07.12.18 The Legendary Pink Dots, Backstage Club, München

    • 07.12.18 The Legendary Pink Dots, Backstage Club, München

      Am 7.12. wird es legendär im Backstage - The Legendary Pink Dots haben sich angekündigt.


      YEAR 38

      1980. An unstable hostile city named London. An unstable hostile planet named Earth where fat right forefingers hovered over big red buttons which ,if pressed ,would have started that final countdown. Cue the song, the big hair, the 80s. Dressed to the 9s, made-up like a wedding cake, fat right forefinger poised over a "c" on a cheap synthesiser.
      Could there be a better climate for a band like The Legendary Pink Dots to spring into life?
      Everything was home-made. A string of cassettes with covers created on the kitchen table. Sessions by candlelight, sometimes for hours. Neighbours banged on the walls.They had issues about those loud songs referring to that inevitable final countdown while they were watching the news.
      The first photo sessions were in local graveyards. Frequently The Dots would bump into other bands. It rained a lot. We looked to the sky... it was perpetually ominous.
      Roll on 38 years and, gasp, we're STILL HERE! Saints Alive (and a few died in the meantime),The Pink Dots are up to around 50 or 60 albums by now but information as to the exact number is sketchy. It's still raining, but thankfully the passion has not been dampened.

      “Pages Of Aquarius” has been a year in the making.The finger over the "c" has strayed and the helpless listener is now pelted with intricate melodies, runaway rhythms, Thelonius chords. The lyrics are still as obscure as ever and it's whispered that the new album revolves around a central concept, but singer and wordsmith Edward Ka-Spel is saying nothing about that. Concept albums were already passe in the 80s.
      It's 2018. The World has changed. No big red buttons… just passwords for passwords for passwords and nobody will find a way through that complicated labyrinth, will they?
      Sing while You May.ek

      THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS ARE; Edward Ka-Spel: vox, keyboards, The Silverman: keyboards ; Erik Drost; guitars ;Joep Hendricx : sound wizardry." ((Quelle: Backstage))

      Nach dem gemeinsamen Album von Edward Ka-Spel und Amanda Palmer konzentriert sich der Mastermind jetzt wieder auf seine Hauptband. In so familiärem Rahmen wie dem Backstage Club sieht man die Szenelegenden sicher sonst nicht. Hingehen!

      Backstage Club
      Einlaß 19.00, Beginn 20.00
      Tickets: 15 Euro plus Gebühren
      "Fuck you! At my own pace." (Nick Cave)