The Strangers – Strangers Available (2003)

FrontCover1The Band started to make music in April 2003 with Woodstock-Songs, fascinated by the performances of artists like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.They played many concerts in small/ medium Clubs and in summer 2003 a support for Doro Pesch. Already in December 2003 they decided to make a LIVE-Recording with their Woodstock- Program. The Album “Strangers Available” contains 16 Songs, including one first self- written track: released in April 2004, right one year after the start-up. The band is engaged in many charity- projects: it is the band´s philosophy, that one can help remedy many abuses with music.In January ´05 they organized a big Charity- Concert for the tsunami- victims and recorded live with many other artists the song “Anywhere”,written by The Strangers -a real Band- Aid- Project.They sell the CD to help Asia without any profit. For the NFL- Club Rhein Fire Eyreen Sue wrote the song “Fire”, released in April 2005. The CD Release was in the LTU arena – performed together with Doro Pesch and with an audience of about 30.000 listeners: the guitar being used during the recording they sold by auction and donated the proceeds 100% to Adopt- A- Minefield.UK.

This is one of all these thousand cover bands in the world … and to listen to this album means fun !

So I dedicated this blog entry to all semi-professional bands in the world !

Recorded live Dr. Jazz, Düsseldorf/Germany, December 5, 2003

Karl Krawall (drums)
Eddy Lejoly (bass)
Dieter Sieckmeyer (vocals, guitar)
Matthias Schulze (guitar)
Andreas Sölken (keyboard, background vocals)
Eyreen Sue (vocals)
01. Nutbush City Limits (Turner) 3.44
02. Sweet Home Alabama (Rossington/Van Zant/King) 4.20
03. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Jagger/Richards) 4.07
04. I Feel Good (Brown) 2.40
05. Move Over (Joplin) 3.33
06. The Wanderer (Maresca) 3.19
07. Hey Joe (Roberts) 4.19
08. Knockin’ On Heavens’s Door 5.06
09. Message In A Bottle () 4.33
10. All Along The Watchtower (Dylan) 4.18
11. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Jagger/Richards) 4.15
12. Brown Sugar (Jagger/Richards) 3.49
13. Bitch (Jagger/Richards) 4.01
14. Ain’t No Sunshine (Withers) 4.02
15. Little Wing (Hendrix) 5.33
16. Strangers Available (Sieckmeyer/Bertz) 4.12