THE BLECH | unscrupulous entertainment [ 1985 - 1996 ]
"German band THE BLECH have slashed the throat of the golden twenties and replaced
them with an Ibero-Anglo arabesque voice mix. THE BLECH disconcert, irritate,
scare and .. make wonderful radical dance music, which may inspire you
to listen, reflect or dance through the night". // Dr. Susanne Binas
An anarchistic listening enjoyment with Avant-Garde Rock, bits of Brecht / Weill, Jazz
elements, witty tongue-in-cheek lyrics, Dada and the expressive voice of "Der Volz".
Established by Hubl Greiner and Rupert Volz,
who formed the core of THE BLECH.
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THE BLECH released 6 LP/CD. Their
albums have become a treasure-trove of extravagant, groovy
dance hall artistry. In addition
to their CDs, THE BLECH presented equally radical
videoclips and unscrupulous live-shows - the already mentioned "treat
for the eyes".
The forcefulness with
which THE BLECH flung their conviction from the stage
into the audience was at once hypnotic, irritating and erotic.
THE BLECH have been invited 2 times to "documenta Kassel"
THE BLECH toured in North and South America, Japan, Russia, Siberia, Canada, throughout Europe and the Soviet bloc.
THE BLECH has received many international awards.
THE BLECH VIDEOS
THE BLECH live Dokumenta Kassel 1987 at youtube.com
THE BLECH live in Moscow 1992 at youtube.com
THE BLECH live in Illingen 1992 at youtube.com
Text: Ernst Jandl (Ich kann die Hand nicht heben hoch zum Gruß / Der zertretene Mann Blues)
... drums, machines, objects, marimba, piano, bass, percussion
... vocals, brass instruments, trumpet, guitar, lyrics
Bieler-Wendt (1989-1994) ... violin, violectra, piano
Hofmann (1990 -1993) ... brass, piano, accordeon, vocals
(1992-1994) ... bass
(1986-1989) ... bass, sampler, vocals
Silva Coutinho (1991) ... bass, vocals
Achim "Bagdad" Schmidt ... violine
Cheerfully across the abyss... and beyond! - unscrupulous Entertainment
THE BLECH (1985-1996). The German band THE BLECH became known when they came
on the scene in 1985, using a combination of experiments with language and
music, with a fondness for absurd plays on words. In subsequent years, the
these musical experiments into one of the few timeless approaches to pop music
in Germany, which enjoyed worldwide acclaim. THE BLECH have helped to overturn
an artistic millenium which, as a basis for the relationship between Man and
nature, had clung to harmony.
BLECH at myspace.com | Hubl
Greiner | Jens-Peter Volk | Friends: Photo art | Music events on the Lake of Constance | Music, Art and culture | Filmmusik | JARO Medien GmbH | THE BLECH Presseartikel (Neu)