15.8.12

DEUTSCH AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT : Goldenes Spielzeug / El Que 12" (Virgin, 1981)

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Still riding the crest of the Neue Deutsch Welle... I've just picked up a vintage copy of the NME, dated 14th November 1981 (my 15th birthday, as it happens) c/o eBay &, lo & behold, the single of the week (courtesy of a fervent Lynn Hanna - whatever happened to her?) is Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft's "Goldenes Spielzeug"/"El Que".

The first 45 to be extracted from their second, claustrophobically intense Virgin album, Gold Und Liebe ("Sex Unter Wasser" was the other), it was released in both 7" & expanded 12" formats, as was customary back then. Neither of it's hard-to-find extended dancefloor mixes have ever been reissued, an unfortunate oversight on Virgin's part as D.A.F.'s pulsing sequencers & pummeling schlagzeug made commendable use of those crucial additional inches of alluring black vinyl. Needless to say, 30 years on, Conny Plank's stark, powerful production job still sounds literally awesome - an overused term admittedly, but entirely relevant in D.A.F.'s case.

6 comments:

  1. ah fantastic thank you havent heard this for years.

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  2. Thanks for taking the time to comment Edward, it's surprising how many little oddities like this one (i.e. forgotten 12" mixes & b-sides) never made the jump to CD... There's a great 12" version of "Verlieb Dich in Mich" which I'll upload at some point too.

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  3. Can you please re-upload this? I can't find it anywhere...

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  4. Bear with me George, I'll going to re-write (& re-post) this single v. shortly. :)

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  5. Anonymous28.5.16

    this one is just crazy impossible to get hold of .. i would really like to ask for it if possible ? :)

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  6. Anonymous18.11.16

    Would love a re-upload of this!

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