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Friday 4 January 2013

At Large in Leipzig

A belated Happy New Year to all of you out there in Leggiesland. My old mate Mister F and I have just returned from a very enjoyable few days in the lovely city of Leipzig. After enjoying the ad hoc firework displays that marked the end of the old year, we retired to an absinthe bar to hang out with the local goths. We felt quite decadent and edgy until someone put on "Rivers of Babylon" and all the goths started singing along.

Needless to say I picked up some goodies while I was away. There was some vintage vinyl, some of which you will undoubtedly be subjected to shortly, including a couple of album by the Puhdys - the hardest rocking band in the DDR - and some classy Slovak disco from 1977.

For something more recent, I snapped up a copy of "Who Put The L In Leipzig", a compilation that came out in 2007 featuring a couple of tracks each from six local bands. I have only had a chance to listen to it once so far but these are the two tracks that stood out on first hearing.

"Breakfast For Cyborgs" - Brockdorff Klang Labor

"Illusion" - Acid Milch & Honig

One of the other bands featured on the album are Pepe Mula. Here is a clip of theirs from round about the same time. This one goes out to all the party animals in the late-night Wurst Meister.

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