Showing posts with label Rheingold. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rheingold. Show all posts

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Via Satellit - Rheingold

Bodo Staiger, Brigitte Kunz and Lothar Manteuffel formed Rheingold in the early Eighties. Their biggest hit was 'Dreiklangs dimensionen', released in 1982. They continued making music, and this single from 1983 is proof of that.

'Via Satellit' is another synthpop track, slightly reminiscent of material by Kraftwerk, but with the lush production values of Conny Plank, who became famous for his work with Ultravox.

My collection: 7" single no. 4232
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, November 21, 2009
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Via Satellit' / 'Digital'

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Dreiklangs dimensionen - Rheingold

In 1980 Rheingold was formed by Bodo Staiger, Lothar Manteuffel and Birgitte Kunze. They released their self-titled debut album that same year. Although this album contained 'Dreiklangs dimensionen' and the single reached number 17 in the German singles chart, it took two years for the single to break through in the Netherlands and reach number 20 there.

Rheingold was part of the 'Neue Deutsche Welle' movement, and they were the first band to get into the German top 20 with a single. It's still a modern synthpop classic.

My collection: 7" single no. 2051
Found: Record fair, November 20, 1993
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Dreiklangs dimensionen' / 'Rendezvous'
Download: here
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