Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, which effectively was the Fall of Communism in Germany. The wall was built in 1961 and wasn’t pulled down until the 9th of November 1989. With me having a German grandmother i’ve always had a keen interest in all things German from a young age and have been told many stories about the Berlin wall by my Gran and my mum.
Seeing as this isn’t a history lesson though i’m not going to waffle on about the Berlin Wall, i’ll get to the point, this weeks list is a collection of German bands/artists, mainly hailing from Berlin but some from other areas. And also included in the list is one song about the Wall itself.
For anybody that does want to know anymore about the Berlin Wall and its collapse then have a look here…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Wall
or if you have a spare ten minutes and have an interest in the subject have a look at this..
..They Tore Down The Berlin Wall..
1. The Antlers – East River Berlin Wall
2. Boys Noize – Jeffer
3. Kraftwerk – Computer Love
4. Apparat – Arcadia
5. Timo Maas – Help Me (Feat Kelis)
6. Modeselektor – The White Flash (feat. Thom Yorke)
7. Tokio Hotel – Monsoon
8. Ellen Allien – Your Body Is My Body
9. Rammstein – Sonne
10. Alec Empire – On Fire
Now for a few bonus videos…
First, a classic from the Jesus and Mary Chain revivalists…
VIDEO: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Berlin
Next, a cheesy 80’s ballad, perhaps a guilty pleasure for some……i’m not saying anything….
VIDEO: Berlin – Take My Breath Away
And lastly a video for a song that at first glance may seem to have absolutely nothing to do with Berlin but listen to the lyrics…
It’s also one of my favourite songs of all time, it’s not played anywhere near enough in clubs! Thats why i had to give it a spin during my set a few weeks back 🙂
VIDEO: Primal Scream – Detroit
“they tore down the Berlin Wall, they let the hammer and sickle fall, they fitted me for a uniform, they had it ready the day i was born”
S.I.T Wolf X
ps. VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE
I’ve sorted out the MP3 links now, so instead of having to open the file/song up in a new page and then downloading it you should now be able to just hover over the MP3 you desire and “right click and save target as” and the song is yours. It would be much appreciated if you let me know if it works or not, i’m not very good at all the technical sides of blogging so feedback or help is welcome! Thanks
I will at some point go back and change all the links for the MP3’s from previous posts so they are all easily accessible and downloadable, so don’t be shy to have a check through and download whatever tracks you want.