Saturday, December 29, 2018

Satin Whale - 1981 - Don't Stop The Show

Satin Whale 
1981
Don't Stop The Show


01. Don't Stop The Show (3:40)
02 . Lady Night (3:40)
03 . Stay With Me (4:50)
04 . Out Of Control (4:25)
05 . Girl (3:40)
06 . It's Better (4:25)
07. Let It Roll (4:50)
08. Too Late (5:30)
09. My Anne (4:15)

Thomas Brück / Bass
Wolfgang Hieronymi / Drums
Eberhard Wagner / Guitar
Barry Palmer / Vocals
Peter Haaser / Piano, Organ, Synthesizer

Guests:

"Stay With Me":
Dieter Roesberg / 6-String Acoustic Guitar
Rolf Lammers / Fender Rhodes Electric Piano
The Gürzenich String Section / Strings

"Let It Roll":
Udo Kasulke: Backing Vocals

"Too Late":
Dieter Roesberg / 6-String Acoustic Guitar
Rolf Lammers / Fender Rhodes Electric Piano
Jürgen Fritz / Grand Piano


The German band 'Satin Whale' was founded around 1971 in the region of Cologne by Thomas Brück (bass, vocals), Gerard Dellmann (keyboards), Dieter Roesberg (guitar, sax ,flute, vocals) and Horst Schöffgen (drums). Their first record 'Desert Places' was released in 1974 on the green 'Brain' label, musically a typical example of German Seventies rock not unlike their stablemates 'Grobschnitt' and 'Jane' for the harder edge, with guitar and organ jams. 

During a rock contest in 1974 ('Rocksound 74') 'Satin Whale' was elected the most popular German band. For the second release 'Lost Mankind' 1975 new drummer Wolfgang Hieronymi joined and the band changed to the 'Teldec' label, continuing musically in the same direction as their first record, with 'Jethro Tull' inspired flute-work. The band then went on tour as a support act for 'Barclay James Harvest'. This had a direct influence on their music and their third record 'As A Keepsake' was inspired by BJH, less rock and more symphonic influenced pop.

Their consequent tour served for the double live 'Whalecome', which showed the good musicianship of the band, giving room to extended improvisations, especially on the 17-minute long 'Hava Nagila. In the same year 'Satin Whale' released 'A Whale of Time', a good record especially the title track, an instrumental with a great string arrangement. In 1979 the band composed the soundtrack for the German movie 'Die Faust In Der Tasche' by director Max Willutzki. As the film was a popular and with their popularity rising the band released the same year 'On Tour'. In 1980 'Satin Whale' released 'Don't Stop The Show',their last and commercial record, together with Ex Triumvirat singer Barry Palmer and the band split up in 1981.


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  3. Hello Zen Archer...so many thanks for your great and lot of work doing on your fantastic blog.
    I wish you all the best for the next year coming.
    Many thanks and nice greetings from German.
    Erwin

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