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”.
On January 21, 2017, it has been 25 years since the great barrelhouse blues pianist and singer Champion Jack Dupree died. Dupree who was born in New Orleans was one of the very first blues musicians to cross the Atlantic in 1959 to escape a life of segregation and racism still prevailing in the United States at that time.
The Caribbean influences of his home town (more…)
Only recently, PAT TRAVERS has cancelled his European tour dates from November 17, 2016 to December 17, 2016. Why, he explains on his website:
To all my fans, friends and music business associates. I regret that I will NOT be embarking
on the European tour we had scheduled for Nov 17- Dec 17th, 2016. Although the promoter
involved had made many promises to my management, in the end, (more…)
Here is our updated preview of the upcoming ROCKPALAST releases.
The start (as well as the end of the Rockpalast year 2016) will be a special highlight – ASWAD with their superb concert from 1980. The British reggae band from London played on the 3rd of July at the WDR studio B in Cologne. At this point they had only released their first two (more…)
With this IAIN MATTHEWS Rockpalast release we celebrate a special premiere. For all musicologists out there we have also put all studio versions of the songs being played during this 1983 concert at the Hamburger Markthalle on a bonus disc to compare for the first time.
The personal liner notes for this ROCKPALAST release (more…)
On September 30 2016 MIG Music will release „DAVE STEWART & THE SPIRITUAL COWBOYS– Live At Rockpalast”. After Eurythmics, Dave Stewart opened up a new chapter in his career with this band.
It is no secret that he wrote a whole bunch of hits with Annie Lennox like “Sweet Dreams”, “Who’s That Girl?” or “Here Comes The Rain Again”. But many of (more…)