Friday, 2 March 2012

René Berg...

I've been obsessed with the René Berg song The Leather, The Loneliness, And Your Dark Eyes lately.  A brilliant pop song, filled with huge senses of melody and moment, in the style of 80s glam rock.  I came across René's stuff back in the winter of 2008, when I had just bought a ticket to (finally) see Hanoi Rocks at The Astoria (an excellent gig).  René was in Hanoi Rocks briefly towards their end in 1985, he played on the Rock & Roll Divorce live album.  I quickly fell in love with Head Over Heels (another great glam pop song) and the beautifully melancholic London Town, which it's such a shame was never properly recorded.  The Leather, The Loneliness, And Your Dark Eyes, his only solo record, you can hear on Spotify and is also available on iTunes.  Really good songs, I recommend it if you listened to glam metal in the 80's.  Rat Scabies and Paul Grey from The Damned play on it.  I managed to track down the a-side to his first band, Idle Flowers, 7", All I Want Is You; would love to hear more from his other projects.  Also just found out he had a keen interest in fishing!  Sadly, René passed away on July 28, 2003.






The Soho Vultures (René's band after Idle Flowers and after he was in Hanoi Rocks) apparently made a video for Head Over Heels but I can't find it anywhere.

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