ROSY ROSY, 100% Polyester, 1981Posted: May 27, 2010
“No cult records” was what I promised last time but Rosy Rosy is as close as it gets to a German cult artist. However, this record has never been re-released as far as I know, so I guess I´m still true to my guidelines.
Rosemarie Heinikel , born 1949, is a German actress, singer and author. Calling herself Rosy Rosy she became an icon of German subculture. Like Uschi Obermeier, she lived in a commune, befriended Donovan and Frank Zappa, did some early coffee-table book porn (Softgirls, 1970) and wrote her first autobiography Rosy Rosy in 1971. She sang with krautrockers Guru Guru and in 1968 recorded her first single with “The Inner Space”, produced by Irmin Schmidt, one of the founders of Can.
I haven´t read any of her autobiographies, this is just translated from her German Wikipedia, but her credentials are as cool as you could get in Germany at the time. The cult group “The Inner Space” shortly developed into Can. Their complete output has been re-released last year on CD and 180gr vinyl by Wah Wah Records.
In 1981 she wrote the lyrics and the music to these two introspective songs, produced by Achim Reichel of Rattles fame. A little bit on the Nico side of singing she reflects sarcastically about her role as a sex-symbol.
And what a hottie she was and I bet still is…