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TB08Muffathalle, Munich, Germany
24th August 2013
The B-52s & Klimmstein

On this more than uncomfortable Saturday we made our way to Munich where the cult band THE B52s was going to give the final concert of their German tour. Totally sops, we reached like most other fans the Muffathalle...


KLIMMSTEIN is an Austrian Pop-/ Reggae band from Graz which was founded in 2004. They attained national fame with the song ‘Paris, Paris’ which they have recorded together with Joe Sumner, the son of the musician STING. In the show, in which the Austrian participant for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 was elected, they reached place 3. Their current album 'Überflieger' was also released in 2011.


Music & Performance
Quite in time the band, consisting of singer Chriz Barboric, guitarist Max, bassist Erwin and drummer Chris Stolz, appeared on stage around 8:30. The mood in the sold-out Muffathalle was very good. The audience could take a joke and took part patiently in everything what they were animated to by the band. During their 45minutes lasting show, also songs like 'Paris, Paris' and 'Com. Brunetti' were not missed out. The band said goodbye under considerable applause.

01. Massive Paella
02. Com. Brunetti
03. 21st Century
04. Dudadu
05. Adrenalin
06. Überflieger
07. Paris, Paris
08. Sancho Vida Coca

Music: 7
Performance: 7
Sound: 7
Light: 5
Total: 6.8 / 10


The B-52s

THE B-52s is an US-American rock band from Athens, Georgia which was founded already in 1976. In 1994, after the release of their hit '(Meet) The Flintstones', they resolved. In 1998 they were re-united after the release of their Best Of-album 'Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation'. Trademarks of the band are the shrill song, funny texts and sounding like rock guitar play beside partial science fiction-like keyboard melodies. A lot is typically New Wave.


Music & Performance
Then after an excessively long and nerve-wracking rebuilding-break it was time: cultic THE B-52s, consisting of Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson, appeared on stage. I was a little bit disappointed: Where had the once shrill band, the girls with the highly back-combed hair and the shrill clothes gone to? The show started with 'Planet Claire', a wild mixture of surfing punk and Wave disco. During their show, lasting just  a little bit more than one hour, they still played songs like 'Mesopotamia', 'Love in The Year in 3000' and 'Private Idaho'. The audience was inspired, excited  and could not be stopped anymore. Also when Cindy with her piercing voice, being easy to remember, presented the solo number 'Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland'.


As addition, the band, introduced as “World's Greatest Party Band”, played 'Rock Lobster', before the evening ended with blustering applause and some nice memories. All in all, this as a successful concert evening with a funny opener and spacy main act. Will repeat it with pleasure again!

Music: 8
Performance: 8
Sound: 8
Light: 7
Total: 7.8 / 10


All pictures by Erika Knepper (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /

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