Issue 53 of Electronic Sound features an article on the vibrant underground music scene of 1980s Berlin, beginning with David Bowie‘s ‘Lodger’ album, the final part of his Berlin Trilogy, and ending with the fall of the Berlin Wall in the last days of the decade.
 
Accounts come from Mania D and Malaria! legend Gudrun Gut, Einstürzende Neubauten man Alexander Hacke, The Birthday Party‘s Mick Harvey and Crime & The City Solution‘s Simon Bonney, as well as Berlin ace face Mark Reeder.
 
Elsewhere there are interviews with Erland Cooper, Telex, Popul Vuh, Howard Jones, and Jan St Werner from Mouse On Mars. 
 
ES's latest limited edition 7" single time travels from West Berlin in 1982 to the present day and then loops back around to 1979, all thanks to Gudrun Gut. Side A features the classic 1982 Malaria! underground hit Your Turn To Run, a sparse electronic call to arms from a band at the very heart of Berlin’s early 1980s scene. On the other side of the disc is Gudrun Gut’s recent solo rendition of David Bowie’s Boys Keep Swinging.
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Malaria! - Your Turn To Run
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Gudrun Gut - Boys Keep Swinging