LISTEN TO WARNGAUER STRASSE
ABOUT THE RECORD
Monaco di Bavaria, Warngauer Strasse, Summer of 2015.
Some ghosts play and talk beneath the sunlight, an old mariner whispers from the wall, a whole ancient bavarian orchestra plays at a funeral and three mermaids complain at the shore of the Isar river…
Here at «Warngau», a very special secret place in Munchen, all these souls meet, taping their feet on drums to make wild and crazy rhythms, haunting the rusty strings of an old guitar, celebrating the summer of life.
For the last three years Fred Raspail was a regular guest in Warngau absorbing the spirit, breathing the smoke and listening to his own gut feeling until he finished a new and exciting piece of music, his 2nd LP. No wonder he called the Album “Warngauer Strasse”.
Fred Raspail is still wearing his «french ghost songs»-suit and he gives us here 13 songs. Songs of pleasure and pain, songs of tears and cheers. Wild songs they are, dancing songs indeed, and the Warngau spirits drove into him so that he could play drums and guitar at the same time, while singing and recording them. Yes, I swear it is true, I was there…
He sang and he played until the spirits were calm. When Fred heard what he had done, he heard some dusty devilish rock’n’roll, funeral waltzes, some very, very dirty french folk and good ole’ timey swing : those spirits must have had a wild party with Fred !
Dear Inclined listeners, now it’s time to put the needle on that black vinyl and let Fred and his ghosts take you to the holy realm of Warngauer Strasse. Dance yourself clean, walk with the zombies and listen to the ambassador of dirty french folk, Fred Raspail. May the ghosts be weith him… and YOU !
Daniel Kappla, boss at Gutfeeling Records.