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SOGENANNTES LINKSRADIKALES BLASORCHESTER: Sogenanntes Linksradikales Blasorchester (double CD)
At last a reissue on (double) CD of these two great and unusual LP's. The SLB was set up by Heiner Goebbels, as a large, portable group comprising many wind players able to perform at a moments notice in the street, on stages and in diverse political situations. They played music by Eisler, Zappa, Trad, themselves (Goebbels, Hart, Reihm) in inventive and engaging arrangements. No playing down to the masses here (as with contemporaries like Peoples Liberation Music in the UK) but an appeal to the intelligence as well as the marching foot and harmonic ear. Eclectic, timbrically rich, imaginative and versatile, they blew fresh air into the somnolent, unambitious music scene of mid '70's Germany. Still incomparable, this double CD is a pleasure, an entertainment and a tribute to a group of people for whom engagement, fun and intelligence were inalienable. Names ReR regulars will recognise- Wolfgang Reihm, Christoph Anders, Alfred Harth and Ernst Stotzner. And spot the early Plunderphonic moments.