Music from the German Democratic Republic – Herbst

A year before the two german countries reunited , the band Herbst (autumn) asked on a gig for minute of silence for the victims of the massacre of Tiananmen Square in Beijing . After this gig they been banned for further live performances . With a trick , the band steals the tape with the soundtrack and  smuggle it to West Berlin. The track “Backschischrepublik” becomes in 1990 a hit in west germany .(Tourists give a baksheesh (tip) in Islamic countries in general  for services or favors.

Music from Germany – fon // Post rock

The german band fon from Leipzig released their first single “YMMB” this week. The fon band are Katharina Helmke, Tim Vollmann and Richiee Syhre. Their single debut is really very interesting, considering great, dreamy deep voices, exploding more and more in the end.