From my personal collection a concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds first American tour.
Venue: Stache’s Columbus, Ohio. Date: June 27, 1984
Lineup: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld, Hugo Race, Barry Adamson
Nick and Blixa interview clips, along with setlist & screencaps under the cut. Enjoy!
NIxa look-alikes Alexander Scheer and Marc Hosemann smooch in a sleazy neon-lit flamingo lounge. Even their movie alter egos are in love with each other. Life is full of wonderful surprises. Thank you Oskar Roehler! Tod den Hippies – Es Lebe der Punk! VIEW ON FACEBOOK
Via Blixa Bargeld Daily on Tumblr
Tod den Hippies – Es lebe der Punk! (Death to the Hippies – Long Live Punk!)
An homage to the Berlin punk scene circa 1980’s, directed by Oskar Roehler.
Setting: West Berlin, early 1980s, the birth of punk. Tom Schilling (Oh Boy) plays 19 year-old Robert, a boy from the provinces who runs away from the hometown hippies and jumps with both Doc Martens into the sex, drugs, and Punk scene of the Island city. He finds work at a peep show, and has run-ins with various characters populating the scene, notably, one Blixa Bargeld, played with a creepy intensity by Alexander Scheer. Nick Cave is played by Marc Hosemann. Tod den Hippies premiered at this year’s Berlinale. In cinemas March 26th.
“I think that it’s quite unique what we are doing because it’s not a case of looking back in a nostalgic way at this period,” Arndt explains. “We want to be as authentic as we can, and, at the same time, the film describes how the foundations for today’s culture in the worlds of art and music were established then.” – germanfilms.de
Trailer and more pics under the cut. Read more…
I have just found out that the Berlinale (German film festival) will be showing “B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin“. The “rockumentary” directed by Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange focuses on the art and chaos of West Berlin in the eighties. As expected there will be a few familiar faces like Blixa Bargeld and Nick Cave. From the look of the trailer the documentary looks really interesting! I will keep you updated if I find the release dates.
There is Blixa Bargeld, skinny as a rake, getting people drunk in the bar ‘Risiko’, and an earnest-looking Nick Cave collecting ‘German Gothic’ on a wall of his room in a Berlin flat. Cool Gudrun Gut stands outside ‘Dschungel’ counting the number of clubs you can go to at two in the morning, and ‘Tödliche Doris’ sings at a most inhospitable Potsdamer Platz. And somewhere in between the Wall and firewalls, the old buildings and the new, Mania D and Westbam, is Mark Reeder from Manchester. Drawn by his love of off-the-wall urban electronic music this British musician, label-maker and military fetishist came to Berlin at the end of seventies, where apparently – and fortunately! – everything he experienced was filmed.
With its copious images and audio material compiled by Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck and Heiko Lange, B-Movie: Lust and Sound in West-Berlin is a documentary and a declaration of love rolled into one. A warm-yet-wrecked reencounter with themselves for all those who were a part of it. And downright mind-expanding for all those who have arrived since and claim to know where Berlin’s bear got down, or even dare assert that things only began to swing in 1990.
If you get to see the documentary, let us know what you think in the comment section.
Great vintage pics from The Birthday Party’s live show in Athens, 1982!!
Setlist under cut. Tx to Thomas!