Monday 7 August / Mainstage
20:00 – 21:15
It’s simple, really. If you were looking for some added value in the music of the late 70s and early 80s you automatically turned to Fischer-Z ‘s ‘Word salad’ (1979), ‘Going deaf for a living’ (1980) and ‘Red skies over paradise’ (1981). On these three albums singer John Watts and company channeled their anger and wrapped it up in very catchy pop songs like ‘The Worker’, ‘So long’ and ‘Marliese’. After those three albums their success seemed to fade a little and although Watts has never stopped making music the limelight gradually turned to younger bands. In 2016, however, they released a new cd ‘This is my universe’ and when early this year yet another album was released (‘Building bridges’) it was very positively welcomed by the critics. It’s hard to keep still listening to songs like ‘Easy money’ or ‘Barbera sunlight’ and the single ‘Damascus disco’ (title of the year!) will have you playing air guitar in no time. Let’s hope Fischer-Z will serve us a cocktail of their old and new work when they’re playing in Lokeren on Monday 7 August.