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I was not high when I thought of this: [Aug. 2nd, 2006|09:16 am]
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You know what would be great? If there was a Traveling Wilburys type of supergroup, but instead of featuring the likes of Tom Petty and Roy orbison, it was only made up of German-speaking one-hit wonders:

Klaus Nomi
Nina Hagen
and that 99 Luftballoons chick, Nena.

I realize Falco is Austrian and that Klaus Nomi died in 1983, but when time travel is possible, there are worse things you could do then go back to 1982 and get all these kids together at the peak of their popularity.

Blixa Bargeld could be the recording engineer. I'm not putting him in the same room as Heino- even I have my limits.

[User Picture]From: herbaliser
2006-08-02 04:18 pm (UTC)
Falco is also dead.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2006-08-02 04:21 pm (UTC)

yes, but..

he was alive in 1982, so if we can go back to get klaus, we can get Falco as well.
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[User Picture]From: dirtylibrarian
2006-08-05 04:09 am (UTC)

Re: yes, but..

Falco died in a Jeep accident in South America. I mourn still.
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[User Picture]From: ltmurnau
2006-08-02 04:36 pm (UTC)
Heino was not a one-hit wonder, at least in Germany. Older folks there consider him a national treasure.

I still remember running up a set of spiral stairs from the lowest level of the London Tube, on my way to a UK Subs concert, while a crowd of punks below me sang "Heino Was A Nazi". 1988.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2006-08-02 04:44 pm (UTC)


I'm not sure Heino even had any hits over here. But I lump him in with the others in the general category of "Lps I always see in thrift stores by Germans largely misunderstood or unappreciated in America".

Ever seen any of the footage WFMU has of Heino's TV show? Egad.
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[User Picture]From: dougo
2006-08-02 05:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, I thought you meant Keiji Haino.
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[User Picture]From: petdance
2006-08-02 08:01 pm (UTC)
Will they cover The Beatles "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" and "Sie Leibt Dich"?

Maybe Taco and Falco are one. Their names are too similar for coincidence.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2006-08-03 03:13 am (UTC)

don't be ridiculous!

the difference is that falco is austrian, and taco is some kinda dutch/german hybrid with an Irving Berlin fetish:


now that you know taco's last name, you will rule at 80's trivial pursuit.
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[User Picture]From: haineux
2006-08-03 04:06 pm (UTC)
Why not? Peter Sellers did.

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[User Picture]From: haineux
2006-08-03 06:10 am (UTC)
still exploding from that Heino/Nina Hagen duet.

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