Palais Schaumburg - Easy Go
Palais Schaumburg are most famous for launching the career of Holger Hiller and their involvement in the early Neue Deutsche Welle movement. Hiller left the band after the first album, leaving the rest of them to carry on with Walther Thielsch. Another album (Lupa) was produced and while being quite a departure from the first (much more of a jazz/funk thing going on) it still wasn't too bad. Then Thielsch left. And then suddenly there was one original member left.....what do you do? What *do* you do....
You go synth pop of course!
And here we are, the final single from Palais Schaumberg. Easy Go. The band's second drummer on vocals, the glorious Moritz Von Oswald on, er, scarf (on the strength of the video at least, which I recommend you track down on Youtube) and Thomas Fehlmann still holding it all together. It's not bad actually, you occasionally get flashes of the old band coming through but it's very much a more polished, accessible band. This single was probably the strongest track from the resulting album (Parlez-Vous Schaumburg?) but it wasn't enough to save the band who finally dissolved soon after.
FUN FACT! Anton Corbin's first music video was for this band, for the single "Hockey". Which is bloody fantastic and something I should really post sooner or later.
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