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Smile – see you later

Posted in Die CD, Musik Department Berlin, Musik für alle with tags , , , , , on 3. August 2016 by Musik Department

– Smile, 1979 from the album


inherently we are friendly persons. These times are straining. Being critical doesn’t mean being negativ. The original liner notes from this album are!

Actually it was my wife’s idea to give the new LP the title Smile. Go on, laugh a bit from time to time, she said, because I was always looking so cross

Why this album. A so-called Disco Diggler told us, there would be surprising disco tunes on this not so well known Kaempfert vinyl. Mmmh? make your own impression

– Keep On Dancing


for quality listening we prefer ambiente elegante



– Ambiente Elegante, 1975/2016 from the CD compilation


okay – something you can use on the next musical quiz round with your friends. Which, of these following musicians, was a guest in an Oprah Winfrey show

John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten/ Jello Biafra / Joey Ramone

on the recent germany tour Jello Biafra with a clear t-shirt statement


we say


see you later

– See You Later, 1976 from the album




Do You Realize ?

Posted in Musik Department Berlin with tags , , , on 19. Juli 2016 by Musik Department

– Do You Realize, 1978 from the album


or rather, did you realize we had a little writing break on our visual business card. We already wrote about our critical view on this years dynamics on vinyl prices/ new releases. We notice a comprehensible reluctance on our customers, to pay more than 12€ for a 7Inch, more than 15€ for a 12Inch and 26 to 30€ ( and more ) for a longplay. At once power online sellers with cut prices  for new stuff- that makes simply – for us –  no sense. Verifiable our buying prices are the selling prices in Great Britain and the US. That makes no sense, too.

break – still one of our fav. music documentary

Second problem is the most horrible pressing quality, specially on reissues. Bad copies made from mp3’s. – spooky. Today we read that Ed Motta recommend the reissue from the James Walsh Gypsy Band.

we researched and found this product info –

This is the first vinyl release ever, originally only released as a CD-R by the band, licensed official release limited to 500 copies, on a new 180G vinyl with high quality (sic!) cover.

So? Originally released 1979. Released on a CD-R ? when? in the video James is written Jemes. Master tapes or from mp3? doesn’t matter. Everything is possible. It has to be limited and soon expensive on discogs – stormy days for classic sellers

– Stormy, 1970 from the album


by the way – whenever you have the chance to see these three friendly persons live !!


their debut album History Of Flight is  gorgeous !


in summary – we love our job and our way will ever be


but please – affordable


The Right Thing To Do

Posted in Musik Department Berlin, Musik für alle with tags , , , , , on 15. April 2016 by Musik Department

– The right thing to do,  1973 from the album


RSD 2016, everything is prepared. We have, better say got, 50 different articles. The right thing to do ? visit a vinyl store near by. Have a talk, have a look and maybe you go home with a smile. Mystery to me ?

– Mystery to me, 1978 from the album


mystery to me, not really, the spread between the distributions and their delivery quote. Sadly we got no Fela Kuti 10Inch, by an order of laughable three. Our quote all together flabby 40%. 2nd mystery, not really, meanwhile on the day before! impertinent pre-order offers on, with double price as necessary ( like that asshole from Columbus, Ohio named tunasaurus). Examples ? The Bowie 7Inch, pre-order price 49,99.


back to business. Mmmhh, nice release

– NG Theme, 2016 from

Nu GuineaThe Tony Allen Experiments


for those, who are not into vinyls. For sure one of the most impressing music documentaries of the last years. This man is…….der pure Wahnsinn


Record Store Day 2016 – Do It

Posted in Musik Department Berlin, Musik für alle with tags , , , , , on 19. März 2016 by Musik Department


Record Store Day 2016, do it. Check the list – here

– Do It, 1979 from the album



prices from okay to…..nonsens. For sure on our order list, because we can deal with that

– (I can) deal with that, 1977 from




and this schmankerl 10Inch

– I go shout plenty


Black Power Mural, Lexington Ave., Harlem, 1970

Black Power Mural, Lexington Ave., Harlem, 1970


Posted in Musik Department Berlin, Musik für alle with tags , , , , , on 18. Januar 2016 by Musik Department

Zeit means time. This year is young and we are excited on what will happen.

– Zeit, 1982 produced by Kurt Hauenstein/Supermax


For this week snow and ice here in Berlin. Warm tunes melt cold feelings

– Ice, 1969 from the album


no, we will write no comments on David Bowie, simply because everything has been told. We remember Clarence Reid aka Blowfly –

* 1939  2016


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