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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Peter-Thomas-Sound-Orchester: Raumpatrouille (Soundtrack 1966)


 
well folks here something that i wanted to post months ago, and i am very happy to share this nostalgic jewel with you now. i watched this series as a kid hundreds and thousands of times, so perhaps we share the same awesome memories of the european answer to star trek (which indeed first aired the same year – just a couple of days earlier!): “the phantastic adventures of the spaceship orion”.
of course this is just a soundtrack and not the original episodes, but nevertheless heres something about the series itself first – either for those who have never heard of it and might want to watch it, or for those who want to smile about the good old days again.
‘space patrol orion’ is a 7 episode sci fi series produced in germany, the first one of its kind. i grew up watching orion and it always reminds me of my childhood. i could name all the crews members when i still walked under the table: cliff allister mclane, the commander, hasso sigbjörnson, mario de monti, atan shubashi, helga legrelle and tamara jagellovsk, a special officer of the galactic security service who was assigned …

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Sunday, 10 January 2010

Wonderland: Poochy / Moscow (1968)


 
wonderland is one of those groups that consisted of great, superstar musicians but never achieved the fame you would expect from something like a supergroup. this single however meanwhile is highly appreciated among lovers of late 60s psych and was even featured in a movie (the german early-70s-hommage called sonnenallee, which is about youths life and the suppression of music culture in the GDR) – but few know who actually is responsible for this wicked track. even if you get to know it was released by a group called wonderland, what does that tell you? who were they – a mere one hit wonder from little ol’ germany? solving this mystery takes some more detailed research – surely no problem consulting the omniscient internet (though even wikipedia for once is no help here).

wonderland was a (rather) short lived project started by two ex members of the hamburg beat group the rattles (who were at a time considered “the german beatles” and would have an enourmous hit with the witch only two years later), achim reichel (head of the group, guitar), frank dostal (vocals on this b-side) and dicki tarrach, that also involved les humphries …

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