DIE GESUNDEN - DIE GESUNDEN (LP)


"Die Gesunden (translated to the healthy ones) was the mostly the duo of Mabel Aschenneller and Eschi Rehm (who sadly passed away in 2008). They were also joined on drums by Thomas Wydler (who later became known for his membership in The Bad Seeds). Taking influences from Kraftwerk, Roxy Music, and ENO/Bowie (who were coincidentally recording Low in Berlin at this time), Die Gesunden was one of the first Neue Deutsche Welle outfits. The self-titled LP was released in 1982 on Innovative Communication which was the independent record label formed by Klaus Schulze in 1978 after Klaus became very interested in the earliest Berlin Neue Deutsche Welle bands (such as Ideal, etc). Mabel was very involved in the Berlin scene such as promoting local gigs for the early Einstürzende Neubauten in 1981 and shows at the Exxcess club (with shows by the Cure amongst other bands in their infancy) which also inspired the birth of Die Gesunden. Die Gesunden did fairly well around Germany with one of the highlights being a tour in 1981 supporting DAF (Deutsche Amerikanische Freundschaft). The LP is a diverse collection of songs that display a jagged electronic quality showcased throughout with hints of power electronics mixed with synth pop. This reissue is presented on high-quality 180gram opaque "baby pink" vinyl." (Label Info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | DE| 2013| MEDICAL RECORDS | 29.90


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