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8-22-08 Falco

Posted by Sean on August 22, 2008

Well, if you’re going to talk about German (or Austrian) one-hit wonders, you must of course include Falco… he of Rock Me Amadeus, off 1986’s Falco 3.

I remember being very impressed, even as a kid, with this video. It’s very simple, in contrast to the frenetic beat of the song, and I like how they mixed the old – the really old – and the new in it. Plus you know that anyone who can walk into a biker bar dressed like that and not be instantly annihilated is a badass.

Courtesy of MrBlackRod.

Needless to say, Rock Me Amadeus came out around the time of the film Amadeus… two years after the movie in fact. So I can’t help but think that one inspired the other. LadyHornblower made her own fan video with clips from the movie.

Here’s another, and a rather puzzling, fan video posted by Sebris. Who knew that, behind the blank facade of Master Chief’s helmet visor, there lurked a Rock Band-style rock-and-roll god?

Actually, calling Falco a one-hit wonder is unfair. He had at least one other hit, Der Kommissar, off 1983’s Einzelhaft. You probably this song from After the Fire’s cover, released the same year. Problem is, Der Kommissar was a hit in Europe, not in the States, so it “doesn’t count”.

Courtesy of bdcosmetics.


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