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Sonntag, Februar 08, 2004
The glorious 80s
Okay, I'm 35 by now and Mr. Lilli (same age) and I often find ourseves watching "Oldie Shows" or stuff like that on TV or radio because they play "our music".
What exactly is this music we call "our music"?
That depends on to what group you belonged and wanted to belong right then.
If I would have had the money I'd have tried being a Popper and ended up being a Goth. But so I just became someone with sweatshirt, Jeans, Sportshoes from Adidas and an "Arafat-scarf" in black/white.
The music I liked was changing day by day but the most constant stuff was "Deutschrock", because I had never heard music like that in German before. I would have become a lesbian for Nena, I wanted to marry Falco and have him sing "Der Kommissar" and "Jeannie" for me all day long; I wanted to be a groupie for Spliff and party all night with their "Carbonara" and, of course I wanted to be adopted by BAP.
I was too young and happy for stuff from Kraftwerk, Grauzone or so, but I adored Ideal and others, even when I then was yet unable to completely unterstand what they were singing about.
Sure, there was plenty of international stuff, I liked much, too. But for the first time we had German music which was not just for my parents. There were Bands like Depeche Mode, Wham! (UK), ABC, Spandau Ballett, Frankie goes to Hollywood (just heard his "Two Tribes") and many, many others
Anyway - thanks to James Lileks for reminding me on that songs!