Label : April
The Real Ax Band was formed by Marlon Klein and Toffi Mache
in 1976. Between then and early 1977 people came and went while the
group played dozens of small concerts in Germany, Switzerland and
Austria. Early in 1977 the line-up that made their first and only album
coalesced when Ghana-born Maria Archer, Heinz-Otto Gwiasda and Dieter
Miekautsch entered the frame. Maria Archer and Dieter Miekautsch were
newly returned from Africa and were looking for a new band with whom
they could perform. Both had already worked with Embryo.
Band mixed and matched rock, jazz, soul and Latino elements. In Maria Archer the group had a vocalist who sounded real when singing English, not like KrautRock's standard painful Anglo-American imitation. Their first album was recorded in Sunrise Studio in Switzerland studio and released on Schneeball (self-financed) in 2000 copies only. Each month they play some ten to fifteen gigs.
Then things became a bit problematic : three musicians had to go to hospital, and somebody stole their uninsured sound systems and instruments . They stayed with 25 000 DM debt for stolen devices and album release. After all pros and cons of the situation were counted, the band decided to be disbanded.
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By Electric Looser