HORST MANDT, Du hast Kopf und Du hast Hände, 1976Posted: March 12, 2008
“The heresy that much of this (incredibly strange) music falls under is: it had a practical purpose. Art criticism is appalled by any practical usage of art; consequently highbrow art critics have usually snubbed their noses at recordings like (these)…”. (From the introduction to the book “Incredibly Strange Music, Vol.1” by Andrea Juno and V. Vale, Re/Search Publications, 1993)
The genre that is generally associated with incredibly strange music nowadays is exotic orchestra music. That’s mainly because the music is not so terribly embarrassing. For a lot of people the strange and funny music is much more difficult to digest, because humour depends so much on trends and taste. Nonetheless the records that are funny are always more popular and well known. These five records are among the top German strange and (unintentionally) funny records in the “music with a practical purpose” category.
I don`t know anything about Horst Mandt. Apparently he recorded another record for the CDU party (not the record I´m posting further below). This flexible record is advertising for kids who graduate to see the state owned employment agency “BfA”.
HORST MANDT, Du hast Kopf und Du hast Hände, 1976