(2007/BEAR FAMILY) German/German, Hardcover with dust jacket, 21x 28.5 cm, 352 pages, illustrated throughout (color & b/w) - in German language
The book '1000 Nadelstiche' is after several years of revision - in a new look and with several dozen (!) pages more.
- New entries and additions in the three-digit (!) range, even more class photos, popular record covers and reproduced documents, a rounded discography - the compendium first celebrated by critics and readers in autumn 2000 is now in its 3rd edition even more informative, even more valuable and indispensable!
- The Allstar line-up is now joined by such greats as Roxy Music, Steppenwolf and Status Quo, Tony Bennett, Frankie Laine and Skeeter Davis, Nancy Sinatra, Vanilla Fudge and Bobby Goldsboro, Eydie Gorme, Joe Tex and Freddie Starr and many more - soloists, duos and bands like Peggy Connelly, Shirley Winters, Pete &, Tina Rainford and the Evans Sisters are on board, the list is laaaaaa, the list is laaaaaa.
- The wondrous history of the British and Americans who sang German is now even more detailed and comprehensive - this music-historical phenomenon is analysed and appreciated in the best possible way.
- Conclusion: The significance of the book as a standard work on the subject is finally cemented by this opulent new edition.
That's what the press said about the first edition:
'The Searchers.... gave the name to this magnificent set of books and CDs. With his Nobel Prize-worthy compendium Bernd Matheja reminds us of those times when even lesser known.....stars made their fans happy with the accent of the big wide world.' Music Magazine Scala , Issue 5/2000
'As thoroughly researched as possible, and fantastically illustrated throughout... from page 7 to 244...one hundred percent convincing....A gift from heaven.' Collectors Magazine Oldie-Markt , Issue 9/2000
'1000 Needlesticks is not only the only book on the subject so far, it's probably the best one ever published.' Medium Books / Internet Criticism
The highly informative, magnificently designed book by Bernd Matheja completely closes a gap in musical general education'. Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung , 17.8.2000
'A wonderful collecting CD.....The CD 1000 Needlesticks and the accompanying book prove how many international stars tried their hand at Goethe's and Heino's language at that time'. THE MIRROR No. 33/2000
Matheja's first documentary on this subject ever provides a detailed overview of this marginal area of extreme pop music worlds, which has still been criminally neglected, and the result has what it takes to become a veritable cult book. MusicWeek No. 34/2000
An unusual chapter of German music history....With 1000 pinpricks you get a comprehensive overview of a special feature of the German music market. The book is laid out like an encyclopedia in which everyone can search for their stars.' ZDF, MSNBC/Internet
The CD 1000 Nadelstiche is already good, because unbelievably original, but the book, all respect, something so funny, curious, I think I have never read. Helmut Radermacher, Radio NORA
The less they knew the German language, the more yearning their poetry sounded: English-speaking pop stars who serenaded their German fans in the sixties. Culture SPIEGEL , 8/2000
'Der Treffer im August - 'Although the German lyricists...sweated and beat and pop broke every trick in their art - with a book....you can give yourself the edge on the topic.' Süddeutsche Zeitung , 17.8.2000
The CD and the matching book by Bernd Matheja with an unbelievable amount of details will not only delight collectors of musical rarities. "Note: great. 'Indispensable ! Duty! Listen to , No. 36 / 2000 Milestone Mailorder, 30 / 2000
'The book and especially the CD are a thoroughly researched and amusing contribution to the cultural history of post-war Germany'. Lübeck News , 6.9.2000