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James Lee Burke – Keine Ruhe In Montana (Pendragon, 2021)

Gelesen: 14. – 27.09.2021, netto 566 Seiten

#17 von 23 – Die Reihe im Pendragon Verlag wird so langsam vollständig. Keine Ruhe In Montana geht zurück auf Band #3 der Reihe, denn Dave und Clete kehren nach Montana zurück.

Wo allerdings Schmierige Geschäfte ein veritabler Hard-boiled Krimi war ist Keine Ruhe In Montana mehr eine ruhige Persönlichkeitsstudie.

Dave, der außerhalb seines Zuständigkeitsbereiches, versucht einfach nur ein hilfreicher Polizist zu sein. Und mit seiner Frau Molly das Grauen von Hurrikan Katrina zu vergessen. Clete versucht garnichts und ist einfach nur ein Magnet für Probleme: Mit Frauen, mit seiner Vergangenheit und mit jedem der im Quer kommt.

Dazu kommen diejenigen, die hier draußen das Sagen haben, denn die haben keinen Bock auf Probleme. Dazu kommt ein entflohner Sträfling, der seine große Liebe sucht und einer gewalttätiger Gefängnissaufseher, der diesen Sträfling erwischen will.

Das gute bei Büchern von James Lee Burke ist ja das er sowohl die handelnden Personen als auch ihre Umgebung langsam entwickelt und viel Zeit damit verbringt ein Bild zu formen. Um dieses dann wie eine Supernova implodieren zu lassen.

Hier ist das perfektioniert: In den letzten 30 Seiten explodiert das Buch sprichwörtlich. Und da James Lee Burke ein wirklich guter Geschichtenerzähler ist gibt es dabei die eine und andere unvorhergesehene Überraschung.

Anders als der Rest der Serie aber sooo gut.

Soundtrack dazu: Poison Idea – Burned For The Last Time, was sonst?

PS: Nette Ecke!

Songs From The Holy War Archive Volume Eighteen

Songs From The Holy War Archive Volume Eighteen (September 2021 Edition)

Hope. As simple as that. Up until May it was only 4 shows since Covid did hit the circuit, since then i have seen 7 and the last one was already under 2G without masks, standing in front of the stage and the allowance to “dance”. Sheer Pleasure.

And more shows to come, more clubs – Hafenklang and next Monkeys specifically – open again.

Thus Hope.

Volume Eighteen is full of traces of mu-sick-al suggestions from friends. A shameless steal? Nope, it is what i am yearning for: Listening to new stuff, listening to music that comes left field and stuff i simply did not know of. And i can assure you that i have some friends with good tastes. FANX deep from my heart!

To those: Champagne! To all others: Recreate! Enjoy fucking loud, as ever.

nb: I took it easy on sorting… A to Z and it worked surprisingly well. My loveliest? Easy – sing-a-long to #30.

  1. The Lewd – (Go To Hell) In Hollywood (2:00)
  2. Turnstile – (Lost Another) Piece Of My World (1:51)
  3. The Professionals – 1, 2, 3 (2020 TV Session) (3:04)
  4. The Outlets – 3rd Floor For Me (2:23)
  5. Bonecrusher – 3rd Half Hooligan (3:13)
  6. Shindiggers – A Certain Girl (1:28)
  7. Nazi Bitch & The Jews – A Love Song (1:25)
  8. DeeCracks – A Reason (1:39)
  9. Rich Kids On LSD – Adolescent Death (1:45)
  10. Taqbir – Aisha Qandisha (1:38)
  11. Neighborhood Brats – All Nazis Must Die (1:55)
  12. Naked Raygun – Amishes (3:25)
  13. The Pin-Ups – Anarchy Or Cake (2:02)
  14. Propeller – Apache Woman (3:01)
  15. Kaupungin Valot – Astraaliprojektio (2:22)
  16. Anemic Boyfriends – Bad Girls In Love (3:04)
  17. The Dumbheads – Bad Trip (1:30)
  18. Stagebeast – Belgium ain’t no fun no more (3:13)
  19. Time And Pressure – Between the World and You (1:39)
  20. Territories – Bigger They Come (2:05)
  21. Claimed Choice – Bish Bash Bosh (3:48)
  22. Electrodes – Black Flag (No Flag) (1:55)
  23. Gwazi – Black Sheep (1:31)
  24. Naked Raygun – Broken Things (3:45)
  25. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Bruised (3:12)
  26. RiccoRaw feat. Schiwecko vs. G.A.S. Hausband – Bullenwagen klaun und die Innenstadt demolieren (3:59)
  27. Radiation – C.R.S (1:52)
  28. Bootlicker – Calm Mind (2:40)
  29. The Bolokos – Caribbean Dream (3:16)
  30. Sharp/Shock – Casual As (3:23)
  31. War On Women – Childbirth (1:16)
  32. 442 – Come On England (4:16)
  33. The Thorazines – Comment World (Don’t Be A Cunt) (0:29)
  34. Skids – Complete Control (3:30)
  35. The Outsiders – Consequences (One To Infinity EP Version) (1:50)
  36. The Outsiders – Count For Something (Close Up LP Version) (2:23)
  37. Crime Scene – Crime Scene (3:06)
  38. Doug & The Slugz – Crown City Kids (1:52)
  39. Zero Boys – Detroit boys (1:38)
  40. Dark Thoughts – Do You Dream (1:18)
  41. D.N.A. – Döda Hjärnor (1:01)
  42. Bonecrusher – Don’t Care (2:50)
  43. Thrills – Don’t Come Back (2:56)
  44. Amyl And The Sniffers – Don’t Fence Me In (2:40)
  45. The Guts – Don’t Wanna Be (1:24)
  46. Blam Blam Blam – Dr. Who (2:24)
  47. The New Rochelles – Eat That Rat (feat. Matt DeeCrack) (1:34)
  48. Stumbling BOi!s – Election Day (2:36)
  49. Rata Negra – Espinas en el corazón (1:24)
  50. Descendents – Everything Sux (Everything Sux Demos with Chad Price) (1:35)
  51. Bureaucrats – Feel The Pain (3:14)
  52. The Images – Feeling Tonight (2:23)
  53. Hasss! – Fight You (0:37)
  54. Chubby And The Gang – Getting Beat Again (Eppu Normaali) (1:48)
  55. Mikey And His Uke – Girl U Want (w Milo, Johan Gustafsson, EagleBones Falconhawk, Adrian Young) (3:04)
  56. The England Boys – Go England (3:14)
  57. Naked Raygun – Go the Spoils (0:47)
  58. Star Club – God Save the Punk Rock (3:06)
  59. The Gift – Golden gate (2:25)
  60. Teenagers – Good Good Things (3:09)
  61. The Ruckers – Graves Of Concrete (2:12)
  62. Anemic Boyfriends – Guys Are Not Proud (3:13)
  63. Lavett – Häng Dem Högt (3:25)
  64. Neighborhood Brats – Harvey Weinstein (Is A Symptom) (1:21)
  65. Hans-A-Plast – Hau ab Du stinkst (2:42)
  66. Screeching Weasel – Hey Suburbia (First Demo) (1:56)
  67. Hasss! – Holiday (1:17)
  68. Turnstile – Humanoid , Shake It Up (1:09)
  69. The Dumbheads – I Can’t Stop Staring At You (1:51)
  70. Buster Shuffle – I Don’t Trust A Word You Say (1:59)
  71. Boss Sound Manifesto – I Like To Dance (2:57)
  72. Latte+ – I Wanna Be Like Steve McQueen (1:13)
  73. Shitty Life – Inside Outside (2:33)
  74. Man Or Astro-Man – Interstellar Hardrive (2:17)
  75. Fallout – Invincible (1:32)
  76. The Fingers – Isolation (2:36)
  77. Pop Stress – It’s So Good To Be In Love (2:08)
  78. The Fire Below – Johnny’s Tombstone (2:51)
  79. Bedspreads – Judge Dredd (1:07)
  80. Illiterates – Justin’s Song (0:35)
  81. The Chats – The Kids Need Guns (1:17)
  82. Korrupt – Kinder Des Zorns (2:27)
  83. Antagonizers ATL – Kings (2:52)
  84. Alvilda – Kylie (2:22)
  85. The Negatives – Little Green Man Fever (2:00)
  86. Latte+ – Lost In Berlin (2:16)
  87. Geoff Palmer – Many More Drugs (2:22)
  88. Classic Pat – Mark (1:58)
  89. The Bombpops – Marry. Fuck. Kill. (2:44)
  90. The Moröns – M-o-r-ö-n-s (2:36)
  91. Horda – Morte Ou Glуria (2:03)
  92. The Nilz – New Underground (2:26)
  93. Swell Maps – New York (3:19)
  94. Allies – Night In The City (1:38)
  95. Descendents – Nightage (2:22)
  96. Razors – No Brains (2021 Version) (0:34)
  97. Meinhof – No Hope No Change (1:15)
  98. Anti-Establishment – No Trust (2:34)
  99. Prats – Nothing (1:11)
  100. American Television – Officer (1:58)
  101. Ratsia – Ole Hyvä Nyt (1:40)
  102. The Hammerbombs – Olympia, Wa (3:18)
  103. Straight Up – One Out All Out (3:02)
  104. The Crew – One Voice (3:08)
  105. Frau Doktor – Onkel Punk (3:29)
  106. Mess – The Only Judge (2:10)
  107. On The Job – Our Country’s Sold Out (2:12)
  108. Takers & Users – Out For Themselves (4:31)
  109. Ghoulies – Petey Jones’ Locker (1:41)
  110. Hogari – Pivo (3:17)
  111. The Fish Mittens – Public schoolboy (2:07)
  112. Amyl And The Sniffers – Punisha (1:44)
  113. Swell Maps – Read About Seymour (Single Version) (1:28)
  114. Decoy 47 – Red Bricks (2:00)
  115. Descendents – Ride The Wild (9th & Walnut Version) (2:14)
  116. Crucifix – Rise And Fall (0:43)
  117. Sack – Roach Clip (2:01)
  118. Vermines – Rock In Belfond (0:57)
  119. face to face – Ruination Here We Come (2:55)
  120. Andree & the Dancers – Russian girl (2:07)
  121. Kerosin – Sad Pinhead (2:54)
  122. Public Toys – Safety-Pins On Television (2:57)
  123. Crucifix – Search For The Sun (1:37)
  124. Razors – The Shapes of Things to Come (3:46)
  125. The Thorazines – She Doesn’t Like Cheap Trick (1:44)
  126. The Images – Shivers And Scars (Demo) (2:26)
  127. The Subtractions – Social Rules (1:39)
  128. Chubby And The Gang – Someone’s Gunna Die (1:36)
  129. The Movement – Sound of the Youth (2:43)
  130. Crombie Bruisers – Stitch (3:04)
  131. Ichsucht – Szene verklärt (2:27)
  132. The Spartanics – Tell Me What You Know (2:20)
  133. Sack – Ticos Taco House (1:24)
  134. The Nazis From Mars – Tine Techno Punk Teen (1:41)
  135. Ex-Cess – Tramvajljudi (1:34)
  136. Low Culture – Travel Song (3:14)
  137. Antillectual – Truth Hits Everybody (2:36)
  138. The Agents – TV Sex Star (live) (1:58)
  139. Chelsea – Twelve Men (LP Demo) (2:38)
  140. Killbite – Verlierer (2:47)
  141. Grisen Skriker – Vi Ska Visa Dom (2:19)
  142. Gesamtscheiße – Viva la Autobahn (2:15)
  143. Kleinkrieg – Volmestrand (1:27)
  144. Dangerous Rhythm – Wah-Wah (1:25)
  145. The Celibate Rifles – Wake Up (1:33)
  146. Disaster Area – Wake Up (2:01)
  147. Angry Agenda – What Have We Got (2:47)
  148. Brassneck – Where We Wanna Go (2:08)
  149. Guava Groove – Who’s that Girl (4:14)
  150. Rudimentary Peni – Witness (1:26)
  151. Coloured Balls – Won’t You Make Up Your Mind (1:32)
  152. Low Culture – Wrong Side of History (1:23)
  153. The Buffets – You Piss Me Off (2:00)
  154. Skids – Young Savage (3:13)
  155. War On Women – Youtube Comments (1:18)

Songs From The Holy War Archive Volume Eighteen:
155 tracks in playlist, average track length: 2:14
Playlist length: 5 hours 47 minutes 50 seconds

… the return of boozing and dancing in front of the stage – don’t let it stop here!

It has been a while (since i attended a show standing) and it took a while until our local government set the new rules under a higher (but not high enough) vaccination quota. And then it took a while for clubs, regulars and bands to get their head around it and come to a conclusion.

The Molotow decided for 2G, specifically as their backyards counts as “outdoor” and thus allowed for standing, drinking and … no masks. The only funny (or odd, if you will) item was that i could stand unconstrained with the lot in front of the stage but should we be in need of a pee we had to wear a mask, as the loo is indoors. But an easy price to pay for that time travel back almost two years!

First on THIAVV, who are not really from my circuit but in their little corner of the mu-sick-al universe are treated as hot shit. I have seen all bands they originate from (Plastic Propaganda, Cavity/Search, Violent Instinct) and was surprised that THIAVV is not just a blend of everything but something unique (though like fallen out of time, eg. straight from 1985).

What did i get? Pounding drums managed by the Animal. A driving bass with almost feminine vocals exercised by the towering Pablo Boredom. And across all of that an overtone of high pitched flirting guitar, i guess full of effects, delivered by Julian Human Capital.

See for yerself how it looked and sounded:

They came together in 2017, took stage in early 2020 with the intend to go strong … and got cut short by Covid. As they did not give in, they seem to be earnest with what they are doing and continued to practice and get new songs under their belt.

It is not exactly what i look for in mu-sick but as ever i do recognize effort and determination and for that they got my applause. Their little niche is a niche that i avoided post punk, whilst others took that path i took on H/C rather.

THIAVV (Molotow, Hamburg, 21.09.2021 (c) gehkacken.de 2021)

They played a crisp set, did not wander off into endless soundscapes and by the looks of it they had fun. I guess as much fun as the audience in front of the stage, where everyone enjoyed live mu-sick with maskless walking around, direct social interaction and drinking – be it booze or not.

On came the headliners and local heroes Spitfire Stevens. They still are at odds with a single mu-sick-al cupboard, the best i ever heard is that Luke and his vocals stretch them between Ian Curtis dark room and GG Allins hate chamber. Indeed – he is a kind of a personality. By the way one of the most charming and positive persons around and the only one i know that can do the gum-knee-dance.

Spitfire Stevens (Molotow, Hamburg, 21.09.2021 (c) gehkacken.de 2021)

They delivered all of their spread: From slow, post-punk and Joy Division like all they way to short crisp snotty punk smashers. Here is a rather mellow song from their 2017 10″ (and you got to love them for their preferred vinyl format choice):

They played much longer than i thought, though both myself and other noted a little bit of stretching within it. Where other bands go bang-bang-bang, they take their time and enjoy their breaks.

Spitfire Stevens (Molotow, Hamburg, 21.09.2021 (c) gehkacken.de 2021)

They had the audience anyway but given the circumstances the audience had an almost normal setting back and was thus super-duper happy. That said i would guess that for quite a while we will continue to enjoy local heroes rather than traveling bands, as touring across all the various patches of rules is almost impracticable.

At the end both band and fans where happy and the net result could be seen scattered around the Molotw backyard tables …

And whilst the first young folks entered the place for a Friday night out dancing to indie mu-sick the Oldpunk lot kept bragging, drinking and largely enjoying the evening.

Many of the lot got ready to see Sixteen Again, Kücken, Sheep On A Tree and Razors the day after outdoor in the Harburg Harbor, i had to turn to a family thingy and had to let that opportunity go by. My hangover on Saturday anyway asked for a break though that little sun that started growing again on Friday did warm my day.

Now i want more of these G2 gigs, it is the right way forward as far as i am concerned. Next Stop: Jam Today / Sixteen Again on the MS Hedi, who luckily also starts to set sail again. And, double lucky, the Hafenklang also is open again.

Happiness.