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Monday, August 29, 2011

Sie sind siebzehn Berliner

While I'm posting music clips, here's one I put up on Facebook recently by a Berlin band called 17 Hippies. I was drawn to this album (Phantom Songs) by the thought of a band described on Wikipedia as "mostly folk-influenced" doing a cover of the Captain Beefheart classic Gimme Dat Harp Boy. And I was clearly right to be so attracted. Just listen to the instrumentation, for Pete's sake: strings, flute, French horn, bass clarinet.....these guys ain't no ordinary folk group.

Here's another track from the same album. Well worth getting.


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