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2.58 | 28 ratings

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2 stars This live album opens on a YMCA parody, which I can find funny. But the words after this one remind too much the nazi philosophy and really stinks : "Nür eine töte Village People ist ein gute Village People" (only a dead "Village People is a good "Village People"). Same was said about the native Indians in the US during their massacre as well as about the Jews during the holocaust. One might call it is German humour, but it is very, very questionable. Snowflakes which follows is one of the very few good musical moment form Volle Molle.

The music performed in this live set has little to do with the one from "Solar Music". Gone are those spacey anthems, those great rock sounds available only two years prior to this live album.

A useless band presentation clocking at over eight minutes is just too much ("Wuppertal Punk"). This live album is just one weak moment after another. As usual with "Grobschnit", there will be several unreleased tracks during this live album. They could have remained so to be honest. The acoustic "Waldeslied" is a great example of this pitiful exercise.

And what about "Coke-Train-Show" ? The studio version was a P.I.T.A. but was some kind of a song, this live "version" is just a talk show from a seriously drunken band sharing some "jokes" with the audience. Not a song as "Beifall".

The only piece of music which is vaguely interesting is "Rockpommel's Land" but I can't raise it to the masterpiece status since the studio version was just average and this live rendition won't be exceptional. I have never seen a weak original turn into a great live song. This one won't be different.

This live album is absolutely not famous. A rather crappy and boring one. If it weren't for "Rockpommel's Land" which I moderately appreciate, I would have rate this masquerade with one star.

Two stars. But this album is best avoided, believe me!

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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