Tuesday, April 10, 2012
"Supermax - Fly With Me- 1979 Austria":
Supermax were an Austrian group formed in 1976 who fused spacey synth disco with dub, rock and other assorted influences to create a pretty unique sound.
Supermax was a project of the Austrian musician and producer, Kurt Hauenstein, best known for "Love Machine", a 1977 German #4 single, that peaked at #6 in Switzerland, #9 in Austria and #96 in US.
The members of the band were Hauenstein, Hans Ochs (guitar), Ken Taylor (bass guitar), Lothar Krell (keyboards), Peter Koch (percussion), Jurgen Zoller (drums) and the singers Cee Cee Cobb and Jean Graham. Later Bernadet Onore Eben and Jessica Hauenstein, the daughter of Kurt Hauenstein and Bernadet Onore Eben, joined the group as back vocal singers.
In 1981, Supermax toured as the first mixed-race band through South Africa. Despite warnings and death threats, Supermax finished the tour, but this made some countries refuse permits for entry, and consequently the group was black-listed by some political organizations.
-by dj fanis: here