The progressive German musician Andreas
Foto: 2011 in Bonn
all began with classical music, singing in the church and other choirs
- of cause in German, eaven in the opera Carmen and for our chancelor
Adenauer. Of cause thats a long time ago, like me playing the violin,
and the flute. Classical music, I became a progressive rock musician
Oh yeah, we were admired
for beeing a pretty progressive rock band, and my lyrics were mostly
German: 1982 with my some times quite funky Avantgarde-Band Fantasy Factory .
That´s where I came from as musician. Surely I was a progressive
German rock musician in the seventies and the beginning of the eighties. I could read in newspapers that I sung and played my guitar
exellently. It was me who composed most of our music, and made the lyrics.
Yes, we were pretty well known regionally. I made love with a
beautyfull singer, but we never cared for the business, and never
published a record. It was
just the music we loved, the applause and the lovely ladies. And we
Of cause theoretically I knew this had to change, but I could
not imagine how. Me
and my band Fantasy Factory got infected by jazzrock and black music
too, ´cause I loved dancing so much. So I loved the Stones, Steely Dan,
Taj Mahal (and many more...), and you can hear faint echoes eaven today.
could not imagine beautyfull
ladies would force me to make children with them (or leave me) - and I would
love it. That I would prefere to earn my money not so dependent of the
music most people liked.
So I visited India and Iran, and when I was back I got
3 children from 2 ladies. I made my career, and I got allmost killed by
some political idiots. Thats why I got interested in our health system.
Of cause I never would have foreseen this.
politics after I have got a life
dangerously wounded brain by political violence with text and lyrics in
English, with my song: Two Times Help
. Of cause the most of my songs about this got German lyrics: NieMehr (never
und Glück (success and love), BondingRap .
Most of my songs presently I do
publish on http://www.myownmusic.de/Andreas_Gruner/
I do think my songs still got traces of my
"progressive" beginnings. Of
cause while I have been working elsewhere I have been playing
longtimes, and I have learned to play also the alto-sax, just listen.
On my present tracks every note thats me (only expressions: some
drum-tracks, and laydies voices).
So just tell me: Am I still a German progressive musician?
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