It´s been raining quite a bit here in Brussels over the past days, so here´s a record about “A Rainy Day”. Suske & Wiske is one of the most famous and successful Belgian comics series. Since its creation in 1945, it sold 145 million copies. This promotional multi-media item for kids, produced for German food brand Knorr, is a good example of Belgian multilingualism. Side A is in Flemish and side B is in French. The four-page comic insert also has speech balloons in both languages, so you can read along while you listen to the record.
If this very thin Flexi-Disc only contained spoken word adventures of Suske & Wiske, I wouln´t have recorded them. Instead, there´s a funny little tune mixed into the story. Kinda power-pop meets nerve-racking noise…
SUSKE & WISKE, De Regendag, 1978
BOB & BOBETTE, La Pluie, 1978
This is actually a whole page that I did two years ago. It ran in the comic magazine Mamba, a supplement of Jungle World, the weekly paper that has been publishing my Bigbeatland comic-strip for the last eight years, and in OX magazine. The English version of the comic I did today. Die deutsche Version dieses Comics findest du hier.
Werner Voss has been doing his “Rock´n´Roll Museum” radio show since 1974 and he´s still on the air every first Saturday of the month on NDR 4! I haven´t listened to his show in many years but now I think I need to catch-up with it sometime soon.
This is the German Atlantic 45 that was probably re-released in the mid-60´s, combining two of LaVern Baker´s greatest rockers: Voodoo Voodoo from 1958 and Hey Memphis from 1961. Because it was on Atlantic it´s not a very rare record here in Germany, but it is one that I reeeally like. And yeah, I´need two of them.
After caring so much about the works of other artists here, I figured it´s about time I also showed some of my own stuff. Eine deutsche Version dieses Comics findest du hier.
This album is probably the earliest Star Club re-issue compilation. All the groups featured on it have played at the Star Club, but only a few are live recordings like Little Richard´s Good Golly Miss Molly. It´s nothing compared to “Jerry Lee Lewis live at the Star Club” , still one of the best rock´n´roll live albums ever recorded. That album has been re-issued recently on 180 gr vinyl by Bear Family Records. Yeah, Bear Family is finally doing vinyl again! If you´re a rock´n´roll fan and if you don´t already own it, get it now. It´s one of the albums that you can take to your grave.