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#401 Posted : 16 June 2019 07:08:04(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: perspexorange Go to Quoted Post
By the way, I can highly recommend his film 'B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989'. A fascinating glimpse at post-punk / underground music in West Berlin during the 80s.

Well it looks like you got two of us to watch it this week, beacause I watched it a few days ago too. Kinda forgot about it after the initial "hype" circa Singularity's video.

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Even a brief clip at one point of him hanging out with New Order.

And the rat woman! Ugh! Sticking rats in her bra including the baby which must have been just born. I hope she wasn't breast feeding them!

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The version I watched however had no subtitles during the parts in German. Not sure if there’s a version with subtitles for those parts. Minor quibble though.

I watched it on a film app called Black Panther (!) and it had subtitles for the German bits. I got an amazon Fire Stick on Black Friday last year (£25) and I have to say it has been amazing in terms of being able to find films - via the not-so-official film apps you can put on it (Showbox, Tea TV, Cyberflix, Cinema HD). Well worth the investment.

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I really liked the music on the end credits and I think used elsewhere during the film- You Need The Drugs by Westbam featuring Richard Butler.

I shazamed that during the film. Wasn't expecting it to be the Psychedelic Furs frontman, although it does of course sound like him.

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Mr Reeder pretty much chronicled his life, as it was happening. We're lucky that he had the forethought to do this, preserving the memory of the scene at the time.

Yes, I was wondering how this film was going to work beforehand. Didn't realise he had so much footage of himself. Mr Reeder was different to how I imagined he would be. Very cheerful and apparently up for absolutely anything, from managing bands (Die Toten Hosen) to doing porn voiceovers and "video nasties".


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That's what i was thinking throughout the film, like, he videoed almost his every waking moment of that era? Or someone did as it'd be pretty hard to film yourself.Also i think some of the clips are from his, erm, film career? He was a German-soldier- dressing porn star???

Was that bit where the bird flew into the window for real? Also the stuff with him hanging upside down naked from a rope was...interesting! And it's actually in the Singularity video (briefly). That vid is definitely worth another watch once you've watched the film.


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The section with Muriel Gray seemed familiar.I may have watched that on The Tube or something back in the day.

I had this exact thought.

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I like quite a few of the tracks on the film and bought both the film and the accompanying double CD .

I was going to post a tune from the film in the "What Are You Listening To" thread. A track that isn't on the soundtrack CD and was credited to Kris Needs on the film credits. Where Reeder puts the needle on the record and says, it's a great example of trance music (circa 1992). It sounds a bit dated now, but at the time I thought it was frickin' awesome.

Secret Knowledge - Sugar Daddy (Original Mix)

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#402 Posted : 16 June 2019 07:53:08(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Debaser Go to Quoted Post
Well it looks like you got two of us to watch it this week, beacause I watched it a few days ago too. Kinda forgot about it after the initial "hype" circa Singularity's video.


Well, I'm glad that you've both seen it and I would thoroughly recommend others to check it out. It really is worth the watch. And, as mentioned above, there's a brief clip of New Order, along with very brief discussion about Joy Division's visit to the Kant Kino (IIRC).


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#403 Posted : 21 June 2019 14:40:38(UTC)
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Watched again but the subtitled version. Followed the story a bit more this time, what with obviously understanding the parts in German because of the subtitles and also getting my head round a bit more how Reeder made the film. It’s not so much that he filmed everything back then but more he put the story together with clips from B-Movies he starred in( so the clue was in plain sight in the film’s title all along?) music
videos, tv clips etc?

The film brings back memories of the 1980s even if you didn’t go to or live in Berlin in that era. Some of the characters remind me of certain people or groups of people that used to be around my town in the 80s. Of course, not to the extent of the more famous or infamous kind that lived in West Berlin but a number of people that lived, or tried as best they could, to live outside of society. An underground existence. Not the kind of people that worked a 9-5. Or worked at all. Their lives revolved around the next drug score and the next party. You could if you really tried get away with it in the 80s but a type of existence that is almost impossible to do today.

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#404 Posted : 03 July 2019 23:11:46(UTC)
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People On The High Line + Stray Dog reviews posted.

Less than 10 to go Oh well ...

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#405 Posted : 03 July 2019 23:34:40(UTC)
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POTHL is a great funky track.I play the remixes of it more though if anything these days.

Every time I listen to Stray Dog I can’t help but think of Mr Smith from The Matrix. On this song Iggy Pop’s spoken words are like a growlier version of the Matrix bad guy.

I was aware somehow of what “grimpen mire” meant.

Never did find that beer anywhere!

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#406 Posted : 04 July 2019 05:00:48(UTC)
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Bloody love ‘Stray Dog’ (the song; never found the beer).

Sounds like the natural successor to ‘Murder’.

Never sure why others hate it so much.
I think it’s class and love that the band decided to do something a bit different.
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