Friday, January 28, 2005

berliner rundfunk comes through again

That's right, Peter Schilling's Major Tom was also released in German. Duh. Being that Schilling is German and all. I wonder, if I listen long enough, if they'll play Peter Gabriel's Shock den Affen. Or Nena's 99 Luftballoons?

When I was a kid, back in the fabulous hair eighties, sometimes the radio stations (especially the late lamented WLBS, about which there is another story) would play the German versions of things, to up their New Wave cred. It's to be cool, man.

Hey contemporaries, what are some other ones I'm forgetting?