Another political record . Well, as political as a instrumental Rock`n`Roll record gets. This one was a promotional flexible record for the FDP party ( Freie Demokratische Partei- the Liberals) and came out on the small, local Budget-Label “Rondo”. It was targeted at young Berliners who were called to vote on March 12th 1967. At the time the FDP were ruling together with the Social-Democrats, the SPD. I don`t know anything about the “Band” who played on the record or who did the cover. It`s highly unlikely that this piece of Ersatz-Beat convinced anybody, let alone real Beat Fans to vote for the FDP. After all, it was 1967 and this is not Street Fighting Man. Still, 40 years later i enjoy the nice, sloppy instrumental Rock`n`Roll of this mystery group. “The Quartermaster” is of course a cover of the Shadows “Quartermaster`s Stores”.
BEAT FOR YOU, Quartermaster, 1967
BEAT FOR YOU, Bavarian Style , 1967