Einzelhaft: Zuviel Hitze (Too Much Heat) [lyrics, english], Der Kommissar (The Commissioner) [lyrics, english], Siebzehn Jahr (Seventeen Years) [lyrics, english], Auf der Flucht ("On The Run" or "Fleeing") [lyrics, english], Ganz Wien (All Vienna) [here live from 1993], Maschine brennt (Machine Is Burning) [bonus: ZDF Hitparade performance from 1982] [lyrics, english], Hinter uns die Sintflut (After Us, The Deluge) [lyrics], Nie mehr Schule (No More School) [lyrics], Helden von heute (Heroes Of Today) [lyrics, english], Einzelhaft (Solitary Confinement) [lyrics, english]For Falco's second album, 1984's Junge Roemer (Young Romans), Falco became the first artist to create a full video playlist for an album release. These videos can be seen in "Die Falco Show: Helden Von Heute", a basically dialogue-free television movie filled with silent film tropes, music video clips, clever editing, and filmed mainly in the US (in twelve parts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12). [Possibly NSFW due to european sensibilities about boobies] The album did not perform as well as the previous one, although it did achieve great success in Austria and (curiously) Spain.bonus track: Maschine brennt 12" Mix
Junge Roemer [all original lyrics here]: Junge Römer (Young Romans) [english], Tut-Ench-Amon (Tutankhamen), Brillantin' Brutal (Brutal Brilliantine), Ihre Tochter (Your Daughter), No Answer (Hallo Deutchland), Nur mit dir (Only With You), Hoch vie nie (Higher Than Ever), Steuermann (Taxman), Kann es Liebe sein (Can It Be Love)After the "flop" of his second album, Falco retreated into the studio with a new production team, Rob and Ferdi Bolland. He continued experimenting with his cross-lingual lyrics, mixing German, English, French, and other languages, and eventually they emerged in 1985 with Falco 3. Inspired by (or is that riding on the coattails of) the hit movie Amadeus, the song Rock Me Amadeus [here, The American-friendly Salieri Mix] quickly climbed nearly every chart imaginable around the globe (except France), and pushed Falco into a superstatus he had never imagined. This single alone inspired no fewer than 17 different versions distributed to different places around the planet over the years.bonus track: Junge Roemer (12" Dub Version)
Falco 3 [all lyrics here]: Rock Me Amadeus (original version) [english], America [english], Tango The Night [english], Munich Girls, Jeanny [english], Vienna Calling [english], Männer des Westens (Men Of The West), Nothing Sweeter Than Arabia, Macho Macho, It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, Without You (demo version) [track cut from original album]Falco and the production team of Boland & Boland continued with 1986's Emotional. His musical style was evolving well beyond the synth-pop of earlier; this album paid specific tribute to American musical styles, including 50s doo-wop/rock and big band jazz, even appropriating some mid-80s Prince funk. Despite being very well reviewed, this album wouldn't perform anything near as well as its predecessor. Its three singles, The Sound Of Musik, Coming Home (Jeanny Part II), and Emotional did okay in the charts, but none of them made the international splash seen by songs from Falco 3.bonus tracks: Rock Me Amadeus (8-bit version), Vienna Calling (Full Remix), Vienna Calling (Tourist Version), Jeanny (12" extended version), Jeanny (UK-only English version), Männer des Westens (1998 remix), Männer des Westens (T. Börger Version 2007), Midnight Train To Vienna (Vienna Calling B-Side)Falco 3 Tour, 1985, Rathausplatz (City Hall Square), Vienna: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Emotional [all lyrics here]: Emotional, Kamikaze Cappa [dedicated to war photographer Robert Capa, who covered five wars including the landing on Omaha Beach] [english], Crime Time, Cowboyz and Indianz [english], Coming Home (Jeanny Part II, One Year Later) [english], The Star Of Moon And Sun [english], Les Nouveaux Riches [english], The Sound Of Musik [english], The Kiss Of Kathleen TurnerThis album release would see Falco undertaking a very successful world tour across Europe and into Japan. He planned on using his shows in Japan as a gateway to a US leg of the tour, but homesickness and the pressure of international stardom led Falco to decide not to tour America. His rocket had reached its apex, and would never fly so high again.
Emotional Tour 1986, Frankfurt, November 4, 1986 [quality varies]: The Star Of Moon And Sun, Junge Roemer, Männer des Westens, The Kiss Of Kathleen Turner, Crime Time, Jeanny, Munich Girls, Emotional, Coming Home (Jeanny Part 2), Vienna Calling, Rock Me AmadeusFalco took much of the next year off, recovering from the past few years' extreme activity. He announced his return in late 1987 with the Giorgio Moroder-produced single Body Next To Body, a duet with Danish model and singer Brigitte Nielsen.
Emotional Tour 1986, Domplatz, Salzburg: Vienna Calling, No Answer (Hallo Deutchland), The Sound Of Musik, Der Kommissar, Männer des Westens, Jeanny, America, Macho Macho, Munich Girls, Rock Me Amadeus
Emotional Tour 1986, Stadthalle, Vienna: Der Kommissar, Auf der Flucht, Männer des Westens, Hoch vie nie, Munich Girls, America, Jeanny, Vienna Calling, It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, Rock Me Amadeus
Wiener Blut [all lyrics here]: Wiener Blut [english], Falco Rides Again [english], Untouchable, Tricks [english], Garbo, Satellite to Satellite, Read A Book, Walls Of Silence, Solid Booze, Sand am Himilaya, Do It AgainStill trying to regroup his faltering career, Falco turned back to the producer of his first two albums, Robert Ponger, and together they created 1990's Data de Groove, an introverted album in which Falco examined his life over the past few years and reflected on the cost of fame and success. The album itself failed to even crack the Top 10 in Austria, and none of its singles charted anywhere. It is the only Falco album currently out of print.
Data de Groove [all lyrics here]: Neo Nothing - Post Of All, Expocityvisions, Charisma Kommando, Tanja P. nicht Cindy C. [about Cindy Crawford and Tatjana Patitz], Pusher, Data de Groove, Alles im Liegen, U.4.2.P.1 Club Dub, Bar Minor 7/11 (Jeanny Dry), Anaconda 'mourAfter such a poor reception for his last album, Falco was in full retreat. In a 1991 interview, he said Data de Groove "was an introverted, very private album. People do not want to participate in my semester at the university until they understand it. I will no longer produce texts such as, "The mega the score desto mono de chrome" [quoting a line from the title track] I want to make it better. I feel stronger now than I did five years ago. At that time, I was a mess, but now I'm working on my career like never before." [Well, okay, he said it in German.]bonus tracks: Data de Groove (12" Club Mix), Charisma Kommando (12" Club Mix)
Nachtflug [all lyrics here]: Titanic [english], Monarchy Now, Dance Mephisto [english], Psychos [english], Skandal, Yah-Vibration, Propoganda [english], Time [english], Cadillac Hotel [english], NachtflugThe success of Nachtflug led Falco to go on his first tour since Emotional in 1986. This included a show at the Vienna Donauinselfest in front of 100,000-150,000 people [estimates vary], where weather plagued the entire show, and flooding eventually cut the power and ended the show.
Donauinselfest 1993: Les Nouveaux Riches, Junge Roemer, XXX, Der Kommissar, Ganz Wien, Jeanny + Coming Home, Männer des Westens, XXX, XXX, Vienna Calling, Nachtflug, XXX, Helden von heuteHowever, in 1994, Falco was invited to perform with the J.M. Hauer Conservatory Orchestra as part of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the city. This was recorded and filmed, and Symphonic was finally completed after his death (after fancy studio work and re-recording of the orchestra parts which weren't recorded properly during the actual show). Upon its release in 1998, the album quickly climbed to the top of the Austrian sales charts.
Symphonic: The Sound Of Musik, Vienna Calling, Jeanny & Coming Home, Titanic, Rock Me Amadeus, Les Nouveaux Riches, Nachtflug [audio only, studio recording], Dance Mephisto, Monarchy Now, Der Kommissar [audio only, studio recording], Die Königin von Eschnapur [audio only, studio recording], Europa [audio only, studio recording], Helden von heute, Junge Roemer, Ganz Wien, Helden von heute - Reprise [audio only]With his career seemingly back on track, Falco released the 1995 single "Mutter, den Mann mit dem Koks is da" (Mother, the man with the coal is here) [lyrics], an adaptation of a hugely popular operetta song from the 1880s. (The songs have little in common other than the chorus and the implications therein.) Because the style of this song was so different from typical Falco material, he created the pseudonym "T>>MB" for this release. The single was successful in Austria and Germany.
Out Of The Dark (Into The Light) [all lyrics here]: No Time For Revolution, Out Of The Dark [english], Shake, Der Kommissar 2000 [live performance from before his death], Mutter, der Mann mit dem Koks is da, Hit Me [english], Cyberlove, Egoist [english], Naked (Full Frontal Version), Geld (hidden track) [english]In 1999, Verdammt, wir leben noch [Damnit, we're still alive] was released. Made of tracks which Falco created for earlier projects as far back as the sessions for Wiener Blut (and abandoned for various reasons), the album pulls together many unreleased tracks from Falco.
Verdammt, Wir Leben Noch [all lyrics here]: Verdammt wir leben noch, De Königin von Echnapur [Pulp Fiction video], Qué pasa hombre, Europa, Fascinating Man, Poison, Ecce Machina, We Live For The Night, Krise, From The North To The South, Der Kommissar (Club 69 Remix), Verdammt wir leben noch (Remix)Also in 1999 came the new single Push! Push!, with a clever video which edits together an appearance by Falco at a private industry performance with new footage of a crowd clamoring during a show.
Falco - Everything Interviews and Videos: Making of... (part 2) [excellent overview of Falco's video-making career], Falco private, Falco talks...In 2007, on Falco's 50th birthday, the double album retrospective Hoch vie nie was released. It leapt straight to the top of the charts in the German-speaking world. It included the b-side to the single for Rock Me Amadeus, Urban Tropical. Also available in an extended mix.
The Spirit Never Dies: Return To Forever, Nuevo Africano, Jeanny Part 1, Coming Home (Jeanny Part 2: Ein Jahr Danach), The Spirit Never Dies (Jeanny Final), Que Pasa Hombre, Poison, Sweet Symphony, Kissing In The Kremlin, Dada Love, The Spirit Never Dies (Jeanny Final) The Special Mix, ForeverFalco continues to fascinate and inspire, with documentaries, biopics, and even tribute bands springing up in his wake. His unique style and energy remains an influence into the 21st century. Long Live Falco!
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