The Musical History of Mr. Blumenberg

Note: This is a work in progress and far from complete – not even close. Upcoming updates will include video clips and playlists; so please check back later (^_^)

1972 to 1982 – Roots (The Early Years)

1982 to 1985 – On My Own (The Pop Years)

  • Shakin Stevens
  • Nena
  • Kajagoogoo
  • Madonna
  • Peter Schilling
  • Alphaville
  • Laura Branigan
  • Talk Talk
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • Real Life
  • Ultravox

1985 to 1986 – The Awakening

1986 to 1991 – The Psychobilly Years

  • The Cramps (1976, USA) ① «» ② «» ③ «»
  • Stray Cats (1979, USA) ① «Ubangi Stomp» ② «Stray Cat Strut» ③ «Rumble in Brighton»
  • Restless (1978, UK) ① «16 Tons» ② «Baby Please Don’t Go» ③ «Here I Am»
  • The Polecats
  • The Waltons (1985, Germany) «Blitzkrieg Bop»
  • Rumble on the Beach (1985, Germany) «Johnny Cry and Die» «Time Warp»
  • The Meteors (1980, UK) ① «» ② «» ③ «»
  • The Krewmen (1982, UK) ① «Night of the Living Dead» ② «Paint it Black» ③ «Wild Dogs of Zorberon»
  • Batmobile (1983, Netherlands)
  • Frenzy (1983, UK) ① «Ghost Train» ② «Mexican Radio» ③ «I See Red»
  • Guana Batz (1982, UK) ① «I’m On Fire» ② «King Rat» ③ «Lady Bacon»
  • Demented Are Go (1982, UK) ① «Be Bop A Lula» ② «Percy in the Park» ③ «Satans Rejects»
  • Sting-Rays «Dinosaurs»
  • Bone Orchard «Fats Terminal»
  • Escalators «The Day The Burned Down»
  • The Quakes (1986, USA) ① «Psycho Attack» ② «1,000 Kats» ③ «Paint It Black»
  • The Surf Rats
  • Washington Dead Cats ① «» ② «» ③ «»
  • The P.O.X. (Psychobilly Orchestra X) (1982, Germany) ① «A Psycho In New Orleans» ② «Little Red Ridinghood» ③ «Nighttime Syndicate»
  • King Kurt

1986 to 1991 – While I Was a Psychobilly

  • Madness
  • The Butlers
  • The Specials
  • Beat
  • Selecter
  • Swing For A Crime (Compilation) (1988)
  • Bad Brains ① «» ② «» ③ «»
  • Screeching Weasel
  • RKL
  • SNAFU
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Sham 69
  • Bérurier Noir (1983, FR)
  • New Model Army
  • The KLF
  • The Doors
  • (To Be Extended)

1991 to now – B-Boys

  • Rock Steady Crew
  • Beastie Boys
  • Slick Rick «Go See the Doctor»
  • Dream Warriors

1991 to now – Beat Explorations

  • (To Be Continued)

Still a Thing

2003 to now – Return of the Psychobilly

2004 to now – Late Rude Boy

  • (To Be Continued)

Biutiful

«[…] the story of Uxbal – a single father who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amid the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona — all before his time is up»

Wikipedia

Last night movie — or better: the search for the soundtrack — lead me to this hardcore-to-the-bone-and-makes-you-cry movie w/ the great actor from «No Country for Old Men» Javier Bardem. It’s another jewel from the mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu («Babel» and «21 Grams»). 7 out of 10 stars.

Update: Straight to the point in haiku words → «Ein spanischer Film (Biutiful)».

The Messenger

The Messenger

«Oh, they tell them to get ready when their kids deploy … but they never really listen, do they?

Soldiers go to war and everyone waves flags and applauds … look at charts, study strategies, have «informed opinions».

And then bullets fly and soldiers die and it’s such a shock.

Fuck that! What did they think it was gonna be like, Fear Factor

Captain Tony Stone

After having this movie — by Oren Moverman w/ Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson — a long time in the «to watch» list, finally we did it today.