Don’t even ask me what’s going on in this video. Pretty sure you have to be German or gypsy to understand even a fraction. There are accordians and what appears to be a new sport in its nascent stages. It’s probably already being televised on Arbeitsgemeinschaft der √∂ffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. That’s the name […]
Anika may have spent significant amounts of her life in England, but Berlin is the basis of her sound. There is the dubbed-out wobble of Metal Box-era PiL but taken to East Germany and dyed sheet metal grey. “Love Buzz” is a Shocking Blue song that was famously covered by Kurt Cobain, and now absolved […]
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Anika in the City February 11, 2013
If you’re unfamiliar with Anika, this LA Times interview that I did 18 months ago should get you up to speed. The gist: “her self-titled debut found the 24-year-old steel-voiced singer sleepless, forecasting the end of the world and damning the military-industrial complex. It was as heavy as a howitzer and equally foreboding. Not bad […]
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