UNITED KINGDOM: GERMAN BAND FOOLS GARDEN RELEASE SECOND ALBUM "(GO AND ASK PEGGY FOR) THE PRINCIPAL THING"Record ID: 336647
- Title: UNITED KINGDOM: GERMAN BAND FOOLS GARDEN RELEASE SECOND ALBUM "(GO AND ASK PEGGY FOR) THE PRINCIPAL THING"
- Date: 30th July 1997
- Summary: (RTV) VOLKER HINKEL SAYING, "THE MAIN IDEA WAS TO DO THE ALBUM IN A WAY THAT ALL THE SONGS COULD HAPPEN IN ONE STREET. WE HAD THIS TITLE FROM THE ALBUM AND IT WAS ENOUGH TO WORK VERY RELAXED BECAUSE SONGS JUST CAME. WE REALISED 'OH THIS IS PERFECT FOR PUTTING INTO THIS HOUSE ON THE STREET'. WE DO A SONG ABOUT AN OLD WOMAN CALLED EMILY SO THE IDEAS JUST CAME. IT WAS VERY RELAXED AND IT WENT QUICK" (ENGLISH)
- Reuters ID: LVA7CPAD0I45LQ6M2LSFFPTNLXVF
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Duration: 00:00:40
- Story Text: German band Fool's Garden hope to follow the success of their first album and the internationally successful single "Lemon Tree" with their next offering "(Go and Ask Peggy for) The Principal Thing".
"Why Did She Go?" is the first single from the ablum, due out in September.
To clarify the title, Peggy is in fact a man. The title was born after lead singer Peter Freudenthaler met Peggy during a holiday stroll with his girlfriend in Ireland.
They talked about the weather and Peggy replied "That's the principal thing". An album name was born. All that was left was for the band to write the songs, an exercise Freudenthaler says the band was hungry for.
"We had a lot of ideas last year but no time to work them out so everybody was hungry for work in the studio," he said.
The band had no time because "Lemon Tree", off the million selling debut album "Dish of the Day", became an international hit.
In Asia, the band was swamped by fans at every public appearance.
With the second album, the band could afford to give up their day jobs and concentrate solely on making music.
Guitarist Volker Hinkel said the idea for the album was to base all the songs around people living in one street and tell their different stories.
He said recording the album was "very relaxing" and came together quickly.
The five piece band, from Pforzheim near Stuggart, was formed in 1991.
Hinkel and Freudenthaler write most of the band's material.
The other members include Thomas Mangold on bass, Roland Rohl on keyboards and Rolf Wochele on drums.
Fool's Garden cite British music as their main influence, notably The Beatles. Any comparisons to their heroes are taken as high praise.
"Every melodic pop song will sound like The Beatles sounded because they've done everything in eight years," Hinkel said.
"If you're making pop music with melodies, then it will remind you of The Beatles. There is no way out of this but that's good, isn't it?" After promoting their album, the band will go into rehearsal in November for a tour starting in Germany later that month.
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