Unsolicited proposition

 

 

F.S.K.
TOP OF THE POPS

Onchi Kôshirô about 1933

 

 

F.S.K. goes full circle

Top of the Pops
Much of what digital thought leaders have been touting throughout these early post-digital times. Germany’s cult band F.S.K.1made workable in the early eighties.

Their first concert at the Academy of Arts in Munich dissolved into blood shed.

An audience divided in bias toward fascism or criticism thereof.

Either way, Thomas Meinecke, leader of the pack, served up key words and catch phrases that stuck.

 

  • Lean start-up in keeping with an organic mindset as they go along.
  • Buttom up approach.
  • Feeding the press intellectual bits and pieces that provide a competitive peer advantage for editors to make use of.
  • Healthy fear of overexposure.
  • Continuity in creating new meaning for the brand according to its changing context.
  • Opportune in turning inherent disadvantages to their advantage.
  • Sing along poetry slams eliminating the need to read the book of identity.
  • Providing keywords, catch phrases mixed with inverted psychology to an audience in search of identity and meaning.
  • No use of digital. No blog. No one pager.

 

 

FSK goes full circle. From Stürmer 1982 to top of the pops 2022

Going full circle from Stürmer 1982
to Top of the Pops 2022.

 

 

But the band has hardly ever commented on transformation. I wonder if this should change. Their initial “YES TO THE MODERN WORLD” has faded into oblivion.

 

 

F.S.K. TOP OF THE POPS

The fine art of James Connolly
repurposed for demonstration purpose.

 

 

Das muss ein Ende haben
John F. Kennedy’s gegenseitige Abhängigkeitserklärung
De Gaule
Austritt aus dem Völkerbund
When It Rains In Texas
Supernormal
Nach Jimdo kommt Wimdu

The fine art of James Connolly
repurposed for demonstration purposes.

 

 

 

 


 

 

F.S.K. Hellabrunn

 

 

Das muss ein Ende haben
John F. Kennedy’s gegenseitige Abhängigkeitserklärung
De Gaule
Austritt aus dem Völkerbund
When It Rains In Texas
Supernormal
Nach Jimdo kommt Wimdu
Streichelzoo

Das muss ein Ende haben
John F. Kennedy’s gegenseitige Abhängigkeitserklärung
De Gaule
Austritt aus dem Völkerbund
When It Rains In Texas
Supernormal
Nach Jimdo kommt Wimdu
Streichelzoo

 

 

Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Hellabrunn

The photo shows the band members at Munich Zoo Hellabrunn.
Source: Brian Wilson.

 

 

F.S.K. sound hits the fan

At their latest concert our friends had their great rock ‘n’ roll break through. F.S.K. Rocks!

What was once an art school band that made you listen to words and meanings, finally let go and rocked the house. (the vocal sound system malfunctioned).

Peter Wacha’s house. The concert took place at Munich’s Rote Sonne (red sun club). One of the many successful ventures Wacha runs. Geez, this youngster still looks the same as he did 30 years ago! He’s called upstart. Imagine that!

Munich sucks my friends rock.

The previous year, it consumed me how F.S.K. next album should look and feel like. I like to paint a most complete picture in my mind before I try to show my work.

I got started on some rigorous contemporary designs but tossed them aside.

I may not compromise the discretionary character the band has settled on. I must allow for a broader reach. This calls for a structured launch culture. We need to take along the audience and grow it along the way. From the start.

Perhaps settle on a long idea rather than what advertising calls their big idea. The hero of course ist the album with its sound and songs. How it embeds in the context of public discourse. The band has always been masters at song writing. Now they can do without text (if need be).

I am thinking of drum solos, intros were Justin Hoffmann get’s to play the organ of St. Ludwig church

The increasing sophistication of main stream may be of help this time around.

I am placing my bets on the rigours of Justin Hoffmann and Carl Oesterhelt. Their influence may be increasing.

And who wouldn’t wish for Wilfried Petzi to sing David Lowery’s “When It Rains In Texas (It Snows On The Rhine)”?

Make it all happen under the influence of these 25 Songs that tell us where Music is going and a close listen to arrangements and compositions from Wilson’s Pet Sounds (some may think I stole the album and cover idea from).

The toughest call then is to ask Van Dyke Parks to produce the record.

 

 


 

 

lesss.co

 

More attention
to less (things)

 

 

 

Top of the Pops

 

 

  1. Voluntary Self-Control – Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle