Rant #500 and still promoting great shite: The return of „Meine Schuppen“ aka „Missing the Scene“!

Meine Schuppen - Schuppen 2000 (Hamburg EP) (Hrorst Hrubesch Hrecords / Holy War Records / Screwed Up Records, 2015)
Meine Schuppen – Schuppen 2000 (Hamburg EP) (Hrorst Hrubesch Hrecords / Holy War Records / Screwed Up Records, 2015)

YO! This is blog entry #500 and it is maximum pleasure to present to you the latest and greatest of Meine Schuppen, thought long gone since their 1986 classic vinyl release under the moniker „Missing The Scene“.

The non-success of Meine Schuppen made Rudi leave Hamburg and to never come back (musically). But also far away from his hometown and his punk rock youth he is still full of fond memories. Being restless since S.S.A. called it a day he has assembled a new lot down under in Perth and is now pushing out new songs, all centered around Hamburg.

Sure thing his old pals from Hamburg where replaced with young talent, though Schmidtpeter of Funzine fame made the long haul down to Perth to help out. And the result? A perfect ode to Hamburg and yet again a full set of hits!

First off a big nod to Hamburg as the punk rock capital of Germany:

Next comes a song that memorizes the yearly pilgrimage of the Hamburg Oldpunks to Blackpool for the Rebellion Festival:

And more memories of an infamous riot show at the Markthalle – the ill-fated Toy Dolls show in 1985 that started with the Skins having a heyday and ended with punks and left-wing activists using blunt instruments on every shaved head:

And more riot memories, this time the famous Pöseldorf Riots of 1980:

But Meine Schuppen are not fixed on old riots – they also give a detailed account of what Hamburg was like, back then, at night:

And the finish off in style with an ode to where we did spend the days back then – in the Karoviertel!

And that finished off this effort. It has more speed, it is more heavy but it is still something full of love: Love to Hamburg, love tp punk rock and love to fond memories. And thus we love it too and every other year when Rudi can afford the trip to Europe we are happy to have him. In Blackpool. In Hamburg.

And 2015 he will be selling the Hamburg EP when he is over, so make an effort to grab a copy! For those who can not wait, just download the songs right here (using „right click“ with your mouse and „save as“). Burn it yerself in full DIY fashion and use this cover for the CD Tray: Meine Schuppen – Hamburg ep

And, whilst at it, here are some pictures from the 1985 line up:

The jury is still out if there will be a limited, colored vinyl only, release on Holy War Records. It pretty much depends on the financials, i swear! But let’S see – time being a big FANX to Rudi and SCHUPPEN 2000 down under in Perth for flying the Hamburg flag so big, so proud! See ya soon!

nb: Rumor has it that Rudi did avoid Hamburg for so many years as his old punk pal U. Haft became a police officer and had a warrant on him. If i am not mistaken U. Haft has retired at the age of 56 from the Hamburg Police last year and with him hopefully that old file went forever. Good luck, Rudi!