the Merricks long awaited third album, is a glamourous and sentimental
journey to their musical roots.
For two years, the Merricks have recollected anything from anecdotes,
soundsnippets and histories concerning a long-neglected era of international
pop music: Munich Disco from the 1970s. With "The Sound Of Munich" these
six young popsters are happy to represent their hometown at large. This
record is build upon serious research. And the best thing is: you can
dance to this masterpiece of neverending boogie and catchy melodies.
Do the Munich Hustle, cuz this life is crazy and full of international
stars from around the corner. Yes, this is the sound of full plastic
compact hotelrooms, echoy dancefloors in the size of a shoppingmall
and huge platform shoes. Imagine Giorgio Moroder, Peter Bellotte and
Jeff Lynne, each of them sporting a moustache and working on some nasty
concept record. The Merricks have loads of upbeat rhythms available,
airy string sections that make you whistle and when the out of space
vocoder is in effect, you know you are on some magic trip! And don`t
forget the sinthesizers, they`d appeal to any sort of on-deck music
entertainer on some Loveboat. By the way live, the Merricks are doing
one big lovejam. Enjoy it! The Sound Of Munich is an answer to the world
turning upside down. The Beat must go on! It happens in the heart of
Bavaria. NOW! Helping with the recording was none other than House-DJ
Darryl Hunt. Flying in from London regularly, the former Pogues bassplayer
acted as an adviser. The covershot is from a long torn down 1970s building
in the Munich neighborhood of Schwabing called Schwabylon. Back then
Schwabing was thee Disco District in Bavaria`s Capital. The cover artist
is Moritz Rrr, ex member of legendary german new wave outfit Der Plan.
Thomas Meinecke of FSK fame wrote lyrics to the song "Sternzeichen Jungfrau".
Shine On, Oh Mighty Schwabylon. May The Sound Of Munich Be With You