Monday, 9 October 2017

Einstürzende Neubauten ‎– "2 x 4" [ROIR (Reachout International Records) ‎– A-133] 1984

A bunch of live Neubauten recorded at various places during 1982, approaching the peak period for the group,and released on american cassette only label ROIR. They were in the process of recording their next album ,"Zeichnungen Des Patienten O.T." for 'Some Bizarre', which saw their rising star fall as the music press didn't receive it very magnanimously.After the brutal headkicking of 'Kollaps' it had seemed like a disappointment.It was indeed all downhill from here, as they became more controlled and structured,as they slipped uncomfortably down the slippery slope to avant-garde acceptability,and coffee table favourites for bank managers everywhere.It happens to the best of us I suppose?

A1, A4: Belgium 1982
A2: Berlin 1983
A3: Hamburg 1980
B1 to B3: Berlin 1982
B4: Amsterdam 1982


A1 Fleisch "Blut/Haut" Knochen
A2 Sehnsucht (Nie Mehr)
A3 Womb
A4 Krach Der Schlagenden Herzen
B1 Armenisch Bitter
B2 Zum Tier Machen
B3 Sehnsucht (Still Stehend)
B4 Durstige Tiere

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