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Klick & Aus

Tapetopia 003: GDR Underground Tapes 1984 - 1989 (LP)

Label: Play Loud! Productions

Format: LP

Genre: Experimental

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* Edition of 500 * In the short but tumultuous life of the East Berlin Impro-Punk band Klick & Aus, they played an amalgamation of Proto-Punk and Post-Punk influenced by acts from both East and West including The Galloping Coroners, Captain Beefheart and Cabaret Voltaire. The Klick & Aus sound breathed restlessness and petulance, like a company of soldiers always simmering for battle, but refusing to march in step. During the Christmas season of the waning Orwellian year 1984 the band recorded the cassette album “AIDS delikat”, the title interweaving the infectious character of a new disease from the West with a particularity of East German consumerism. The band financed 100 copies of “AIDS delikat”. Tapetopia 003 has now compiled a shortened vinyl version of the album.

Tapetopia is a series of vinyl releases based on cassettes from the East Germany’s 80s underground, particularly from the East Berlin "Mauerstadt“ music scene, featuring original lay-outs and track lists. For over 30 years after their initial “release” the music on these tapes was neither available on vinyl nor CD, but they were important statements in the canon of the GDR subculture. Despite the miniscule number of original cassettes in circulation at the time many of the bands were popular in countercultural circles, a factor that made them highly suspect among the government’s own inner circles. Tapetopia is edited by Henryk Gericke.

Cat. number: pl-103
Year: 2020