14. Rockpalast Night 13.-14. Oktober 1984
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WDR text 1984: Huey Lewis and the News are at present (1984) the most successful rock band in the USA. They have become quite an attraction in the last few months after having several Top Ten Singles and selling three million LPs. Huey Lewis was born in 1951 in New York and was named Hugh Anthony Cregg III. His mother was a Polish artist that had to emigrate to the USA because of the World War. His father was a student with a well-known strong drive as a jazz drummer. After many moves, the family finally landed in Marin City in Mill Valley, near San Francisco, an area preferred by many rock musicians. In these surroundings, it was clear that Huey Lewis would somehow also be making music. There were many bands during high school and college times. Finally, Lewis met the band 'Clover', discovered in a club by Nick Lowe again . They became friends and then Clover decided that going to England would probably offer them better chances in the future than hanging around playing in small clubs in the Bay Area.
In the mid '70s, Clover belonged to the solid English 'Pub-Rock' regulars, including other bands such as 'Brinsley Schwartz', or 'Ducks Deluxe'. The group accompanied Elvis Costello on his first LP 'My Aim is True'. Lewis appeared on different LPs from Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe played harmonica. Unfortunately, the longed-for career-break in England didn't happen: In 1976/77, punk rock started up in England and hardly anyone was interested in rhythm and blues bands. Huey Lewis returned to the USA and had steady engagement in a club called 'Uncle Charlie's', outside of San Francisco (Corte Madera). He organized jam sessions and slowly formed the band that is nowadays called 'The News'.
The rest is history. A record contract, and in 1983, the release of the third
album, 'Sports', which wasn't listened to for months. The singles 'Heart and Soul',
'I Want a New Drug' and 'The Heart of Rock and Roll', from the album, made them a
hit with the American public. Huey Lewis and The News belong to the bands that
really enjoy this success. They've done hundreds of live appearances for many years
and are well experienced for the big tours in stadiums and halls. They represent the
tradition of rock'n'roll, just as Bob Seeger and The Silver Bullet Band or Bruce
Springsteen and The E-Street Band, whose careers also ran similarly to that of Huey
Lewis and The News.
"Huey Lewis and The News gave a concert that will not be quickly forgotten and
since then, cannot be overlooked, even in Europe; in America, they were already way
at the top sooner. It's like Huey Lewis said in an interview with Ken and Evelyn:
"You can't quite explain what rock'n'roll is, but you can feel if it's happened or
not." We believe that everyone here felt it. The music is by far not over for Huey
Lewis; at the interview, the band sang 'So in Love' a capella. Whether on- or
off-stage, Huey Lewis is busy around-the-clock with music. Behind stage, he let them
acoustically play 'The Heart of Rock'n'Roll' for Evelyn. The next morning at the
hotel, at 8 o'clock and having breakfast (after the Rockpalast Nacht), he sang
country songs to us. Two hours long."
Huey Lewis - voc, harm
01 Heart Of Rock And Roll (4'45'') 02 Change Of Heart (3'15'') 03 Don't Make Me Do It To You (3'02'') 04 I Want You (3'10'') 05 If This Is It (4'00'') 06 Heart And Soul (4'05'') 07 Walkin' On An Thin Line (5'25'') 08 It's All Right (3'15'') 09 Do You Believe In Love (4'16'') 10 Finally Found A Home (3'52'') 11 Workin' For A Livin' (6'00'') 12 Buzz Buzz Buzz (3'11'') 13 I Want A New Drug (5'57'') 14 Bad Is Bad (4'48'')
Huey Lewis and the News (1980) Chrysalis/Ariola 202700 Picture This (1982) Chrysalis 204442 Sports (1983) Chrysalis 205845 Fore! (1986) Chrysalis 207897 Small World (1988) Chrysalis 209200 Hard at Play (1991) EMI 7933551 The Heart Of Rock & Roll: The Best Of... (1992) Chrysalis 3 21934 2 Four Chords And Several Years Ago (1994) Elektra 7559-61500-1 Time Flies...The Best Of (1996) Elektra 7559-61977-2 Plan B (2001) Silverstone/Zomba 792.6026.2 Live At 25 (2005) Rhino / Wea Greatest Hits (2006) Capitol Soulville (2010) Rough Trade Weather (2020) BMG
The Heart Of Rock'N'Roll (1985) Warner Home Video, 34090, 53 min Video Hits (1987) Chrysalis, CVHS 5016, 46 min Fore & More (1987) Chrysalis, CFV 04262, 52 min All The Way Live! (1987) Virgin Music Video, VVD 376, 46 min Four Chords & Several Years Ago (1994) Elektra/Warner 8536 40184-3,64 min Rockpalast Live (2000) Pioneer DVD/VHS (USA) Huey Lewis at Rockpalast (2004) Fernseh Allianz DVD Rockpalast 1984 and 1991 concerts Live At 25 (2005) Warner DVD
Huey Lewis and the News im Internet:
HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS - Rocklife E-Werk Köln 08.12.1991
Huey Lewis & The News - At Rockpalast DVD - order now at Amazon !
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01. Interview Huey Lewis & The News
WDR text 1984: Chalice is the second band appearing at the 14th Rockpalast-Festival. Chalice's seven members belong to the young generation of musicians from Jamaica whom in the meantime are rejuvenating the established form of reggae with new ideas. Chalice was formed approximately three years ago by studio musicians. They had normal and well-paying jobs, but preferred to break through with their own group rather than continue with the boring and humdrum workaday that normal work brought.
While in seclusion for four weeks, Wayne Armond, Trevor Roper, Rabi Peart, Mickey Wallace, Keith Francis, Desi Jones and Allah together worked out a concept for a band and what they wanted to achieve with it. Starting out in the reggae tradition, they wanted to bring in elements from other music styles into their own music. The way the music was visually presented on stage should also be interesting and full of variety. The main plan was communication with the public and gags. Finally the name: Chalice means drinking glass or mug. The seven musicians took a broader interpretation of this name: "We see our name like a program. We want to share the fun that we have playing for the audience with them", according to Wayne Armond.
They soon made a name for themselves everywhere in Jamaica with their first live concerts and recordings. They became well-known internationally after successful appearances at different 'Sunsplash Festivals' and tour throughout the USA and Europe. In the meantime, live concerts have especially helped them to achieve their great reputation.
Next to Black Uhuru, many consider this the only band to have achieved a revival in reggae music, after the death of Bob Marley, giving it new impulses. On-stage is the best entertainment for all needs. Chalice has seven of the best musicians in Jamaica. In the band, there are five equally qualified singers. Contact with the audience is immediately reached - after a short time, everyone is singing and dancing with each other and results in - as Chalice themselves put it - "One universal love."
"Chalice played for us in Essen because we thought that reggae can also be alive
and creative, even after Bob Marley's death. Exclusively puritanical verdicts cannot
stop the development, etiquette shouldn't stick forever. - Chalice had to go
directly to their plane after the concert. They already had an appearance booked in
Jamaica for Sunday."
Wayne Armand - g, voc
01 Stand Up (4'29'') 02 Good To Be there (5'11'') 03 I'm Trying (5'52'') 04 Go Slow (6'58'') 05 Stew Peas (5'21'') 06 A Song (5'54'') 07 Youthman (5'16'') 08 Ol'Nayga (6'36'') 09 Dangerous Disturbance (7'04'') 10 Night Fever (4'20'') 11 Can't Dub (7'36'') 12 Children In Exile (7'57'')
Blasted (1982) Standard Procedure (1983) Good To Be There (1984) On Recorde/Ariola 206099O Stand Up (1985) Catch It (1989) Si Mi Ya (1990) SPV Recordings/SPV 084-44032 Tuff Enuff (1998) Let It Play (2010) Tad's Records
01. Moderation Evelyn Seibert and Ken Janz
WDR text 1984: Level 42 belongs to the younger English bands that have achieved success in recent years, particularly through their astounding live performances. The four original members of the band all come from Isle of Wight and have know each other since their school days. Their joint love of black American music in all variations, funk and soul, is what first brought them together.
Mark King, Mike Lindup, Boon and Phil Gauld had tried their luck out in different forms before forming their own group. In 1980, Level 42 was formed by the four, by chance, at a get-together; they swapped knowledge about their experiences with music until that point in time. In spite of, and against the signs and tendencies of the times, they tried to form an English funk band and be in a position to create their own renditions of this style of music. The principle of Level 42 was to demonstrate their instrumental know-how in pieces and arrangements containing structure and elements of construction of jazz. The two main persons of the group, bass player Mark King and keyboard player Mick Lindup, were also the ones who shared the songs. Lindup, as a singer with a clear falsetto voice, was especially good at interpreting the music.
Within a year after they formed their group, Level 42 was the most popular club band in London, and soon, all over England. Concerts were regularly sold out. With the release of their first LP, they were able to reach a larger audience. The radio played many Level 42 songs; the singles and LPs reached the tops of the charts.
The group now has many big tours throughout the USA and Europe behind them.
During one of their visits to the states, Earth, Wind and Fire were very attentive
to Level 42 and produced the LP 'Standing in the Light', the biggest success for
Level 42 till now. Level 42 live concerts offer a lot for the eyes and ears. The
group has a lighting concept that offers spectacular effects and also effectively
supports certain musical effects and arrangements . And of course, Mark King, the
bass player and singer of the group, is there and exudes so much energy during the
whole show - no onlookers can withstand it.
After Rockpalast, Level 42 went upwards. Many of their singles placed in the charts, and the album 'World Machine' sold four million worldwide. In 1986, they could fill Wembley Stadium for four nights in a row. In 1987, they had reached their peak when drummer, Phil Gould, left the group. In the next few years, the band could be seen with different line-ups, amongst others, with drummer Gary Husband, and guitarist Alan Murphy, who died in 1989. Once again, in 1994, with drummer Phil Gould, they reached the UK Charts, but in October of that year, the band finally dissolved. But they are still playing. In 2006 Level 42 played again Rockpalast at the Leverkusener Jazztage.
Mike Lindup - keyb, voc
01 Almost There (6'06'') 02 Turn It On (5'19'') 03 The Chant Has Begun (6'21'') 04 Mr. Pink (5'55'') 05 I Want Eyes (5'34'') 06 Kansas City Milkman (8'10'') 07 The Pursuit Of Accidents (6'31'') 08 Koyate (5'34'') 09 The Chinese Way (4'33'') 10 The Sun Goes Down (5'35'') 11 Hot Water (6'00'') 12 Love Games (9'05'')
Level 42 (1981) Polydor 2383612 Strategy (1981) Elite LEVLP 1 The Pursuit Of Accidents (1982) Polydor 2383649 Standing In The Light (1983) Polydor 813865 True Colours (1984) Polydor 823542 A Physical Preference (1985) Polydor 825677 World Machine (1985) Polydor 827487 Running In The Family (1987) Polydor 831593 Staring At The Sun (1988) Polydor 837247 Guaranteed (1991) RCA PL 75055 Forever Now (1994) RCA 7432118996 Live at Wembley (1996) World Famous Remixes (1998) Polygram Turn It On (1998) Polygram One Man (1998) Eagle/Edel - Mark King Trash (2000) DFP music Live At The Jazz Cafe (2000) DFP music Live On The Isle Of Wight (2000) DFP music Live At Reading 2001 (2002) DFP Music Live At The Apollo 2003 (2004) DFP Music Level 42 GOLD (2006) Universal 2CDs Retroglide (2006) Universal Living It Up (2010) Universal 4-CD-Box Sirens (2013) Live At London's Town & Country Club (2015) H'Art The Complete Polydor Years (2021) Cherry Red 10 CDs
Live at Wembley (1987) PolyGram Family of Five (1988) PolyGram Fait Accompli (1980) PolyGram Level Best (????) PolyGram Live On The Isle Of Wight (2000) DFP music DVD Live At Reading 2001 (2002) DFP Music DVD The Collection (2003) Universal CD+DVD Live At The Apollo 2003 (2004) DFP Music DVD Live at Wembley, England 1988 (2005) At Rockpalast (2005) InAkustik Love Games: In Concert (2006)
Level 42 - A Biography
Level 42 Internet:
LEVEL 42 - Zeche Bochum 29.10.1983
01. Moderation Evelyn Seibert
WDR text 1984: With the appearance of John Cale on October 13th, this man absolutely counts amongst some of the most creative and most influential personalities in rock music. John Cale comes from Wales and was born in 1942 in Garnant. His musical career began with his studies at Goldsmithe College in London; his subjects were the viola and piano. He was considered to be gifted and received a scholarship for studies in the USA. He first became known as a member of Velvet Underground and worked with them on their first two Lps.
From 1970 on, he spent time working with the different musical spectrums and experimenting with them. In that manner, he formed a rock band, wrote an opera and produced electronic music. He worked as musician, composer, arranger and producer. Different musicians and artists like Little Feat, Patti Smith, Brien Eno, Kevin Ayers, Iggy Pop, etc., etc., sought to work together with John Cale.
In 1979, he formed his own record label and released records that were brought to the stores using their own distribution system. He works mainly with film music and now only makes sporadic live appearances. In 1983, John Cale undertook a solo tour throughout Europe and starred, amongst others, on the voting day for a Rockpalast concert in the Zeche in Bochum. There, totally in his own way, John Cale presented himself as a musician who joined his intelligence with impressive feelings with an astounding presence on-stage. His versions of 'Heartbreak Hotel' or 'Waiting for the Man' had an intensity that is rarely achieved at a live concert. John Cale will surely show these qualities also at his appearance at the Rockpalast-Festival on October 13th in the Grugahalle in Essen. This time he has a band with him that will add another dimension to his songs.
"John Cale set the finale. He has so many talents that he is constantly thinking
about which ones are most important for him. Musician, songwriter, producer,
composer, interpreter, actionist, cult figure - these are just some of the possible
ways to describe him. We knew ahead of time that his appearance would be received
differently from different people. He knew about it also on this Sunday morning, and
on-stage, presented himself the way that he felt was right. - For a strong minority,
John Cale's appearance on this night was the strongest. Many felt that his concert
was "typical Rockpalast" and remembered in the same breath about the
famous fulmoon concert from Mitch Ryder. But no one can
confuse John Cale with anyone else..."
John Cale - voc, g, piano
01 Autobiography (4'30'') 02 Oh La La (2'38'') 03 Evidence (3'21'') 04 Magazins (3'33'') 05 Model Beirut Recital (3'40'') 06 Streets Of Laredo (2'43'') 07 Dr. Mudo (3'24'') 08 Leaving It Up To You (5'12'') 09 Caribbean Sunset (4'39'') 10 The Hunt (3'41'') 11 Fear (3'23'') 12 Heartbreak Hotel (2'15'') 13 Paris 1919 (3'30'') 14 Waiting For The Man (5'41'') 15 Mercenary Ready For War (8'45'') 16 Pablo Picasso - Love me two Times (8'26'') 17 Close Watch (2'14'')
Vintage Violence (1970) Columbia Church Of Anthrax (1971) Columbia Academy In Peril (1972) Reprise Paris 1919 (1973) WEA Fear (1974) Island/Ariola Slow Dazzle (1975) Island Helen Of Troy (1975) Island Sabotage/Live (1979) Spy Honi Soit (1981) A&M Music For A New Society (1982) Za/Island/Ariola John Cale Comes Alive (1984) Ze/Island/Ariola Caribbean Sunset (1984) ZE Artificial Intelligence (1985) Beggars Banque Words For The Dying (1989) Opal Wrong Way Up (1990) Opal Songs For Drella (1990) Sire HN (1990) Mango Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1991) ROIR Paris S'eveille (1992) Crepuscule Fragments Of A Rainy Season (1992) Hannibal 23 Solo Pieces For La Naissance De L'Amour (1993) Crepuscule Walking On Locusts (1996) RycoDisc Eat/Kiss (Music f. Andy Warhol Film) (1997) RTD 511.140.2 The Unknown (1999) Crepuscule/Rough Trade 372.1023.2 5 Tracks (2003) Capitol EP HoboSapiens (2003) Capitol/EMI Process (2005) Syntax/Cargo Paris 1919 (2006) Rhino/Warner 11 Bonus-Tracks Circus Live (2007) EMI The Island Years (2007) Universal Gold (2007) Universal 2CD Collection Live at Rockpalast (2010) MIG Music Doppel-CD/Vinyl Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood (2012) Domino Records M:FANS (2016)
Fragments For A Rainy Season - Live (2003) Choice-of-Music DVD John Cale (2007) Warner Live At Rockpalast (2010) MIG Music
Das John Cale Buch
John Cale Internet: