CD Übersicht / Songtexte

  1. What's all this
  2. Full moon
  3. Airplanes in my head
  4. Alcohol
  5. Angst
  6. So far away
  7. Men
  8. White arrogance
  9. Bochum
  10. Hold me
 

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junimond

vor 16 Jahren / 1.
Einfach nur lustig!

timo h.

vor 15 Jahren / 2.
Dies war das erste englische Album vom Herb und auch das erste, was ich mir von allen drei englischen Verffentlichungen gekauft habe. Ich geb es zu: am Anfang fand ich dieses Werk absolut daneben - nahezu kaum hrbar fr mich! Ich brauchte schon so eine gewisse Zeit, um nicht jedesmal nen Lachanfall zu kriegen wenn Grnemeyer singt: "your eyey have clouded . your smile is fixed..." Jaja, man hat die "Flugzeuge" einfach schon zu oft in deutsch gehrt. Viele Fans fanden es mit Sicherheit auch etwas komisch. Mir war das Album jedenfalls lange sehr fremd... und Grnemeyer-Einsteigern wrd ich diese Platte auch nicht unbedingt empfehlen. Fr mich aber entwickelte sich "Whats all this?" zu einer Alternative, da auch die englischen Versionen einiger Songs ("Men", "Alcohol", "Hold me") ihren ganz persnlichen Zauber haben... und ausserdem ist es ja auch ne ganz vernnftige Mischung seiner drei erfolgreichsten 80er-Alben! Oder?

rjb

vor 15 Jahren / 3.
hat DER peter hamill sich wirklich dazu hergegeben den kram zu bersetzten ???

atrokel

vor 15 Jahren / 4.
Herby is subba

Link

vor 14 Jahren / 5.
Ich fand dieses Albunm vom 1. Hren an genial, vor allem durch die vielen Neuinterpretationen. Dieses Werk ist aller Beschwerden zum Trotz genial und kam nur nicht so gut an, weil man international zu bld und anspruchslos, sowie denkfaul ist, auf gute Musik und Texte zu hren(was leider auch bei den internationalen Versionen von LUXUS und CHAOS der Fall ist). Trotzdem war die Kanada-Tour 1989 ein Erfolg, es gibt also doch noch Ausnahmen...

Blondie

vor 11 Jahren / 6.
luft heute den ganzen Tag bei mir.

Alcohuul. Schlechtes Album, aber irgendwie kultig. ^^

Oliver

vor 10 Jahren / 7.
When is a men a men??? So hammer!!! Grnemeyer ist und bleibt der beste!!!

Jolanda

vor 10 Jahren / 8.
Herbert Groenemeyer What's All This? - (Capitol) / Mitch Potter (Rezension)
Quelle: The Toronto Star - Canada, 05.05.1989

How odd. Groenemeyer, an enormously popular German pop star/actor, has embarked upon a cultural exchange or sorts with Canada's Tom Cochrane. They will offer each other opening act positions later this year during national tours of their respective countries, and to mark the occasion, What's All This? arrives with enormous promotional hype as Groenemeyer's English-lyric debut.
With or without that background, a listen to these tracks rings neurotic; the tone, nuance and arrangement from song to song leaps genres from supple cabaret fare to minimalist Europop to grandly-produced mainstream rock. A seasoned actor, Groenemeyer wields his voice like a fax machine, dispatching licks to the appropriate cubbyholes with grace and ease.
But there is a deeply human side to his lyrics (check "White Arrogance", or "Bochum") that makes this compilation of his three immensely popular European releases something of far greater substance than a mass-marketed pop dandy.
Accordingly, fans will find this a mixed bag, but the best - including the intriguing title track and "Alcohol" - warrant a closer listen.
It is said the Gronemeyer speaks broken English, but little is lost in his readings of Pete Hammill's (of Van Dergraff Generator) translations.

idmud

vor 10 Jahren / 9.

Jolanda

vor 10 Jahren / 10.
Herbert Gronemeyer tries his luck in the U.S. (Rezension)
Quelle: Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 28.01.1990

In his native Germany, Herbert Gronemeyer is a big success. In the U.S., however, he's not well known. Gronemeyer is attempting to translate his success to the U.S. but only time will tell.
"What's All This" is Gronemeyer's first all-English LP. It contains nine Gronemeyer originals and a tenth track, "Alcohol," co- written by band members Gaggy Mrozeck and Norbert Hamm. The English lyrics were written by Peter Hammill, the English progressive rock veteran who began his career with Van Der Graaf Generator.
"What's All This" serves as a collection of Gronemeyer's best songs from his three best-selling German LPs. Gronemeyer's first release, "Bochum" sold nearly two million copies, the most popular recording by a native rock artist in Germany. His second release, "Sprunge (Jumps)" approached the double platinum mark. And his third release, "OE", No. 1 in Germany for 14 weeks, went double platinum in half a year.

The album opens with the title track, "What's All This," a catchy song filled with vivid images of clutter and questions. Gronemeyer has a keen eye for detail - nothing seems to escape his gaze. He transforms these images into complete scenarios emphasized by the intensity in his voice, capturing and preserving the moment.
"Full Moon," with its guitar solos and drums pounding, works on a rock 'n' roll level. Gronemeyer's pleas to the moon, in a last attempt at love, are captured in such lyrics as "full moon, shine down your light on me/full moon, make me her lunacy." He also cries out with passion in "Airplanes In My Head" heightened through the song's soulful chorus "give me my heart back now/It's half broken anyway/give me my heart back now/I beg you to go away."
A metaphor-enriched description of man's addiction to drink is strongly perceived in the track entitled "Alcohol." The images are highlighted through such lyrics as "alcohol is an ambulance, a fighting ship/alcohol gives the hand that shakes a steady grip/ alcohol is the scorpion in a lucky dip/alcohol, alcohol."
"White Arrogance" deals with racism, in particular the South African system of apartheid. The song, not overly political, is basic with its point of view in the lyrics "all men are equal/but the whites are somehow better/their lives down in the mud/we too, are to blame." Also, effective is the affectionate song to his hometown entitled "Bochum." "You don't like wearing make-up/ you're an honest place/where the human race/isn't always in competition. . ." explains Gronemeyer.
There's a nice development and structure in the lyrics through which Gronemeyer expresses his thoughts. And the many textures in his voice are refreshing.
Gronemeyer speaks the universal language of music in such a way that one can't help but listen.

Jolanda

vor 8 Jahren / 11.
The Herbert Grnemeyer Experience
Quelle: Sleeveface.com

Link: http://www.sleeveface.com/?p=740

vinto

vor 8 Jahren / 12.

Vollmondpetra

vor 8 Jahren / 13.
...eine klasse Idee
 

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