15. Rockpalast Nacht 30.-31. March 1985
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WDR text 1985: Wolf Maahn und die Deserteure are a rock band from Cologne who have been playing together since 1982. Wolf Maahn himself is already well-known in the music scene for quite a while already. Born in 1955, he made his way like many other rock musicians did. At first he was very fascinated by many Anglo-American music styles, mainly soul, then he had his own bands in school and then decided to earn money by making music. To a few people he became known as the singer, guitarist and composer of the 'Legendary Food Band' (as said by Maahn).
This group dominated in their chosen music style (English texts, great arrangements and melodies that were easy to listen to), so perfectly that an English record label decided to release Food Band's LPs. German audiences weren't quite ready to accept an international standard so easily. So, in spite of great reviews, Food Band dissolved because of financial problems. Afterwards, Wolf Maahn worked in the studio. He pondered, dpicsd around, perfected and produced for other bands and musicians. Today, he is one of the most sought-after producers in Germany and has successfully worked together with Klaus Lage, Schroeder, Neue Heimat, Joseph Beuys and Marianne Rosenberg, amongst others.
In the second half of 1982, Wolf Maahn released his first LP under his own name. The titel was 'Deserteure', the text was German. The record was again a success with the critics; Wolf Maahn once again took pleasure in playing live concerts. He formed a band with his friends which today still has the original line-up, and in the meantime, is one of the favorite groups in Germany. The themes for Wolf Maahn's songs are observations and descriptions of situations that we encounter in everyday life, and in which we find ourselves. In different ways, they meet the demand that rock music is judged to be it's best if the performer succeeds in bringing a story to the point within three verses, one refrain and all that within three and a half minutes . Wolf Maahn can do that. Sometimes he only tells stories, sometimes be uses comparisons, sometimes he dreams, sometimes he shows movies.
At concerts, Wolf Maahn und die Deserteure add another dimension to their songs.
The band does not want to offer their audiences just plain entertainment for one
evening, they also want to present good rock music for the head and the gut. Wolf
Maahn und die Deserteure's performance was a premiere: The first German rockband at
a Rocknacht. And they showed all of Europe that they are a rock band that really has
something to say. The medley at the end showed the deep roots to American music,
especially soul and rock'n'roll.
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01 Irgendwo in Deutschland 02 Die Sucht der Träumer 03 Der Clown hat den Blues 04 Hobby Freud 05 Rosen im Asphalt 06 Es ist noch so weit (bis zu meiner Pension) 07 Zahltag 08 Deserteure 09 Fieber 10 Racing in the Street 11 Bimbo Club 12 Fa,Fa,Fa 13 Soul Man 14 Sex Machine
Deserteure (1982) Metronome 0060545 Bisse und Küsse (1983) EMI 1C 064 146 6231 Irgendwo in Deutschland (1984) EMI 1C 066 146 9791 Kleine Helden (1986) EMI 066-147129 Rosen im Asphalt - Live (1987) EMI 066-746406 Third Language (1988) EMI 066-790484 Was? (1989) EMI 066-792438 Maahnsinn (1991) Electrola 066-795810 Der Himmel ist hier (1992) Electrola 780556 Direkt ins Blut (Un)plugged (1993) Electrola 828306 Libero (1995) EMI 7243834817 2 9 Soul Maahn (1999) EMI 521055 2 Absolut Best Of (2001) EMI Zauberstrassen (2004) Universal Direkt ins Blut 2 - (Un)plugged (2007) DCD Vereinigte Staaten (2010) Vereinigte Staaten Deluxe (2011) + DVD Live at Fehmarn 2010 Lieder Vom Rand Der Galaxis (2012) Rough Trade - Solo Live Sensilble Daten (2015) SPV Live & Seele (2017) SPV 2CD Break Out Of Babylon (2020) Libero
Direkt Ins Blut [un]plugged (2003) EMI DVD
Wolf Maahn Internet:
Wolf Maahn Rockpalast Konzerte 1983, 1990, 1995, 1996
01. Interview Wolf Maahn & Die Deserteure
WDR text 1985: Paul Young is the most successful British singer in 1985. In earlier years, he worked at finding and realizing his own musical ideas the way he really wanted to, as many others before him also did. Today's success came on the second try. Paul Young was born in January 1956 in Luton, England. His first instrument was a base, and he became fascinated by rock music as a result of listening to records at his friends' parties. He played in different bands after finishing school.
Some friends told him that he was a better singer than instrument player, so he went to London and became singer of the 'Q-Tips' who tried to follow in the tradition of English soul of the late '60s (The Foundations, Geno Washington, etc.) The audience didn't just want to listen, 'Pogo' was already 'out' again, dancing was 'in'. The Q-Tips responded to this need perfectly. They were an outstanding 'Live- Jukebox', the clothing and dancing were synchronous. In 1982, after over 600 live performances, Young decided to shed his golden dress and to try and see if it was possible for a singer to find an audience for his own renditions in England.
The rest is history. 'No Parlez' was published in 1983, and a few singles later, Paul Young was a superstar. At his concerts, scenes of pure enthusiasm could be seen and suddenly, he found himself in a league he didn't want to belong to. In 1984 Paul Young quit the business to take a half-year break; during this time he changed the line-up of his band, The Royal Family. A few months ago, he celebrated his comeback with a sold-out tour of England and concerts in which the emphasis was on the music.
The band is more in the foreground now and three new black vocalists were added who also add a new visual effect to the show. The center of all attention is still Paul Young himself who shows that he is one of the best with his new songs. "For me it is enough if I can go on tour because there are enough people who want to hear what and how I'm singing. I don't want to be the star I was last year." That's the way Paul Young and the Royal Family want to present themselves in Essen on the 15th Rockpalast Festival, too.
Paul Young often takes a break in between. He also took part in Live-Aid and the Nelson Mandela concert. Since the Rockpalast he has been in the charts quite a few times.
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01 Tomb Of Memories 02 Love Will Tear Us Apart 03 Love Of Common People 04 Bite The Hand 05 Everytime You Go Away 06 Tear Your Playhouse Down 07 Everything Must Change 08 Women 09 Come Back And Stay 10 Cupid 11 Sex 12 Broken Man 13 Wherever I Lay My Hat
No Parlez (1983) CBS 25 521 The Secrets Of Association (1985) CBS 26 234 Between Two Fires (1986) CBS 450150 Other Voices (1990) CBS 466917 From Time To Time (1991) Sony (The Singles Collection) The Crossing (1993) Columbia 473928 Acoustic Paul Young (1994) Columbia 660255 Reflections (1995) Vision Music Love Hurts (1997) Prime Cuts From Time To Time (The Singles Collection) (1998) Townsend Records Love Songs (2000) Townsend Records Live At Last (2000) Townsend Records Super Hits (2000) Townsend Records The Essential Paul Young (2003) Townsend Records The Only Paul Young Album You'll Ever Need (2005) Townsend Records Rock Swings (2006) Sony/BMG The Secret Of Association (2007) Anger Air/Fenn Deluxe 2CD Edition Between Two Fires (2008) Soulfood + Bonus CD No Parlez - 25th Anniversary Edition (2008) Sony/BMG Original Album Classics (2012) Sony 5CDs Remixes And Rarities (2013) Rough Trade Tomb Of Memories: The CBS Years (2015) Sony (1982-1994) Good Thing (2016) New State Music Live at Rockpalast (2019) MIG/Indigo DVD+2CD Boxset
Video Singles - Pid, Released 09/30/97, 30 min
Paul Young im Internet:
01. Live from Syracuse, Moderation Angela Beyer, Video Syracuse
WDR text 1985: Al Jarreau belongs to the American singers where one person unites the versatility and differences in popular music. He comes from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He had his first encounter with music in his family; his older brothers were active musicians. During his studies, Al Jarreau made the decision to make music his job and moved to Los Angeles after graduating from the university. That's where he learned how to keep up a band on his own in spite of the missing money. Soon, his solo appearances became solid engagements in different clubs in L.A.
After finishing a record contract, Al Jarreau accepted an invitation for concerts in Europe in 1975. These concerts were celebrated as a sensation by audiences and critics. He was touted as a singer and performer that had brought jazz songs to a new level. Until the beginning of the '80s, Al Jarreau won in polls, collected prizes and undertook many successful tours. At the end, he once again decided to expand his musical spectrum. He enlarged his band, introduced new arrangements and often opted for the direct way to the audience at concerts.
In order to make his appearance at the 15th Rockpalast Festival in Essen possible, he especially postponed one of his appearances on his German tour this year. At the same time, he shared with us that he would bring a special guest from the USA: David Sanborn, a first-class sax player whom enjoys the highest international respect as a studio- and live musician.
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Al Jarreau: 01 Raging Waters 02 Trouble In Paradise 03 I Will Be Here For You 04 Mornin' 05 High Crime David Sanborn: 06 Hideaway 07 Straight To The Heart 08 Anything You Want 09 Since I Fell For You Al Jarreau: 10 Imagination 11 Black And Blues 12 Boogie Down 13 Murphy's Law
1965 (1965) Bainbridge We Got By (1975) WEA 54045 Glow (1976) Reprise Look To The Rainbow (1977) Warner Brother All Fly Home (1978) Warner Brother This Time (1980) Warner Brother Breakin' Away (1981) WEA 56917 The Masquerade Is Over (1983) Happy Bird Jarreau (1983) WEA 250070 1U High Crime (1984) WEA 250807 1 Live In London (1985) Warner Brother L Is For Lover (1986) Warner Brother Heart's Horizon (1988) Reprise Heaven and Earth (1992) Reprise Tenderness (1994) Warner Brother The Best Of Al Jarreau (1996) Warner Brother Tribute To Bill Withers (1998) Tomorrow Today (2000) GRP/Universal All I Got (2002) Universal Accentuate The Positiv (2004) GRP/Universal 986127-5 Givin' It Up (2006) mit George Benson Love Songs (2008) Rhino Christmas (2008) Rhino/Warner The Very Best Of (2009) Rhino/Warner "An Excellent Adventure" AJ And The Metropole Orkest (2012) Universal My Old Friend (2014) Universal - Celebrating George Duke
Al Jarreau Internet:
David Sanborn Internet:
01. Moderation Evelyn Seibert and Ken Janz
WDR text 1985: The closing at the 15th Rockpalast Festival will take form as a live concert from Prince. Prince plays on this evening from Syracuse, New York in the morning. The Rockpalast staff has succeeded, exclusively for Europe, to agree to a live stereo airing by satellite. Since so many of Prince's tours are announced and then again canceled, Prince's concert on the 30th and 31st of March will be the only possibility to see him live in Europe. A tour in the foreseeable future is not planned.
The Rockpalast staff has been trying to get Prince to do a live appearance for a long time. After the deals in 1984 had to be pushed aside because of Prince's non-stop obligations, the plan to let Prince play at the Rockpalast via satellite was then decided upon for the 15th Rockpalast Festival. This transmission will be the first ever of this kind. At this time, Prince is the most popular and most successful rock musician in the USA. After joining the group of superstars in recent years, and especially through his LP releases and spectacular concerts, he sprang as an all- around talent in all categories with the release of his first movie 'Purple Rain'. In the meantime, tours are made up of series of concerts lasting many days in the biggest halls in the respective cities; the live performances are met with many-minutes-long standing ovations from the audience.
With the live transmission on March 30th and 31st, the Rockpalast staff will give
Prince's fans the possibility to experience the effects of his 110-minutes-long live
How much more can I say about Prince, who also has called himself 'Symbol' or O(+ and then The Artist. He died 2016.
A vast amount of information can be found on the Internet.
01 Let's Go Crazy (05:30) 02 Delirious (02:45) 03 1999 (04:15) 04 Little Red Corvette (05:10) 05 Take Me With U (04:15) 06 Do Me Baby (04:40) 07 Irresistible Bitch (02:00) 08 Possessed (04:24) 09 How Come You Don't Call Me (05:05) 10 Let's Pretend We're Married (04:15) 11 International Lover (01:00) 12 God (08:30) 13 Computer Blue (04:30) 14 Darling Nikki (04:00) 15 The Beautiful Ones (07:30) 16 When Doves Cry (08:15) 17 I Would Die 4 U (03:50) 18 Baby I'm A Star (10:00) 19 Purple Rain (18:24)
For You (1978) Warner 56989 Prince (1979) Warner 56772 Dirty Mind (1980) Warner 56862 Controversy (1981) Warner Brother 1999 (1982) Warner 923 720-1 Purple Rain (1984) Warner 925 110-1 Around The World In A Day (1985) Paisley Park 925 286-1 Parade (1986) Paisley Park 925 395-1 Sign O' The Times (1987) Paisley Park 925 577-1 The Black Album (1987) WEA Lovesexy (1988) Paisley Park 925 720-1 Batman (1989) Paisley Park The Scandalous Sex Suite (1989) WEA Graffiti Bridge (1990) Paisley Park Diamonds And Pearls (1991) Paisley Park Get Off Remix (1991) WEA Love Symbol (1992) Paisley Park The Beautiful Experience (1994) NPG Records Come (1994) Warner Brother The Gold Experience (1995) WEA Chaos And Disorder (1996) WEA Emancipation (1996) NPG/EMI Crystal Ball (1997) NPG/EMI New Power Soul (1998) BMG The Vault...Old Friends 4Sale (1999) WEA Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (1999) Arista/BMG/Ariola 2214624-2 The Rainbow Children (2001) NPG Records One Nite Alone (2002) NPG Records One Nite Alone...live! (2002) NPG Records N.E.W.S. (2003) NPG Records Musicology (2004) Sony 3121 (2006) NPG/Universal Ultimate Prince (2006) Warner Guitar (2007) Planet Earth (2007) Columbia/Sony BMG Lotus Flow3r (2009) Internet Abo MPLSoUND (2009) Internet Abo Bria Valente (2009) Internet Abo 20TEN (2010) NPG Records 4EVER (2016) Warner 2CD Ultimate Rave (2019) Legacy Up All Night With Prince (2020) Sony 4CD/DVD Welcome 2 America (2021) Sony
Purple Rain (1984) Warner Prince & the Revolution: Live (1985) Warner Graffiti Bridge (1990) Warner Sign of the Times (1991) MCA Prince & the Revolution: Live (1991) Warner Gett Off Warner (1991) Reprise Hits Collection (1993) Warner 3 Chains O Gold (1994) Warner Rave Un2 the Year 2000... (2000) Image/Edel DVD Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas (2002) Universal DVD Diamonds And Pearls (2006) Warner Movie Collection (2016) Warner 3 DVD Sign 'O' The Times (2019) Turbine 2Blu-Ray/2DVD Live (2022) Sony Blu-ray+CD
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