BOLLE BEATET BESTES,1967Posted: December 21, 2007
When I moved to Berlin 10 years ago, this was a record I played every time I DJd. It`s fake Beat but what I like about it, is that it is very much a record from and about Berlin. This flexible-record advertised for the local Berlin supermarket chain Bolle, that originally emerged out of the dairy farm Meierei C. Bolle.
The mystery beat band worked the bell of the milk wagon into the song Bolle Bietet Bestes (“Bolle offers the best”). Bolle Beat Band Ball is a take on a traditional local folk song.
Bolle made national headlines, when on May 1, 1987 a Kreuzberg store was looted, set on fire and burned to the ground during what was to become the traditional Mayday rioting.