The Mission – “Live At Rockpalast”
Besides their very successful albums such as “God’s Own Medicine” (1986), “Children” (1988) and above all “Carved In Sand” (1989), “The Mission” primarily established themselves as a live band: whether as a support act for (i.e.) “U2” or “The Cure” or as famous European festivals’ headliner – or on their own distinct tours. Wayne Hussey stresses in a lot of interviews that the key to the band is the live experience which you can rarely fully portray on the albums.
Van der Graaf Generator – “Live At Rockpalast”
„…it’s difficult to think of comebacks more impeccable than Van der Graaf Generator’s”, the BBC wrote in awe about the over 50 years old progressive rock band’s reunion.
At the time, Peter Hammill (guitar, keyboards, singer), Hugh Banton (organ, piano), Guy Evans (drums) as well as David Jackson (saxophone, cross flute) Van der Graaf Generator’s “original line up”.
Of the two concerts of our new The Mission Rockpalast DVD/CD, the one from 1990 was recorded during a phase when the Rockpalast team was in a period of transition.
Due to the introduction of new private TV stations also showing videos clips and shortly after the start of MTV Europe, the interest at Rockpalast had strongly decreased. The 16th Rock night in October (more…)
On January 26, 2018, MIG Music starts the new year with a sensational Rockpalast recording of blues heavyweight Muddy Waters. In December 1978, at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, the “Hoochie Coochie Man” was still at the height of his creative power. Nobody would have foreseen that only five years after, he would meet his maker. On that evening McKinley Morganfield, so his (more…)
With our new Rockpalast release we dive deeper into the realm of folk rock: RICHARD THOMPSON, top-class guitarist and songwriter extraordinaire, awarded and honored many times, defined the English version of the term folk rock with FAIRPORT CONVENTION before he went on a solo path. Quite a few of his songs like “Down Where The Drunkards Roll” or “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” are regarded as (more…)
In the night of July 23 to July 24, 1977, the very first of the famous Rockpalast nights being broadcast throughout Europe (another premiere!) took place at the Essen Grugahalle. The first guests on this memorable day evening were Rory Gallagher, Little Feat, and Roger McGuinn’s Thunderbyrd. Many others followed. Forty years – and what a crazy and great time it was! (more…)
In early May, the American web magazine “Blues Blast” nominated our release of the Champion Jack Dupree Rockpalast as one of the best “Historical Or Vintage Recording” of the year. To belong to the circle of nominees is already an honor because, because with its 36.000 subscribers in all 50 states and in more than 90 countrys “Blues Blast” is the world’s biggest (more…)