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Michael Franti & Spearhead @ Pfefferberg - Berlin(DE)




Posted: 2004-12-07 21:39:16

(Stay Human - 2001)

It was a pure chance that I did not miss this concert. because some days before, I saw a small poster of the "Stay Human"- Tour of Michael Franti & Spearhead at a container for glas-recycling. One day before the gig I bought the Record. I didn't know the location Pfefferberg before but it gave me from the first momemt warm athmoshere. The gig started with "Oh my God" and "Stay Human" and the audience was a part of the show. For the first time in my exSpearience I felt that there is something special. After the last song I saw that Michael was with the audience so I did the same. Outside the hall I talked for 1/2 hour with Pappa Pretty.
The next weeks this gig was always in my mind and I get to know the great community at the Spearhead-Messageboard.



As the years go by @ Berlin - Berlin(DE)




Posted: 2004-12-07 21:23:24

Bootsy Collins - 1998-06-11
(Bernie Worrell & Fred Wesley)


Spearhead @ Loft/Metropol - Berlin(DE)




Posted: 2004-12-07 19:45:24

(Chocolate SupaHighway - 1997)

This record is in my opinion not one of the Best. The words are strong and there are some good songs, but the whole record sounds like mixed at the computer e.g. the drum - so there was no real atmosphere like Home.

And I got the same feeling at the concert. Maybe I felt somekind of predjudice but Michael was not that friendly man I would get to know him some years later. At the end of the concert Michael introduced Spearhead. All members of Spearhead except the drummer got nice words from Michael. He excused himself for the badest drummer they ever had. And this made me angry when I left the concert-hall.


Go working @ Berlin - Berlin(DE)




Posted: 2004-12-06 09:36:10

Chaka Khan - 1995-11-09
Berlin Traenenpalast

One and only gig I saw with the best female voice I ever heard. She is still that good as she was in the 80ths.


Give me a smile for the future @ Berlin - Berlin(DE)




Posted: 2004-12-05 20:56:13

Jan Garbarek - 1993-02-25
(Miroslav Vitous & Peter Erskine)
Lenny Kravitz - 1993-06-06
(Robert Plant)
Fishbone - 1993-09-07
(Stone Temple Pilots)
N-Factor - 1994-04-10


The Disposable Heroes Of HipHoprisy (DC Basehead) @ Loft - Berlin(DE)




Posted: 2004-12-04 20:12:05

(The Disposable Heroes of HipHoprisy - 1992)

I have not seen this gig but this record is one of the most important in my life. I took this power of words and music for full granted. It was exactly the music I was looking for at that time.

Language of violence, California über Alles, Satanic Reverse, Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury, Music and Politics, Water Pistol Man are my favorites and still uptodate.



It's Tackhead Tape Time - Berlin(DE)




Posted: 2004-12-02 21:03:46

Jungle Brothers - 1990-03-10
Lenny Kravitz - 1990-05-06
Herbie Hancock - 1990-07-06
(Pat Metheny, Jack DeJohnette & Dave Holland)
The Maffia & Mark Stewart - 1990-09-12
(Gary Clail & Adrian Sherwood)
KMFDM - 1990-10-15
The Zawinul Syndicate - 1990-11-13
N-Factor - 1991-04-28
Steps Ahead - 1991-07-10

Freddie Mercury - 1991-11-24 (RIP)

Defunkt - 1992-04-03/04
Boogie Down Productions - 1992-06-29


The Beatnigs @ Loft - Berlin(DE)




Posted: 2004-11-30 23:10:45

(The Beatnigs - 1988)

It was a wonderful summer-night in Berlin, when I have seen Michael Franti the first time. The location is a small concert hall for maybe 200 - 300 hundred people. It was a big performance of words, noise, music and action. I can't remember all or any song but I know that Michael was singing, dancing and playing bass, Rono Tse was doing percussion-things with chains and a big role of metal sheet. During the gig they took people on the stage and they could play any instrument they liked. To work with the chains was most wanted.


First Contact - Berlin(DE)




Posted: 2004-11-29 14:23:56

(Peter Gabriel - 1986)

There is one song by Peter Gabriel which describes the situation of these years:

Big Time - The place where i come from
is a small town
They think so small
They use small words
-but not me
I'm smarter than that
I worked it out
I've been stretching my mouth
To let those big words come right out
I've had enough, i'm getting out
To the city, the big big city



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