our baby brothers play tonight at bang bang for dorfdiscos birthday. that’s nothing big anymore to mention, since they played there now a couple of times (supporting vivian girls and the like), but when you would knew the story of their early days, how they have been thrown out of every place and not being welcomed back, and not only because something might have gone broken, but also being denied in some places for playing too much around in the city (and how will you attract then audience?) – then that’s still some news that make me smile. chuckamuck are around now for at least three years, since they were fifteen or sixteen – meanwhile they are nineteen, but some of them still go to school. this fact though never kept them from setting up their instruments anytime in the last traditional bar and play (the bar is closed now), just for the sake of playing when their school mates stood outside as they weren‘t allowed in… garage and rock as terms were invented for them, even though the area they come from doesn‘t have any garages anymore. – chuckamuck are from real deep down city centre berlin we call mitte, just like us few, only they were born in a different country, the first so to say of the recent, but they speak our language: in the past more german about autobahn und schokoriegel, meanwhile more english and the lyrics contain alcohol – a great song they wrote together with jimmy trash, I think, another loving mentor and crazy dude… chuckamuck are real, and that’s why we love them – and luckily, with playing lots and don‘t caring about anything, they made many of friends and impressions on the ones necessary- this year they got signed on staatsakt (driver and driver, ja, panik, christiane rösinger) and even call a booker their own (one they share with jeans team, stereo total, etc.)- no taking the train nine hours anymore and arriving too late and having to find home again – unpaid… our telling and bringing them on stage (as well the fourtrack guys and other likeminded underground promoters) might have helped a bit too – we still warmly recommend: go and see them!
from november 2009 at nbi. on bill with lonski and classen and the sea.
from a party in a run down house on friedrichstrasse, 2009.
from chuckamuck at madame claude, 2009 with gordon raphael.
I am sure, had they been born another place, they had been hyped and sold by now – luckily they weren‘t! alcohol, my favourite video of the early days (and i think still the latest)…