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Posted by: BlueVision

Happy to join... - Sun, 21 Aug 2005 18:52:00

Hello,
writing something about me, well I don't like it really. I feel more comfortable in the background. However, the reason I am here is one of my favourite bands and I should explain this a little bit more I think. The 1st song I heard from Ultravox was "Vienna", I was absolutely impressed. I had the chance for watching the video on tv at this time and to listen to it on radio. This is remarkable, because I lived behind the iron wall, in the eastern part of germany. The radiorecorder was everytime ready to record songs of Ultravox, rare enough it were played. I remember listening to radiocharts, I was sad that this guy from australia (think it was) blocked my favourite band from going to the top. Later then I REMEMBER (...) the next great video on the german TV-chart-show "Formel Eins". "Dancing with tears in my eyes" was so sad and one of the last videos, telling you a complete story within the length of a videoclip. But it was hard to get informations about Ultravox, even hard to get a good copy of one of their albums. I remember one great gig I could watch live on tv. Think it was 1983. This was live from Loreley in the german tv-show "Rockpalast". Think 4 bands played this evening. Steve Miller and his band, Men at Work from downunder, a likely unknown band from ireland with the strange name U2 and of course my band Ultravox. I had no video at this time, so the only chance was my radiorecorder. Unfortunally the tape is lost. The last chance to see them on tv for me was their participation at liveaid. I was happy to see them again, even Mitch within a trenchcoat on that hot day at the wembley stadium with mirroring sunglasses. This was also the only reason for buying the live-aid-dvd's many years later. Strange I know.
But this all was past, you know, then I discovered something more exciting by the time, girls. Now I am married since many years, have two children, living near Berlin now.
Over the years I nearly completed my cd-collection. I can watch their "official" videos anytime I like (you know, unfortunally some stuff never :-( was released or was cropped). My favourite album is "Rage in Eden", this album is not perfect as later ones, I know. But this album is absolutely remarkable. It gives you an idea, of what you can expect from this group, it is fresh, experimenting and offers a lot of opportunities of music, it is not so commercial. Listening to it, everytime I am discovering new things. Maybe I like this album because even it was recorded in germany. And there were many german bands at this time, more regarding this and my other favourits on another topic.

Sorry for my crippled english, Andreas
Posted by: Chappie

Re: Happy to join... - Sun, 21 Aug 2005 18:54:00

Welcome Andreas, your English is just fine, enjoy your time here.

Paul.
Posted by: Mr. Weirdo

Re: Happy to join... - Sun, 21 Aug 2005 19:06:00

hey andreas ! smile

it's indeed a great pleasure for me to welcome another german ultravox fan here in the forum !!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

thanx a lot for sharin' your u-vox memories with us !!! smile

i also think that your english is quite good , m8 !!! wink

i hope that it will be jus' as chappie said & u'll enjoy your time here , andreas !!! smile
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: Happy to join... - Sun, 21 Aug 2005 22:58:00

Welcome, Andreas! Enjoy yourself here. smile

Mrs. X
Posted by: Oesterreicher II

Re: Happy to join... - Sun, 21 Aug 2005 23:03:00

A very warm welcome. Have a good time!
Posted by: alles klar

Re: Happy to join... - Mon, 22 Aug 2005 06:48:00

Hi Andreas - great to read about your memories.

Thomas
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: Happy to join... - Mon, 22 Aug 2005 14:19:00

Welcome aboard from me as well. smile Enjoy the site!
Posted by: Havocman

Re: Happy to join... - Mon, 22 Aug 2005 17:07:00

Greetings Andreas laugh
Posted by: 1.Outside

Re: Happy to join... - Tue, 23 Aug 2005 07:22:00

Welcome Andreas. I just spent a week in Berlin and thought it was a superb place.
Posted by: Lavaocean

Re: Happy to join... - Tue, 23 Aug 2005 08:09:00

Welcome, BlueVision!

Lots of crazy people here... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

biglaugh biglaugh biglaugh
Posted by: BlueVision

Re: Happy to join... - Wed, 24 Aug 2005 04:20:00

@Olaf: Come back as you are, we need you! Think you have to look forward! Believe me, best you can do now is trying to make it better if you think it was the worst performance you ever had. Unfortunally I missed your show, need to download it. And never forget this: Die Lichter am Ende eines Tunnels sind nicht in jedem Fall die Lichter eines entgegenkommenden Zugs. Gib Dir ne Chance! Und bitte ändere doch wieder Deinen Namen...
@1.Outside: Thank you. I love and I hate this city. If you are coming here next time, we meet!
@ Lavaocean: LOL. Hey then I am finally at home...
@all others. Thanks for the welcome, enjoying it here... excited
Posted by: Shirl

Re: Happy to join... - Wed, 24 Aug 2005 04:36:00

Hi Andreas

Welcome to the site and thanks for sharing your memories.. smile
Posted by: Mr. Weirdo

Re: Happy to join... - Wed, 24 Aug 2005 04:53:00

hey andreas ! smile

VIELEN_DANK für die wirklich netten worte von dir !!! *freu*
keine sorge , ich bleibe euch erhalten ... & deiner bitte zur namensänderung bin ich auch schon nachgekommen !!! wink

ich bedanke mich bei dir & sage nur noch "es wird immer weitergeh'n ... musik als träger von ideen ..." - kraftwerk - "techno-pop" anno 1986

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