Monday, 30 April 2012

THE SHEEP RECORDS STORY #3: THE LOU HÖFFNER TRIO MINUS ONE "DERRICK 2000" (1997)



Sheep Records was a Swiss underground label specialized in Garage-Rock, Surf, Lounge and other Rock'n'Roll oddities. Run by Christian Müller from Zürich, along with friends Andi Frick and Andreas Egi, it was active from 1996 to 2004 and published about 30 releases, mostly on 7" vinyl singles.



In october 2006, after about two years of hiatus, all the contents of the now defunct Sheep Records website were deleted from the Internet, and replaced with a blank page announcing that "Der Kebab ist gegessen" ("The kebab is eaten"), a last goodbye and a reference to the label's cataloguing system that included the prefix "kebab" for vinyl releases and "gigot" for CD releases.



The third Sheep Records release was a 7" by the mysterious Lou Höffner Trio Minus One; it is rumoured that this project was conducted by the brother of one of the members of Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited...

The single was limited to 1000 copies on black vinyl and is dedicated to Stefan Derrick and Harry Klein, main charachters of the well known German TV-series "Derrick".

The A-side features a swinging ultra-lounge / spycore version of the theme tune enriched with Moog oddities: "Derrick 2000". On the flip side Harry takes a trip in space courtesy of more otherworldy Moog sounds, keyboards and percussions: "Harry In Orbit".





Here's the track list for this 7" single:

01. Derrick 2000 (2:58)
02. Harry In Orbit (3:22)

Both tracks were remastered from vinyl in April 2012 and are available in FLAC lossless format or high-quality 320 Kbps MP3 files, both formats include scans of the original item in PDF format. Please have a look at the comments for the download links.

More information about Sheep Records is available here:

http://www.surfnroll.de/interviews/sheep/sheep.html


The Sheep Records story will continue in the next months. All your inputs are more than welcome, if you want to get in touch please write to stereocandies [at] hotmail [dot] com or leave a comment in the box below, thank you!

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