AMI MARIE

AMI MARIE – “Verrückt Nach Glück” (1981)

This one was a request from a few months back from an ECR reader who later found the album on his own without my help — but I thought I’d post it anyway, price as it was a fun listen.

Ami Marie was a short-lived NDW (Neue Deutsche Welle) band that made lots of dinky-donky sounds. That’s about all I can dig up on the band, but usually that’s enough to make you download it anyway, right?

The album cover makes it look like it’s going to sound like Bauhaus, but it’s really more synth-y, and has some female vocals running through it as well. Normally I’m burnt out on the whole German New Wave thing, because a lot of it tends to sound very, very same-y, but this one caught my ear off guard at moments –

Ami Marie – “Verrückt Nach Glück” LP (ZIP file)

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706 Responses to AMI MARIE

  1. p says:

    Though I see this as a one-time offense, I HATE the use of “-y” attached to a noun as a way of describing something. Call me a grammar purist, but I am much more inclined to like you if you use the word “similar” instead of the non-word “same-y”. ps: The worst offense I’ve heard is “Modest Mouse-y”.

  2. Shoegeezer says:

    Don’t be so hatey.

  3. Glenn Toddun says:

    Sorry about posting a link, but Stephen Fry says it way better than I can.
    http://www.stephenfry.com/media/audio/109/series-2-episode-3–language/

    Please, continue to be as creative with your language as you are with your postings. It’s one of the reasons I keep coming back.

  4. Earl says:

    Beggars should not be so anal-y. Thank you to egg city for all the excellent-y posts.

  5. p says:

    D’oh! But…but…that’s the exact thing I was complaining about in the first place! No! NOOO!!!!!

    Sorry, but I guess I have anal blindness: I can’t see my ass accepting -y as a cool thing!

    Samey is also a word. Same-y isn’t.

    I don’t mean to nitpick, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every post on this blog. All I’m saying is that I’ve noticed a trend in hipster descriptions that, in order to sound like a college radio DJ, people that want to sound smarter tend to say things like, “Oh, they’re poppy, kind of like early Neutral Milk Hotel-y with sort of a Cars/Weezer thing happening.” and it makes me want to say, “Gee you must hear a lot of cooler people describing things they actually know something about.”.

    Call me jaded, anal or whatever you will.

    I’m not even attacking the guy who wrote the blog at all. I’m just commenting on Target-hipster newspeak.

    If it comes across as hatey, then that’s probably because I hate pseudo-hipsters.

    I just hope anyone that has ever said “Weezer-y” wears a condom. That’s all I’m really saying. We don’t need little tykes running around saying they like the cartoon that’s more Mighty Morphin Power Rangers-y than the one that’s more Pokemon-y.

    Sheesh! Why don’t you go listen to some more prog! Or, better yet, I will.

  6. palaces says:

    p, you clearly haven’t been paying attention to the last half-century of lazy rock writing if you think “Oh, they’re poppy, kind of like early Neutral Milk Hotel-y with sort of a Cars/Weezer thing happening,” is some sort of newfangled hipster-y thing.

  7. Earl says:

    I guess the point I was trying to make here was that when someone provides FREE rare music, they should not have their grammar picked apart. Instead, we should be grateful to all the cool bloggers. I know I am. Many of these records are nearly impossible to find otherwise.

    I am actually working on my 3rd college degree, but I do not feel the need to be pompous and perpetually correct everyone’s grammar. Nobody has perfect grammar–not even you. I have had MANY English classes, and I even used to be a teacher—so there! Does my grammar measure up to your standards, grammar man? If not, then deal with it!

  8. p says:

    -y by p

    Don’t be so hatey.

    not even attacking
    one of the reasons I keep coming
    correct all the cool bloggers

    we should be grateful

    we should be grateful

    grammar man?

    excellent-y posts – - -y

    excellent-y-

    perpetually Target-hipster
    newspeak MANY MANY MANY English classes
    newspeak correct perpetually

    Many of these records are nearly impossible to find otherwise.
    MANY.

    you clearly haven’t newspeak grammar man?
    Target-hipster newspeak.
    actually working on my 3rd college degree, actually
    actually paying attention actually you clearly actually haven’t
    been paying but I do not feel actually

    but I do not feel actually
    actually
    but I do not feel
    but I do not feel
    attention actually
    but I do not feel
    you clearly haven’t actually been

    but I do not actually feel the need to be pompous
    paying attention
    some sort of newfangled hipster-y actually
    Sorry about actually posting a link
    Thank you to egg city
    measure up

    same-y

    Sorry about posting a link

    I guess the point I was trying
    perpetually actually correct
    perpetually
    perpetually
    perpetually
    correct
    actually correct
    perpetually

    perpetually
    perpetually
    perpetually

    make here was that when
    I do not feel the need to be pompous excellent-y posts.
    excellent-y posts.

    Beggars anal-y?

    so there

  9. p says:

    PS:

    Dear Egg City Man,

    Your grammar is great. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t follow all the rules because the music you post is so rare. I see the errors you make in grammar as being okay ones to make because you can just invent whatever new rules for English that you want because you post such excellent 70s progressive albums. I wish I was cool enough to like them when they were originally released. I don’t want to dig for records anymore because of you. I and your other readers feel the same way.

    Don’t worry, none of us dares to state our opinion lest we take you off the pedestal of rare prog collector which we all could only dream to be.

    I obviously have personal problems and could really stand to learn a lesson from these nice people who love lonely hippy music AND still have the time to post blog comments! Amazing, yes?

    Well, that’s about all for now. Also, I’m not being sarcastic.

    thanks,

    p

  10. don says:

    Oh. Please, shut up.

    don

  11. p says:

    Real clever, don.

  12. IVOR says:

    A) Grammar nitpicking assholes can go die somewhere, alone and unloved.

    B) This record rules.

  13. Dan says:

    I hear you on the NDW issue. I listen to a lot of NDW and as much as I love the genre, sometimes I forget which band I’m listening to. This is one album I don’t have, though. Thanks for the upload.