BERNHARD FRANK & DIE RAKETEN, Liebesmelodie, 1965Posted: January 7, 2010
And then Mario pulled out this record and I was floored! Another Bernhard Frank record! Together with his group: The Rockets! And it is another winner! As I´ve written before, I have yet to hear a bad song Bernhard Frank recorded. Thanks again Mario!!!
The Kaskade label released records of very different caliber among them one of Frank Zander´s early records (together with his group The Q), arguably one of Berlin´s most well-known Pop/Rock musician. Because it was a very local label I suspect Bernhard Frank was indeed from Berlin. The rather primitive sleeve sure didn´t help selling his music. So far I couldn´t find out much about him. Mario bought the record many years ago but had no information about it either. Just like many unknown artists and groups that I featured here before, Bernhard Frank´s full story remains to be told.
Liebesmelodie is a strong rocker with a catchy melody, driving drums and tambourine, great guitar break and lots of yeah yeah yeah. Amazing!
Boy und Girl is somewhat more pop-ish but again with a wonderful guitar break. Two brilliant Berlin Beat songs! Yeah!!!