Monday, May 02, 2011

Bratwurst and schnapps

There's more to German pop music than Nena (99 Luftballoons), Kraftwerk, and David Hasselhoff. This clip is of Munchener Freiheit's 1989 hit single, Keeping the Dream Alive. It's one of those songs I stumbled across randomly whilst listening to a community radio station one Saturday night. I'm not ashamed to say that it's a beautiful song. Normally playing air instruments, let alone an air orchestra, would look daggy and stupid, but not here. It seems that the likes of Air Supply, Bread, Chicago, and Engelbert Humperdinck haven't quite cornered the market on SNAG music after all.


Scottyboy said...


I never cease to be amused at some of the things that you uncover each week.

I don't remember this song at all. Was it released only across Europe, and never in the southern hemisphere?

Ross said...

I don't know. I heard it on my car radio one Saturday night, and then looked it up as soon as I got home.