The most mysterious song on the internet Aug 29, 2021 12:54:23 GMT -5
Post by Daytol on Aug 29, 2021 12:54:23 GMT -5
This has been around for a couple of years now; surprised no one on here has posted about it.
First off, the song:
The story behind it: www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/most-mysterious-song-on-the-internet-885106/
The cliff's notes version is that some guy, who had a bunch of tapes recorded from the radio from 1982-1984 in Germany, stumbled across this song with no title to it, nor the name of the band. A few postings were made here and there but they didn't make much traction until it was posted on Reddit and someone came up with the entire song (originally the guy's sister only released like a minute and a half of the song, fearful of violating copyright law, I think)...that still didn't have the name of it, nor the band either.
There's been several updates on Whang!'s YouTube channel since this started, which, with the last video for it, some archivists are still combing through a ton of records. I think they're on the right track by saying it was just an unreleased demo (although obviously it made it onto a radio station or two). Someone in the comments who is also researching it said something about an alleged band member that might have passed away and they even checked on his childhood home of the 80s but it's abandoned. A neighbor said they had moved to Australia ages ago.
It's also good that Whang! passed along a personal story of making a demo tape himself years ago with someone else and couldn't remember all of the songs on it, so one of the alleged band members might not be lying about not getting certain facts correct about the song (plus we're talking many years longer with the guy in the supposed original band as compared to Whang!, who's a lot younger).
It'll be interesting to see how this ends for this great song.