Klaus Beyer

Klaus Beyer

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Klaus Beyer
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A whole different universe - Klaus Beyer - a "german Daniel Johnston"?

Klaus Beyer was born July 8th, 1952 in Berlin and started filming on Super-8 in 1978. He is a huge fan of The Beatles and begins in 1980 to translate the lyrics into German, so that his mother could understand what they're on about. He also starts to use two reel tape machines to cut non-vocal loops out of the music of the band to use as backing tapes for his german versions. In 1984 he is "discovered" by a neighbor who arranged his first screening in the legendary local off-cinema "Frontkino" in Berlin. As part of the loose "Geniale Dilletanten" group (Die Tödliche Doris, Einstürzende Neubauten, Frieder Butzmann etc.) he receives some recognition. 1985 follows his first live performance with his home made playback loops and live vocals of german language Beatles songs. He is discovered by Georg Maas who employs him as an actor in his short film "Ein Normales Leben", which also features Frank Behnke, who befriends and later manages Klaus Beyer. Some of his films are shown in the film section of the 1986 "documenta" art festival in Kassel.
1987 sees the first feature length film of Klaus Beyer, totally shot on super-8 and transfering a whole Beatles album (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heartsclub) into German and into a film ("Hauptmann Pfeffers einsamer Herzenklub"). His second long "Beatles-record-to-film" project is "Die Zaubervoll Rätselhafte Reise" (after "Magical Mystery Tour"). Other albums follow.
He also starts to release some cassettes of his strange and compelling cover-versions.
In 1994 he performs his songs with a live band consisting of members of Mutter in Berlin.
The first of many privately released CDs and CD-rs are published by Amsel Records, run by Frank Behnke, appear at his concerts. Among them a compilation of various sketches, own home recordings, Beatles-loop-covers and live clips, called "Die Fanklubplatte" and various complete Beatles albums in German versions.
More super-8 films follow, VHS-releases of his shorts and also DVD-r releases lately.
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Klaus Beyer Discography

Albums

S.U.S.I. 127, none Klaus Beyer Die Fanklubplatte(CD, Album, Ltd) Amsel Records, Videodrom S.U.S.I. 127, none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
none Klaus Beyer Beyer Demo '82 - '95(Cass, C46) Not On Label ( Klaus Beyer Self-released) none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
TON JA! 3001 Klaus Beyer Mit Den Beatles(CDr, Album) Amsel Records TON JA! 3001 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
TON JA ! 3002 Klaus Beyer Lass Es Sein(CDr, Album) Amsel Records TON JA ! 3002 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
TON JA! 3006 Klaus Beyer Gummi Seele(CDr, Album) Amsel Records TON JA! 3006 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
NO RAP 3007 Klaus Beyer Hauptmann Peppers Einsamer Herzen Klub(CDr, Album) Amsel Records NO RAP 3007 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
NO RAP 3011 Klaus Beyer Rätselhaft Magische Tour(CDr, Album) Amsel Records NO RAP 3011 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
NO RAP 3012 Klaus Beyer Ein Harter Tag(CDr, Album) Amsel Records NO RAP 3012 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
NO RAP 3013 Klaus Beyer Helft!(CDr, Album) Amsel Records NO RAP 3013 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
NO RAP 3014 Klaus Beyer Das Gelbe Unterwasserboot(CDr, Album) Amsel Records NO RAP 3014 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
NO RAP 3015 Klaus Beyer Revolver(CDr, Album) Amsel Records NO RAP 3015 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
NO RAP 3021 Klaus Beyer Gefall Mir(CDr, Album) Amsel Records NO RAP 3021 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
NO RAP 3022 Klaus Beyer Das Weisse Album(2xCDr, Album) Amsel Records NO RAP 3022 Germany 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

S.U.S.I. 128 Klaus Beyer Free As A Bird(Cass, EP, Ltd) Amsel Records S.U.S.I. 128 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
n.UR-Kult 049, 301132 Klaus Beyer Klaus Beyer Sings The Beatles(7") n.UR-Kult Releases, Swamp Room Records n.UR-Kult 049, 301132 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
nkr 061 Klaus Beyer Die Glatze(CD, Mini, Ltd) n.UR-Kult Releases nkr 061 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
STmCD 018 Klaus Beyer Hauptmann Pfeffers Einsamer Herzenklub(CD, Mini, EP) Staalplaat STmCD 018 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
Klaus Beyer Covers Osaka Popstar Klaus Beyer Covers Osaka Popstar - Die Shaolin Affen EP (EP, Single) Misfits Records US 2011 Sell This Version

Compilations

TON JA ! 3003 Klaus Beyer Dutschke & Xenon(CDr, Comp) Amsel Records TON JA ! 3003 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
NO RAP 3008 Klaus Beyer For Fans Only(CDr, Comp, Ltd, Num) Amsel Records NO RAP 3008 Germany 2003 Sell This Version

Videos

none Klaus Beyer Das Gelbe Unterwasserseeboot(VHS, PAL, 40 ) Amsel Records none Germany 1996 Sell This Version
none Klaus Beyer Erdbeerfelder Für Immer - Klaus Beyer - Der König Der Dilettanten(DVDr, DVD-V) Kiosque GmbH Film-TV-DVD none Germany 2010 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Klaus Beyer Beyer Singt Lennon(Cass) Not On Label ( Klaus Beyer Self-released) none Germany 1988 Sell This Version

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