheap Trick still lives from the tension between Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander and
Bun E. Carlos. Rick Nielsen wore loud clothes ("Next position please"), and, along
with the guitar in the national colors of Germany that we already knew about, he
brought along a new invention with him: A guitar with five necks."
Rick Nielsen - g, voc
01 Hello There (1'02'') 02 California Man (2'36'') 03 Tonight (4'30'') 04 Southern Girls (2'30'') 05 I Want You To Want Me (3'20'') 06 Reach Out (3'12'') 07 On Top Of The World (4'51'') 08 Voices (4'37'') 09 Dancing The Night Away (4'12'') 10 Heaven's Falling (3'40'') 11 Everthing Works If You Let It (3'22'') 12 Baby Loves To Rock (3'41'') 13 If You Want My Love (4'00'') 14 Stop This Game (3'33'') 15 Next Position Please (5'05'') 16 Ain't That A Shame (2'37'') 17 She's Tight (3'08'') 18 Dream Police (3'41'') 19 Surrender (4'02'') 20 I Can't Take It (2'56'') 21 Day Tripper (3'25'') 22 Clock Strikes Ten (2'15'') 23 Big Eyes (3'14'') 24 Good Night (1'35'')
Cheap Trick (1977) Epic/CBS 32070 In Color (1977) Epic/CBS 82214 Heaven Tonight (1978) Epic/CBS 82679 At Budokan (1979) Epic/CBS 86083 Dream Police (1979) Epic/CBS 83522 Live At Budokan (1979) Epic All Shook Up (1980) Epic/CBS 84345 One On One (1982) Epic/CBS 85740 Next Position Please (1983) Epic/CBS 25490 Standing On The Edge (1985) Epic 26374 The Doctor (1986) Epic 57087 Lap Of Luxury (1988) Epic 4607821 Busted (1990) Epic Woke Up With A Monster (1994) Warner Brother Budokan II (1994) Epic Sex, America, Cheap Trick (1996) Sony (S) Cheap Trick Cheap Trick (1997) Edel 0000002RAA Music For Hangovers (1999) Victor Authorized Greatest Hits (2000) Sony Silver (2001) Big3 Records Special One (2003) Big3 records Essential Cheap Trick (2004) Sony RockFord (2006) SPV Budokan! (2009) Sony Box-Set w.DVD The Latest (2009) Sgt.Pepper Live (2009) Original Album Classics (2012) Sony 5CD Bang, Zoom, Crazy... Hello (2016) Universal We're All Right - Deluxe (2017) Universal
Every Trick In The Book (1990) SMV - 72min Live in Australia (1997) Rhino Music For Hangovers (1998) Rhino DVD Silver (2002) Image DVD
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