EVELYN KÜNNEKE, Ein Königreich für ein Glas Bier, 1960

Springtime has finally arrived here in Berlin. One of my favourite things to do in spring is to sit outside in a cafè and drink a beer. And to smoke  a cigarette with it. Alcohol and cigarettes go together.

So,  this week I´ll post some records that remind us that there was a time when that sentence was not a start of an argument.

I enjoy this record for two reasons: It`s sung by local Berlin anti-star Evelyn Künneke, whose praise I`ve sung before elsewhere, and the song itself is a simple ode to beer. A kingdom for a glass of beer!

EVELYN  KÜNNEKE, Ein Königreich für ein Glas Bier, 1960

Luft raus – Hefe rein

Just to show how bad ( and funny ) German football enthusiasm can get here`s a private pressing of a amateur football club or rather a bar-team, the “FC Mutter Ernst”. The songs are all about drinking and playing football. Actually they`re more about drinking than anything else. And being “the pride of the bars of the nation”. The title on the sleeve says: “Air out- Yeast in”. It seems they had fun recording their club anthems and didn`t take themselves seriously at all. I love these kind of records and it continues to amaze me what people do in their spare time. This is a typical do-it-yourself release with no other intention than to leave some trace of themselves and having fun along the way. No release date given but from the their pictures you can guess sometime in the 80s.

FC MUTTER ERNST, Mutter Ernst Hymne