THE ROCK AND ROLL BAND, Außer Rand und Band, 1956Posted: March 1, 2010
Around the same time that I got the odd Tutti Frutti record, I also found this. I was a 14-year old rockabilly fan in 1980 and was already searching the thrift-stores and flea-markets. This record was a dissapointment. It seemed to be the real stuff that people listened to in Germany in the 50´s: weak instrumental ersatz-rock´n´roll recorded by a professional orchestra for the department store chain Neckermann. Square.
“… you never know, what they´re going to do!”
( Cartoon by Fritz Wolf from the Anthology “Kleine Stricheleien, Praesentverlag Heinz Peter, 1959)
Nothing can be heard on this medley of Bill Haley´s hits that would make anybody think of inciting a riot, but another 30 years later I really dig this. It´s kind of sweet how this group tried to wring out some hot and fast teenage music from their war-damaged souls…