Mig Music News

Happy Birthday, Martin

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STEAMHAMMER’s guitarist Martin Pugh celebrates his 75th birthday today. We from M.i.G. congratulate him and we are looking forward with him to the release of the new STEAMHAMMER album “Wailing Again” on Friday in two weeks.

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Manuel Göttsching has turned 70!

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On September 9th the German guitarist, electronic musician and one of the pioneers of the Berlin School Manuel Göttsching (Ash Ra Tempel / Ashra / Manuel Göttsching) turned 70. The whole M.i.G. team sends birthday greetings to Berlin. Above all, stay healthy, Manuel, and may you never run out of ideas and inspiration.

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After 53 years (!) STEAMHAMMER will release a remake of their monster hit “Junior’s Wailing”.

Fifty years after the release of their album “Speech” and 53 years after Martin Pugh and Pete Sears first collaborated on the band’s debut, Steamhammer will release a new album, “Wailing Again,” end of this month (30th. Sept.).
Bandmembers are 1968 founding member Martin Pugh (guitars) and Pete Sears (bass, keyboards & backing vocals), formerly also a member of Jefferson Starship from 1974 to 1987, (more…)

Neuronium & Vangelis – “In London” (1981) for the first time completely on vinyl and CD

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It was in the year 1981 when Belgian electronic musician Michel Huygen and his Spanish colleague Carlos Guirao, both better known as Neuronium, met with Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, better known as Vangelis, to record a joint session in London.
Michel Huygen remembers: “The music we played together starting from my score, was flowing, flowing so fast and smoothly between the (more…)

Ralf Kothe – almost forgotten acoustic instrumental music from East Berlin

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Ralf Kothe studied music in East Berlin, graduated as a music teacher for guitar and composition, is a sought-after studio musician as well as a composer and arranger of numerous film scores and advertising trailers. In 1987 Ralf Kothe released his first instrumental album “Regendurst (Gitarrenballaden I)” on the state-run GDR label Amiga, followed by his second Amiga production “Die Andere Seite (Gitarrenballaden (more…)

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