This is really GOOD.I mean, I knew he was talented, but this is entertaining, versatile, and relatively sophisticated.
― The GZeus (The GZeus), Saturday, 4 November 2006 15:30 (6 years ago) Permalink
Einzelhaft is probably the best, and fits in nicely with that whole NDW scene.
― Grell (Grell), Saturday, 4 November 2006 18:06 (6 years ago) Permalink
In the case of Falco, I would say some of the singles were great, but he was hardly an album act of note.
― Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 4 November 2006 18:53 (6 years ago) Permalink
― The GZeus (The GZeus), Sunday, 5 November 2006 16:02 (6 years ago) Permalink
Hadn't seen this before, some mean Wien shit:
― jim, Thursday, 9 October 2008 00:44 (4 years ago) Permalink
Einzelhaft is such a great album. Fits in nicely with the whole Depeche Mode/Yaz/Duran Duran spectrum of New Wave
― frogbs, Monday, 3 October 2011 19:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
Not to mention the Nena/Trio/Alphaville/Peter Schilling spectrum of New Wave
― xhuxk, Monday, 3 October 2011 19:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
when i started out as a college radio DJ, at age 17, the older guys at the station forced me to play the extended remix of 'rock me amadeus' to 'test the speakers,' as a sort of hazing ritual
― geeta, Monday, 3 October 2011 19:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
Damn, had no idea that Nena stuck it out so long. IIRC Falco was in the scene for about 20 years but yeah I didn't even think that he was part of that scene with Trio and Schilling. I still remember George Kranz well.
― frogbs, Monday, 3 October 2011 20:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Jeanny is absolutely chilling.
― Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Monday, 3 October 2011 20:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
so is the song sung from the view of the murderer/rapist? my rudimentary German only can translate so much but I know there's a lot of "you and me, we need each other, they will find us"
― frogbs, Friday, 7 October 2011 15:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
Indeed it is.
― Siegbran, Saturday, 8 October 2011 20:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yes, it's often thought to have been inspired by Austrian serial killer Jack Unterweger, although i think Falco always denied it.
I have a bangin' Eurodance cover by Polish glamour model Mandaryna somewhere. Doesn't really convey the same sense of menace.
― Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Saturday, 8 October 2011 21:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just picked up the "Falco Symphonic" release and it's really, really good! essentially it's a live album with a medium-sized orchestra playing all the keyboard/synth parts, though apparently there was a bunch of reconstruction involved. Outside of a few orchestral bits to kick off the tunes, the arrangements are pretty faithful to the original bits, they're still pop songs, just with a bigger sound. IMO Falco's never really worked with a great producer or arranger, all his stuff sounds very much of its time. So hearing these songs done with more inscrutable instrumentation highlights the fact that hey, these tunes were actually quite good!
― Estimate the percent chance that a whale has ever been to the moon? (frogbs), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh shit i had forgotten this guy was dead
― DJ Mooncup (NickB), Friday, 5 October 2012 21:44 (8 months ago) Permalink
please can a mod add RIP to the thread title?
― Three Word Username, Friday, 5 October 2012 22:01 (8 months ago) Permalink
i enjoyed that, thank you!
― Superphysical Resurrection (NickB), Friday, 5 October 2012 22:06 (8 months ago) Permalink
It's a pretty amazing song, and the only thing in his solo career that makes it at all plausible that he came out of the art rock scene. The lyrics are amazing.
― Three Word Username, Friday, 5 October 2012 22:17 (8 months ago) Permalink
He goes into the streetwon't say where he's headedHis brain is full of heavy metaland his liver is fucked upHis veins are openand he stinks of formaldehydebut that doesn't bother himbecause he's in Vienna
All of Viennais on heroin todayAll of Viennais dreaming on QuaaludesAll of Viennareaches for the Cocaine(especially in the Ball season)You can tell all of Viennais so beautifully fucked up.
Cocaine and CodeineHeroin and Quaaludesfuck us upup up upup up up up up.
There will come a daywhen the Danube will rise over its banksThe goldfish fiddle in U4 [the Viennese Club 54]Bruno [Kreisky, the Austrian Chancellor] will have long since made it to dry landSo we'll all learn to swimWe're floating alreadyAll the devils in white robespure as the driven snow.
― Three Word Username, Friday, 5 October 2012 22:46 (8 months ago) Permalink
Studio 54, translating makes me stupid, sorry.
― Three Word Username, Friday, 5 October 2012 22:47 (8 months ago) Permalink
had never thought much about this song until I noticed the "Cocaine and Codine" line. givin Einzelhaft another listen now, what an incredible album this is
― frogbs, Friday, 5 October 2012 23:27 (8 months ago) Permalink