Another perfect song for Halloween! Band is called Xmal Deutschland. From 1982, almost 40 years ago. The music is called Gothic Rock. Bauhaus, the Cure, the aforementioned 45 Grave, Christian Death, Joy Division, etc.
Actually this sounds more like Christian Death than anything else. I saw them once at the Anticlub in 1985. They were fantastic. That was right before Rozz left when they were at their peak. Perfect wall of sound, as good as Phil Spector but dark as Hell. Dark as life, that is.
I set a record that night. I picked up a woman within three minutes of walking in the door! Anyone ever done that? Walk right into a party, a nightclub, Hell anywhere, and pick up a perfect stranger in only a short period of time. If you can do that, my hat’s off to you. You’re the man.
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I love ’80s music too. I think it was one of the best times to be alive although I was a little kid then.
I think I was 4 years old when Top Gun was released…I didn’t speak any English then but spent all my time listening to Berlin’s Take My Breath Away and Kenny Logins Danger Zone. My neighbors had a VCR and I’d ask them to play it for me.
I don’t like these songs that much now, but they’re definitely good.