More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

D.A.F. - Der Mussolini

I haven't posted music videos on the blog before, but I couldn't resist these two.
(and the 3 below them as an "antidote")

This German "techno pop" group, D.A.F (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) blew my mind at art school in West Australia decades ago. 
I've just come across them again and discovered they still do!

"Sato Sato" and "Der Mussolini" are my favourites.

The two videos below are studio recordings.
You can see a "Der Mussolini" live performance video from the early 1980's at:

...and a 2009 live performance video with the brothers still looking and sounding pretty good at:

If you haven't heard DAF before, I hope you find them
as attention grabbing as I first did.

(A smattering of German helps but is by no means necessary. This first video has some amusing cartoons sequences).

BTW don't miss the Jeff Beck instrumentals I've added as "antidotes" to DAF - at the bottom of this post.
At the very least watch the two and a half minute "Love is Green" video at the very bottom

"Der Mussolini"

"Sato Sato"


Just as a sort of antidote...

Jeff Beck's studio recordings of "Diamond Dust" & "Scatterbrain"

both from one of my all time favourite albums: "Blow by Blow"

followed by "Love is Green".

from the "Wired " album. me an emotional and intellectual lift every time.
The video above has several excellent photographs to boot. 

and finally something a little more gentle from his equally brilliant "Wired" album, "Love is Green" - set to a rather cool video animation:

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