DFW Customers ó Order online and choose Local Pick-Up at any of our three metroplex locations

NTX Vinyl

When we started our musical journey over fifty years ago, no one would have guessed that Epitaph would still be active in 2023. In the late 1970, we lived with our wives, roadies, dogs, cats and bats in the "Alten Schulhaus" in the small German village of Graue in the L√ľneburg Heide and jammed and composed new songs. Our last album "Return To Reality" had been verry successful. So, our record company, Brain Metronome, wanted a new Epitaph production. Our drummer Fritz Randow was impressed by the drum sounds from Hotline Studios in Frankfurt, so we went to record there. It turned out to be a more disco oriented studio with plasmatic people. Not exactly the place for a rock band. But we made the best of it and put out a reasonable sounding recording. Shortly after recording, Michael Karch, our keyboardist, decided to leave the band so we were back to our "Twin Guitars". We used to play our new songs live before recording. Playing live, our songs had the adrenaline pumping power of Epitaph. This influenced our decision to record the next album live rather than in the studio. I'm not sure if this has ever been done before, but it was born out of a fear of not getting the Epitaph signature sound on an LP. So, we booked Connie Plank's mobile studio for the album "Epitaph Live" and recorded our new songs live in front of an audience. Only two songs had previously been recorded. Altogether, we recorded three shows in three days. The recordings were then mixed in the Horus Sound Studio in Hanover by Jan Nemec as sound engineer. Our drummer Fritz Randow had accepted Eloy's Frank Bornemann offer to join the band. Everyone was dissatisfied with the situation, so the line-up split up and Cliff moved to Dortmund to work again with the original line-up of Bernd Kolbe and Klaus Walz and with Norbert "Panzer" Lehmann on drums. This is the line-up which recorded the album "Danger Man". (Cliff Jackson January 2023)
When we started our musical journey over fifty years ago, no one would have guessed that Epitaph would still be active in 2023. In the late 1970, we lived with our wives, roadies, dogs, cats and bats in the "Alten Schulhaus" in the small German village of Graue in the L√ľneburg Heide and jammed and composed new songs. Our last album "Return To Reality" had been verry successful. So, our record company, Brain Metronome, wanted a new Epitaph production. Our drummer Fritz Randow was impressed by the drum sounds from Hotline Studios in Frankfurt, so we went to record there. It turned out to be a more disco oriented studio with plasmatic people. Not exactly the place for a rock band. But we made the best of it and put out a reasonable sounding recording. Shortly after recording, Michael Karch, our keyboardist, decided to leave the band so we were back to our "Twin Guitars". We used to play our new songs live before recording. Playing live, our songs had the adrenaline pumping power of Epitaph. This influenced our decision to record the next album live rather than in the studio. I'm not sure if this has ever been done before, but it was born out of a fear of not getting the Epitaph signature sound on an LP. So, we booked Connie Plank's mobile studio for the album "Epitaph Live" and recorded our new songs live in front of an audience. Only two songs had previously been recorded. Altogether, we recorded three shows in three days. The recordings were then mixed in the Horus Sound Studio in Hanover by Jan Nemec as sound engineer. Our drummer Fritz Randow had accepted Eloy's Frank Bornemann offer to join the band. Everyone was dissatisfied with the situation, so the line-up split up and Cliff moved to Dortmund to work again with the original line-up of Bernd Kolbe and Klaus Walz and with Norbert "Panzer" Lehmann on drums. This is the line-up which recorded the album "Danger Man". (Cliff Jackson January 2023)
885513029324
History Box Vol. 1: The Brain Years [With Booklet] (Phot)
Artist: Epitaph
Format: CD
New: Available $34.99
Wish

Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Set Your Spirit Free
2. Strangers
3. We Can Get Together
4. Summer Sky
5. On The Road
6. Return To Reality
7. Spread Your Wings
8. Strangers (live @ Burg Altena, Altena, Germany, 03.09.1978)
9. On The Road (live @ Burg Altena, Altena, Germany, 03.09.1978)
10. Return To Reality (live @ Burg Altena, Altena, Germany, 03.09.1978)
11. Summer Sky (taken from "The Acoustic Session")
12. Do You Believe In Love (live @ Tauber Halle, Wertheim / Main, 26.10.1980)
13. Hold on (live @ Tauber Halle, Wertheim / Main, 26.10.1980)
14. Bad Feeling (live @ Erzberghalle, Dallau, 27.10.1980)
15. Keep On Moving (live @ Erzberghalle, Dallau, 27.10.1980)
16. When I Lose Your Love (live @ Erzberghalle, Dallau, 27.10.1980)
17. Tonight (live @ Erzberghalle, Dallau, 27.10.1980)
18. Fantasy (live @ Waldpeter, Triberg, 28.10.1980)
19. See You In Alaska (live @ Waldpeter, Triberg, 28.10.1980)
20. Telephone Line (live @ Waldpeter, Triberg, 28.10.1980)
21. Hold On (live @ Burg Altena, Altena, Germany, 03.09.1978)
22. When I Lose Your Love (live @ WDR Studio-L, Cologne, Germany, 03.09.1979)
23. Still Alive
24. Hard Life
25. Kamikaze
26. Tequila Fritz (instrumental)
27. Goin' To Chicago
28. Die High
29. On The Road
30. What About Me
31. Do You Feel Right
32. Small Town Girl
33. Ain't No Liar
34. Let me know
35. The Daughter
36. Long Live The Children
37. Heartless
38. High Wire
39. Snake Charmer
40. Aint No Liar (live @ Capitol, Hannover, Germany, 27.11.2012)
41. Long Live The Children (live @ Capitol, Hannover, Germany, 27.11.2012)
42. Good Times (Coverversion of Easybeats)

More Info:

When we started our musical journey over fifty years ago, no one would have guessed that Epitaph would still be active in 2023. In the late 1970, we lived with our wives, roadies, dogs, cats and bats in the "Alten Schulhaus" in the small German village of Graue in the L√ľneburg Heide and jammed and composed new songs. Our last album "Return To Reality" had been verry successful. So, our record company, Brain Metronome, wanted a new Epitaph production. Our drummer Fritz Randow was impressed by the drum sounds from Hotline Studios in Frankfurt, so we went to record there. It turned out to be a more disco oriented studio with plasmatic people. Not exactly the place for a rock band. But we made the best of it and put out a reasonable sounding recording. Shortly after recording, Michael Karch, our keyboardist, decided to leave the band so we were back to our "Twin Guitars". We used to play our new songs live before recording. Playing live, our songs had the adrenaline pumping power of Epitaph. This influenced our decision to record the next album live rather than in the studio. I'm not sure if this has ever been done before, but it was born out of a fear of not getting the Epitaph signature sound on an LP. So, we booked Connie Plank's mobile studio for the album "Epitaph Live" and recorded our new songs live in front of an audience. Only two songs had previously been recorded. Altogether, we recorded three shows in three days. The recordings were then mixed in the Horus Sound Studio in Hanover by Jan Nemec as sound engineer. Our drummer Fritz Randow had accepted Eloy's Frank Bornemann offer to join the band. Everyone was dissatisfied with the situation, so the line-up split up and Cliff moved to Dortmund to work again with the original line-up of Bernd Kolbe and Klaus Walz and with Norbert "Panzer" Lehmann on drums. This is the line-up which recorded the album "Danger Man". (Cliff Jackson January 2023)


        
back to top