7. Rockpalast Night 18.-19.October 1980
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WDR text 1980: Graham Parker comes from England. He writes songs, sings, and plays acoustic guitar now and then, and has gone the usual route of second-generation rock musicians. First, he played in a school band. His first role models were the Beatles. After school, he worked at occasional jobs and went on trips that took him out to Marocco, and later, to Gibraltar. There, as a singer, he got a local group together and took the time to write his own songs and to try them out on stage.
In 1972, Graham Parker was in London again and tried, with little success, to bring his songs to other groups through a publisher. Everyone advised him to get his own band together. Through some connections, Parker came across 'The Rumour', a newly-formed band that was willing to work together with him. Parker himself was named by many as the best young English songwriter and singer.
Graham Parker's music is hard electric rhythm and blues, and reflects his musical influences. Earlier, he gladly used dense horn arrangements that effectively supported his raw voice. In his songs, he often tells stories about life and living together in the big cities. Parker's accompanying band, 'The Rumour' (who also give their own concerts and have their own recordings), has two outstanding guitarists playing for them, Brinsley Schwarz and Martin Belmont.
Especially for the concert at the Rockpalast-Nacht, the band will be reinforced with Nicky Hopkins (piano), who is flying in from the USA for this occasion. Nicky Hopkins, who has also released two solo LPs, is one of the most sought-after session musicians. You can hear him playing piano on a great number of records. Amongst others, he has played with the 'Beatles', the 'Rolling Stones', the 'Who', with Jeff Beck (he was a member of the Beck group until 1969), and with 'Quicksilver' (he was a member from 1970 till 1971).
Graham Parker - g, voc
01 Stupefaction (3'26'') 02 No Holding Back (3'17'') 03 Jolie, Jolie (2'53'') 04 Love Without Greed (3'23'') 05 Discovering Japan (3'26'') 06 Passion Is No Ordinary Word (4'12'') 07 Howlin Wind (4'09'') 08 Thunder And Rain (3'02'') 09 Manouvers (3'27'') 10 Don't Get Exited (3'41'') 11 Beating Of Another Heart (4'10'') 12 Empty Lives (5'00'') 13 Devils Sidewalk (3'22'') 14 Endless Night (4'17'') 15 Can't Get No Protection (4'20'') 16 Nobody Hurts You (3'39'') 17 Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions (5'17'') 18 Tripe Face Boogie (2'46'') 19 Soul Shoes (2'57'')
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Interview Graham Parker
WDR text 1980: The Police is THE success story of recent years. Those that like to make things easier for themselves and keep files where groups can be easily organized, categorize the music from The Police simply as 'New Wave'. But the three musicians and this music prove that these classifications can be nothing more than meaningless headings. Andy Summers, the group's guitarist, brings many years of musical experience to the group. In the '60s, he was a member of 'Zoot Money's Big Roll Band', which changed it's name to 'Dantalionis Chariot' during the psychedelic times. Afterwards, he changed over to playing with Eric Burdon, and later with Kevin Ayers, Kevin Coyne and numerous other musicians. Steward Copeland was the drummer in Curved Air earlier. Sting, bass player and singer of the group, was formerly a teacher and was discovered by Steward Copeland's brother Miles. The music of the group brought together all the important musical developments of the late '70s. Sting's high and clear voice and the almost blind understanding of the three musicians for each other are characteristic of the group.
Sting's first appearance confused the English music press whom, for a long time already, had difficulty in classifying their music. The breakthrough in England (which already took place in all of Europe) came after their self-organized tour on the USA east coast and the significant success of their single 'Roxanne', which made the charts there. In order to be able to appear at the Rockpalast-Nacht, The Police had to postpone an American tour.
"There was the possibility of having The Police in that night. We had just
had a concert with them in the Hamburger Markthall, which went very well. After
a gig in Düsseldorf, the first Rockpalast concert was cancelled. Andy Summers
said to us back then: "We needed a long time to get us together. But now we are
legendary and you are legendary. So it's easier now." The Police had already
experienced a lot..
Steward Copeland - drums, voc
01 Voices Inside My Head (1'50'') 02 Don't Stand So Close To Me (5'25'') 03 Walking On The Moon (5'15'') 04 Deathwish (4'15'') 05 Fall Out (2'20'') 06 Man In A Suitcase (1'57'') 07 Bring On The Night (5'43'') 08 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da (4'34'') 09 Truth Hits Everybody (2'20'') 10 Shadows In The Rain (4'40'') 11 When The World Is Running Down (4'14'') 12 The Bed's Is Too Big Without You (7'28'') 13 Driven To Tears (3'28'') 14 Message In A Bottle (4'14'') 15 Roxanne (5'55'') 16 Can't Stand Losing You (6'41'') 17 Next To You (2'10'') 18 So Lonely (3'06'')
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Interview Jack Bruce and friends
WDR text 1980: Jack Bruce was born in Scotland on May 14th, 1943; today, he is 37 years old and has been one of the best-known names in rock music since more than ten years. Early musical influences were Scottish folk music, jazz and Johann Sebastian Bach. At 17, he received a scholarship for studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music. In the '60s, he played in the best English rhythm and blues bands, such as, 'Graham Bond Organization', John Mayall's ' Bluesbreakers' and 'Manfred Mann'.
With Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, he formed Cream (1967-1969) and was the frontman. In the improvisations and duettes with Clapton, Jack Bruce developed the E-bass into a solo instrument. At Cream's end, in 1969, Bruce released a highly- praised solo LP with the titel 'Songs for a Tailor'. Afterwards, he worked together with many big-name rock and jazz musicians, like John McLaughlin, Dick Heckstall- Smith, Jon Hiseman, Tony Williams, Larry Corryell, Mike Mandel, and the ex- drummer for Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell. Together with Clara Bley and Paul Haines, he made the important jazz-rock album 'Escalator over the Hill'. Afterwards, he played in the American line-up of Cream with West, Bruce and Laing (1972-1973). Leslie West and Corkey Laing were earlier members of the group Mountain, which was itself a Cream line-up. A short-lived association with the jazz pianist, Carla Bley, and the ex-Stones guitarist, Mick Taylor, ensued.
In the Rockpalast-Nacht, Bruce appeared with a group that was simply called,
Jack Bruce and Friends. Once again, there are well-known names:
"The skepticism and distance towards Jack Bruce loosened up more and more
after working together. We got to know an intelligent and pleasant person that
did not at all go along with his rather gloomy image. It was a surprise for
many when they made their appearance on-stage at the end of the 7th Rocknacht
in the Grugahalle. Not just simply played rock music - the rhythms were more
complicated and the musical concept was more difficult. In spite of that, it
was skin-deep. It was a fascinating experience for us to see what moved four
equally talented musicians on the stage. -David Sancious also proved to be an
outstanding guitarist in concert. Jimi Hendrix inspired him to play this
Jack Bruce was a guest at the Rockpalast (Rocklife) three more times, in 1983, 1990 and 1993. He celebrated his 50th birthday at the 1993 Rockpalast with many guest musicians, such as Gary Moore, who took over the guitar part with Cream songs.
Jack Bruce - b, voc
01 White Room (5'32'') 02 Post War (7'25'') 03 Hit And Run (4'15'') 04 Running Back (3'57'') 05 Facelift 318 (4'04'') 06 Theme For An Imaginary Western (4'54'') 07 X Marks The Spot (7'18'') 08 Dancing On Air (8'21'') 09 Out To Lunch (5'34'') 10 Living Without You (3'19'') 11 Politican (6'47'') 12 Bird Alone (12'03'') 13 Sunshine Of Your Love (7'35'') 14 NSU (3'20'') 15 Spoonfull (*) (7'38'')
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