VOLKS-MUSIK UND FREUNDE, Stoppt Strauss!, 1976

The most popular German right wing politician right after Hitler was probably Franz Josef Strauß. Much like a Bavarian Nixon he was a aggressive anti-communist and boisterous political macho who headed the conservative party of Bavaria, the CSU for 12 years. Starting in the 1950´s , when he gained notoriety as a “Atom-Minister” ( sort of a Senator for nuclear armament), leftists hated him deeply until his death in 1988. Although he never became chancellor his candidacy started an enraged campaign in 1980: Stop Strauss! This one-sided flexi-disc published by a group of people from Stuttgart is from four years earlier. The words are taken from actual Strauss monologues backed by a wailing guitar…

This poster was designed and published in 1974 by Ernst Volland who did many similar political posters and cartoons, some of them banned. It says: “When is he going to great with a stretched arm?”

VOLKS-MUSIK UND FREUNDE, Stoppt Strauss!, 1980

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2 Comments on “VOLKS-MUSIK UND FREUNDE, Stoppt Strauss!, 1976”

  1. Andreas M. Wittig says:

    Diese Flexi-Disc wurde nicht 1980 sondern 1976 veröffentlicht. Die Gruppe “Volks-Musik” aus Stuttgart hatte 1973 eine LP bei Pläne veröffentlicht mit dem Titel “Morgens um 7 – abends um 8”. Davor nannten sie sich “Hotzenplotz” (LP 1971: “Songs aus der Show”). Bekanntestes Mitglied war Albrecht Metzger (…ja, der Moderator des Rockpalast…)

  2. mischalke04 says:

    Lieber Andreas,

    vielen Dank für die Richtigstellung und die Informationen! Es hat leider lockere vier Jahre gebraucht, um irgendwem aufzufallen, daß das Jahr nicht stimmt. Für Strauss, Flexi-Discs und Pläne Schallplatten scheinen sich nur wenige Leute zu interessieren. Für Krautrock schon…

    Grüsse aus Berlin
    Andreas


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