GERMAN NEW WAVE OF THE 80-IES



TODAY!
In November 2013 after a 30 years' pause the composers of Die Alten, Schilli and Schneller, decided to reactivate the band. In Kevin Kehoe, an irishman living in Germany, they found a matching successor of the old singer Barbara. The songs "Die Zeit" and "Nachbarn", originally released in 1984, were newly arranged and recorded. More songs will follow!
"Die Zeit" and "Nachbarn" on Bandcamp and on Video Die Zeit - Nachbarn

YESTERDAY!
Die Alten was a German New Wave Band, named after the "The Old Ones", cosmic gods in the works of the horror author H. P. Lovecraft. Die Alten gigged the South German scene between 1982 and 1984 and released 3 demo tapes. The permanent members Barbara (voice, keyboards), Schilli (bass) and Schneller (Guitar) made their first musical experiences with the "Familie Hesselbach" predecessor „ABC“, the London psychobilly band „The Demonic Wardrobes” and Reutlingen's first punkband „Vermin“, later „Name“.
The first demo tape „Die Alten + UEQ“ was recorded in 1982 together with drummer Knacki. On the b-side were 2 songs by Schilli and Schneller, presenting under the pseudonym „UEQ“ a more electronic sound, which was typical for the second demo „Mitternacht“. On "Mitternacht" Karin joined the band on trumpet, and a rhythm machine took over the drumming job. Most of the Alten gigs were played with this line-up. On the last demo „Die Alten 3: Noch mehr Arbeit“ 1984 drummer Roman replaced Karin. After a few more gigs Die Alten split up and Schilli and Schneller founded the hardcore punk band „Genossen“.
All three demos are now available on CD plus the bonus track "Jeden Morgen, jeden Tag", a contribution to a tape compilation of the Tuebingen based "Infam" label. For CD orders contact here!


  DIE ALTEN: DIE ALTEN + UEQ (1982)
  1. Fies ist die Zeit
  2. Gewuergtes
  3. Ostfrontgewitter
  4. Freibeuter der Galaxien (UEQ)
  5. Dreh dich nicht um (UEQ)
  DIE ALTEN: MITTERNACHT (1983)
  1. Mitternacht
  2. Krieg
  3. Instrumental II
  4. Fischlein
  5. Alles ist viel zu teuer
  6. Regen
  7. Nachbarn
  8. Fett
  9. Tiere
  DIE ALTEN 3: NOCH MEHR ARBEIT (1984)
  1. Kuckuck
  2. Krieg II
  3. Kata-Strophe
  4. Arbeit
  5. Krieg III
  6. Die Zeit
  7. Faeulniss
  8. Fischlein II
  9. Weltuntergang
  10. Ghule beim Frass
  11. Und so weiter




  DIE ALTEN LIVE:
  23.10.1982, "Zelle", Reutlingen
  11.12.1982, "Clubhaus", Tübingen
  07.01.1983, "Zelle", Reutlingen
  05.02.1983, "Schlauch", Pforzheim
  02.04.1983, "Zelle", Reutlingen
  06.05.1983, "Juzeli", Lichtenstein-Unterhausen
  11.05.1983, Jugendhaus "Linde", Kirchheim/Teck
  02.07.1983, "Akti", Reutlingen
  02.03.1984, "Zelle", Reutlingen
  31.03.1984, "Epplehaus", Tuebingen




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