Sunday, August 07, 2011

Mau Mau - Mau Mau

Enjoyably empty and lonesome back-to-school sounds from Germany's Mau Mau. Thanks to Elena Reimeryte of the new "Silent Killers" show on viva radio for the heads-up.


Anonymous said...

the cold funk sound of mau mau was v e r y hip during the last year i went 2 high school. and the record s o o dificult to get.

thanx a lot and greetings from sunny cadaques, cataluña.

ano 2

emmett said...

Thx for the comment, Ano, and have fun in Cadaques! I was there in the summer of 2009 - I really love it there. We ventured up to the Dali house too. Enjoy. I'd like to go back someday.

Very interesting that this was popular in your high school. Where did you go to high school, if you don't mind my asking? Pretty sure no one in my high school (late '80s/early '90s Connecticut) was listening to Mau Mau -- myself included. :)

Anonymous said...

hi Emmet, i don't mind though answering is kinda conflicting with my ano(nymous) personal internet using policy.

anyway: my last year in school was in 82/83.

dj Brownie of the "Hyde Park", a discotheque in my hometown Osnabrück, was running a record recommending column ("Brownie's Plattentips")in a popular local underground magazine. since Brownie (he looked like Mick Jones and was a huge "The Clash" Fan) had a great taste, his suggestions were very influential among the kraut(s) hangin' round or dancing in "the Park".

the mau mau lp was his no. 1 recommendation in one of the editions in early 82 and 'auf der jagd' was played regularly by him. so the record became pop among certain circles in the small town near the dutch border.

ano 2

btw: bob giddens, who was singing background on the mau mau lp, later moved to my hometown and was running outatune records. small world indeed!