Related Music albums to Berlin Super80's by Die Unbekannten. 1. Mark Hawkins - Berlin Arrival.
de, Mauerstadt album. Mark Reeder (born 5 January 1958) is a musician and record producer. He grew up in Manchester, England. At a young age, Reeder became interested in progressive rock and especially early electronic music Reeder has been living and working in Berlin since 1978. Die Unbekannten is of course an 80’s band. They combine the best of new wave, gothic rock and post-punk In 1983, Reeder helped put together the Berlin Special of The Tube, a popular and highly influential UK Channel 4 TV pop programme, which he co-presented together with Muriel Gray.
We talked to Berlin music-scene staple, Mark Reeder, about the cultural apoplexy that was West Berlin during the 1980s, and what happened when he brought Joy Division over to play. Reeder also played in bands himself – such as Die Unbekannten and The Frantic Elevators, the latter a Manchester-based outfit that also counted Simply Red's Mick Hucknall in their ranks. B–Movie has been pieced together from the work of over 70 directors, many of whom shoplifted expensive film to capture life in the city.
Die Unbekannten (The Unknown) were formed in June 1981 by two ex-pat Brits living in Berlin, Mark Reeder and Alistair Gray, for the legendary "Konzert zur Einheit der Nation" (Concert for the Unity of Germany) held in the SO36 club in Kreuzberg on 17th June 1981. Their set was hastily thrown together a few days before and the song lyrics were written in the pub opposite the club, while awaiting their soundcheck. One song from their legendary first performance "Radio War", appeared on the album "Licht und Schatten" on Wild Youth Records
This was an evening in Berlin with rare videos of concerts in West-Berlin which Horst Weidenmüller, now head of !K7 Records, was filming in the 80s featuring bands like Neubauten, Malaria or Nick Cave. These videos capture "the nervous energy of Berlin's subculture of the 1980s". This is accompanied with music of the artists featured in the footage. In academia there is a debate going on for the last 20 years if subcultures are still existing the way we knew. They recorded their first successful 12" vinyl "Die Unbekannten" shortly afterwards for Elisabeth Recker's Monogam label. This controversial three track EP also featured their friend Thomas Wydler on drums.
Berlin from the Eighties till today: Mark Reeder, Furfriend, Nico Deuster of Killekill, the Creamcake collective, Sullivan and the newcomers Metoux, Lord Pusswhip and Jascha Kreft talk about the music scene in the city. With my band Die Unbekannten we wanted to make electronic disco too, but we neither had the right kind of equipment or knowledge, it ended up sounding just depressive. Do you sometimes miss West-Berlin? Would you like to relive the 80s? No not really.