DIE KRUPPS / 6. 6. 1981 The Big Industrial Bang – The Yuzuru Agi Tapes 1981.6.6（DVD+CD) SSZ3069 貴重なデビュー・ライヴを収めた映像を世界初DVD化！初回特典：同内容のCD。近日ご予約受付開始。
1980 in Düsseldorf
1981 live in Krefeld:
Yuzuru Agi (Camera), Frank Köllges (Drums), Bernward Malaka (Bass), Eva Gossling (Saxophone) Jürgen Engler (Guitar, Stahlofone) missing: Ralf Dörper, synthesizer, he stood behind the speakers.
so sad, just got informed, Yozuru passed away. Here he filmed Die Krupps Stahlwerksinfonie and Pere Ubu wirh Laura Logic.
Jim Capaldi and Rene Tinner visited Paul McCartney. Jim wants to know how Paul got all the Beatles recordings for the Anthology, because some of them were never officially available as records before. Pirated copies. Paul explains, “from the internet”. Laughing. “Now they can sue us” – the nice idea that the thieves can now sue those who took back their property makes for quite a refreshing serenity.
Jim Capaldi? Wonderful songwriter, unfortunately deceased. He wrote for Traffic The low spark of high heeled boys – Reebop Kwaku Baah plays here. In 1983 he recorded the beautiful Masimba bele with Stefan Krachten and Helmut Zerlett at CAN Studio. Reebop, who by the way could cook real soul food, died in the same year at Christmas in a Stockholm studio.
Feedback to “This is SAMO©..”: less cryptic, I should report, the request embarrass me. The story behind the Spanish words is complex. Over the years I always thought less of the then 18 -year-old boy who read to me when I was 21 and had very, very short hair. We played “if I had a flying carpet , I would fly to… Called him SAMO©, the name he let himself be introduced to me by his friends. Jean I spoke incorrectly, like jeans without s, never learned french in school. That SAMO with his real name, and long hair surprised the art world, I did not notice. My inner picture of him looked like Gerard Pas photographed, almost a boy.
Traveled with the suitcase. 1982/83 worked in London, lived in Dave Stewarts home, in Crouch End, which is a strange coincidence. Dave later bought Basquiat paintings. I guess Dave does not know, that SAMO© stayed in his living room. Renè Tinner, carried the case in Paris and St.Gallen. A list of persons who did it too, I guess would name the German “Geniale Dilletanten” scene and Swiss Art-Director`s, gentlemen, a dying race I guess. Nobody knew then, that SAMO was Jean-Michel Basquiat.
1986 back in NYC for 3 weeks, with Tita Giese, to present the plantation project “Wild Park Avenue” I stayed at Arleen`s Place, Broomestreet, SAMO lived around the corner, I did`nt knew.
1979 SAMO© is a writer and musician.
We performed at A`s, wasp syntheziser, rhythm machine, Sax, voice and tape recorder. 1986-88,I worked in Switzerland, multiplied as a Copywriter the fame of Swiss cheese and Banks etc… he was a few 100 meters away in the Bischofberger Gallery. Became a Mom traveling with my son and the suitcase, which later landed in an attic of a far distant aunt, filled with baby clothes that my son had outgrown. The suitcase vanished from my life. About fifteen years later, I was asked to donate to a children’s clothing collection, remembered, there were some in the attic of my Aunt Eva, who I met briefly 23 years after the death of my parents fot the first time. I discovered the clothes and the spanish words. Called Arleen Schloss in NYC, she enlightening me. I discovered the Diptic with ” SAMO© ESTA EN ALGO “and everything was back in my brain, my promise to return within two years to New York, that would have been 1980, date of the ” SAMO© ESTA EN ALGO ” diptic. Surreal and somehow a kind of tragic-comedy like much else in the encounter with him. Should summarize it once, can do it, in broken pieces, memory fragments.
The house where SAMO “stayed” was build together with more then 100 others of the same type, after a political concept my grandfather August was involved in 1931/32. For and by unemployed craftsman. He worked with Dagobert Lubinski, Journalist and Head of the KPO, Kommunistische Partei Opposition, underground since the “Machtergreifung” 1933. An illegal Party, even more feared by the Nazis then the KPD the Moskau bondage Party. Opposition: because they were Anti-Moskau, Anti-Stalin. Both and more then 50 others betrayed and arrested at the 3th Nov. 1936 by the GESTAPO for Treason and heavily tortured. Dagobert Lubinski died 1942 in Auschwitz. My grandfather went to jail, Pauline, his jewish wife took too many pills against her “heart pain”. She was alone with 3 little kids, and neighbours, members of the NSDAP cut the water suply and shout at her boys “Judenbengel”. No support, and rejected from her mothers family, the Gross (Breslau) and the Matzners (Auschwitz), because of a marriage to a Protestant. Georg (6), my dad came to an orphanage. There badly treated by the fans of this Austrian Guy with the little black mustache, who declared kids like him are “Rassenschande”. Faszinated by the cruelties of the dogmatic, SAMO, pushed me to tell. Fortunately, he was not one of those who thought that misfortune was contagious. In fact, we also laughed about all that shit.