Florian Cramer on Fri, 29 Mar 2002 15:27:07 +0100 (CET)

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Re: [rohrpost] Bootlegs

Am Thu, 28.Mar.2002 um 13:02:07 +0100x schrieb Tilman Baumgaertel:
> http://www.taz.de/pt/2002/03/28/a0139.nf/textdruck
> Die fröhlichen Collagisten


"Lieutenant Murnau was invented as the name of a ghost musical group. It
was started in 1980 and ended in 1984. The image came from a photograph
of film director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau while serving as lieutenant in
the German army. This photograph was taken and reproduced onto posters,
leaflets, fanzines, badges and all other memorabilia of pop mythology to
create an interest in something that did not exist. The next step was to
provide Lt. Murnau fans with invisible music. I managed to produce
various records and cassettes without playing a single note, simply
releasing mixages of recorded music. The "Meet Lt. Murnau" tape, for
example, was a deliberate confusion of Beatles and Residents records. I
also used soundtracks of F.W. Murnau's films and music provided by other
groups in hommage to Murnau. To mess up things even more, I had some of
these tapes and records released in different countries by different
people. Lt. Murnau also appeared on stage, masked, mixing different
records and crucifying a Beatles LP. Hundreds of life-size Lt.
Murnau-cardboard masks were printed which people could wear. Anybody
could make Lt. Murnau music and become Lt. Murnau, and a few people did
it. The whole project was focussed on a very limited idea, that of
underground music, and did not have the broader implications of the
Monty Cantsin philosophy. Yet, I think, the problems remain the same."

Vittore Baroni, ca. 1986

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