There was a box in a cellar crammed with cassettes. It had been there for years. Sometimes I'd paw through the tapes (invariably separated from their broken boxes) and wonder what was on them. Sure there were markings as an initial ballpoint scrawl would be obliterated by a red felt tip which was then obliterated by a black line and replaced with a single word like "Lullaby". Usually the code was a lie. I knew this and held back ...until the temptation was just too great.
Everything on this volume is previously unheard except for "Potsdammer Spats" which was released on an impossibly obscure 7"/12" (with customised T-shirt) on Rund Um Den Watzmann Records as the 80s turned into the 90s. Some of the recordings are rough, some of the playing was rough and you'll shout ‘wow' at all that flutter. Glad I finally took a dive into that box but, for God's sake, hose me down.....It's 2022, new tools, new toys. More wow, less flutter... EK
Those responsible: A cast of thousands....