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)

«(These Are) The Good Old Days» by Socalled

I was witness w/ my camera — Socalled live in Berlin at the Jewish Museum. And the moustache fellow on the «Keepin’ it Riel» shirt — is not Mark Twain … it’s Louis Riel. The canadian Che Guevara? Anyway. What a great concert. 90 minutes of perfect klezmer-hip-hop-funk and some sidenotes about David Krakauer, the clarinet god, about Socalled’s (german) premiere release of his new four years old album «Ghettoblaster» and the still not (in germany) existing newest one «Sleepover» — and the record companies ;)

Btw., what’s about «The Socalled Movie»? When does it get available internationally if not in germany? It was released in the US and in Canada last november.

Some more photos, and maybe some more videos too, probably next week.