Holger Czukay ‎– Der Osten Ist Rot

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Virgin ‎– OVED 161
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Electronic, Rock
Krautrock, Art Rock, Experimental


A1 The Photo Song
Written-By – Czukay*
A2 Bänkel Rap'82
Written-By – Czukay*
A3 Michy
Written-By – Czukay*
A4 Rhönrad
Written-By – Czukay*, Liebezeit*
A5 Collage
Written-By – Plank*, Czukay*, Liebezeit*
A6 Esperanto Socialiste
Written-By – Czukay*, Liebezeit*
B1 Der Osten Ist Rot
Arranged By – Czukay*, Liebezeit*Written-By – Trad.*
B2 Das Massenmedium
Written-By – Czukay*, Liebezeit*
B3 Schaue Vertrauensvoll In Die Zukunft
Written-By – Czukay*
B4 Träum' Mal Wieder !
Written-By – Czukay*

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Recorded at the Can Studio.
Mixed and processed by Holger Czukay in his laboratory.
℗ 1984 Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1984 Virgin Records Ltd.
Made in England / Manufactured in England.

OVED mid-price reissue, probably dating around 1987 / 1988.
Photography credits for inner sleeve, but this version is non-gatefold, and without innersleeve.

Track B1 has the subtitle "(The East Is Red)" on backcover.

Rock warning notice (liner notes on backcover):
The party-leaders in Peking have published a new cultural-guide-book, which is specially dedicated to Red China's youth. In this booklet "How to recognize decadent music", the functionaries react against the increasing interest of the young Chinese to western music. Because there is a great demand on the black market for tapes of Rock'n'Roll and disco music. The worried guardians of revolutionary culture are warning of the "siren sound of the west" because rock music leads to alcohol and drug addiction, to violence and homosexuality. "The music of Elvis Presley is only the expression of a confused blind excitement". The book closes with the serious warning that Rock'n'Roll endangers your health. It recommends Red Chinese productions, like the revolution song "The feaces-collectors descend from the mountain" for their soothing qualities.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped): OVED 161 V 2307 A-2U-1-1-X1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped): OVED 161 V 2307 B-1U-1-2-1
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): OVED 161-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): OVED 161-B

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