JOY UNLIMITED, Go easy, Go Bahn, 1973Posted: August 14, 2008
One more by krautrockers “Joy Unlimited”. This record was given to me by “Auge” from the Berlin Comics-Library “Renate” who grew up in the Eastern part of Berlin. When he gave it to me he said:” You know, there was East-German Rock in the West too!”
As I`ve written elsewhere music with a “purpose” tends to compromise the “artistic” side of it. Much like the East-German rock music that needed to have a “message” that pleased the communist powers, advertisement records in capitalist West-Germany needed to sell their “message”. In this case “Joy Unlimited” obviously had no problem rockin` out for the Deutsche Bahn, the state-owned German railroad.
With funny results listening to it today…
JOY UNLIMITED, Go easy, Go Bahn, 1973
JOY UNLIMITED, Komm mit in die Welt, 1973