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”.
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…)
When people hear the name PETER HAMILL most of them think of his old band VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR. During their time the band delivered stuff only for specialists, people with a faible for uncommen sounds or how dprp.net wrote “Van der Graaf Generator is known for their fusion of intelligent music with literary lyrics”.
Last but not least because of Hammill’s (more…)
At the 9th ROCKPALAST night October 17, 1981, it was the third formation that fully turned on the heat in the packed Grugahalle in Essen. BLACK UHURU rocked the roots reggae with three singers front, the dynamic Michael Rose, cute Puma Jones, leatherclad Duckie Simpson and the world’s best rhythm section – Sly Dunbar (more…)
We have been working hard to bring you more songs from the ROCKPALAST concerts as a video. We would love if you were curious enough to cross your personal genre borders to listen in on one or two of the artists you have not seen yet. As always they are in best possible and enhanced quality – picture and sound.
Starting with post punk (more…)