The Hidden Cameras
is the band of Canadian-bred-now-Berlin-based Joe Gibb. When he and the rest of the group – counting from 5 to 13 members – are performing live nobody can sit still. They call their music «gay church folk» and want to make you happy and dance.
«In der Mauernstadt...». I live in Kreuzkölln at the moment. (He switches to German:) Berlin ist gross, gut, billig, schön und schmutzig. Ein gutes Leben, arm, aber sexy!
In 2009 it was Diamanda Galas at Pop Montreal where she played at Théâtre Outremont, a big theatre.
The first song is «Physical» by Olivia Newton-John. The first record would maybe be a cassette from The Police that a friend played on his walkman.
Or nothing. (He turns to keyboarder Laura Barrett:) Laura, what song should be played at your funeral? Laura: Something instrumental. Joel: Steve Reich... Laura: No, Chopin or Debussy. Something implying, drifting off into oblivion, where there is no god. Joel: That’s good! Can this be my answer? Laura: Don’t steal my answer! Joel: Okay, so maybe «Dance Me To The End Of Love» by Leonard Cohen.
Just gimme a year. Summer of 2000? That would have to be «Let’s Get Free» by Dead Prez. That’s a really good album.
That reminds me not of my first but one of my break-ups. We broke up, got back together, broke up again and so on.
There are so many. «Dancing In The Street» by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. Or «Her Jazz» by Huggy Bear, an early 90s sort of punkish band from England. They were on WIIIJA records, like Cornershop, a very good label.
A cassette by Corey Hart. You know «Sunglasses At Night»? I had a big crush on him! Oh yeah, «Never Surrender»...
I have a really shitty old mobile with no music on it. I would never carry music on my mobile. So it’s just a cheesy, annoying alarm.
Like, I go to a person’s house and this person wanted to seduce me with music? Anything. Or a Scott Walker-boxset. An old one on vinyl... anything on vinyl would seduce me, mp3s won’t do the trick.
He was a member of early Kraftwerk and later of NEU!. This solo-track is from 1981, instrumental guitar music. It brings me in a lazy, cozy, staying-at-home-mood.