Das Gemeine – S/T 7“

This flexi 7“ from 1985 (?) seems to be the only release of this cool ass gothic rock band with a great singer. Halloween on side A is a pretty catchy, almost uptempo number, while Carnival on side B is a slow, 7 ½ minute lamentation; just the kind that would be the most appropriate counterpoint background music for barbarian, uncivilised rituals such as german carnival…

Funny enough, I can‘t really decide which side up the front cover should be displayed. From the way the cover is folded, my scan would be upside down…

But it looks better this way!

2 Antworten auf „Das Gemeine – S/T 7““

  1. 1 Fernando 07. Februar 2017 um 16:17 Uhr

    Wow, there‘ not much info on this band around. In fact your post is the first time I hear from this band with exotic name in a language that must sound very cool in Japan. (The Jap goths had a penchant for German, check G-Schmitt and other bands I don‘t remember right now).
    About the date, discogs doesn‘t say anything; rym says 1985 but who knows; a youtuber who writes (and maybe is) Japanese and who has this single and four live tracks says the recordings are from circa 1990-1991. ??? I wonder. Anyway, the bits I already heard sound really good and there’s a girl singing her pains (maybe she knows about German carnival? ha) so that makes it for me. Thanks a lot!

    Fernando :)

  2. 2 抗独 19. März 2017 um 20:58 Uhr

    German carnival is pain, believe me. If you‘re really deep into irony (or masochism) you might like it, though. I‘d suggest the following super-dark names for gothic rock bands: Schunkeln, Büttenrede (it’s got an umlaut, yeah!) or Frohsinn.
    To my ears, they are beyond scary… ;)

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